Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 12/22/15: The Christmas Edition


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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

Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice, everyone! Keep safe and warm this holiday season.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here. Also, our holiday Vault of Secrets samples The Food of the Gods.


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

The Christmas special had a preview night, and the BBC site has a recap of the night up.

Don’t forget: Christmas Day is the day!

The BBC site has up a little article up on Me and Clara’s potential adventures.

The BBC site also has up the scripts for the final two episodes of the season available to download.

The official ratings came out for “Hell Bent.” The episode received an official consolidated rating of 6.17 million viewers and was the tenth show for BBC that week.

DoctorWhoNews also has up the Live +7 Figures for the first half of season nine: “The figures show an average of 60% of the audience watch Doctor Who on the day of transmission, either as a Live broadcast or as a delayed viewing via a PVR.” Further analysis is located at the site. Overall, the show is down around 1.5 million from 2014, to average a total of around 6.8 million viewers an episode.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you have a safe and joyous one!

Great news for fans of TNT’s The Librarians: the show has been renewed for a third season! Ho, ho, ho.

TV Line has up a calendar of January dates for new shows premiering and old shows returning.

The 100: The show is bringing in a new Grounder girlfriend for Clarke.

Arrow: Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, who plays comic book character Vixen on the CW’s Seed’s cartoon series, is bringing a live action version to the show in February.

The Expanse: Executive Producer Mark Fergus spoke with Blastr about the new show.

The Flash: The show has cast Adam Stafford (Peter Pan) as Adam Fells AKA villain Geomancer.

Grimm: The show’s return has been pushed back a week to January 29. Actress Bitsie Tulloch spoke to TV Line about her return to the series.

Jessica Jones: Actress Krysten Ritter spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the show and a possible second season.

Legends of Tomorrow: Actor Matt Nables is reportedly bringing his villain Ra’s al Ghul to the show in the ninth episode. Spoiler TV has up the latest promotional posters for the characters.

Lucifer: Spoiler TV has up a few new featurettes on the show.

Luke Cage: Mike Colter spoke with Vulture about his character.

Once Upon A Time: Actress Teri Reeves (Chicago Fire) has been cast as the grown-up Dorothy Gale.

Outlander: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for season two.

The Shannara Chronicles: Spoiler TV has up a new promo and some new videos for the show.

Shadowhunters: TV Line has up a video of cast members explaining “key terms” every viewer should know.

Sleepy Hollow: Orlando Jones finally broke his silence on his departure from the show.

Teen Wolf: There’s a new promo out for season five.

Twin Peaks: The first teaser trailer is up for the revival.

The Vampire Diaries: Julie Plec previewed with Variety the coming issues of Damon and Stefan. There’s also a preview up at TV Line.

TV Line’s latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Originals and The Vampire Diaries.

Also at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows The 100, The Strain, The Flash, Gotham, and Supergirl.


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

The show is on Christmas hiatus until January 20. There’s a very strange promo for 11.10 (“The Devil in the Details”) and much fan spec about whether the Christmas aspect to it will be in the episode. No official synopsis or photos, yet.

The repeat this week is of 11.02.

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 Art 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).

Jensen Ackles was seen heading home from filming over the weekend, as production shut down on the 19th until after the New Year. Reportedly, he was the last of the regular cast members to leave for Christmas and may have been filming some Dean/Amara scenes.

Also, could we be getting a U-boat scene in the New Year?

The repeat for the season premiere equaled its lead-in from the Arrow repeat in the demo for a 0.3/1 and 0.95 million this week. Still third on the network for the week, as the others shows dropped, too. The show also increased from 1.997 million to 3.040 million in the Live+7 ratings for the week of November 30.


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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