TV Spoilers Aug 29, 2013: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 4 Spoilers: Episode 13 Synopsis Leaked Online; What Will Happen on Haloween Special

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Spoilers: Episode 13 Synopsis Leaked Online; What Will Happen on Halloween Special

Source: International Business Times, 8-29-13

The episode description posted on Spoiler TV reveals that Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily will be dressed in “their finest Edwardian wear” as they attend a cemetery party to “find Ali before ‘A’ can….READ MORE

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TV Spoilers Aug 28, 2013: Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Summer Finale: Ezra is revealed as A, but is he?

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Pretty Little Liars‘ Ian Harding on Shocking “A” Reveal: “Ezra Is Not a Sociopath”

Source: E! Online, 8-28-13 

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars ABC Family

Who couldn’t sleep last night because of the mind-blowing summer finAle?!

You all should be raising your hands right now, because that was one intensely twisted episode of Pretty Little Liars. After learning that (Spoiler Alert!) Ezra is A, we went through a wide range of emotions: Shock, anger, heartbreak, fear, confusion and, of course, complete and utter betrayal. (How could you, Mr. Fitz?!)…READ MORE

‘Pretty Little Liars’: Why Ezra is not ‘A’

Source: Zap2it.com (blog), 8-28-13

pretty-little-liars-ezra-is-a-summer-finale- “Pretty Little Liars” dropped seemingly dropped a huge bombshell during its Season 4 summer finale Tuesday night (Aug. 27) when Ezra Fitz was shown inside what appears to be “A’s” lair in Ravenswood, angry….READ MORE

TV Recaps Aug 28 2013: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Summer Season 4 Finale Recap: ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t’

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Summer Finale Recap: ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t’

Source: MTV.com, 8-28-13

Without fail our weekly dose of “Pretty Little Liars” always leaves our jaws dropped, and last night’s summer finale was no exception. As the name suggests, “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” was filled with magic, deception and that time our hearts were….READ MORE

Castle Season 4 Premiere Spoilers Episode Recap: 4.1 “Rise” Beckett’s Secret, She Remembers Everything

‘Castle,’ Season 4, Episode 1, Season Premiere: TV Recap

Source: WSJ, 9-19-11

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We ended the last season of “Castle” with a classic cliffhanger: Beckett was shot by a sniper at Captain Montgomery’s funeral. Castle had tried to knock her out of the way when he saw what was happening, but he wasn’t successful. As Beckett lay bleeding, Castle confessed his love for her.

The season premiere picked up exactly where it left off. Beckett is being frantically rushed into surgery. She is slipping away. We are taken back and forth between the operating room and the hallway where everyone has gathered.

In surgery, Beckett’s boyfriend Josh has to start the surgery to save her life despite protests from around the table. “You can’t operate on her, she’s your girlfriend.” To which Josh responds, “She’s dying.” And then he cuts in to stop her bleeding.

Outside in the hallway, Beckett’s father, Castle’s daughter wait. Josh, relieved by another surgeon, comes out of surgery and slams Castle into the wall, blaming him for forcing Beckett to investigate her mother’s death. Back in the room Beckett flat lines.

Castle admits, “I put her on the crosshairs.”

Meanwhile, an envelope is pulled out of a mailbox with the name Smith on it. Montgomery sent it before he was shot. Castle’s pictures, a news article about Beckett’s shooting and some other paperwork are inside and once Smith read’s it all, he places a call to someone who is high up in government.

Beckett doesn’t really flat line. She pulls through. Castle visits Beckett in the hospital while she’s recovering. He says, “I just never thought I’d see again.” Followed by “I heard you were opening a flower shop so I thought I’d pitch in.”

Jokes aside, he quickly realizes Beckett doesn’t remember anything about the day she was shot, including his confession of love. She says, “There are some things better not being remembered.” Not that it matters because Beckett tells Castle to leave. She tells him she’ll call him. But she doesn’t.

Then, with the magic of TV, it is three months later, Beckett returns to work, still not having contacted Castle. She learns Castle had worked tirelessly to figure out who shot her and that the new captain, Captain Victoria Gates (who prefers to be call sir) kicked Castle to the curb anyway. Castle has taken the files home so he can continue working on finding Beckett’s shooter.

Beckett gets into it with the new captain because her case has been closed and because she has to retrain to get her gun back even though she did okay on her psych examine. With no leads on her shooter the captain said it was a waste of time to keep pursuing.

Beckett finally decides to connect with Castle so she catches up with him at a book signing. He is furious she had let three months go by without a call, explaining that it was painful to watch her die on the ambulance, and then recover. He is angry, but softens when Beckett said she needed to work through some things.

“Did Josh help you with that?”

“We broke up.”

After some small talk, Beckett reveals she built up a wall inside after her mother’s death. She tells Castle she needs to put the murder to rest in order to have the kind of relationship she wants. Castle tells her he’s still mad, but says they will figure it out. He softly changes the subject and tells her he’s been working on the money trail to find her killer, but has no leads. He promises to get reinstated by Gates.

He goes around Gates to get back into the squad, having called his pal the mayor to pull strings. Gates is not happy. She threatens to bury Beckett if she ever lets Castle embarrass her again.

The team is in the middle of connecting some dots on a warehouse fire deemed accidental that might lead to some clues on Beckett’s mother murder, when Gates sends them all out on another lead. Becket is back in the saddle, but clearly isn’t ready. After a chase she hesitates to raise her weapon when faced with one pointing at her. Her hand is shaking and Esposito and Ryan come in and take down the bad guy before anything happens.

Back at the station, Castle confronts her on freezing and the shaky hand. She says it won’t happen again. The two of them go and talk to the fire investigator about the warehouse fire that might lead to her shooter. He insists the report is accurate. Beckett flips out and accuses the investigator of lying, and being pressured to falsify a report. He throws them both out of the fire station.

She and Castle go to her home to review the files and they disagree on the fire investigators guilt and the cause of the fire. Beckett can’t accept this because it would mean she has no leads in her mother’s murder.

After they part, Castle gets a call from someone claiming to be a friend of Montgomery’s. Presumably the high-placed official silenced by Montgomery’s mail. He’s got the envelope’s contents spread out in front of him.

“We need to talk.”

Here’s the crux of that call: the contents of that envelope are so damaging to people in high places that they ensure the safety of Montgomery’s family. Beckett was shot at the funeral because that envelope arrived late. She’s safe now and won’t be targeted again, as long as Beckett doesn’t pursue the case any further.

Castle decides to not mention the call to Beckett and instead decides to work to steer her away from the case. He convinces her to take a break until she feels better.

Beckett focuses on the killing of a debutant instead, that they thought had already been solved. She figures out who the killer is, which is not the guy in custody. This time, when they chase the suspect down Beckett doesn’t hesitate and she faces the second gun barrel of the show. This time she prevails and cuffs the suspect.

