Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/1/14: The Labor Day Edition


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 season premiere did big ratings for BBC America, making it the “highest rated season premiere ever on BBC America.” Over in the UK, the overnight figures are in. The show received 6.8 million viewers, giving it a 32.5% share of the total TV audience and making it the most watched program of Saturday. Those figures should go up when the finals come in.

The show also received an AI (Appreciation Index) rating of 82.

Actor Sam Anderson (new character Danny Pink) has an interview up with Entertainment Weekly.

They released some promo pictures for this past weekend’s “Into the Dalek” episode.

The show has also opened up an official Instragram page.

And the trailer for next week’s episode “Robot of Sherwood” is out on YouTube!


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The CW is slowly releasing season synopses for their shows. You can read the ones for The Originals here and The Vampire Diaries here.

Fox released synopses for several of their returning shows, including Sleepy Hollow.

Agent Carter: Two new actors have joined the show in series regular roles. Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) will play Agent Jack Thompson, while actor Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) will play Agent Daniel Sousa.

American Horror Story: There’s a new teaser out for the show. And they released their first cast promotional shot in the form of a poster.

Arrow: Actress Amy Gumenick (Supernatural) has been cast as “a lethal villainess with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow.” Mary Winchester as a villainous stalker?? Say it ain’t so! The show has also recast the character of Katana. She will now be played by actress Rila Fukushima. And they have cast actor Nolan Funk (Glee) as Felicity’s flashback boyfriend.

The Flash: Over at the TV Addict site, they have up their video interviews of the cast from Comic-Con.

Game of Thrones: Actor Mark Gatiss will be reprising his role as Tycho Nestoris, “the world’s most fearsome banking executive.”

Haven: Yahoo TV has up a video interview with actor Lucas Bryant about the upcoming season, as well as a brief clip.

Once Upon A Time: Rejoice, fans of Maleficient! Entertainment Weekly revealed that actress Kristin Bauer Van Straten will be returning as “a recurring guest star for a big arc.”

Sleepy Hollow: There’s a new trailer out for the show.

Under the Dome: Britt Robertson, whose character Angie was killed off in the season two premiere, will be making a guest appearance in tonight’s episode.

The Walking Dead: The first official photo has been released of Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes.

Over at Entertainment Weekly, the latest Spoiler Room is featuring spoilers on The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon A Time.

The latest Matt’s Inside Line over at TV Line features spoilers on Once Upon A Time, The Walking Dead, Beauty and the Beast, and Resurrection.

And finally, for those who were enjoying The Will Wheaton Project on Syfy, sadly, the show has been cancelled.


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

Tomorrow night’s repeat episode is “Alex Annie Alexis Ann.” TNT ends its repeats of season eight today and starts all over again with the Pilot tomorrow. Don’t forget that the show is now running three episodes in a row, 9am-12pm, five days per week.

Jensen Ackles released two new behind the scenes photos, one here of himself and Jared Padalecki (staring over his shoulder) and one of them on their marks.

Jeremy Carver gave a new, heavily edited interview.

Actress Georgia Beaty has been cast in episode 10.05 as “Wendigo/Yellow Eyed Demon.”

There’s a brief interview with Padalecki here, in which he discusses Sam’s reaction to discovering Dean is a demon (Hint: He’s furious with Crowley).

There are some new photos out from Ackles’ photo shoot.

The show got a literal flyover for filming its 200th episode.

Finally, the ratings for “Meta Fiction” remained steady in the demo at 0.2/1, but dropped a little more in audience to 0.50 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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About Paula R. Stiles

Paula is not at all paranoid about government conspiracies after six years in EMS, two years in Africa for the Peace Corps, a few summers with the Park Service, and ten years studying the Knights Templar. She's seen governments in action. They couldn't cover up a toy picnic table, let alone evidence of alien visitation. Writes about science for fun, history for money, and zombies for the company. You can read her sober-as-a-judge book about Templars in medieval Spain, Templar Convivencia, on Amazon. You can find her homepage at: http://thesnowleopard.net.

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