Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/16/15


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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

She Walks in Shadows has been out almost a month now. Publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia gave another interview about the new anthology.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as Gods and Monsters’ live-viewing of Hitchcock’s Psycho.


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

Big news: The Christmas special will be airing in select U.S. theaters on December 28 and 29 via Fathom Events.

The trailer is out for next week’s episode “Face the Raven.”

The official final ratings are out for “The Zygon Invasion”: The show had 5.76 million viewers, making it the 11th-most-watched program on BBC Television, and 3rd overall on Saturday.

Last week’s episode “The Zygon Inversion” had an Audience Appreciation score of 84.

The official synopses are out for the remaining episodes:

November 21, 2015: “Face the Raven”: The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe … and Ashildr (Maisie Williams)! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.

November 28, 2015: “Heaven Sent”: Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting ….

December 5, 2015: “Hell Bent”: If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts … how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

In some not-so-surprising news, American Horror Story has been renewed for a sixth season.

The first official photo has been released for the Arrow/Flash/Legends of Tomorrow mash-up.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up some news that will thrill fans of a certain pairing on the show.

American Horror Story: Variety has up an interview with the actors.

Arrow: Charlotte Ross spoke to TV Line about her return to the show.

Childhood’s End: io9 has up an “everything you need to know” article up about the new show.

The Flash: Grant Gustin weighed in on whether or not Barry will tell new love interest Patty about his secret identity. The cast weighed in on who Zoom could be.

Gotham: Erin Richards AKA Barbara has up an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Grimm: David Giuntoli teased to Zap2it that another death could be on its way.

Jessica Jones: The show has a new trailer out for the Netflix show.

Penny Dreadful: TV Line has up the first photo for the new season, and it’s fairly spoilery.

Once Upon A Time: IGN has up an interview with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis. The duo also has an interview up with The Hollywood Reporter. Victoria Smurfit is set to return to the show as Cruella de Vil.

The Originals: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode eight.

Sleepy Hollow: Actor James McDaniel (NYPD Blues) has been cast as Abby and Jenny’s dad. FOX announced that the show will be moving to Fridays in February.

Supergirl: Spoiler TV has the promotional photos for the upcoming episode, “Red Faced.” EW has up an interview executive producer Andrew Kreisberg on whether or not the city will embrace Supergirl.

The Vampire Diaries: Ian Somerholder has up an interview with Variety about this season without former costar Nina Dobrev. Is there a possibility the show could cross over with spinoff The Originals again?

The Walking Dead: Big news: The show has found its Negan in Supernatural‘s Jeffery Dean Morgan. The still-unknown, alive or dead, Glenn’s actor Steven Yeun has up an interview with EW about his best day on the show. Lauren Cohan has an interview up with Variety on the choices that Maggie faces in the face of Glenn’s disappearance. She also has one up with The Hollywood Reporter and EW.

The X-Files: TV Line has up the latest promotional photos for the new season.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supernatural, and Supergirl.

At TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Supernatural, Arrow, The Originals, and Sleepy Hollow.


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

Sheriff Donna returns in this week’s episode “Plush” (11.07). You can check out the official synopsis, the official promo from the CW, the CHCH promo, and official photos. Jared Padalecki gave a short interview in which he talked about the MOTW.

Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Are Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (11.11), and “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12).

The synopsis for “Just My Imagination” (11.08) is up. It also confirms that there will be a brief one-week hiatus for Thanksgiving. Since 11.09 is reportedly the pre-Christmas mid-season finale, this pushes that episode to December 9:

RICHARD SPEIGHT, JR. DIRECTS; NATE TORRENCE GUEST STARS – Sam (Jared Padalecki) is shocked when his childhood imaginary friend Sully (guest star Nate Torrence) makes an unexpected appearance. Sam can’t understand why he’d see Sully now but what’s even more surprising is that Dean (Jensen Ackles) can see him, too. Flashbacks reveal young Sam’s friendship with Sully and why he needed him. Richard Speight, Jr. directed the episode written by Jenny Klein (#1108). Original airdate 12/2/2015.

Reputedly, the show will return on January 20th with 11.10 (“The Devil in the Details”).

Recent set photos show that Sheriff Mills, Claire and Alex will all be returning in an episode in the New Year. Kim Rhodes was filming all last week.

There’s a new EW spoiler out about the Darkness, though it’s mainly spec from Jared Padalecki that he’d like to see the brothers team up with Heaven, Hell and the monsters against Amara. Another interview with Padalecki and Jensen Ackles had a little more detail about Dean’s connection to the Darkness and Sam’s visions.

Mark Sheppard gave an interview about Crowley in season 11.

Misha Collins gave an interview last week about 11.06.

Some late sneak peeks and a producer’s preview came out last week for 11.06.

The show rose again to a 0.7/2 in the A18-49 demo and 1.70 million in audience in the finals. It remains third for the week on the CW, behind The Flash and Arrow. In addition, it was fifth for the night in the Nielsen social ratings.

Also, DVR+7 ratings for 11.03 show a rise from 1.589 million (same night) to 2.462 million (Live+7) and from a 0.6 to a 1.1 in the demo. The article reporting the ratings also notes that there is a recent extreme shift shift from live viewing to DVR viewing across the board, even for the more-watched shows.


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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