Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/12/17

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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

For fans of the CW’s shows, they announced fall premiere dates for their entire lineup.

Freeform is trying to Americanize the British teenage science fiction drama Misfits with their own version.

In sad news, TV’s Batman, Adam West has passed away at the age of 88.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Actors Nathan Fillion (Castle), Tony Hale (Veep), Sara Rue (Impostor), Lucy Punch (Ben & Kate) and Roger Bart (Desperate Housewiveshave all joined the show for season two.

Dark Matter: Blastr has up an interview with co-creator Joseph Mallozzi on season three. Aimee Hicks over at Spoiler TV has up an advanced preview for season three’s first two episodes.

Doctor Who: The official ratings are in for “The Pyramid At the End of the World.” It was watched by 5.79 million viewers and was the 14th-most-watched program of the week. The episode, “The Lie of The Land,” had an overnight figure of 3.01 million viewers. The show was hit hard by being up against the finale of Britain’s Got Talent, which received 8.19 million viewers, but it should go up in the finals. The episode also had an Appreciation Index of 82.

The Exorcist: There’s going to be a cast shakeup when the show returns in season two. Actors Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Hannah Kasulka and Brianne Howey are all exiting the show.

Killjoys: There are two new trailers out for season three. You can see the Syfy Channel one here and the Space one here.

The Leftovers: TV Line has up an interview with Damon Lindelof on the series finale.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show has cast actress Tala Ashe (Smash, As the World Turns) as Zari Adrianna Tomaz, a “Muslim-American computer nerd with a wry, combative attitude who hails from the year 2030.”

The Originals: TV Line has up an interview with Nathaniel Buzolic on Kol’s return.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up a preview for the new season.

Sense 8: Netflix has responded to fans’ efforts renew the show, and sadly, it’s still a no-go. Brian J. Smith penned a lovely letter thanking the fans for their efforts.

Shadowhunters: Actor Isaiah Mustafa previewed for TV Line some season two news. And actress Sarah Hyland (Pretty Little Liars) will be making a guest appearance.

Stranger Things: TV Line has up a few tidbits about season two.

Zoo: TV Line has up a preview for what happened to Mitch over the ten-year gap when he was thought dead.

Over at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has a spoilers on shows Legends of Tomorrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time and Orphan Black.

At TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Arrow, Killjoys, Supergirl, The Flash, Zoo and Stranger Things.

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

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Only eight hours left to vote in my Twitter poll which showrunner you’d like to see for season 13.

The repeats of season 12 continue this week with 12.07 and 12.08.

This fall, the show will remain at 8pm on Thursdays and come back on October 12. Its lead-out will be Arrow.

For those following the repeats or otherwise trying to catch up, here is the Season 12 line-up (23 episodes): “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; “The Raid” (12.14) tech survey card, synopsis, and promo and official photos; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (12.15) tech survey card, synopsis, official photos and promo; “Ladies Drink Free” (12.16) tech survey card, synopsis, photos, sneak peeks, and promo; “The British Invasion” (12.17) synopsis, photos, mini-doc, promo and tech survey card; “The Memory Remains” (12.18) tech survey card, synopsis, photos, promo, sneak peek, and title; “The Future” (12.19) tech survey card and partial title card, showing the director is Amanda Tapping, and the writers are Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn, and synopsis and promo, sneak peek, and photos; “Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes” (12.20) tech survey card, showing Richard Speight Jr. returning to direct and synopsis; “There’s Something About Mary” (12.21) synopsis, photos and promo, tech survey card, and directed by John Showalter; and “Who We Are” (12.22) and “All Along the Watchtower” (12.23 – season finale) synopsis, photos and promo, tech survey card, and directed by Robert Singer and written by Andrew Dabb.

There’s a new “Shaving People, Punting Things” video out for season 13. Don’t expect a whole lot more news before Comic-Con, which runs July 20-23.

Season 12 is available for pre-order on Amazon and will come out on September 5.

2018 calendars are coming out soon. It appears there will be two large calendars out on July 1 and two mini calendars on September 1.

I’ve moved my Official live recaps to this site and simul-recapping at Wayward Friends, with reviews to follow. I’m working on the review for the season finale now.

