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Last Week in Innsmouth
Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Paula R. Stiles
Fun news! Somehow, someway, actress Ingrid Oliver’s Osgood will be making a return appearance in this coming season! Despite having been killed by Missy, AKA the Master, in the season eight finale!
By Heather S. Vina
Well, the television upfronts are upon us and the next-season chances for the shows not already renewed or cancelled have been announced.
Actor Ioan Gruffudd (Forever) posted a lovely note to fans on the end of his show.
A moment of silence for our lost shows ….
Fox picked up to series Minority Report and DC’s Lucifer, as well as The Frankenstein Code. CBS picked up DC’s Supergirl and Limitless, based on the movie of the same name. The CW picked up three shows, including the proposed Flash/Arrow spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow, and apocalyptic-like Cordon. Syfy picked up the fantasy drama, The Magicians.
TV Line has a handy gallery full of synopses for the announced new shows.
NOT picked up was the proposed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff that was to star Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood.
AKA Jessica Jones: Spoiler TV has up a synopsis for the series.
Daredevil: It was announced that Rosario Dawson will be returning for a second season, with the possibility of appearing on fellow Netflix Marvel shows Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage.
Dark Matter: IGN has up some sketches and preview of the new Syfy show.
Dominion: Syfy has up the full-length promo for season two.
Extant: EW has up an exclusive sneak peek for season two.
The Flash: Rick Cosnett has an interview up with TV Line about the finale.
Legends of Tomorrow: Rumor has it that characters Rip Hunter and Hawkgirl will be introduced on The Flash before the new show airs in the fall.
The Originals: Actress Claire Holt has an interview up with EW.
Orphan Black: The Hollywood Reporter has a postmortem article on the reveals in last week’s episode.
The Vampire Diaries: The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with Julie Plec on the end of the season.
The Walking Dead: Fear the Dead: The show has cast actress Mercedes Mason in an unknown role.
The X-Files: Chris Carter is revealing a few spoilers for the new series!
At TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Once Upon A Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Beauty and the Beast.
Supernatural (Tuesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles
We got a last-minute sneak peek and producer’s preview for “Dark Dynasty,” which appears to be a common thing now.
There were two cons this past weekend, which resulted in some interesting panels and tweets. Staff writer Robbie Thompson was at De Paul. He did a panel where he talked about Charlie’s demise and his reaction to it.
Despite the raging and wailing on some social media platforms about Charlie’s demise, not a lot of people actually watched the episode. The demo for “Dark Dynasty” fell to a miserable 0.6/2 in demo, and 1.45 million in audience. Admittedly, it’s still in the top four for the week in audience and tied for third in the demo with two other shows on the network thanks to miserable ratings from most other CW series right now, but that’s a bad rating for the show.
Meanwhile, the Live+7 ratings for the previous Charlie episode (“Book of the Damned”) rose from a 0.6 to a 1.2, which is a respectable rise, but still nothing to the 1.4s and 1.5s it was regularly getting not so long ago.
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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