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Question: Any word on what Laurel made Oliver promise her right before she died on
Ausiello: Look at Kia kicking off the first new AA in more than a month with a
Q! Here’s your answer, straight from showrunner Wendy Mericle. “It is
actually, and you’ll find out what it was in [the Oct. 5 premiere],” teases the EP, who adds that the reveal will “inform a lot of Season 5.”
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Question: Safe to say we’ll see Colton Haynes’ Roy back on
safe to say. Mericle tells us that Haynes — who’s currently shooting an arc on Fox’s
— is not currently set to return. The key word there being
. “We would have Roy back in a heartbeat,” she says. “If the right circumstances come up and the right storyline presents itself, absolutely.”
withdrawals kicking in, so I would love any scoop you can share. —Michelle
Ausiello: I can report that Duane Henry won’t make his series regular debut as MI6 officer Clayton Reeves until the
episode of Season 13, which kicks off Sept. 20. (Speaking to the few who carped about his English accent during his end-of-Season 12 debut, Henry advises, “You just have to slow your ears down a bit,” before adding very playfully: “We invented this bloody language, so leave me alone!”) Emily Wickersham meanwhile is happy to have new series regular Jennifer Esposito with her up in the big orange room, whereas Pauley Perrette’s Abby is almost exclusively stationed in the lab. “To have another girl around every day is fantastic,” Bishop’s portrayer reports. “The squad room dynamics are totally different. It’s awesome.”
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Question: I got weirdly excited when I read that Sarah Salvatore is coming back to
. Any idea what brings her back to Mystic Falls? –Chris
good, in fact, that we posed it to executive producer Julie Plec, who offered this cryptic response: “It’s actually a mystery what brings her back. It’s seemingly disconnected to everything, and yet when we realize the
, we understand that it’s tied into exactly what the villain is attempting to do.” I’m curious to hear how you interpret that — once you’ve re-read it a few times, of course.
Question: Tell me Snart isn’t really dead on
Ausiello: The Leonard Snart that traveled with the team in Season 1 very much perished as a hero. But as you know by now,
some version of Captain Cold belongs to the Legion of Doom that is set to vex the Legends this fall. As such, you can count on some double takes. “I’m very excited to see Rory meet whatever incarnation of Leonard Snart we might choose,” says showrunner Phil Klemmer. “It will be a chance to watch our barely reformed arsonist threaten to backslide.”
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Question: Obviously I would love everything you know about
Episode 150, but I’m curious about the after too. Will that ep change something? What can of worms will it open? —Lisa
Ausiello: “It’s really a mythology episode,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov told Matt Mitovich, seeing as it deals with McGarrett’s mother Doris (played by the returning Christine Lahti) and Wo Fat’s father, as well as his on-and-off relationship with Catherine (Michelle Borth). “It will tie up some loose ends,” says the EP, “and spark a new storyline in the episode that follows.”
Question: I just watched your Comic-Con interview with
cast. I loved it. And I especially loved your t-shirt. Could you please let me know where I can get one please? —Pixie
Ausiello: You mean the one Norman Reedus was so enamored with he gave me $20 for it? The in-demand tee can be purchased here. Tell them you’re an Aushole and then luxuriate in the awkward silence that follows.
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Question: What guests stars are we going to see in the final season of
Ausiello: I already told you that beloved TV vets Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook will be appearing in Season 12’s third episode. But what I
tell you — because I was saving it for Ask Ausiello — is that they’ll be joined by Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb (aka Sheldon’s Meemaw on
). Squibb will play a retirement home resident you do
Ausiello: As of now it’s just a one-hour episode, but, you never know — Fox could schedule the penultimate episode on the same night and call it a “two-hour
finale event!” Meanwhile, co-showrunner Jonathan Collier is still hoping series creator Hart Hanson will “either write or co-write” the swan song (possibly with former EP Stephen Nathan). “He’s been very, very, very involved in discussing the series,” Collier adds of Hanson. “He’s the best person in history to inherit a show from because he gives you his blessing. He’s handed over the show to us, but he is also very available to us.” BONUS SCOOP: Cam and Arastoo’s nuptials will be a decidedly low-key affair. “I think [we had our] big wedding with Brennan and Booth,” says Collier. “So let’s just say that it’s going to be exciting and different.”
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Question: Ausiello, do you have any spoilers regarding FitzSimmons on
Ausiello: Having finally landed on the same page in the May finale, “They’re going strong, in a solid relationship” when Season 4 opens, says co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen. Though conspicuously MIA after the season-ending, six-month time jump, “They did not have the opportunity to go to the Seychelles,” the EP notes, “but they’re working together, living together…. And of course with that comes some challenges.”
Question: Please, please, please tell me — is there a Stars Hollow town meeting in the
revival? I really need a town meeting. —Dana
Ausiello: Someone’s gonna feel really silly when they see this photo
Question: Now that Conrad Ricamora has been promoted to series regular on
, will the Keating Five become the Keating Six? —Darrell
Ausiello: We’ll find out in the ABC thriller’s Sept. 22 season premiere. “That’s the question of the first episode,” confirms showrunner Peter Nowalk. “Oliver really wants to be folded into the group. He has a naughty side and he sees the fun in the dark. But [boyfriend] Connor, as we’ve seen, is against it. Also, the question remains, does Annalise want him anywhere around her? So we’re going to address that in the first episode.”