“We’ll figure it out. That wall inside won’t be there forever,” says Castle as they part.

And just when you think its over, the last few minutes of the show set up the season to come. Castle has, for the time being convinced Beckett to stop pursuing the case, but he is clearly still looking into finding her sniper. And Beckett, in an appointment with her shrink, acknowledges she actually remembers everything from the day she was shot.

Why do you think she lied to Castle about not hearing him say, “I love you”?

Castle Seaon 4 Spoilers: Season Premiere Spoilers — Beckett’s Secret from Castle — Remembers “I Love You”

Castle Boss: Castle and Beckett’s New Secrets Are a “Ticking Bomb”

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Stana Katic, Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of ABC’s Castle. Read at your own risk.]


“I remember everything.”

With those words, spoken by Detective Kate Beckett in the closing moments of Castle‘s Season 4 premiere, the show kicked off what is sure to be a rollercoaster season of secrets.

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After narrowly surviving the gunshot she suffered in the Season 3 finale, Beckett (Stana Katic) tells Castle (Nathan Fillion) that she doesn’t remember anything from the day she was shot — including the fact that Castle told Beckett he loved her. But in the premiere’s final moments, Beckett confesses to her police-mandated shrink (Michael Dorn) that she she’s been lying about her faulty memory.

But why? “She’s scared to admit that she heard him because she’s scared that the relationship is going to go to the next level and it could potentially ruin their friendship,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “She wants it but she’s not ready for it.”

However, Beckett, who is clearly still a bit shaken up from her brush with death, is able to admit that she wants to work toward a relationship with Castle — after she finally closes her mother’s murder investigation, which set this whole deadly chain of events in motion.

Castle Season 4: What happens after “I love you”?

“Beckett is struggling with some internal things that she really needs to put to rest,” Marlowe says. “She intimates that she wants Castle, but she wants it to be a real relationship. She knows she’s not as open and available as she wants to be in life, but she knows it’s for a particular reason. So, if they can resolve Beckett’s mother’s case, that [removes] one of their biggest obstacles.”

That’s where things get really sticky. Although Castle wants nothing more than to help Beckett crack the case, he’s got one problem: A mystery man (Geoff Pierson) with knowledge of Beckett’s investigation warns Castle that if she continues digging, she will certainly end up dead.

“Castle is in this terribly conflicted position,” Marlowe says. “It ends up being a huge sacrifice for Castle to ask Beckett to back off, because he’s actually asking her to back off of the relationship.”

Adds Fillion: “If she solves the investigation, she’s saying she can be emotionally ready for a relationship with Castle. But if she delves into this investigation, she will be killed. That’s very real. If you balance that with, ‘Well, I might have a chance at dating her,’ it doesn’t really weigh out. He can’t take that chance.”

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Marlowe says that Castle will continue to try to solve Beckett’s mother’s murder on his own in order to protect Beckett. Meanwhile, look for Beckett’s shrink to return at least a couple more times to offer a peek into Beckett’s head (and heart).

The bright side, Marlowe says, is that even though they’re not technically an item, their relationship is stronger than ever. “For all the people who keep saying, ‘When are they going to get in a relationship?’ they kind of already are,” he says. “It just comes with baggage and complications. [These] are two people who we deep down know love each other but there’s some significant secrets and significant obstacles that make it not the right time for them at this moment.”

And if those secrets are revealed? “[It’s] a powder keg,” Marlowe says. “Either of those things can be a real ticking bomb in their relationship. So, there’s a little bit of a delicate dance for the characters.”

Castle airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.

What did you think of the premiere? Are you interested in the new dynamic between Castle and Beckett?

Castle Season 4: What Happens After “I Love You”?

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic

As the saying goes, you can’t unring a bell. So, can you unspeak the words “I love you”?

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That’s the question looming over Castle, as the Season 4 premiere (Monday, 10/c, ABC) focuses heavily on how Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will react to a profession of love from her mystery-writer/partner, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), in last season’s finale. Of course, Castle’s “I love you” didn’t come over a candlelight dinner, but in the aftermath of Beckett being gunned down by a sniper. So, there are plenty of easy outs, right?

“My goals were to honor everything that we had done in the season finale and not sweep anything under the carpet,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “My intent was to confront all the issues that we brought up and deal with them in a way that … was going to be both satisfying to fans and also a little bit frustrating for the ones who want Castle and Beckett to get back right away. We’ve taken their relationship to the next level of complexity. … [There’s] a lot more meaning in the Beckett and Castle relationship.”

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Adds executive producer Laurie Zaks: “Once the genie is let out of the bottle, it can’t be put back in. Even if it’s not acknowledged verbally, psychologically there’s going to be a difference.”

It’s in those psychological and emotional corners of the story that things get a bit tricky. For example: Will Castle even be able to see past his own complicity in Beckett’s shooting — and by extension, the sacrificial death of former Capt. Roy Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) — to move forward in a relationship with her?

“It was a very sobering event for Castle. Certainly he carries a measure of guilt,” Fillion says. “Here’s a guy who’s not very keen to grow up anytime soon. But he’s really been spear-heading this investigation. He’s been kicking this hornet’s nest around, thinking that solving it will get him closer to Beckett. But now he’s losing friends, literally. It’s going to force him to grow up a little.”

Castle exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett’s new captain!

Also standing in the way of Castle and Beckett’s possible love connection is a decrease in face time, now that new Victoria “Iron” Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald) has assumed command of the 12th Precinct and promptly kicked Castle out.

“He’s not used to women being around him that aren’t disarmed by him immediately,” Fillion says. “Women love him, and when they don’t, he takes it really hard. … She won’t give him half a chance. Even when he deserves credit, she will not give it to him. That really bothers him, and it’s going to be a continuing battle.”

But the true obstacle preventing a Castle-Beckett hookup is secrecy, as both Beckett and Castle will be forced to hide significant information from each other at the beginning of the season.

Castle exclusive: Star Trek‘s Michael Dorn is Beckett’s shrink

“Everybody’s got secrets this year,” Katic says. “The first episode kind of explains how this next season will be directed. It explains in a really subtle way how the two characters feel about each other and what obstacles they might have to tackle in order to finally get to each other. I think it’s really sweet.”

Sweet, if not immediately satisfying to the show’s ravenous fans. Katic can only promise that Beckett, who will also share some her feelings with a police-mandated shrink (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Michael Dorn) this season, is acting in the interest of her long-term happiness.

“She’s making an adult decision not to dive into something because she doesn’t want to screw it up,” Katic says. ” She has real, adult reasons for making the choices she makes. … She cares for him so much. She’s in love with him. She’s dated other guys, but he’s the only guy she’s been in love with.”

Castle premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC.

