Messing with Alias? If you're an Alias fan, you've probably heard the rumor that Debra Messing is set to guest star. Not one to take any kind of Alias possibility lightly, I went straight to the man who'd know: exec producer JJ Abrams. I also threw in a few extra Q's for good measure, as we can always use a good spy fix. Chickity check it... One rumor going around is that Lena Olin is leaving the show. Another is that Debra Messing is guest starring as a relative of Vaughn's. What's the what? You have to watch to see what happens with Lena. As for Debra Messing, I'm a fan, but her name has never come up in terms of her appearing on the show. Now that Sydney and Vaughn have hit a snag, should we expect another man in her life? There is another man: Jack. Oh, that's not what you meant. Watch and see... Where did the idea for Evil Francie come from? And say the "Vaughn's a clone" rumor is false. The idea came from hating Francie and wanting to do something interesting with her. As for any of the other characters being doubles, the answer is no. How do you feel about your time slot? What about being paired with Dragnet? We've been doing well--relatively speaking--Sundays at 9 p.m., so that's fine for now. However, I wouldn't mind getting a good lead-in next year. What's coming up? Are finale plans in place? We're mapping out that story now. And the first episode of next year is gonna open with a huge shock. We're giddy like idiots over here.