Ratings for the repeats of 12.05 (“The One You’ve Been Waiting For”) and 12.06 (“Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox”) were even at 0.2/1, and up from last week to 0.84 and 0.85 million respectively.

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10 thoughts on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/12/17”

  1. The fire started about 1/2 mi from my house; I got evacuated about 1pm; forgot all my aerating meds (THREE) but got emergency backups. Were allowed to go home for ’emergency reasons’ got the cats and more meds and all the little crap we could not think of yesterday. Said we could probably come back the same way tomorrow. Lived here 30yr, first evac. LOS ALAMOS got evac’d twice in that time. We have always been so lucky and I try so appreciate that. I hate moving though.

    1. Glad you got your beasties and meds. Hope your house will be okay. Those wildfires can be nasty. Is this a bad year for them?

  2. Oops, SAM killed crossroad demon not Jared killed his girlfriend. THAT is a big time error on my part.

    I really do think that would’ve been a hell of a plot point if some enemy of Crowley revealed that to Dean. Just would’ve tickled me. But I helped you so many TIMES Dean, and sometimes to my own detriment. Like when I saved Castiel’s life just BECAUSE I knew it was important to you. Dean, that was then, this is NOW. I could ‘hear’ Mark S selling that.

  3. No I meant that I thought the ‘adoptive’ parents made a deal. Like where Max was concerned I thought it was the dad and his violent behavior was due to guilt that he had made a deal and he knew it was ‘his’ fault. I think it was either of Andy’s adoptive parents. BUT his twin brother’s past did not include a fire at 6mo. Hey I still wish we found out why Dean’s eyes bled in Bloody Mary. What’s the earliest dropped plot you noticed? Like today I was watching Crossroad Blues and noticed while the demon herself had red eyes she had black smoke-out. Not red smoke like Crowley. Not a dropped plot but a canon change or would it be continuity error. At one time I thought the demon who ‘caught’ Dean in S3E23 ‘was’ Crowley but then in the next season Sam conjured a crossroad demon who ‘said’ she was Dean’s saleslady (played by Jared’s then girlfriend!) that Jared then killed with the Colt. But demons lie, right? I mean, that could’ve been some unrevealed truth about Crowley, eh?

    Oh a forest fire broke out the equivalent of 1/2 mile from my home and I have been evacuated! Maybe home tomorrow.

  4. What show is the picture on the top from? I like the actor (was on the British Law and Order and ROCKED the legal outfit — I think I saw him in one of those wacky wigs).

    I am watching Simon Said. Who made the deal to let Azazel into Andy’s bedroom? He was adopted. Who made the 10yr deal? Do you think it was either of the adoptive parents? That’s all I can come up with. Remember In The Beginning? I wonder which one of the Wonder Kids (Ava, he looked like Ava) did the farmer’s son have? I mean they did not answer these questions at all (part of the mystery) but I just got ‘bit’ with the bug to KNOW.

    1. It’s The Exorcist. Those are the two priests who were in season one and will be the main characters in season two.

      Andy and his brother’s bio mom gave them up for adoption. She was the one who poured gasoline all over herself and set herself on fire.

      We never found out which child the farmer’s son had. It was a dropped plot.

  5. I really like the 2hr Dark Matter premier. I enjoy that show a lot.

    I was surprised to find out (because I looked) that there are only 7 episodes of American God. The shorter the ‘season’ the more likely people are going to get Emmies because there are no ‘filler’ episodes. (IMO)

    1. It has nothing to do with that. Otherwise, miniseries of old would all be of high quality and shows with short seasons would have a higher renewal rate than shows with longer seasons (they weren’t and they don’t).

      It’s all about the M-O-N-E-Y. The smaller premium cable networks can’t afford huge budgets, so they have smaller episode orders and bigger budgets for individual episodes, then they market the hell out of those series to the critics and the awards people. They also chintz out the writers. That’s why we nearly had a writers strike this year.

      Some of the best episodes ever written for television were one-shots (i.e. “filler”). An episode being part of a serial story doesn’t automatically make it, or the story, wonderful.

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