The Mentalist Season 4 Spoilers: Patrick Jane on Trial

Spoiler Alert: Simon Baker Talks About The Mentalist‘s Shocking Season Finale

Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Did CBS cancel The Mentalist and forget to tell us? The smash-hit crime drama just wrapped its third season with Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) shooting and killing serial slayer Red John (Bradley Whitford) in the crowded food court of a shopping mall. But wasn’t Jane’s vengeful pursuit of Red John his raison d’être and the very point of this series? How could the plot wrap up so soon? Then again, did Jane kill the real Red John? Whether he did or he didn’t, he’s in deep doo-doo. “Patrick has just murdered a man in cold blood in front of hundreds of people and next season he will be tried in court,” creator Bruno Heller tells us. “We won’t dodge any issues. Patrick won’t wake up and discover it was all a dream. There will be consequences.” TV Guide Magazine spoke with Baker to get his take on the daring cliffhanger and where his show is headed from here. Will that impish little devil Patrick Jane ever be able to charm us again?

TV Guide Magazine: Those who follow The Mentalist might well be shocked by what Jane has done, but they can’t claim to be surprised, right?
Baker:
Exactly! My character has always said, very coldly and matter-of-factly, that he would kill Red John if he ever got the chance. That was always his modus. And he’s told that to Agent Lisbon [Robin Tunney] many times. Of course there will be repercussions, but Patrick clearly doesn’t give a damn about that.

TV Guide Magazine: How will this murder change him? Is this closure? Can he get on with his life now, even if that life is spent in prison?
Baker:
I think he feels great about finally getting revenge. But you never know. This could be the false bottom to the suitcase. Maybe this isn’t the bottom.

TV Guide Magazine: Meaning what? That Jane killed the wrong man? He certainly thought he had the right guy once Red John described how Jane’s wife and daughter smelled at the time of their murders — the exact soaps and shampoos they used. But, theoretically, the real Red John could have passed that information to Bradley Whitford’s character, no?
Baker:
There’s a lot to play around with. I think it was a brilliant choice to have the murder happen in such a public place. Bang! Bang! Bang! Then Jane’s totally calm. People are running around in a panic. Jane just sits down and has his cup of tea. It’s done. He’s finally done what he needed to do. After this season, you’re going to have the lead character on a network TV series being a cold-blooded, vengeance-killing murderer. That’s heavy.

TV Guide Magazine: He certainly can’t claim to have killed in self defense.
Baker:
And how do you get around that? There are too many witnesses who saw him go after Red John. I had some issues with the way the killing was originally written, which had Red John getting up and walking away and my character shooting him in the back three times. That wouldn’t have been fulfilling enough for Jane. The whole idea of vengeance is the fulfillment factor! Patrick had already said in a really powerful scene in Season 1, “When I find him I’m going to cut him open and watch him die.” A big part of the show — and the fan speculation — has always been whether or not Patrick really has what it takes to carry out that threat. Does he actually have it in him? So we played around with the scene. My idea was that Red John talks about how the wife and child smelled and it just cripples Jane. You see him go from this guy who’s this close to having his vengeance, having his closure, and he just crumbles into a bit of a paralyzed mess. Then Red John walks away. Jane says, “Please, wait.” Almost like he needs to hear more detail. I’ve always played the murders as still being so raw, so present, despite Jane’s bravado. I like the perverseness of him needing to hear more, as macabre as it is. So Jane goes up to him and looks like he’s shattered, then when he gets this close to Red John, the need for cold revenge kicks in. And he’s thinking, “Not only am I going to kill you, I am going to mind f–k you at the same time.” I wanted the audience to still think in that moment that, despite all Jane’s talk, he just can’t kill Red John. But then he does! It’s very operatic. Bruno loved the idea.

TV Guide Magazine: You two seem to have a remarkably close, almost symbiotic relationship. A lot of exec producers in town would freak if an actor wanted this level of creative involvement.
Baker:
Believe me, I know! [Laughs] I get such profound satisfaction working with Bruno, because he understands me and I understand him. It’s really pure luck we found each other. It’s very rare. I can be a real pain in the ass with the wrong types of people. The last thing I want to do is come to work each day and not be challenged. What’s the fun in taking it easy? Let’s push it! I’m very happy that Bruno and I have been able to juggle the procedural and the serialized aspects of the show without swinging too much either way. Bruno appreciates the genesis of the Patrick Jane character, what drives him, and that he comes from a very tragic place. And you can’t fluff it off. You have to honor that. That hasn’t been easy because sometimes there’s been a lot of pressure from CBS to avoid the dark stuff, because the lighter stuff is so much easier to swallow. But without the dark, the light isn’t as enjoyable. The light can’t exist without the dark.

TV Guide Magazine: William Blake!
Baker:
Exactly! One hundred percent.

TV Guide Magazine: Word is, CBS has been a bit uneasy with this finale.
Baker:
There have been so many little arm wrestles to get this stuff through, but in the end I think we have the confidence and the support of the studio and the network. With Bruno and me there has been a lot of, “We can do this! We can get away with this!” Because this isn’t cable where you can do what you please. In network TV, you have to present the box before you can step outside it. CBS has always wanted the fun procedural stuff, and that remains a big element of The Mentalist. But this show has a lot of different personalities. I think there’s a sense with the network that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And I understand that because you can make some really bad mistakes that way. But we have to keep this show moving. I don’t ever want to mess up the experience for the audience. I want them to enjoy the show as much as they do, from the first episode to the very last. I don’t want to screw up that relationship at all. But at the same time, living and breathing this show every day, I have to challenge Bruno and he has to challenge me. In a way it’s so much easier to be subversive in cable: “Oh, look at us! We’re wacky! We’re daring! We say ‘f—k; a lot!” When you’re on a network, you have to slide the subversive in the back door. And you don’t have to be depressing in order to have gravity. A few episodes back we had Jane help the coroner kill himself. The guy had a terminal disease and the viewers were really touched and involved in that story. But it was all so subtle, I’m not sure they really realized what Patrick had done. And now we’ve moved on to total cold-blood vengeance. [Laughs] I know how this is going to play out. Trust me, this is a great setup for next season!

Castle Season 4 Spoilers: Kate Beckett Lives — Castle’s I Love You & the Castle Beckett Relationship

Castle Boss: Castle and Beckett’s New Secrets Are a “Ticking Bomb”

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Stana Katic, Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of ABC’s Castle. Read at your own risk.]


“I remember everything.”

With those words, spoken by Detective Kate Beckett in the closing moments of Castle‘s Season 4 premiere, the show kicked off what is sure to be a rollercoaster season of secrets.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

After narrowly surviving the gunshot she suffered in the Season 3 finale, Beckett (Stana Katic) tells Castle (Nathan Fillion) that she doesn’t remember anything from the day she was shot — including the fact that Castle told Beckett he loved her. But in the premiere’s final moments, Beckett confesses to her police-mandated shrink (Michael Dorn) that she she’s been lying about her faulty memory.

