Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/11/15


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


Last Week in Innsmouth

You can find last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as Josh Storey’s review of The Elder Ice.


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!


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
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.

Renewed: Castle, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Galavant, Once Upon a Time, Bones, Nashville, Orphan Black, and iZombie.

Cancelled: Constantine, The Following, Resurrection, Forever, The Messengers.

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.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up some teases for the finale. Following last week’s crossover episode with the Avengers movie, The Hollywood Reporter and EW have some post-episode articles up.

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.

Game of Thrones: Several interviews have appeared this week. Actress Carice van Houten has one up with EW, Keisha Castle-Hughes with Variety, and actor Ian McElhinney has one up with EW.

Gotham: Several articles appeared post last week’s season finale. You can find them at The Hollywood Reporter, EW, and TV Line.

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.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up an interview with actor Patrick Fischler. TV Line also has up an interview with EPs Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

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.

Sleepy Hollow: Bad news: Orlando Jones is leaving the show. BUT he already has another gig lined up!

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

This week is “The Prisoner” (10.22). So far, we’ve got a promo, a sneak peek, the official synopsis, and promotional photos. The episode will be starting and ending two minutes late.

We got a last-minute sneak peek and producer’s preview for “Dark Dynasty,” which appears to be a common thing now.

Jensen Ackles gave two interviews last week, one to Variety and one to People Magazine online.

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.

Several actors (and Jim Michaels), on the other hand, were at Asylum 14. There were also some spoilers from the con here, too.

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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