Archive for February 8th, 2009
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Is there a third Winchester sibling among us? It certainly would seem so, and Jake Abel (Threshold) is playing him, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Abel has been cast on the CW’s Supernatural as Adam Milligan, an 18-year-old whom Sam and Dean meet in an episode titled “Jump the Shark” and airing April 23. Adam, viewers will learn, is the by-product of a little somethin’-somethin’ that big daddy John enjoyed during one of his demon hunts. Upon eventually being told by a onetime paramour of Adam’s paternity, John paid the lad the occasional visit. Never, though, did John alert Sam and Dean to Adam’s existence, nor vice versa.
Source: TV Guide Online
The final three episodes of the season can be summed up in three words: Dean vs. Sam. Source: Michael Ausiello
The kid who plays Mary Louise Parker’s son, Shane, on Weeds has been cast as a ghost in a spring episode. Source: Michael Ausiello
Supernatural is doing an ep entitled “Jump the Shark.” The boys try to help an upstanding young man named Adam who has made an unexpected and sharp left turn in life. And by sharp left turn, I think they mean he turns into a brain-eating zombie, a blood-sucking vampire or something equally untoward. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Lilith hijacks the body of a dental hygienist and returns to wreak havoc on the Winchesters in ep 18. Source: Kristin on E!Online
This episode will be directed by Charles Beeson and will film between the 24th February and the 5th March
[AMELIA MCSHANE] (30ish) A good wife and a loving mother (pretty, normal and grounded), she’s distraught over her husband’s mental state and becomes increasingly terrified that her husband is losing his mind – she is torn between believing his wild stories and trying to keep her family together. GUEST STAR
[CLAIRE MCSHANE] (11ish) A sweet, loving and normal little girl who loves her father, but when possessed she becomes cool, calm and has a presence way beyond her eleven years. We Need A Very Strong Actress For This Role …GUEST STAR
What’s the difference between angels and demons? Will Sam ever reunite with his mother? Does Dean have more to tell about Hell? Why is Ruby so “different”? And what’s coming up that is more than intense? Supernatural supervising producer Sera Gamble made time this week to answer a second batch of TVGuide.com reader questions. So sit back and gain even more insight into the CW’s spooktacular series (airing Thursdays at 9 pm/ET).
I’m sure one or two of those people Dean tortured in Hell weren’t demons, but regular folk who had an error in judgment. Will Sam and Dean ever run into any of them? — K.
Sera Gamble: We batted around a few versions of that idea, but we’ve been focusing more on his torturer, Alastair. The pertinent details of Dean’s Hell story get told through that relationship. There’s more to come in a future episode.
Is Eric going to be directing a episode in the last half of the season? — SherryLynn75
Gamble: Eric is directing the season finale.
I read the spoilers for Episode 18. Is there any chance you will play the character named Sera? — ckll
Gamble: Nope. There is a character named Sera Siege though. There are characters named after everyone on the staff. The episode starts out dizzyingly meta: Sam and Dean discover a book series called Supernatural, about the adventures of two demon-hunting brothers named Sam and Dean. Every detail is spot-on. Obviously, this is deeply alarming to them. Julie Siege wrote the episode, and she was very even-handed, in that she managed to take hilarious jabs at the writers, the fans and the boys. The story eventually twists in an unexpected direction that’s more grounded and substantial — it’s not just an amusing exercise. But if there was any doubt that we have a sense of humor about ourselves, this ought to clear it up.
What is the difference (besides what I guess you could call their “political” affiliations”) between the angels and demons? I ask because their policies seem to be pretty similar: Both sides are into possessing humans; both sides are into destroying large numbers of humans and both sides are willing to do extreme measures with no regard for the suffering of others to achieve their objectives. — MrKWoodmaid
Gamble: Their methods are often eerily similar, huh? I find that pretty interesting. One big difference is that demons used to be human. Angels never were. Demons may have lost their humanity, but it could be argued that angels never had it to begin with. But: It’s not entirely true that angels have no regard for the suffering of humans. Castiel is clearly troubled by it. Anna was so compelled by humans that she chose to fall. You’ve got to take angels on a case-by-case basis.
Does Sam know what his mother did? Related to that, will we ever get to see Sam interact with his mother in some fashion? Or perhaps get some insight on how he feels about her or his father? — CharlotteJane
Gamble: Dean told Sam all about the events he witnessed in “In The Beginning,” yes. We alluded to that in the following episode. Further insight into how Sam feels about his folks: yes. We get into that on more than one occasion. As for actually seeing Sam interact with his mother: can’t promise quite yet, but Vegas money is on yes.
Even though Episode 9 explained why Ruby was so different this season, can we expect further explanation? — Kerri-Ann
Gamble: I’ll keep it general — ’cause I can’t really be more specific without violating the terms of my Ruby Nondisclosure Agreement — and just say that there is more to come regarding Ruby, the change in her attitude and her relationship with Sam.