But why? “She’s scared to admit that she heard him because she’s scared that the relationship is going to go to the next level and it could potentially ruin their friendship,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “She wants it but she’s not ready for it.”

However, Beckett, who is clearly still a bit shaken up from her brush with death, is able to admit that she wants to work toward a relationship with Castle — after she finally closes her mother’s murder investigation, which set this whole deadly chain of events in motion.

Castle Season 4: What happens after “I love you”?

“Beckett is struggling with some internal things that she really needs to put to rest,” Marlowe says. “She intimates that she wants Castle, but she wants it to be a real relationship. She knows she’s not as open and available as she wants to be in life, but she knows it’s for a particular reason. So, if they can resolve Beckett’s mother’s case, that [removes] one of their biggest obstacles.”

That’s where things get really sticky. Although Castle wants nothing more than to help Beckett crack the case, he’s got one problem: A mystery man (Geoff Pierson) with knowledge of Beckett’s investigation warns Castle that if she continues digging, she will certainly end up dead.

“Castle is in this terribly conflicted position,” Marlowe says. “It ends up being a huge sacrifice for Castle to ask Beckett to back off, because he’s actually asking her to back off of the relationship.”

Adds Fillion: “If she solves the investigation, she’s saying she can be emotionally ready for a relationship with Castle. But if she delves into this investigation, she will be killed. That’s very real. If you balance that with, ‘Well, I might have a chance at dating her,’ it doesn’t really weigh out. He can’t take that chance.”

Check out our list of TV’s sexiest crime fighters!

Marlowe says that Castle will continue to try to solve Beckett’s mother’s murder on his own in order to protect Beckett. Meanwhile, look for Beckett’s shrink to return at least a couple more times to offer a peek into Beckett’s head (and heart).

The bright side, Marlowe says, is that even though they’re not technically an item, their relationship is stronger than ever. “For all the people who keep saying, ‘When are they going to get in a relationship?’ they kind of already are,” he says. “It just comes with baggage and complications. [These] are two people who we deep down know love each other but there’s some significant secrets and significant obstacles that make it not the right time for them at this moment.”

And if those secrets are revealed? “[It’s] a powder keg,” Marlowe says. “Either of those things can be a real ticking bomb in their relationship. So, there’s a little bit of a delicate dance for the characters.”

Castle airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.

What did you think of the premiere? Are you interested in the new dynamic between Castle and Beckett?

Castle Season 4: What Happens After “I Love You”?

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic

As the saying goes, you can’t unring a bell. So, can you unspeak the words “I love you”?

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

That’s the question looming over Castle, as the Season 4 premiere (Monday, 10/c, ABC) focuses heavily on how Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will react to a profession of love from her mystery-writer/partner, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), in last season’s finale. Of course, Castle’s “I love you” didn’t come over a candlelight dinner, but in the aftermath of Beckett being gunned down by a sniper. So, there are plenty of easy outs, right?

“My goals were to honor everything that we had done in the season finale and not sweep anything under the carpet,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “My intent was to confront all the issues that we brought up and deal with them in a way that … was going to be both satisfying to fans and also a little bit frustrating for the ones who want Castle and Beckett to get back right away. We’ve taken their relationship to the next level of complexity. … [There’s] a lot more meaning in the Beckett and Castle relationship.”

Which Castle characters made our list of TV’s sexiest crime fighters?

Adds executive producer Laurie Zaks: “Once the genie is let out of the bottle, it can’t be put back in. Even if it’s not acknowledged verbally, psychologically there’s going to be a difference.”

It’s in those psychological and emotional corners of the story that things get a bit tricky. For example: Will Castle even be able to see past his own complicity in Beckett’s shooting — and by extension, the sacrificial death of former Capt. Roy Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) — to move forward in a relationship with her?

“It was a very sobering event for Castle. Certainly he carries a measure of guilt,” Fillion says. “Here’s a guy who’s not very keen to grow up anytime soon. But he’s really been spear-heading this investigation. He’s been kicking this hornet’s nest around, thinking that solving it will get him closer to Beckett. But now he’s losing friends, literally. It’s going to force him to grow up a little.”

Castle exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett’s new captain!

Also standing in the way of Castle and Beckett’s possible love connection is a decrease in face time, now that new Victoria “Iron” Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald) has assumed command of the 12th Precinct and promptly kicked Castle out.

“He’s not used to women being around him that aren’t disarmed by him immediately,” Fillion says. “Women love him, and when they don’t, he takes it really hard. … She won’t give him half a chance. Even when he deserves credit, she will not give it to him. That really bothers him, and it’s going to be a continuing battle.”

But the true obstacle preventing a Castle-Beckett hookup is secrecy, as both Beckett and Castle will be forced to hide significant information from each other at the beginning of the season.

Castle exclusive: Star Trek‘s Michael Dorn is Beckett’s shrink

“Everybody’s got secrets this year,” Katic says. “The first episode kind of explains how this next season will be directed. It explains in a really subtle way how the two characters feel about each other and what obstacles they might have to tackle in order to finally get to each other. I think it’s really sweet.”

Sweet, if not immediately satisfying to the show’s ravenous fans. Katic can only promise that Beckett, who will also share some her feelings with a police-mandated shrink (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Michael Dorn) this season, is acting in the interest of her long-term happiness.

“She’s making an adult decision not to dive into something because she doesn’t want to screw it up,” Katic says. ” She has real, adult reasons for making the choices she makes. … She cares for him so much. She’s in love with him. She’s dated other guys, but he’s the only guy she’s been in love with.”

Castle premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC.

Exclusive Castle Postmortem: Creator on [SPOILER!]’s Death and Castle and Beckett’s Future

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 3 finale of Castle. Read at your own risk.]

Castle’s third season went out with a bang. More than one, actually.

Castle finale: Castle and Beckett put all their cards on the table

The action-packed final episode found Beckett (Stana Katic) once again drawn into investigating her mother’s murder after Hal Lockwood (Max Martini), the hitman who has killed all her previous leads in the case, escapes from prison. Beckett soon learns that Lockwood’s next target is none other than Captain Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson), who was the third cop involved in the kidnapping of a mob boss that ultimately led to Beckett’s mother’s murder.

Mongtomery’s betrayal and cover-up is a hard pill for Beckett to swallow, but ultimately the Captain risks his own life to take down Lockwood and protect Beckett from further harm. One problem: Montgomery dies without revealing the real mystery man who sent Lockwood to kill the conspiring cops in the first place. And that mystery man seems to have hired a new gunman, as in the closing moments of the episode, Beckett is gunned down by a sniper and left bleeding out as Castle (Nathan FIllion) professes his love to her.

