Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 09/28/15


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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.


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Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The premiere did excellent ratings for BBC America. It had 2.0 million total viewers and 1.1 million adults in the 18-49 demo for its biggest season premiere ever. The show didn’t do as well in the overnights in the U.K., receiving 4.58 million viewers, though it was the highest-rated show on BBC One for the day and the finals have not come in, yet. It did, however, receive an 84 on the Appreciation Index.

Steven Moffat explained to Radio Times why he brought back Davros.

The BBC site has up a “Fact File” for “The Witch’s Familiar” (episode two). The BBC America site has up a “10 Things You May Not Know About The Magician’s Apprentice” article.

The BBC also has up a video interview with Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez on Clara and Missy’s relationship. They also have a video up on the making of the Abbey Road crossing photo.

Radio Times reports that it was really Peter Capaldi who was playing the guitar in episode one. He played in a band in his youth (with Craig Ferguson).

TV Insider has up an article hinting at eight things to expect in the new season.

EW interviewed Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

E!Online has an interview with Steven Moffat about what to expect in the new season.

The BBC America Twitter released the titles of all 12 episodes this season.

Finally, the trailer for “Under The Lake” is up on YouTube.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Several new genre shows debuted this week. Most did okay-to-pretty-well, and one did not-so-well. Heroes Reborn debuted with a 2.0 demo and 6.09 million viewers for its two-hour premiere, which is good for NBC. Limitless did well with a 1.9 demo and 9.86 million viewers, while Scream Queens didn’t do quite as well with 1.7 in the demos and 4.04 million viewers. Minority Report ended up the big loser this week, with a 1.1 demo and 3.10 million viewers.

For those who were watching TNT’s supernatural drama Proof, bad news: The show has been cancelled.

Agent Carter: EW has up the first look at the new poster for season two.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Spoiler TV has up a sneak peek scene of Daisy, Mack, and Lincoln. Spoiler TV also has up the promotional photos for episode 3.02. You can watch the first four minutes of the premiere episode online. For fans of Fitz and Simmons, the show has a video up about them. Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode 3.02.

American Horror Story: Emma Roberts teased to EW about her upcoming role.

Continuum: The TV-Eh site has up an interview with Victor Webster.

Game of Thrones: Big news: Kit Harrington has been spotted actually on set.

Gotham: TV Insider has up an interview with Ben McKenzie on the new season. Showrunner Bruno Heller spoke with Variety about the new direction of the show. Actor Raul Castillo (Looking) has been cast as villain Eduardo Flamingo. Spoiler TV has up an advanced preview for episode 1.02.

Heroes Reborn: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode 1.04 and for episode 1.03. Creator Tim Kring spoke with Variety about the future of the show. Luckily, he keeps reiterating that there is a “beginning, a middle, and an end” for this mini-series. Jack Coleman also spoke with Variety about Noah Bennet and the new series. Zachary Levi spoke with TV Line about his role in the new series. For those who were having some memory issues with where the old series left off, or those who just never watched it at all, The Hollywood Reporter has up a “beginner’s guide” for a crash course in the new show.

Jessica Jones: There’s a new trailer out for the show.

Legends of Tomorrow: Actress Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot) has been cast as Valentina Vostok.

The Librarians: Spoiler TV has up the promotional poster for season two.

Minority Report: The Hollywood Reporter has up an article on “Seven Things To Know About the Future.” Executive Producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey spoke with Variety about the new series. Executive producers Max Borenstein and Kevin Falls spoke with Blastr about the show, as well. TV Insider has up a video interview with the cast.

Once Upon A Time: E!Online has some spoilers and teasers for the new season. Jennifer Morrison spoke with EW about what’s coming up for Emma. Showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what’s coming up for Emma. Actor Eagle Egilsson has been cast as Odin. TV Line has up a preview for the season.

Scream Queens: According to co-creator Brad Falchuk, everyone is a suspect on the show! Spoiler TV has up a spoiler about a returning character.

Sleepy Hollow: Does Ichabod go to jail in a coming episode?? There’s a new trailer out for season three. EW spoke with new executive producer Clifton Campbell about the coming season and the new “fun” direction of the show. Spoiler TV has up the cast promotional photos.

Supergirl: There’s a new trailer out for the show. TV Line has up the first look at the Red Tornado.

The Vampire Diaries: Spoiler TV has up a page of video interviews with the cast and some new scenes, as well. Kat Graham has an interview up with TV Line on Bonnie in season seven.

The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln spoke with EW about Rick’s attitude for season six. The show has cast a big comic book character. British actor Tom Payne has been cast as Paul Monroe, AKA Jesus. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple addressed the complaint that so many African-American male characters were killed off last season.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, The Flash, Gotham, Heroes Reborn, and Once Upon a Time.

The latest Matt’s Inside Line at TVLine has spoilers on shows Once Upon A Time, The Flash, Titans, Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, and Gotham.


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

The season is over, so no new episodes until October 7 (Yes, the dreaded Hellatus is still with us). And no more repeats until the new season begins, either, according to the print issue of TV Guide.

You can check out the official synopsis, the official season trailer, the season poster, the iTunes documentary, and official photos for the season premiere. Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), and “Baby” (11.04).

The official synopsis for 11.02 is up. Interesting that it appears the brothers will spend some time separate from each other right off the bat, too:

“Form and Void” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

DEAN AND SAM FACE THEIR OWN BATTLES – Dean (Jensen Ackles) helps Jenna (guest star Laci J. Mailey), the nurse he met after the Darkness fell, get back home safely and then sets off to help Sam (Jared Padalecki) deal with a town infected by a mysterious and deadly gas. However, when Jenna falls into dangerous hands, she calls Dean for help and Sam tells him to go back to her. Unfortunately for Sam, he isn’t able to handle the townspeople turned monsters as easily as he thought. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#1103). Original airdate 10/14/2015.

Jeremy Carver gave a new video interview in which he said the first two episodes would be all the same story, like a feature-length film. This isn’t the first time the show has done that – for example, “All Hell Breaks Loose, Parts 1 and 2” or “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Heaven and Hell.”

Jared Padalecki also gave a new interview, this one specifically about “Baby” (11.04).

There was another con this past weekend, this time in New Jersey.

Remember that episode (11.08, now being filmed and directed by Richard Speight, Jr.) where we find out Sam has a “real” imaginary friend? Well, Nate Torrence has been cast to play him.

TV Line, in an article about season predictions, claims that Jeffrey Dean Morgan will return this season. However, while that is always a possibility, there appears to be nothing more than wishful thinking involved in this case.


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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