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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/27/17


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

There’s going to be another superhero four-way crossover on the CW with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. EW has up some details on the logistics of it from executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

Speaking of CW Superhero shows, new show Black Lightning has found its lead in actor Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie).

In other networks’ shows’ superhero news, ABC’s Inhumans has announced its first casting with Game of Thrones villain Iwan Rheon being cast as Inhuman Maximus.

The 100: TV Line has up an interview with actress Nadia Hilker on the show’s latest casualty.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Yep, *Blank* is back! Count me in as someone who is not happy about it. I wasn’t fond of them to begin with. EW has up some spoilers on the upcoming stories from executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. TV Line has up some tidbits as well.

American Horror Story: Ryan Murphy clarified some details on the upcoming “inspired by” election season.

American Gods: The show finally has a premiere date! It will first air on Sunday, April 30 at 9pm ET/PT.

Arrow: TV Line has up the promotional photos for Oliver’s upcoming impeachment.

Doctor Who: There’s a new teaser trailer out for season ten.

Iron Fist: Spoiler TV has up the promotional poster for the series. IGN has up a video interview with actors David Wenham, Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey. They also have one up with lead actor Finn Jones on the dynamic with his character and Luke Cage.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show is bringing in J.R.R. Tolkein as a character (à la George Lucas) in the season finale.

The Magicians: TV Insider has up an interview with actress Stella Maeve on Julia’s struggle with redemption.

The Originals: TV Line has up the promotional photos for the season premiere.

Star Trek Discovery: Games Radar has a handy rundown of all of the current information out on the show.

Supergirl: EW has up some scoop on the fallout of the Danvers’ girls’ father’s return.

Timeless: EW has up a season finale post-mortem with executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke. TV Line has up an interview with the duo as well. Still no word on whether or not the show has been renewed or cancelled, but the ratings did pick up for the last three episodes of season one.

The Vampire Diaries: EW has up a look back from actor Paul Wesley on his time as Stefan. They also have one from actress Kat Graham on her time as Bonnie.

The Walking Dead: EW has up an interview with actor Josh McDermitt on what Eugene is up to. They also have one up with actor Norman Reedus on the big Darryl/Carol reunion. Both EW and TV Line have up interviews with new actress Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays the Jadis, the enigmatic leader of the new junkyard gang.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, Once Upon a Time, Shadowhunters, Legends of Tomorrow, The Walking Dead, and Arrow.


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. Still on Thursdays.

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, preliminary photo (this one’s directed by Richard Speight Jr.), and official photos and promo; “Family Feud” (12.13) synopsis, promo and sneak peeks; “The Raid” (12.14) tech survey card, synopsis, and promo and official photos; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (12.15) tech survey card and synopsis; “Unnamed Episode” (12.16) tech survey card; Unnamed Episode (12.17) tech survey card; Unnamed Episode (12.18) tech survey card, and Unnamed Episode (12.19) tech survey card and partial title card.

FYI, tech survey cards have director info. For example, 12.19 will be directed by Amanda Tapping, who played the angel Naomi in season eight. It will be co-written by Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn.

The promo and official photos for this week’s ep, “The Raid” (12.14), are up.

Some recent onset video is out, apparently from last week.

It appears we won’t have any mini-hiatuses before mid-March.

IMDb message boards are now gone. To add to the screw job they already did to fans, they closed out the boards early. I’ve moved my Official live recaps to this site and simul-recapping at Wayward Friends.com, with reviews to follow.

Overnight ratings for “Family Feud” (12.13) dropped a bit in demo to 0.6/2 and audience to 1.62 million. For some reason, final same-night ratings are late this week. Programming Insider gave ratings for half-hours: 0.6/2 in both half-hours, with 1.65 million for the first half-hour and 1.59 million in the second. Spotted Ratings reported the show’s A18-49 demo as 0.64.


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8 thoughts on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/27/17”

  1. The story on spoilertv.com was because Presidents’ Day on 2/20/17 pushed all the finals back a day.

    It was my understanding that the .6 was a ‘solid’ .6 so it would stay .6. It was ‘also’ my understanding that SPN beat Arrow (which had a .5) but I don’t know that for sure.

  2. Well, I went to spoilertv.com on Thursday to read about the ratings and there were over 400 comments and the ones that discussed Arrow said it has turned ‘awful.’ I remember reading the same things about Vampire Diaries when they went south and ended up on Friday. “I” actually watched TVD for a few years and I just remember giving up. Was it because they were now in college? I don’t know.

    But there ‘were’ and ‘are’ lots of complaints about Arrow. I don’t know if it is Katie Cassidy and nobody likes her new character? or what.

    1. Well, Arrow skews older and male in its audience. Katie Cassidy has a loud, but perhaps not so large, portion of the fandom that likes her character for their spank banks, but don’t really care that she was woefully miscast as a martial arts expert as long as she looks hot in black leather. Now that Laurel has been killed off, there’s a lot of whining that the show has gone bad as a result. Truth is, the problems were always there and the show’s decline is natural for a hit of its type. If anything, you could say the show held onto her character for too long and turned off a lot of fans.

  3. It looks like this week Sam and Dean will go along with mama and the BMOL and the whole thing goes south when Alpha Vamp shows up. That is what it looks like to me.

    The thing is, Mick and Mr Ketch are ‘not’ BMOL hunters; I bet they don’t really know how to deal with an actual Alpha.

    1. I’d find it funny if Dean saved the Alpha vamp from the LoL and did an alliance with him. But mostly, I’m just hoping the Alpha thins the herd from across the Pond. I have zero interest in seeing Toni the Twat again, but I’m all for a reduction of the LoL we have now. They need a bloody nose.

  4. Mick doesn’t act as superior as Mr Ketch does, that’s for sure. He acts like he ‘knows’ he is in over his head.

    I think Mick would go back and say that the US just has too much land mass for us to police the way we do our little island. Hey, where did Eileen’s banshee come from? Maybe they did not want the ‘deaf’ Eileen as one of their hunters. OR maybe the banshee came to America to escape the BMOL strictures. OR maybe they just could not catch the sucker.

    Anyway, I am watching Season 9 on TNT and, boy, do I ‘hate’ that season. The only thing it has going for it is the last episode. Dean’s death put me into full-on sobby tears. Other than that it was the pits. Come to think of it, Season 2 is my fave, Season 11 is my second, Season 1, Season 3, and then the others all depend on how I feel that particular day. I like 6 and 7 more than 8 or 9; 10 is solid for the plot but I hated watching Dean get ‘corrupted’ the way he was.

    1. Mick’s slightly more developed than Retch, who is a one-note psychopath reminiscent of Charlie Angels’ Thin Man, only flatter. But that’s mainly because we have Mick obviously trying to manipulative TFW and he’s the one who gave that creepy, genocidal little speech about a world without monsters. Yuck.

      I’m willing to forgive the latter half of season nine a good bit thanks to Dean’s MoC storyline. Season six and especially seven continue to bore and underwhelm me. So glad Gamble left.

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