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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/16/17


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Good news for fans of Syfy’s horror anthology show Channel Zero: The show has been renewed for two more seasons.

The 100: TV Line has up an interview with Bob Morley on Bellamy’s motivations this season.

Arrow: TV Line has up an interview with David Ramsey on the end of “sad Diggle.”

Doctor Who: Big news: Missy (Michelle Gomez) is officially back! Speaking of returns, could River Song make another appearance? Steven Moffat addresses that question with the Official Doctor Who magazine.

The Flash: Variety has up an interview with Keiynan Lonsdale on Wally’s sister-saving task. TV Line has up an interview with Violett Beane previewing the return of Jessie and Harry Wells, and Gorilla Grodd. They also have up the promotional photos for the episode.

Game of Thrones: According to Maisie Williams, season seven will end on “a huge cliffhanger.”

Legion: Blastr has up an interview with showrunner Noah Hawley on the creation of the show. TV Line has a post-premiere interview up with Hawley as well. And for those interested in learning more about the comic version of this character, io9 has up a brief biography on the character.

The Magicians: Actress Marlee Matlin ( Switched at Birth) has been cast as Harriet, “the woman in charge of a website called ‘Fuzzbeat’ that deals in news – as well as Top 10 lists and cat videos.” She will appear in episode ten. Blastr has up an interview with actress Olivia Taylor Dudley on Alice’s big episode last week. TV Line spoke with executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara on what’s next after last week’s big episode.

The Originals: TV Line has up the first full preview for the show, which returns March 17.

Outlander: TV Insider has up the first look at season three.

Powerless: Blastr has up an interview with Alan Tudyk on his role as Batman’s silly cousin.

Marvel’s The Runaways: The new Hulu show has announced the casting for the Pride, the parental crime group whose children run away after they discover who their parents really are.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The show is long gone, but not long forgotten. The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with showrunner Ira Steven Behr on the show, and his attempts to raise money for a documentary on the series and the fabled season eight.

Stranger Things: EW has up an exclusive look at season two, with the first plot details and the first photo. The creators and producers of the show also spoke with ET, giving them some more details on the new cast members. There’s also a new trailer out for season two.

Supergirl: ET has up some details from Kevin Sorbo on his character, and who Teri Hatcher’s character is to him (spoiler: She’s his wife). Spoiler TV has up the latest promotional poster for the show.

Timeless: TV Line has up an interview with guest star Misha Collins on his appearance as Eliot Ness. TV Line also has up a “keep or cut” poll.

Untitled X-Men Series: The show has announced its first casting with Blair Redford (Switched at Birth), as Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”

The Vampire Diaries: The show has officially wrapped its final episode, and TV Line has up some cast photos of the somber last day. They also have up an interview with Zach Roerig on the final days. Nina Dobrev left a final and positive goodbye to the show on her Instagram. TV Line has up the promotional photos for Kai’s surprise reappearance.

The Walking Dead: TV Line has up an article about the “five things you need to know” before the mid-season premiere. TV Line spoke with showrunner Scott Gimple, who gave out some previews as well.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon A Time, The Flash, Teen Wolf, The 100, Arrow, Supernatural, and Supergirl.

At TV Line, Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Walking Dead, Supernatural and The 100.


Supernatural (Thursday nights, 8pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

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It’s official! The show has been renewed for a 13th season. This may well be (by a couple of weeks) the earliest renewal Supernatural has ever received.

The show has moved to 8pm.

The Season 12 line-up (23 episodes) so far: “Keep Calm and Carry On” (12.01) official photos and press release; “Mamma Mia” (12.02) synopsis and photos; “The Foundry” (12.03) synopsis, official photos, sneak peek, and promo; “American Nightmare” (12.04) synopsis, official photos and promo; “The One You’ve Been Waiting For” (12.05) synopsis, promo and set photos; “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” (12.06) synopsis, photos and promo; “Rock Never Dies” (12.07) synopsis, photos and promo; “LOTUS” (12.08) synopsis, photos and promo; “First Blood” (12.09) synopsis, photos, promo and sneak peek, as well as an extended promo; “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets” (12.10) (this is the one with Alicia Witt) synopsis, photos and promo, and sneak peek; “Regarding Dean” (12.11) tech survey card, synopsis, set photo, promo and official photos; “Stuck in the Middle (With You) (12.12) tech survey card, synopsis and photo (this one’s directed by Richard Speight Jr.), promo, sneak peek, and Shaving People, Punting things vid; “Family Feud” (12.13) synopsis; “The Raid” (12.14) tech survey card; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (12.15) tech survey card; “Unnamed Episode” (12.16) tech survey card; Unnamed Episode (12.17) tech survey card; tech survey card; Unnamed Episode (12.18) tech survey card.

The promo, sneak peek, and Shaving People, Punting things vid are up for this week’s ep, “Stuck in the Middle (With You),” are up.

The synopsis for “The Raid” (12.14) is up:

“The Raid” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

SAMMY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – A chance to take out a nest of vampires backfires when the alpha-vamp shows up and turns the tables on Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and The British Men of Letters, who are doing their best to recruit Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). Directed by John MacCarthy, the episode was written by Robert Berens. (#1214). Original airdate 3/2/2017.

From the above date, it still appears we won’t have any mini-hiatuses before March.

EW has some spoilers about Rowena’s meeting with her grandson.

Ask Ausiello has some scoop on Castiel that is, to be honest, not very reassuring.

The CW did its usual cheesy Valentine’s Day cards for the show.

The longtime (26 years) Internet Movie Database is ditching all of its message boards, including the one for Supernatural on the 19th (this Sunday). Fans are not at all pleased. It won’t affect the show, but it will definitely affect the fandom.

Ratings for “Regarding Dean” (12.10) remained steady in demo at 0.6/2 and audience at 1.73 million.


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3 thoughts on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/16/17”

    1. Um…good question, but we usually find out during the upfronts in May. Could find out earlier, but with its current ratings, that would likely be bad news.

  1. Well, I did enjoy it.

    Also I noticed on The Magicians (Sera Gamble’s show) there is a LOT of cursing going on. They use the F-word a LOT. Of course it is bleeped out but you still hear it.

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