Last Week in Innsmouth
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By Heather S. Vina
The CW’s TCAs panel was this week, and there were several drops about their shows at the panel. A character on one of the superhero shows will be coming out of the closet. Supernatural could outlast everyone. And The Flash and Supergirl will be joining forces for a musical two-parter. TV Line has up a collection of drops from the panel.
Fox also had their TCA panel and Fox Entertainment president David Madden announced that there are “significant talks” with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter for another season.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The show has cast ER vet Parminder Nagra as “a powerful political figure who is outspoken about her distrust of Inhumans and the threat they pose to society.”
Arrow: The show has cast actor Dolph Lundgren as a “Big Bad” who will feature in flashbacks.
Gotham: IGN has up an article with several spoilers for season three. EW has up the first look at the Mad Hatter. TV Line has up some spoilers from the show’s panel at the TCAs. TV Line has up the cast photos as well.
Jessica Jones: EW has up an interview with executive producer Melissa Rosenberg on what’s coming up for season two.
Killjoys: TV Goodness site has up an interview with Aaron Ashmore about Johnny’s arc this season.
Legends of Tomorrow: The show has cast actress Sarah Grey as Courtney Whitmore, AKA Stargirl.
Luke Cage: There’s a new trailer out for the show.
The Originals: The show has cast actor Keahu Kahuanui (Teen Wolf) as Josh’s new boyfriend.
Star Trek Discovery: The TCA panel saw a lot of new scoop for the show coming out from producer Bryan Fuller. Including that the lead character will be female and the show will include a gay character.
The Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev is in talks to return for the finale.
Over at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Supernatural, Lucifer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow.
Supernatural (Wednesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles
The season is over and Hellatus has officially begun. No more season 11 repeats for now.
The CW has renewed a deal with Netflix and expanded it, in the wake of being dropped from Hulu.
The DVD/Blu-ray for season 11 will be out on September 6. You can find the cover art and inside details here.
The season 12 poster used at Comic-Con is out.
Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Harris are expecting twins later this year, which is probably why he decided not to direct this season.
Network head Mark Pedowitz gave an interview in which he suggested that the show could outlast his tenure with the CW if its ratings hold. Pedowitz stated that some of the lead shows would have 22 episodes this season, but all of the writers and producers for those shows, including Jim Michaels from Supernatural, insisted that they are still doing 23-episode seasons.
Ackles and Jared Padalecki were interviewed about Mary’s return.
TV Line discussed the return of the Thule with new showrunner Andrew Dabb, though nothing he didn’t already mention at Comic-Con.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has finally joined Twitter.
There was a con this weekend in Minneapolis.
No repeat ratings this 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.