Will there ever be an episode about the Jersey Devil? — irishgirl
Gamble: Not this season, so visit your local wishing well and petition for a Season 5.
Are we going to get a “Headless Horseman” episode anytime soon? That would be a great urban legend to cover. — Freyja
Gamble: It’s on the master list of urban legends, and comes up periodically. No time this season. Hit up that wishing well again!
Will DemonMeg, Ellen, Lilith, Alastair or Anna be back anytime soon? — BradleyL317
Gamble: Yup, you’ll be seeing Alastair and Anna again soon. And Lilith will be making a reappearance later this season as well.
Dean always seems to get the mystical journeys, from “What Is and What Should Never Be” to “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “In the Beginning.” Will Sam ever get a chance to really get inside his soul and see what lies within it? — coolguypadalecki
Gamble: Oh, yes. Episode 421. I’m searching my brain for a more intense word for “intense.”
Watch clips from this week’s “After School Special” episode here, here and here.
(Additional reporting by Tina Charles)
2/10 New ‘Of Heartbreaks and Hotels’
Naomi, comfortable with her new living situation, is immediately taken by Liam (guest star Matt Lanter), a hot bartender at her hotel. Sparks begin to fly between the two, but Naomi is confused by the mystery that surrounds Liam. Silver gets extremely upset when her surprise Valentine’s Day dinner for Dixon doesn’t go as planned, but the two find a way to make the date a moment to remember. Annie becomes increasingly jealous of Ethan and Rhonda’s close connection and takes advantage of information about Rhonda’s past in order to benefit herself, causing Ethan to confront her about her terrible actions. Adrianna doesn’t have a date for the dance and decides to spend the night loading up on chocolate until she hears a surprise knock on her door.
Adrianna and Navid are so not over. And the adoption option is still on the table. I’m told Navid will be at Ade’s side as she weighs the possibilities and meets with prospective parents.Zap2IT
2/10 New ‘All About Betrayal’
Megan is thrilled when Will tells her that his father (guest star Steven Culp) is starting a new magazine based on Megan and Will’s idea. Eager to pitch ideas for the first issue, Megan and Will soon find the magazine’s new editor-in-chief, David Besser (Robert Buckley), is not easy to please. When Marco decides to win Keith (guest star David Monohan) back and shows up unannounced at his house, he discovers Keith is now involved with his longtime friend Jennifer (Jennifer Elise Cox). Marco takes dramatic action to keep his true love from slipping away. Meanwhile, Rose tells Sage the shocking news that Miles is their real grandfather. The twins tell Megan what they know, then confront Laurel with the truth. During all the family drama, Rose knows that Sage is keeping something from her and when Sage finally confesses her own personal secret, it causes a profound change in the twin’s relationship.
Robert Buckley will be stirring up some drama with the relationships on the show. Buckley says, “I mix things up. I definitely shake it up—I really, really make things hard for the guys in this show.” Source: Watch With Kristin
I still can’t believe Charlie left Privileged on Tuesday, even though you told us about it months ago. Why would they fire Michael Cassidy?
Oh, Cassidy wasn’t fired. No, in fact, Privileged’s season one finale is next week, so he’s really only missing one ep. If The CW gives the show a second year, I’m sure we’ll see him again. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Privileged, pretty please.
I spy two major breakups in the finale. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Julian is looking to take things to the next level with Brooke when he asks if she and Sam will move back to L.A. with him. Source: Watch With Kristin
Millicent and Mouth are going to rekindle their love soon. Source: Watch With Kristin
Dan is finally going to apologize to Nathan and Lucas for being such a terrible father. Source: Watch With Kristin
Brothers & Sisters Preview: Meet Ryan, the Walker Love Child
by Anna Dimond, TV Guide
Luke Grimes, Brothers & Sisters
Brothers & Sisters‘ Walker family is expansive, with the siblings, their significant others and more bringing drama, comedy and intrigue to the fore each week. On Sunday (ABC, 10 pm/ET), a new Walker sibling will add a twist to the mix, arriving after his existence was discovered earlier this season. A product of an affair, Luke Grimes’ (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) edgy Ryan Lafferty lost his mother, and now faces fresh loss when he learns the truth about his past. TVGuide.com sat down with Grimes to find out what’s behind the new sib’s brooding demeanor, how the family reacts to his arrival and what he thinks of fans’ mixed reactions to his casting.
TVGuide.com: Can you tell us about your character, Ryan Lafferty?
Luke Grimes: He goes to the Berklee School of Music. He lived a pretty happy life up until a certain point when his mother died. And then he was very shocked to find out that the father who raised him is not his real father … and his real, biological father’s dead. So he finds out at a late age that he’s an orphan. The rug’s been pulled out from under him. He’s a complicated guy.
TVGuide.com: How is Ryan going to be introduced?