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Ausiello: The even money’s on Laurel’s (Karla Souza, right) dad, but Nowalk will only share that the
alum will be a “very prominent part in the show.”
Question: How long will Mary be sticking around on
Ausiello: She’s not a regular but showrunner Andrew Dabb confirms that Sam and Dean’s mom “is certainly a presence for a while,” adding, “She’s not a one-episode character, let’s put it that way. That’s something we’re going to explore over the course of the season.”
front since the writers went back to work. Have you heard any scoop on Season 4? — Debbie
Ausiello: I have it on good authority that a villain you’ve been jonesing for will be back in action in one of the season’s first episodes, tentatively titled “Heads of State.” Draw your own conclusions.
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Ausiello: If the darkness of the Bill/Virginia/Dan triangle (not to mention that zoo scene) brought you down last season, Caitlin Fitzgerald says the upcoming Season 4 will pick you up, being “a lot lighter and funnier.” Evidence? “I haven’t cried one time. I barely recognize this character!” She adds that Bill’s long-suffering Mrs. does experience “a lot of righteous anger” and shares “a tingle” with the lawyer character played by
y’s David Walton — who she acted opposite on
Question: What can you tell me about this new season of
Ausiello: In the Aug. 31 premiere, Kether Donohue’s Lindsay does something
outlandish and insane — even for the FXX comedy — that at first I thought it was part of a dream sequence. (P.S. It’s not.)
Question: Could you find out what Iris’ role in
still a journalist,” co-showrunner Todd Helbing points out, before adding cryptically, “But she’s doing something else as well.” Adds EP Aaron Helbing: “One thing about Iris is she’s always Iris. She’s always a constant. Just like on Earth-2, she was a cop, but she’s still married to Barry. There always and still is a Barry/Iris dynamic, but it’s slightly different.”
Ausiello: Some exclusive Season 3 casting news for ya: Miles Gaston Villanueva (
) has been cast as Sam, an old crush of Jane’s that predates her relationships with Michael and Rafael. Intellectual and sexy, Sam’s past connection to Jane has a surprising impact on the present (where Michael is presumably fighting for his life, although he’s apparently not fighting
hard considering Brett Dier had enough lines in the premiere to warrant showing up at the first table read!)
reason this recast happened. It’s a really funny story.
♦ It’s been two weeks since I attended the TCA Awards and I’m still confused/saddened as to why not a single member of the
cast, nor the show’s creator, showed up to accept their much-deserved best comedy trophy. I need someone to explain to me what happened so I can move on with my life.
♦ Trying to get my hands on the Darth Vader version of this figurine. If you — or someone you know — is in possession of it please contact me. I’m prepared to meet any/all demands.
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Additional reporting by Andy Swift, Kim Roots and Vlada Gelman
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Wow more about Bones today, thanks for this!!
They didn’t attend the TCA awards because no one cares about them.
In defense American Language Ours is actually 16th Century English. American is more authentic of English than Modified English of the 18th Century which caused the rise of the Posh Accent. So he should learn some linguistics!
A fiction-writing professor told us that in the 17th century, Charles II got all the scholars together to revamp the English language so it could be used as a vehicle for science. That would seem to be the language we use, today.
Yes that is what i remember as well… she stormed off from arguing in spanish with her father at holiday dinner table….
Yes, it was a flashback to a holiday dinner (Thanksgiving, I think). Basically that’s when we learned that Laurel was rich and had a controlling father/family who may have been involved in some illegal activity (at least that is how I interpreted the dynamic). I’m pretty sure it was set in Palm Beach County which is not far from where I live (in a much less opulent house than Laurel’s fictional family).
Thank you for posting this…. Thought I was remembering it wrong.
On Supernatural, my guess is Sam and Dean’s mother won’t be in every episode of the season because she has to adjust to been alive and she might have to do that sometimes away from her sons.As for Arrow, i’m thinking Laurel asked Oliver to do something for her that she never got a chance to do
I think I heard, in a SDCC video or something, that she reminded him that he shouldn’t carry his burdens alone.
Any word on the premiere date of Shooter? Also when will Nashville premiere on CMT?
Nashville will premire in Dec but no specific has been set yet.I think Shooter was delayed til fall with no specific set yet.
But we already have seen Laurel’s dad in HTGAWM, Jose Zuniga played him in Season 1… Unless this is a re-cast?
Don’t we already know what Laurel said to Oliver, though? It was in the S5 trailer (and it fits with him doing and not doing something)…..
Unless they changed it. I know they filmed a few lines to choose from.
Iris West being the one constant for Barry is beautiful and powerful. Thanks for the scoop.
Laurel’s final words to Oliver were already given away in the Season 5 trailer. Something about how his instinct is always to go it alone, but he shouldn’t.
Thanks for the Iris scoop! Can’t wait to see what she’s up to in addition to journalism.
