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Ausiello: The good news: Newly coronated showrunner David Amann is penning the Season 7 opener. The even better news: Rob Bowman is directing. And now, the
will return with a two-parter, and to that end is casting the guest-starring role of “Henry,” a highly intelligent yet unassuming gent who’s deft at blending into a crowd. (A spook-y nemesis of Jackson Hunt’s? 3XK with a new face c/o Dr. Niemann? Discuss.) Also being guest-cast for the premiere are a Hamptons police sergeant, a doctor, a shrink and… a Coast Guard captain?!
Ausiello: Yes. A formal pickup is imminent. And, despite talk that Season 2 will feature a brand-new cast, Allison Tolman seems to be leaving the door slightly ajar to a Molly comeback. At the very least, she’s not ruling it out! “I just don’t know,” she tells TVLine. “There’s discussion of there being a second season and it being a brand-new cast, [but] I’m just not sure.” If it turns out we have seen the last of her detective, she admits “saying goodbye to that” will be hard. “Being my first experience making a television show, it was really special. I was very well taken care of. I loved the people that I worked with. It was really a blessing.”
– even more so after your nice review. Any early casting news you can share? —Jeremy
Ausiello: Nothing on the casting front, but I can tell you that the producers behind CBS’
won’t be shying away from dicey political issues when the drama premieres this fall. TVLine has learned exclusively that the rookie drama — which stars Tea Leoni as a former CIA agent unexpectedly appointed Secretary of the State — is mounting a storyline that will echo the real-life Benghazi imbroglio (a crisis that continues to haunt former SoS Hillary Clinton). The Secretary plot, which will be confined to one fall episode (titled, appropriately, “Another Benghazi”), will find Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord desperately attempting to prevent a Benghazi-like disaster at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
Question: Dying to know who sent Dash that e-mail in the
Ausiello: Hold tight, Char, because the big e-mail mystery will be resolved over the next couple of episodes. However, it sounds like the entire East End gang is in for much
trouble come Episode 10, when a mysterious woman named Raven Moreau arrives in town to investigate a string of murders. Smart, intense and not at all opposed to having a one-night stand, Ms. Moreau has dedicated her entire life to accomplishing a “secret mission.” In a nutshell, this is bad news for everyone.
Question: Do you know any info about Ryan Murphy’s HBO drama
Ausiello: It’s still very much in contention, although we likely won’t get official word on a series order until later this year, and here’s why: Several new scenes are being added to the pilot but, due to actor availability, shooting can’t commence until fall.
Ausiello: I’ve got two scoops for you, both of them courtesy of co-star Tiffany Hines. “For those people that are Rosie and Spence supporters, we will get to see Rosie and Spence move forward now that Reggie is no longer in the picture.” (That’s Scoop No. 1!) “I believe that we may see another major character’s life hanging in the balance at some point.” (And that’s Scoop No. Deux!)
Question: Do you know what the episode title is for
Ausiello: Here’s something that may interest you: The title of the Season 10 premiere is… “The Conspiracy in the Corpse.”
Ausiello: It looks like November-ish. It also looks like the cast will be expanding. I hear the Bill Lawrence is adding a new female associate to work upstairs at Remington Trust. Her name’s Lindsay, she grew up in the same small town as Briga Heelan’s Jenny, and she’s a genius. She’s also a social misfit. No internal censor. Completely awkward around other human beings. The works.
setting the table for a possible Joss-Harry romantic entanglement? My first thought is that dating a sister’s ex is the biggest No-No and a line you don’t cross, but this is a glamorous evening soap opera, after all. —Rachel
Ausiello: It’s not just you, Rachel. Executive producers KJ Steinberg and Rina Mimoun admitted in an episode preview we posted Monday that they’re seeing forbidden sparks between the current party-planning partners. “They have a very deep connection that’s only going to get more confusing,” teases Steinberg. But wait — don’t count out Harry’s future with ex-wife Savi, either, the showrunners warn, pointing to the way the couple held hands a little
long as they finalized their divorce papers this week. “We are giving the audience a glimpse of how things were before they tuned in to our very first episode. Harry and Savi were married for a long time and had a deep and good connection before they started the ferility madness and their marriage started to fray,” Steinberg notes. “You’re going to see more of that in the episodes to come.”