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If you’re anything like us, you’re still in shock. And you have plenty of questions. (Of course Beckett is going to live, silly!)  Luckily, we chatted with Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe to break it all down. Below in our exclusive interview, Marlowe reveals why the Captain had to die, what the next layer of mythology in the Johanna Beckett case involves, and just how Castle’s admission of love will play out next season.

Why did you decide to kill Captain Montgomery?
Andrew W. Marlowe:  It grew organically out of the series, out of who he is to Beckett and why he’s been such a mentor [to her]. We realized when we got deeper into Beckett’s mother’s murder mythology that somebody had to be protecting Beckett from herself when she was looking into this, so it made sense that the Captain was involved. It gave us this great sense of completeness and tragedy that I really responded to.

Were you worried that fans might be too jarred by the betrayal?
Marlowe: We wanted them to be jarred. Beckett’s jarred. But the reality is we all have secrets and things in our lives we don’t talk about that, when they come to light, we’re forced to deal with. I think there will be some fans who will be frustrated and angry and some fans will be interested in how this will affect Beckett. What’s Beckett’s life going to be like when she doesn’t necessarily always have somebody she works for in her corner?

Captain Montgomery at least got a little bit of redemption.
Marlowe: [The whole story] made the character of the Captain much more noble to me. He participated in something that was a sin in his youth, but he had done everything in his life to correct it, to overcome it. He’d done everything to serve and be a good man, but he could not outrun his sins.

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So will you be adding a new boss at the precinct next season?
Marlowe: That’s one of the opportunities we’re looking to take. Everybody’s getting along really well in the precinct, and we think there can be a little more conflict. We think it’s interesting to grow Beckett and Castle by having somebody who may not look as favorably on Beckett as the Captain did or may not look as favorably on the Castle-Beckett relationship. That’s all stuff we’re plotting out for next year as we speak.

The finale also reveals that there’s still a mystery man out there connected to Johanna Beckett’s murder.
Marlowe: We have a great concept of how we want to follow that up in the next couple of seasons. That’s going to be vital in some decisions I’m making going into next season.  We foreshadowed it a bit with Castle having to protect Beckett from herself at the end of the episode. Next season, with Castle knowing somebody is out there, [Beckett] becomes his responsibility. It changes the nature of their relationship and makes it significantly more interesting, especially given what happens the last 10 seconds of the show.

Indeed. Let’s talk about that cliff-hanger. Are you prepared for the hate mail?
Marlowe: I do have an expectation that certain fans are going to be really, really frustrated. We have really tremendous, loyal fans and to make them wait all those months I think is going to be really frustrating to them. Hopefully people will be interested to see how we deal with it next year.  I do think, for the relationship fans, having Castle admit his feelings to Beckett is a great moment for them.

Did Beckett hear and understand Castle say “I love you” before she went unconscious?
Marlowe: I think in that moment she does. I know exactly how I’m dealing with it next season, but it would be unfair to the experience of the audience to tell them right now.

What can you say about that relationship moving forward?
Marlowe: I think people will be frustrated until I do the next set of reveals at midseason. My feeling about TV audiences is that they love to be frustrated and then fulfilled. What we’re telling here is a great love story, and great love stories take a long time to resolve. Feelings ebb and flow, relationships are complicated, timing is wrong. I do know where I want to end up with these people. I know what the resolution is between them but there’s a lot of great storytelling between now and then.

Are you concerned with dragging it too long and losing viewer interest? You recently commented about Bones doing just that.
Marlowe: When I express some concerns about models of the other shows, it’s when the relationship becomes stagnant. When there is no movement, there is no growth and the characters start to feel like brother and sister because they lose the spark. My goal is to not lose the spark, and I know that’s a challenge when you keep people apart for a long time. Keeping them apart can be frustrating, but I also feel like moments at the end of the swimmer episode are enormously gratifying because of everything that’s come before. The hero’s journey is about going through all sorts of difficulty to obtain your prize and having little victories along the way. My hope is that at the end of the day, it feels like a hero’s journey.

Will there at least be some payoff to Castle’s admission of love?
Marlowe:
During Season 4 there will be some payoff to what he said in that moment. It’s not going to necessarily come the way the fans like. And I’m sure some of them will feel like I’ve skirted the issue initially and then come to realize that I’ve dealt with it in an interesting character way. The questions are going to be answered. I think people felt like we dropped the kiss or we dropped the freezing together, but it was always my intention to bring it up as a relationship issue [in the finale]. Hopefully people will be interested to see how we deal with it next year, and how we overcome the argument they’ve had in the middle of this episode. The issue of “Why aren’t we talking about this? Why aren’t we confronting it?”

Is Beckett’s boyfriend Josh (Victor Webster) still a possible obstacle?
Marlowe: He’s still out there, and he’s somebody we’re going to have to deal with. He’s an element moving forward and it’ll be interesting to see how that functions.

What’s going to be the driving force in Season 4?
Marlowe: There’s going to be a real push and pull between Beckett and Castle. Beckett’s going to want to look into [this new mystery man] and Castle’s going to have very specific reasons why he doesn’t want her to. He’ll end up with a little more information than she has, and he can’t be honest with her about it. It’s going to cause a complexity in their relationship that’s going to be interesting.

‘Castle’ creator Andrew Marlowe on finale shooting: ‘She was not wearing a vest.’

Source: EW, 5-18-11

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While Castle fans were weeping over Monday night’s season finale (Beckett! Nooooo!), creator Andrew Marlowe was in Hawaii, oblivious to the emotional turmoil he’d just inflicted upon us. To get back at him (kidding!), EW interrupted the executive producer’s much-deserved vacation (not kidding…) to ask some of our — and your — burning questions.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know you’re sitting sea side right now, but have you seen any of the Internet reaction to the finale?
ANDREW MARLOWE: Yeah, I was on Twitter and a lot of the fans were nice enough to leave their thoughts with me on Twitter, so that was very exciting.

I’m not getting the sense that they’re as angry as you thought they might be.
[Laughs] Well, I didn’t know. I knew that I was going to give them something emotionally satisfying, but I also wanted them to be prepared going in that it was going to end on a cliffhanger. But I think that for the ‘shippers, there was some sense of relief that Castle got to say what he wanted to say and that in the argument they were able to put their cards on the table. Then when we get to the final scene, he’s able to admit his feelings for her. So I think there was some really good resolution in that while we had all the other stuff. I think if we didn’t have that resolution, people would have felt a little unsatisfied.

Speaking of that last scene where he says the big ‘I love you,’ Kate’s alive… right?
I think people have to tune in this fall to see.

Well, I’m at least assuming she was wearing a vest …
You don’t expect to get shot at a funeral. I’ll tell you that she was not wearing a vest. I can tell you that, yeah.

