Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/15/16: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Last Week in Innsmouth

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as our latest Gods and Monsters column about the Supernatural convention in Jacksonville last month.

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Good news for fans of Syfy’s The Magicians: The show has been renewed for a second season.

For fans of the CW’s Beauty and the Beast and those who were looking forward to the new show Containment, the CW has announced airdates for both: Containment will air on April 19 and Beauty and the Beast will air on June 2.

The new Star Trek series has found its showrunner in Bryan Fuller. He’ll serve as Executive Producer alongside already announced Alex Kurtzman.

Grant Gustin shared on his Instagram the first photo of the new The Flash/Supergirl crossover.

12 Monkeys: Hulu has acquired the rights to season one of the show.

The 100: Variety has up their second part of an interview with showrunner Jason Rothenberg. (Here is Part One.) The Hollywood Reporter also spoke with Rothenberg about the events of the episode.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up the press release for the season finale.

Ash vs Evil Dead: The show has cast Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man) as Ash’s dad. Ted Raimi has also been announced for season two.

The Flash Executive Producers Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing spoke with TV Line about the gang’s visit to Earth-2 last week. Actor Andy Mientus is set to return as Pied Piper. TV Line has up the extended promo for the next few episodes.

Game of Thrones: EW has up the latest promotional photos for the new season.

iZombie: TV Line has up the promotional photos for episode 15.

Legends of Tomorrow: Showrunner Marc Guggenheim spoke with EW on whether or not the team can ever really defeat Vandal Savage.

The Magicians: The Hollywood Reporter spoke with showrunner Sera Gamble on what comes next for the characters.

Preacher: Jackie Earl Haley has been cast in a recurring role as one of the comic’s worst characters, Odin Quincannon.

Once Upon A Time: The show has cast the young actresses who will play Young Zelena and Young Regina.

Outlander: The show will return on April 9.

The Walking Dead: Steven Yeun spoke with E!Online about the “Is Glenn dead?” controversy. EW has up an interview with executive producer Greg Nicotero. They also have up an interview with Danai Gurira and one with Steven Yeun. Actress Alicia Witt announced on her twitter that she is joining the show. TV Line has up an article titled “5 Things You Need to Know About the Midseason Premiere.” EW also has up a very cool photo of a reunion of all the “dead” cast members of the show. They also have a fun cast photo of the original six cast members still on the show.

The X-Files: Actress Lauren Ambrose spoke with TV Line about her upcoming appearance on the show. Glen Morgan spoke with EW on the events of last week’s episode and what they mean for Scully.

Over at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Gotham, and Jessica Jones.

And last week’s Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The 100, The Originals, The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, and Once Upon a Time.

Supernatural (Tuesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

This week is “The Vessel” (11.14). So far, we have a promo, official photos, and an official synopsis.

Titles so far for the season are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (now “Into the Mystic” 11.11), “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12), “Love Hurts” (11.13), “The Vessel” (11.14), “Beyond the Mat” (11.15), “Unknown Title” (11.16), “Unknown Title” (11.17), and “Red Meat” (11.18).

A late sneak peek came out for Valentine-themed episode “Love Hurts” (11.14).

There was a new con this past weekend in Houston. Mark Sheppard was unable to attend, apparently due to the imminent arrival of his daughter.

Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles launched a related charity to Always Keep Fighting, “You Are Not Alone.” This will be a mental health hotline. Jared Padalecki and Mark Sheppard also joined in. As part of the promotion, Collins added a brief video from the con of valentine-making in the Green Room at the Houston con, as well as another one comparing the Green Room to an Alice Cooper concert “twenty or thirty years ago.”

Our full report for last month’s con in Jacksonville came out last week.

The show rose in the demo to 0.8/2 and dipped slightly to 1.83 million for “Love Hurts.” With Legends of Tomorrow rating 0.1 higher, the show came in at a healthy fourth place last week.

We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.

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