Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/24/15: Thanksgiving Edition

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

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.

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

Well. It happened. Spoilers ahead, of course, but Jenna Coleman’s Clara is gone. Is she? She appears to be. Whether or not she will be the first Companion since Adric to die on screen permanently (as opposed to being resurrected later on, as Rory and Jack were), we’ll see. But for now, there are some postmortem videos out you can watch: Jenna reflects on her time with Peter Capaldi. Peter talks about why Clara faced the Raven. And Steven Moffat discusses “death and consequences.”

Here is the preview for next week. Where is the Doctor? Who made a deal for him? Is it the Time Lords or someone much more sinister?

“The Zygon Inversion”‘s official ratings came out and the show had a consolidated rating of 6.03 million viewers.

Last week’s episode “Sleep No More” received a very low Audience Appreciation score of 78. This is the lowest score the series has received since 2006 with the episode “Love and Monsters,” which scored a 76. The show’s overnight viewing figures came in at 4.0 million viewers.

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

There’s a new trailer out for the crossover Arrow/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow two-parter.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The second half of the season will premiere on March 8. Comic Book.com has up an interview with Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker. EW has up an interview with Clark Gregg. IGN has up a video interview with Chloe Bennet and Luke Mitchell.

Agent Carter: There’s a new trailer out for season two. The second season will premiere on January 5.

Arrow: Colton Hayes is making a return to the show.

Dark Matter: The show has cast actress Melanie Dark as a new series regular in a currently unknown role.

Gotham: The show has cast Doctor Who actress Michelle Gomez as The Lady.

Heroes Reborn: EW has up an excerpt from an ebook detailing what happened to Claire between the finale of the first show, and the new one.

Jessica Jones: Executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg gave an interview with Variety about the new show.

The Leftovers: Justin Theroux spoke with Variety about this past week’s shocking events on his show.

Once Upon A Time: The show has cast Hercules and Megara. The show is also bringing back Bailee Madison as young Snow White. The second half of the season will premiere on March 6. EW has up an article about this past week’s major reveal.

Sleepy Hollow: For those reeling from the fall finale, there are a few postmortem articles out there. Variety has up an interview with showrunner Clifton Campbell. TV Line has one up, as well.

Supergirl: The show has cast Blake Jenner in a recurring role as Adam Foster, Kara’s new love interest. Spoiler TV has up the synopsis for episode seven. E!Online has up an interview with Melissa Benoist.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line has up the promotional photos for the Christmas episode.

The Walking Dead: Norman Reedus has up an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

The X-Files: Spoiler TV has up the press release for the new series. TV Line has up some teasers for the new series. Spoiler TV also has up the latest promotional photos.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, Supernatural, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, and Arrow.

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

No episode this week because Thanksgiving is on Thursday in the U.S. The show will return on December 2 with “Just My Imagination” (11.08). You can find the promo and official photos here.

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 the Christmas midseason finale is out. It will air on December 7:

“O Brother Where Art Thou?” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

AMARA UNLEASHES HER POWER UPON THE WORLD – Amara (guest star Emily Swallow) unleashes her power on the local townspeople as she issues a shocking challenge. Dean (Jensen Ackles) tries to better understand the hold Amara has on him, while Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Crowley (Mark Sheppard) come up with a plan that could have disastrous consequences. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1109). Original airdate 12/9/2015.

It was a week of caginess about how Team Free Will is going to respond to Amara, as TV Line interviewed Misha Collins, while EW interviewed Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles about their very different responses to this new Big Bad, or if she even is one. Another EW interview with Padalecki indicated that Sam and Dean won’t be on the same page at all. And Ackles weighed in on the subject at a recent con Q&A. Mark Sheppard also weighed in.

More set photos of Kim Rhodes with Jensen Ackles. Rhodes is in a full-leg-cast. Hmm.

We’re in the final days of voting for Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins for the PCAs. Go here to do it.

The show remained steady with a 0.7/3 in the A18-49 demo and 1.66 million in audience in the finals. It also remains third for the week on the CW, behind The Flash and Arrow.

FOX announced that it was no longer going to factor same-day ratings into its calculations for cancellation or renewal. DVR+7 ratings for 11.04 showed a rise from 2.125 million (same night) to 3.120 million (Live+7) in audience. The Live+ ratings tend to support the theory of some on TV by the Numbers that the show’s same-night ratings are being hurt by competition with ratings juggernaut Empire, especially since Supernatural continues to be one of the few CW shows still capable of generating an audience of over two or even three million, whether same-day or on DVR.

Speaking of DVR ratings, the show rose for 11.05 from 0.6 in A18-49 and 1.644 million same-day and to 1.1 and 2.657 million in Live+7.

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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