So are we going to see Beckett recovery time next season or will we have a time jump when she’s back in action?
I have not fully finished constructing the season premiere episode for [season] 4. There are a lot of moving parts that I’m going to have to deal with. There may be a time cut, but we’ll probably most likely be picking up right after the events of the shooting and dealing with the aftermath. And then a time jump somewhere in the episode.

So, why did you decided to shoot Beckett?
Well, it felt like a natural extension of the storytelling that we’re doing, and this case is the case where Beckett is most vulnerable, and Castle is at his most mature. But it also comes with a complication, and the complication is this: It’s that if Castle hadn’t urged Beckett to look into her mother’s case in episode 10′s first season, none of this would have happened. You know, Montgomery wouldn’t be dead, secrets would still be buried, Beckett’s life wouldn’t be hanging in the balance. So you know, there’s certainly going to be some guilt he’s gotta work through, and with Beckett knowing what’s at stake, this is one case where rationality flies out the window, where she basically goes and runs out into traffic. She can’t help herself. So how that’s all going to resolve next season, we have a really good and interesting angle on it. That’s something that I think fans will be really interested in when they tune in to see how we’re going to conduct things next year.

Is part of that angle dealing with the man who shot Beckett? 
Yeah. In a way. But it has much more to do with the Beckett-Castle relationship.

So you said Castle is going to deal with guilt. Will part of that also come from him not being able to save her as he did in the midseason finale?
Mmhmm. Yeah, I think it’s only natural that anybody in that situation, if they aren’t able to do that, would feel that way. Absolutely.

Will this become a more personal fight for Castle now that Beckett was injured?
Well, what I’ll say about that — because I’m trying to keep some things a surprise for early next season — is that those questions are going to figure prominently in how we’re coming back and how we’re defining the next stage of their relationship.

Speaking of important stages: The “I Love you.” Is that going to be ignored next season?
No, it’s not going to be ignored. It’s going to be confronted, but it’s going to be confronted in a very Castle-ish kind of way. The show has a tendency, when it confronts things, not to go head-to-head with something. So we are going to deal with that in storytelling in a way that is really organic to this relationship and to their growth.

You really took on so many issues in this episode — which one of these steps did you consider the biggest?
For me, there were two big ones. The fight in her apartment — but the reason why that was so effective, to me, is that it’s been coming for basically two-and-a-half seasons. [They’ve had] to get to the point where they were both so emotionally raw that Castle could say, “I don’t know what the hell we are.” We’re doing this dance, and I think it’s really refreshing to have them acknowledge the dance and have the two of them interact with each other. And also him getting to the point where he didn’t want to wait ’til it was too late to say what was on his mind. [Even though] he may have been too late.

I was in love with the airport scene. How much was improv and how much of that was in the script? From him holding her against the car, to him mouthing “I’m sorry”…
I have to say that that is one of the great culminations of Will Beall’s great writing and Rob Bowman’s great directing, and two actors who are in excellent from. That was really a culmination of three tremendous elements, and everybody really had a hand in really crafting that moment.The attitude, the point of view, was all written down. The amount of emotion that Stana [Katic] poured into it and Nathan [Fillion]’s reaction to it… a lot of that happened on the day, and it was beautifully shot by the team.

I usually have some sense of composure, but I was, honestly, such a mess! It was shameful.
Good, we did our job. [Laughs]

Do you get emotional reading any of this?
My relationship to it is much different because, you know, I’m there helping to craft those moments, so I knew that we’re hitting the chord. I had that feeling. But my point of view was more how can we elicit the emotion from the scene, how can we really honor people. It was hard to be around for me emotionally when Montgomery’s character got shot. [He was] the first of the character that I created during the pilot who died. So it really did feel like to all of us that there was a significant death in the family, so we really mourned his loss. But the emotions of these moments that you guys are going through are mitigated by the fact that I know what the outcomes are. [Laughs]

Speaking of Montgomery — how long was this in the plan?
We knew for sure in January. We had been toying with the storyline. Will Beall came in with a really great angle on these mythology stories, and we all worked with him to craft this. It was coming at a point where I felt like some of the relationships needed to evolve, and we needed to challenge some of our core family. This was a really interesting way to do that, to help our relationships get to the next level. So it was a confluence of events where it just seemed to make absolute creative sense for the show. And it’s always really difficult because Ruben [Santiago-Hudson]’s been just a tremendous asset, and nothing but an enormous professional for us.

He did an outstanding job on his last scene.
He’s never been better. He is a tremendously talented actor, and he’s also a very gifted emotional actor. I think sometimes, you know, when he’s a guy who people download information into or he’s just giving the facts, it’s really not taking advantage of his enormous strengths as an emotional actor, and this was really an opportunity to have him shine, and boy, did he do a great job.

Next step would be a new boss. What kind of person are you looking for?
Well, that’s something I’m not going to think about until the end of the week. I’m going to relax for a couple of days. We are looking at bringing somebody in who’s going to present a little bit more of a challenge to our characters in the precinct. So we’re looking forward to having somebody show up who helps our characters grow and opens them up in new ways while continuing to make sure that the experience of the show, the Castle experience, remains the same for the fans.

Some readers suggested bringing on a female boss.
Yeah, I certainly would consider that. It actually would be very interesting. Not to get ahead of myself, but it’s something that has been considered, but I haven’t formally landed on anything yet. There are a lot of riches to that, but there are also some surprises in store for the fans.

(Stephan Lee contributed to this report)

Private Practice Season 4 Spoilers: Wedding & Grey’s Anatomy Crossover!

Private Practice – A couple’s getting engaged – And it’ll stick!

Wedding bells will be ringing on Private Practice next season, but who will walking down the aisle?
As TVGuide.com exclusively reported from the set of Private Practice, a marriage proposal will take place in the ABC drama’s Season 3 finale (Thursday, May 13 at 10/9c). While we’re sworn to secrecy from revealing the lucky couple, executive producer Shonda Rhimes says, “This is an engagement that’s going to stick. We’re going to see some people get married next season.”
Source: TV Guide

Please give me some scoop about Private Practice’s finale!
We’ve already told you that one couple gets engaged before Season 3 ends, but it sounds like there will be more than one happy ending. “Almost everybody gets hooked up, but not necessarily with who you think they might get hooked up to,” Amy Brenneman tells us. “It kind of reminds me of a Shakespeare play because most everybody is holding somebody’s hand by the end.” Source: TV Guide

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‘Private Practice’ scoop: Burning season finale questions answered!

by Michael Ausiello

private-practiceImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABCSPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch last night’s Private Practice finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch last night’s Private Practice finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch last night’s Private Practice finale, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…

The time for teasing has come to an end: I can now confirm that the answer to my death-themed Private Practice blind item is Dell. What, you say? The episode already aired? Well, it’s the thought that counts. All kidding aside, Chris Lowell’s receptionist-slash-midwife climbed the stairway to heaven after suffering one of those scary slow brain bleeds. It was one of several major developments in a finale that also saw Charlotte accept Cooper’s marriage proposal and Addison finally get the guy — that guy being Sam, not Pete. Need help making sense of all the developments? Good news — series creator Shonda Rhimes is here with answers to all your burning Qs.