Ausiello: We also asked Mimoun and Steinberg if they’ve gotten any hints from ABC about a possible Season 3 pickup. “We hear they’re happy with the numbers,” says Steinberg, but as Mimoun notes, the network has “a tendency to wait until very last minute, and in our case, the very last minute would be sometime in September.” With Labor Day a good two months away, the EPs point out that the time is right for a grass-roots fan campaign. “Everyone needs to send panties to Paul Lee — sexy, sexy panties,” suggests Mimoun, chuckling heartily. “That is my dream groundswell.” Adds Steinberg, “I love that idea, I would only request that the panties be unworn.” And that small but important distinction, Mistresses fans, could be the difference between a home run and a total strikeout.
, please! —Alex Ausiello: I just screened the first two episodes and, be forewarned, there are a lot of loose ends being tied up as well as new seeds being planted, and the result is a somewhat choppy, disjointed narrative. My guess — or, rather, my
— is that once Bill and Virginia resume their sex study things will get much more focused. On the scoop front, one major character comes
to death, two recurring characters exit and… Greg Grunberg is back!
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Ausiello: Devastated over the (apparent) loss of his brother, look for Stefan to turn to a surprising source for comfort.
Ausiello: EP Marc Guggenheim just announced the title of the season premiere on Twitter, and I’m repurposing it here for your convenience. The Oct. 8 opener is called… “The Calm.” Oh, and I’m guessing you saw this?
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The Arrow October 14th opener? I don’t think you have the date right there Michael.
If the Opener of Arrow Season 3 is entitled “The Calm”, and chance of either the Mid-Season or End-Season Finales being entitled “The Storm”?
I have been a huge CASTLE fan since the first episode, but the season finale this past spring was–forgive me–totally lame. I even watched it again to see if I judged too harshly, but no–it was still contrived and weak, plus it seemed as though Nathan Fillion was phoning in his performance in that episode. I certainly hope that the season opener is an improvement. It would have to go some to be worse.
I agree, i honestly think Nathan Fillion is bored by the show. When asked what he loves most about it etc, he always talks about the crew (not the plot/story lines/cast), he never ever mentions Stana, he always says his favorite show is Firefly (& fav character Mal), he isnt getting much to actually do on the show (Castle) besides be a comedy relief, i mean the scripts have NO meat on their bones for Nathan. He faught for that 4 day work week…he always argued for Caskett to not get together (where as Stana argued for them to get together ASAP), i mean everything i ever read or hear from him screams “im so flippin bored…but this show isnt bad, im making huge $ and once its done i will still be a handsome 45-46 year old great actor with many big movie roles in my future). This show just seems to be the “Beckett” show now.
Honestly…get back to form Castle. Start giving Fillion some meaty plots/scenes/story-lines. Involve Castle in the solving of crimes using smart unconventional ideas again, instead of being the comedy relief only saying “maybe its aliens!” as of the past few seasons. Im not liking the idea of this show continuing on its path but add to that married couple arguments…pregnancy…baby…more immaturity from Alexis…lame crimes…etc. This show would GREATLY benefit if its seasons were shorter…like 13 episodes not 22. Way too much filler currently. Only a small handful of episodes are good a season anymore.
I thought I was the only one that felt like it was the Beckett show. Thank goodness I’m not alone. It’s been a real turn off.
NF has been phoning it in for the last three seasons. It is beyond me how he gets accolades for playing Castle. I have not seen his other work, but judging from his performance in Castle, he is a mediocre actor at best.
No its not his talent as an actor…hes got the skills, i think he really is phoning it in, i think the material is not fun or interesting at all to him, he is constantly reminded of Firefly and constantly in his mind is how high quality that show was, how amazing the characters and stories/plots/lines were (written by Joss)…and now hes on Castle, essentially playing himself (which probably adds to him getting accolades, the character is so near him in humor and bravado that people love it). But still, you watch him in Firefly and you KNOW he can act. I think hes a really good actor, just not trying on Castle.
