Apparently, all those guest appearances on shows such as GILMORE GIRLS and SCRUBS really exhausted poor Michael Ausiello. How else to explain the former TVGuide scoopmaster taking a month off before beginning his new gig at Entertainment Weekly?
Now, I could let our jealousy run rampant, shaking a fist at the heavens while asking “Why am I not worthy of such earthly pleasures?” But instead, we’ll take the high road by taking full advantage of his absence to steal your affections. (Okay, maybe the semi-high road.)
So beginning this Wednesday, I’ll be introducing a new weekly column called Ask The Addict. Now I know that at first glance, that might sound an awful lot like Ask Ausiello. And it might seem that by running the column on Wednesdays, I’m attempting to fill the void he left behind. In fact, it might seem an awful lot like I’m trying to steal his thunder.
Let me assure you that nothing could be further from the truth.
So what, you’re asking, will set Ask The Addict apart from its past, present and future competitors?
I’m glad you asked [No really!]
See, Ask The Addict will be a completely spoiler-free, scoop-free zone.
What does that mean for you? Simple. No more reading with one eye closed, both hoping for and simultaneously fearing that you’ll learn how LOST is going to end, or which CSI cast member is going to bite the dust next.
What we will offer is answers, answers, answers to all your burning TV-related questions!
Want to know if or when your favorite show is scheduled to be released on DVD? Maybe you’re wondering what your favorite actor is doing during their summer hiatus, or perhaps you can’t quite figure out how a storyline got from point A to point B. Well, that’s why I’m here.
After all, what’s the point of being an addict if you aren’t willing to share the high?
So if you’ve got a question, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and then come back next Wednesday to see if you made the inaugural column.
Oh, and if JJ Abrams, Robert Orci, Greg Berlanti, Josh Freidman, Marc Guggenheim or any other loose-lipped showrunners out there happen to be reading and feel the uncontrollable desire to slip me some scoopage, that whole “spoiler-free zone” thing will go down the drain faster than the proverbial baby-hiding bathwater.