Why’d you kill Dell?
SHONDA RHIMES:
[Sigh] It was a hard choice to make. Chris and I had talked a while ago about him exiting the show at the end of the season. This has been something we’ve been planning for all season long. I said to him, “I think you should go off happy.” And he said, “I want to go out with a bang. I want to go out in the worst, most painful way possible.” Which is how we came up with this story line. And Dell is so much more grown-up than he was when we first met him. I love the scene where he’s lying in bed with his daughter and he basically knows that he’s going to die. You saw so much growth in his character.

Was it Chris’ decision to leave?
RHIMES:
We came to the decisions together. We both felt for a while that Dell didn’t have enough to do. He’s a midwife, so there are only so many babies that can be delivered on the show. He’s too good of an actor to just be handing people charts. And so finally one day I called him and said, “What do you think?” And he was like, “I totally agree.”

Why not kill him off at the beginning of the season?
RHIMES:
We had a story we wanted to tell. I had an arc for this season that was really important, a journey for our characters to go on that, frankly, would have been devastated by the death of Dell in the middle of the season. He’s too important a character in everyone’s lives. So it was about telling the story in the best way possible and giving [Chris] a great story along the way.

Don’t you feel guilty about making Betsy an orphan?
RHIMES:
That was the hardest part. Debra Cahn, who wrote the finale, would call me on a daily basis and say, “You’re a horrible, horrible person.” And it was hard for me. Betsy is my daughter’s age. It’s pretty devastating, and I was really worried about what we were going to do with Betsy.

What are you going to do with Betsy now?
RHIMES:
I haven’t decided yet.

Let’s discuss some of the happier developments in the episode. Cooper and Charlotte got engaged.
RHIMES:
The Private finale last year left the audience fairly devastated. And I felt like this year I owed it to the audience to give them an ending that was not that. We’ve been watching all of our characters on this journey this season in their relationships, and [Cooper and Charlotte] had really come into their own. They’re one of my favorite couples, and I wanted you to feel like they were together. Not that it’s going to be easy, but they’re going to be together.

Addison chose Sam over Pete. Why?
RHIMES:
We made it clear from the very beginning that neither Peter nor Addison are in love with one another. They love each other, but they’re both in love with other people. And Addison’s been on this struggle all season, and part of it was she wants to not be a cheater. And we watched her really grow. And I wanted her to have a chance to be happy. She finally deserves happiness. I had actually written a big monologue for her about the fact that at the beginning of the season she says to Naomi, “You left me all alone.” And Naomi says, “I would never leave you alone.” And by the end of the season Naomi kind of left her alone. And the only person who’s been there the entire time through thick and thin has been Sam. And I like them together.

Do you view them as a long-term couple?
RHIMES:
I have no idea what’s going to happen next season. I’m not kidding. We do it every year. Last year when I wrote that Violet’s belly got cut open, I said, “I don’t know what we’re going to do or how we’re going to get out of this.”

But the fact that you want Addison to be happy implies…
RHIMES:
I want her to have a shot at long-term happiness. The big step for her was to finally choose what she wants, not because it’s the wrong decision or because it’s dangerous and sexy, but because it feels right.

There was a rumor going around that Chris might not be the only cast member leaving the show.
RHIMES:
There are no plans for anyone else to leave the show.

Are you going to replace Dell?
RHIMES:
No. Dell’s irreplaceable.

Exclusive: Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice‘s Next Crossover? A Shepherd Reunion

Source: TVGuide.com

Private Practice – Caterina Scorsone, Grey’s Anatomy – Patrick Dempsey

Grey’s Anatomy fans had to know this was coming.

From the moment Caterina Scorsone signed on to play Derek Shepherd’s sister on Private Practice, fans wondered: When will the family reunite? They need wonder no more, because executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com exclusively that the shows’ writers are already discussing a crossover.

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“I would love to see what happens when Derek [Patrick Dempsey], his sister and their mom — because I love Tyne Daly — get together,” Rhimes says. “I think that would be very interesting to see. We’re talking about possibly thinking about that for next season.”

We’re just spit-balling here, but last week’s revelation on Private Practice that Amelia and Derek both witnessed their father’s death — which lead to Amelia overdosing and dying for three minutes — was pretty heavy. It can’t just sit there without being touched, right? Especially since Derek’s Post-it wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) also died for several minutes at one point. Just us?

Private Practice: Are Addison and Sam meant to be?

What would you like to see for the crossover?

Gossip Girl Season 4 Spoilers: Blair, Serena & Chuck? in Paris!

GOSSIP GIRL: Season four will open with a radiant Serena and Blair enjoying their grand and romantic summer in Paris…until Chuck mysteriously arrives in town with a new girlfriend and a new identity. Blair swore off Chuck forever but will this changed man woo Blair into having a change of heart, or will Queen B set her sights on ruling Columbia University? And as for that baby…?

It’ll be hard for me to watch Gossip Girl without Chuck and Blair goodness. Got any scoop on my favorite TV couple?
Sorry, “Chair” lovers. Sources just confirmed to us the news that the Gossip Girl powers that be have cast the role of Eva, Chuck’s new lady. Clémence Poésy, a French actress best known for her role as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter movies, is signed on for multiple episodes. We’re told she will just be a recurring character and not a series regular. So, don’t set fire to your “Chuck + Blair = Love” signs just yet.

Is Georgina really, truly pregnant on Gossip Girl or is she faking it?
Yessirree. Michelle Trachtenberg told us this when asked that very Q: “Yes, and I’m trying to spread the rumor that I actually was pregnant so that everybody could start talking about how great I look after the baby. I really shed the weight.” Damn. Wish I’d gotten the memo that make-believe TV pregnancies were less fattening!Source: E!Online

Gossip Girl – Chuck’s New Girlfriend

Harry Potter actress Clemence Poesy will be busy casting a spell on Chuck Bass this fall. Gossip Girl has tapped the actress to play Chuck’s new French fling for multiple episodes, beginning with the Paris-set season premiere.
The character, Eva, is described as a warm-hearted bombshell who joins Chuck in Paris — much to the surprise of Blair, who has been spending the summer there with Serena.
The Wrap first reported news of Poesy’s casting.
Thoughts? Will Blair chew up and spit out this little fille like some kind day old croissant? My guess? Oui!
Source: EW

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Gossip Girl – Latest from NY Magazine – Next Season’s Trip to Paris

Comment savez dire ‘OMFG’ en Francais? Or, to translate: Vulture has confirmed that the fourth season of Gossip Girl will kick off next fall with two episodes set — and filmed — in Paris.