Grimes: With a phone call. He’s just gotten to the point where he can’t do it on his own anymore, so he reaches out to Nora [Sally Field, the Walkers' widowed matriarch].
TVGuide.com: What will integrating into the Walker family be like? How will the siblings respond?
Grimes: I don’t know yet — it’s all yet to be written. I’m excited to see what happens next… who he likes, who he doesn’t like.
TVGuide.com: There are a lot of theories circulating about your character, including that he used to be a drug dealer. Are we going to learn more about that?
Grimes: I’m not sure if it’s going to be brought up. But I know that … [Ryan] did have a problem with drugs, and I’m sure that that’s due to having his mother died.
TVGuide.com: Based on what you’ve shot so far, what’s the dynamic like between Ryan and Nora?
Grimes: There seems to be almost a motherly energy coming from Nora. I don’t know if that’s something that they’re planning on playing up, but I feel like that’s the way it’s going. Maybe [the writers will] play that out. But I know that because [Ryan's] a complicated guy, because he doesn’t know what’s going on, he’s rejecting that energy at this point. He’s pushing away a little bit.
TVGuide.com: Was it intimidating to work with a pro like Sally Field?
Grimes: It’s not intimidating working with Sally Field, it’s intimidating in the times in between when the camera’s actually rolling, when I’m sitting next to Sally Field. I don’t know what to say!
TVGuide.com: Rebecca is another character on the show that had a scare over being an illegitimate Walker. Do you know what her dynamic with Ryan will be like, now that she’s off the hook for that?
Grimes: It’s funny, another interviewer asked me if we’re going to have a love connection … . The only thing I know is that one of the audition scenes they wrote for me was with Rebecca, and it was [our characters] meeting at a coffee shop, where he’s asking her about her experience meeting the Walkers.
TVGuide.com: So far it sounds like Ryan is a brooding guy. Are there any light moments for him?
Grimes: Underneath it all, he is a really sweet person, [even after] all he’s been through. There is a side that really cares and is honest … . Something we talked about is the product of environment, maybe he’s just in a bad place. He may seem a little messy to the other characters, but I think given what happened to him, [it's normal].
TVGuide.com: Is Ryan sticking around for a while?
Grimes: It depends on how everyone responds to it, and if the audience likes it. I know I have a four-episode guarantee, and after that it’s fate.
TVGuide.com: For you personally, what has it been like for you to play this character so far? What has your approach been?
Grimes: I’m just trying to wrap my head around what it would be like, because I grew up with a really great, close-knit family … What would that be like to lose your mother at such a young age, and find out that your dad is not your dad? Not only that, but I think about how rejected and alienated Ryan must feel from everyone, because he’s everyone’s mistake. The mom messed up, and he was born, and neither family can see him as a real part of them.
TVGuide.com: There was a lot of public discussion among Brothers & Sisters fans surrounding your casting. Did you come across any of that?
Grimes: My mom was reading all these comments and actually read me one. It causes extra pressure that I didn’t need, but she thought it was funny.
TVGuide.com: What was the comment?
Grimes: I think one said, ‘He looks like a strung-out Johnny Depp,’ and one said ‘He must have gotten the part because his parents are rich,’ which is ridiculous, because my dad’s a pastor and they are not rich. It’s all because they wanted other people [in the role]. [Fans are] entitled to their opinions, but I just hope that they enjoy what I’m doing. Getting a show is really exciting, but knowing that there were people who watched it every week who didn’t want you on, it can start to mess with your head. So I decided, from now on I’ll just do my job and they can blog and do theirs [Laughs].
TVGuide.com: At this juncture of your career, how do you feel about some of the pitfalls of being a young, successful actor in Hollywood?
Grimes: It’s been a slow burn for me. I think I’m glad that it didn’t happen right away, and that I didn’t have money … . It’s good, because now I have a handle on what’s important and what’s not. Something that’s not important is trying to find that spotlight. If it comes, it comes, and you have to deal with it because that’s what you signed up for, and you’ve made yourself public domain… . I don’t think you’ll see me embarrass myself too much.
Source: TV Guide
Not surprisingly, the box-office success of Twilight has led the CW to stake out some territory in the teens-and-vampires genre by picking up a pilot for Vampire Diaries, a Kevin Williamson-penned adaptation of a 15-year-old series of novels.
Similar to (and yet predating) Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, Vampire Diaries revolves around a young heroine who is the object of obsession of two brothers — both vampires, one good and one … well, he’s more complicated. The bloodsucking siblings fight for her soul, as well as dibs on other residents within their small town.
Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream) is penning the pilot with Julie Plec (Kyle XY), and will exec-produce.
The CW has also greenlit Body Politic, a Washington, D.C-set drama about young up-and-comers toiling for the nation’s capital.
Previously this winter, the CW gave a go-ahead to a “prequel” spin-off of Gossip Girl; Krysten Ritter (Veronica Mars) is the first announced cast member, playing a young Lily’s sister.