“It’s actually a mystery what brings her back. It’s seemingly disconnected to everything, and yet when we realize the what, we understand that it’s tied into exactly what the villain is attempting to do.”
I’m going with ‘Sarah’ is the first appearance the monster chooses to appear as and through out the season it appear to Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Bonnie, Enzo, Matt, & Alaric as Lily, Giuseppe, Elena, Lexie Katherine, Lexie, Liz, Bill, Shelia, Rudy, Dalton, Alex, Kelly, Vicki, Penny, Isobel, & Jo just like the First Evil on Buffy appeared to spike as as Warren Mears, Glory, Adam, The Mayor, Drusilla, The Master, and Buffy Summers.
Not one show I’m interested in, Aus. Please provide future scoop/intel on the following shows:
3. Star Trek: Discovery – how about some teases about which upcoming villains we will see. Teases on the new characters, crew members?
6. Amy Acker’s role in MacGyver. Will she be a series regular?
10. The Expanse – will it stick to plot of next book?
12. Game of Thrones – how much time passes between last season and the next season?
Remember, this is supposed to be for your viewers, not just the shows you watch. ;)
before you are accused of coming across as a _complete_ ass: did you send in a question to him he ignored?
Thank you for saying what I was thinking. Also I have to laugh at the ignorance about Star Trek which obvi is being selective about what info gets out lol
Lauren… How do you know that? How do you know if he asked they wouldnt give him something? Oh thats right you dont.
And esteban i looked up complete ass in the thesaurus and guess what? It said another word for it is esteban.
Thanks for the Hawaii Five-0 information. Couple that with Matt Mitovich’s spoiler from last week that they hope to have Sarah Carter back on as Lynn makes me a very happy fan. It will be great seeing McGarrett finally getting some answers and when they finally tie up those “loose ends” I hope McGarrett uses some good strong Navy SEAL knots. Poor guy has been trying to move on for 2 years, he deserves to be able to do so.
Thank you for The Flash scoop. Love iris, she’s my fave & I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her in season 3 !
I hope that one of the loose ends is that we never have to see Catherine again! I am happy that Lynn will be back! Will the new storyline having Steve go after wo fat’s father ? I hope Steve really gets the truth from Doris this time .
Wait, don’t tell me – “Graves” EP is a Hillary donor?
Is there any chance, however remote, that The Family will ever be renewed? esst seriesin aa lon time..
the family, best ever TV series…is there a chance it will be renewed?
Can’t understand why Catherine has to come back AGAIN to H50. On again/off again? I thought McGarrett said bye-bye once and for all several eps back. Now it’s just getting ridiculous with the whole McGarrett/Catherine thing. Let it stay dead already.
I am SOOOO glad they brought Zack back on Bones, I’ve been dying for that! He’s always been the smartest intern and only hope of someday being as smart as her. And there’s no way he’d hurt Bones. Loved his episodes.
SOOOO glad they won’t have Duane Henry on NCIS until 5th episode. I had sadly given up on the show now, as I can’t stand “Bishop” and her lousy acting, and unbelievable character. I didn’t like that other one in the ep either, was happy they didn’t sign her, but happy they did sign Jennifer Esposito. I was hoping they’d have Duane come on for an ep, and then leave. And yes, the accent IS a big problem. If he says anything crucial to the plot of the ep, and it isn’t understood, then it doesn’t work. That last ep, we had to rewind his parts just to get an idea of what he said, because we were afraid it might be important. Annoying.
Agree about the Bishop assessment, can’t hold a candle to Ziva, saw her on an interview with Craig Furgenson and she was dull, boring, uninspired, did I say dull. NCIS will be taking a big hit , a lot of people tuned in for the Tony/Ziva dynamics and still held on because there was hope that Ziva would return but now with this upheaval, expect the numbers to change this fall season for the worse.
Enjoying the AOS sccop. All the news so far has focused on Ghost Rider and Daisy, so it’s nice to hear something about the other characters on the show. Hoping for a Melinda May spoiler soon.
Hi! I don’t usually comment on here, but I do love to help people with collecting quests. I’m guessing that this is probably not new information, but did you contact the creator of the Star Smurfs line from DKE? The creator is Greg Aronowitz and he has a studio called BarnyardFX. He has a pretty big social media footprint (twitter, tumblr, instagram, youtube series, etc). I feel like you could contact him directly to see what he could hook you up with.
As for the company, they have a gmail account: email@example.com They are active at a lot of Cons.
I hope this helps and good luck in your quest for Smurf collecting!
I am so excited about the Flash news. Love Iris, she’s my favorite character. I hope they keep improving on her journalist arc. I want to see her investigating and then her stories tying up with Barry’s.
I wish they has cancelled Sleepy Hollow. They messed up big time and just need to set Tom Mison free to do other projects
I don’t hear anything about “Bates Motel ” please tell me its coming back. I know there was a statement saying they were only going to go 5 seasons but I was wondering if you’ve heard whether or not there might be one more season anyway. I know there was a lot of viewers writing in wanting more but I didn’t know if anything had been decided. also what about “American Horror Story” when is it coming back ?
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