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The Ausiello Files: 'Grey's Anatomy' Prescribes Romance For Jackson

Plus, 'Daily Show''s Riggle heads to 'Chuck'

Grey's prescribes nudity and romance for Jackson
In what's bound to be Grey's Anatomy's most talked-about character reveal since Eric Dane's McSteamy stepped out of that shower four years ago, Jackson Avery as played by Jesse Williams — will di — tch his scrubs in the Oct. 14 episode during a tense confrontation with Teddy (Kim Raver). But before you call the Gratuitous Nudity Police, know that he has a serious medical reason for doing so: He tries (and fails) to use his impressive body of work to get ahead. ''He and Teddy butt heads and it leads to a face-off,'' explains Williams. ''[Jackson] learns what benefits him and what doesn't in terms of flirting and sexuality.'' Though Teddy may be immune to his charms, the actor confirms that Jackson will get a love interest this season. Rumor has it he will be paired with the new doc played by Transformers babe Rachael Taylor. ''I have not heard that,'' says Williams. ''But we did an HBO pilot together called Washingtonienne. She's a very nice girl.''

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Is Lili Taylor Good Wife material?
The Good Wife has tracked down a possible witness in the case of Kalinda's ambiguous sexual orientation: Lili Taylor. The Six Feet Under actress joins the CBS drama in November as a public defender with professional (and possibly personal) ties to Archie Panjabi's intensely private, potentially gay character. ''Kalinda worries her past will be used against her by a competing investigator,'' explains executive producer Robert King, ''and has to convince [Taylor] to not expose confidential information.'' Might said confidential information involve a romantic history between the two? Teases King: ''That's for viewers to find out.'' Actually, that's for me to find out!

I spy Daily Show's Riggle on Chuck
Actor-comedian Rob Riggle will appear on Chuck in November as an intensely positive and slightly crazy CIA agent who helps Chuck become a better spy.

Glee's next super get: the Boss? If this doesn't boost Glee's straight-male viewership, nothing will: Sources confirm that the Fox phenom's post-Super Bowl episode on Feb. 6 may be a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. I'm told talks are currently under way between Fox and the Boss. Another name being bandied about? Michael Jackson. In other Glee news, relative newcomer Darren Criss (he was last seen on ABC's short-lived Eastwick) is joining the cast as a gay student from rival singing group the Dalton Academy Warblers, and may or may not be the much-speculated-about love interest for Kurt (Chris Colfer). I vote may!

Originally posted Oct 01, 2010 Published in issue #1123 Oct 08, 2010 Order article reprints