Happy Holidays, gang!
As we head into the greatest time of the year, I wish you nothing but goodness. May your stockings be full (of TV on DVD), your families be well (/less crazy than the Graysons), and your holidays be more magical than Storybrooke.
Enjoy your scoop and see you after the holidays! And, if you get a chance, hit up email@example.com with all scoop inquiries.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: ABOUT TONIGHT’S BIG EPISODE…
I’ll be direct: How I Met Your Mother fans do not want to miss tonight’s episode. Why? Let’s dig into a three questions that will hopefully they will enlighten you. UPDATE: More here in our post-mortem with EP Craig Thomas.
NCIS: WELCOME TO CASA DINOZZO
On tomorrow night’s episode of NCIS, Tony DiNozzo, Sr. (Robert Wagner) decides he wants to spend the holidays with his loving son! Awwwww — or not.
As it turns out, Dad’s unplanned appearance — and his insistence on having an old-fashioned family Christmas — is not entirely welcome. In fact, the younger DiNozzo is downright hesitant to let his dad to waltz into his home and stage a Christmas takeover. “[Tony] really doesn’t really bring a lot of people home to his place,” previews executive producer Mark Horowitz. “In fact, what we discover is no one has actually visited his apartment. It’s sort of his private place, and he doesn’t quite know how to deal with it.”
As for the rest of the gang? “They are their own family and when you think about all of these characters, they are single — with the exception of Vance [and Palmer],” says Horowitz. “[They’re] unattached and during the holiday season — because they have no one to go home to — they tend to gravitate together. And so I think that there is a certain amount of nourishment they all obtain just from the fact that they are all in the same boat. I think has a very delightful ending that reflects that.”
Sounds warm and fuzzy, which is great, considering there are dark times ahead for one character in particular in 2013. [Cliffhanger noise here.]
BUNHEADS: THE BALLERINAS ARE BACK
Judging from the e-mail pile, I’m not the only one who was charmed by Bunheads, and after checking out the midseason premiere, I’m confident in saying the show is still in fine form. So what’s the second half of the season hold? Here are four teases: