Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/20/14

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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.

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

The trailer for next week’s episode “In the Forest of the Night” is up on YouTube:

One morning, in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived ….

The publicity photos and behind-the-scenes photos for “Flatline” came out last week. You can find out more about Clara’s “companion” Rigsby at the BBC site.

Last week’s episode “Mummy on the Orient Express”‘ Appreciation Index came out and it received an 85, the highest since “The Day of The Doctor.” Its overnight ratings came in and it received 5.08 million viewers, making it the third-most-watched program of the day.

The final ratings came in for “Kill The Moon” and it received 6.91 million viewers, making it the 20th-most-watched program of the week.

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Fox has unsurprisingly picked up new series Gotham for a full season of 22 episodes. And FX series American Horror Story has been renewed for a fifth season following excellent ratings for its fourth season premiere.

Disappointing news for fans of Lifetime’s show The Lottery: It’s been cancelled.

American Horror Story: Actor Finn Wittrock has an interview up with TV Line about his creepy character.

Arrow: Actress Katie Cassidy spoke with TV Line, Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter about what’s ahead for her character. Brandon Routh (Adam Palmer) spoke with Comic Book Resources about his role. TV Line previews the Thea and Malcom relationship.

Constantine: The show’s writers and cast explain how they are “doing it on their own terms.” TV Line has up a sneak peek of the first episode.

Falling Skies: Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno has been cast in the final season of the show as Isabella.

The Flash: Is comic book villain the Reverse Flash coming sooner than we think? The Screenrant site has a cool article detailing 25 “Easter Eggs” in the pilot. Actor Jesse L. Martin spoke with TV Line and Comic Book Dot Com about what’s ahead for his character. The Superhero Hype Twitter account, had some filming photos of Captain Cold and Heatwave on set. EW has an interview with Andrew Kreisberg on Iris’ role in the story.

Forever: The show still isn’t doing good in the ratings (much to my dismay), but ABC has ordered three more scripts from the show for the season.

Game of Thrones: The show is introducing a new character that’s apparently not from the books named “Malko.” He will be played by former Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Gotham: Ben McKenzie spoke with Blastr site about the journey his character is on for season one. Hollywood Reporter has up an article on “Five Questions about ‘Arkham.'”

Grimm: TV Line has up a sneak peek of the season premiere, set to air October 24.

Hannibal: Actress Tao Okamoto has been cast in a recurring role.

Once Upon A Time: Actress Rebecca Wisocky (Devious Maids) has been cast as Madam Faustina, a “charlatan seer” who will appear in flashbacks. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell has an interview up with EW.

The Originals: Actor Daniel Gillies has an interview with Hollywood Reporter.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up some information on season two, including a brief description and a list of cast members.

Sleepy Hollow: The Hollywood Reporter has up a sneak peek of tonight’s episode. TV Line has up the promotional photos for the October 27 episode, “And the Abyss Gazes Back.” TV Guide has up an article with seven spoilers from the New York Comic Con panel. And John Noble has an interview up with EW on his villainous character.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line has up the promotional photos for November 6th’s episode and the ones for the October 30 episode.

The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman spoke with the Hollywood Reporter on his over-sized cast this season. Former American Horror Story actress Alexandra Breckenridge has been cast as a recurring character “Samantha.” Actor Chad Coleman has an interview with EW on his character post-premiere. And the site also has an interview with Scott Gimple on the premiere.

The latest Spoiler Chat at E!Online has spoilers on American Horror Story, The Originals and Arrow.

This week’s Entertainment Weekly Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, The Walking Dead and The 100.

This week’s Matt’s Inside Line at TV Line has spoilers on Grimm, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Flash, Gotham, The Vampire Diaries, and Once Upon a Time.

In TV Line’s Ask Ausiello column this week, there are spoilers on Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon A Time and Arrow.

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

There’s a very brief promo, a longer promo and a sneak peek out for 10.03 (“Soul Survivor”). Promotional photos are also out, as are some behind-the-scenes pics. This is the one Jensen Ackles directed.

The show will be rerunning its retrospective on November 4, probably due to it being Election Day.

Speaking of which, the show also had its 200th episode bash and there are photos of it out on Twitter.

Reportedly, the title for 10.09 is now “The Things We Left Behind.”

The show went down slightly to a 1.0/3 in the A18-49 demo and 2.13 million in audience, still second in the demo after The Flash and third in audience after Arrow. And the final ratings for the season premiere were adjusted up slightly to a 1.1/3 and 2.50 million.

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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