I’m encouraged to know that Fargo might be back for a second season! The last thing I had read about it, showrunner Noah Hawley said that neither he nor FX were interested in doing another season if it couldn’t be as good as or better than season one. That left me feeling fairly discouraged.
I was hoping it would come back under an American Horror Story model, with many of the same actors returning in new roles.
They’re going to ruin Mistresses for me, God please NO to any Joss/Harry romance.
Castle needs Hampton’s Sheriff????? Didn’t they do an episode in the Hamptons with a young deputy that was very helpful and a sheriff that wasn’t???? Why don’t they bring one of them or both of them back instead of casting anew?
If Fargo is back for a second season and has a new story to tell with new characters, I sincerely hope they cast Allison Tolman again. She was awesome in S1 and I really want to see more of her work.
Re: Vampire Diaries : Surprising source of comfort for Stefan? Hope it’s Caroline ;) but what about booze or some other form of addiction.
Seriously, no NCIS spoilers?! What gives! Come on :( It’s been a while, since we have gotten spoilers or anything at all really, on NCIS and the cast goes back out to work soon. So surely there must be spoiler or something of the sort that can be shared? Or not. Okay fine, I’ll wait…. But don’t take too long ;D ;P
I always wonder when I see comments like this – did you send in an NCIS question? LOL
Lol watch previous seasons, take what they have already done, mix it around, and thats whats upcoming in the next season…NCIS is the same old stuff over and over, the characters havent changed, everything is stale…its a money printing machine and they wont change a thing in fear of killing the goose that is laying the golden eggs…at least NCIS LA has plots that move forward and characters that grow and change and they are actually getting Deeks and Kensi together. NCIS is a joke.
That’s your opinion. I always look forward to each new season. As far as “getting Deeks and Kensi together”, yeah, right–the same garbage that was pulled on JAG and on NCIS will be pulled here. They “got together” for one night, now they are apart again. *Yawn*, talk about the “same old stuff”. NCIS may be a “joke” to you, but it isn’t to others who watch it. Love your sour grapes……
I like Madam Secretary scoop though, thanks! And you did a review for it?? I’ve to read that!
Lol come on dude…if anyone even heard a whisper of news on 24 like renewal or rebooting or continuing with Kate or ANYthing..it would be plastered all over TVLine and the internet.
Anyone think this Lindsay character could be a great role for Anna Kendrick? Could she be persuaded to do such a series? Please?
Darnit, I thought for sure there would be something on the 100 this week. :(
Yes, Castle starting with a 2 parter is perfect to have more time to delve into this scenario of what just happened in the Finale. Bring on the suspense, drama, romance, love and wedding. Caskett deserves some great things to happen.
My guess wedding right before the winter break.. Leave the fans happy for the holidays.
Mystery person on Castle has GOT to be 3XK with a new face! Who else would want to harm Castle?
How about this.. The new guy is someone entirely new to the scene.. With a beef against Castle (making Beckett secondary to the saga for a change).
Leave 3XK for the February sweeps (and have Brolin back then)..
My dream plot for the 3XK return is to have a Rick clone in place for at least an episode to see how Beckett takes it.. And to give Nathan something to do dramatically (Nathan should start watching Tatiana Maslany’s master class in playing a character pretending to be another character).
it’s so hard to find a show that’s just pure fun, sexy and you love all the characters.
Good to know ‘Ground Floor’ is coming back for another season; I’ve missed it.
Thanks for the Bones premiere title, but, I could care less about B & B solving cases for the FBI until the conspirators and caught and the FBI is cleaned up. #FreeBooth
I have a feeling the the Bones ep title will have to do with one of the dead ninja guys, isnt that the latest conspiracy that put Booth in jail? The key in getting Booth out? OR Brennan finds new evidence from the conspiracy blogger’s corpse, the guy from the s9 finale, to link his death for certain to the dead ninja guys who successfully killed him and tried to murder Booth. i.e they killed a blogger, they werent normal joe fbi guys, hence clearing Booth’s name. jmho
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