GG co-creator and executive producer Stephanie Savage flew to France over the weekend to begin scouting locations for a week of production in the City of Lights. At least three key characters — Blair, Serena, and Mssr. Chuck Bass — will be making the transcontinental trek in what’s destined to be pop culture’s most bon voyage since The Facts of Life girls went to Paris in 1982. (And yes, we’re counting European Vacation.)

The Paris plotline represents “the ultimate extension of our Gossip Girl world,” Savage e-mailed us Sunday, shortly after arriving in Paris. She notes that the French metropolis is synonymous with such series staples as high fashion, ritzy restaurants, and tres chic nightclubs. (Blair’s fave sweet? Macarons from Pierre Herme.)

“We mention our characters’ fabulous travels all time, but it’s very hard, and expensive, to actually show them,” Savage writes. “The books were lucky this way: ‘Aspen ski trip’ costs nothing extra to type. So it’s a big deal to be able to take production on the road, especially overseas.”

Savage says the Paris shoot is “a dream” she’s had since the CW show began … or at least since GG’s sophomore year, which launched with key characters enjoying a summer in the nice-but-it-ain’t-Paris locale of the Hamptons. (That trip also had the cost-effective bonus of being driving distance from the show’s usual Manhattan locations.) “Shooting in the Hamptons really elevated the feel and reach of (the show),” co-creator Josh Schwartz told Vulture. “But it felt like, to take it to that next level, we had to go international, and what city is more glamorous? And it’s been a part of Blair’s character, so it organically lends itself to the storytelling as well.”

Team GG began dropping hints about a Parisian excursion a few weeks ago, when the Internets got wind of the episode title for next week’s season finale: “Last Tango, Then Paris.” But just how will the menage a trois of Blair, Chuck, and Serena end up overseas? (Alerte de spoiler!)

“Serena and Blair are finishing up their fabulous summer vacation when someone from home mysteriously shows up in town,” Savage explains. “They need to solve this mystery, or else return to a New York that’s a very different world.”

No word on whether this third person is Chuck, or another character yet to be revealed. Producers are also loathe to reveal any other French connections, except that the GG narrator will eschew her usual “XOXO” sign-off for “bisou bisou,” and that the episodes will be pivotal to the show’s direction next fall.

“Paris is all about jump-starting the season and moving things forward,” Savage says. That said, the Paris ploy is being made from a position of relative strength, rather than desperation. As it ends its third season, Gossip remains the CW’s top-rated show among the network’s core target audience of women under 35. And it was renewed for another season all the way back in February.

Perhaps that’s why Savage took no offense when Vulture asked whether the decision to send Blair and Co. to Paris was inspired by the aforementioned Facts of Life Paris journey.

“FOL is the inspiration for all things GG,” she quipped.

Well, both shows do feature sometimes bitchy characters named Blair.

Source: NY Mag

‘Gossip Girl’ exclusive: The scoop behind tonight’s shocking season finale!

by Michael Ausiello, Source: EW

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Image Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW

SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch tonight’s Gossip Girl finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch tonight’s Gossip Girl finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch tonight’s Gossip Girl finale, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…

Another season finale. Another blind item mystery solved. I can now confirm that Georgina’s top-secret baby bump — revealed in the closing minutes of tonight’s Gossip Girl‘s finale — was the out-of-the-blue pregnancy shocker at the center of my March 22 brain teaser. But the news that Dan’s going to be a papa was just one of several OMG! moments in the season-ender (Chuck shot! Dan still loves Serena! Jenny banished to suburbia!). Luckily, exec producer Stephanie Savage agreed to a little post-climax Q&A to help make sense of what went down and preview what’s to come.

My first question: Were those Taylor Momsen’s real tears?

STEPHANIE SAVAGE: Yes. I wasn’t there on the day they shot that, but that’s what it really looks like if a girl with raccoon eyes cries that much. There was nothing we could do.

How long will Jenny be gone for?

SAVAGE: I’d rather not say.

Will she be a changed person when she returns?

SAVAGE: Yes. What happens in the finale has a real impact on Jenny.

Safe to say Blair/Chuck are far from over?

SAVAGE: That is correct.

But how does she forgive him for sleeping with Jenny?

SAVAGE: [Chuck getting shot] is significant enough that it creates some space for them to, if not exactly rekindle their romance right away, at least find a humanity in each other. She doesn’t forgive him immediately. But it’s a significant enough event to recalculate things.

So the Jenny thing is not irreparable?

SAVAGE: It’s Chuck and Blair. It’s always going to be a wild ride. And that’s the thing. I believe personally that their love for each other is really strong. They are going to encounter incredible obstacles over the course of their time together and the question is whether or not they’re strong enough to make it through.

It’s been announced that Ed Westwick will be traveling to Paris with Blake Lively and Leighton Meester to shoot scenes for the season premiere. Does that mean Chuck was wearing a bullet-proof vest or something?

SAVAGE: Ed will definitely be filming in Paris with us this summer. That’s all I can confirm. Don’t rule out flashbacks. And we’ve been visited by ghosts before.

Let’s talk about the baby bombshell. Was it always your plan for Georgina to come back pregnant?

SAVAGE: Yes. We did the math on her leaving town. We sent her away and we were like, “Hmm… that could work out well.” The last gesture I made to [Michelle] when she went away was I mimed a belly bump so she had something to look forward to when she came back.

Does Mercy‘s cancellation mean we’ll get more Georgina next season?

SAVAGE: It certainly opens the door to expanding her role. We just got the news a few days ago so we’re still in process of figuring out how it affects our plans. We love Michelle and Georgie and would welcome both of them spending much more time with us.

Dan was planning to follow Serena to Paris when he was interrupted by Georgina. Safe to say the Dan/Serena love story is…

SAVAGE: … reactivated. Sorting through that is going to become a larger story.

Gossip Girl Season 4, gossip girl season 3 finale – Season renewed after last episode of season3 “Last Tango, Then Paris”

Source: entertainmentandshowbiz.com

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The last episode of Gossip Girl season 3 was titled “Last Tango, Then Paris”, and it was perhaps intentionally named. As the Gossip Girl is renewed for Season 4, the title fits apt as the CW sends out a press release about the 1st two episodes of the new season which is all set to be shot in Paris!

Different sources like The Washington Post report about the TV spoiler of Gossip Girl season 4 that was renewed after the last season. The CW had announced on 16th February 2010 about the renewal of the show for a fourth season. The filming would begin in fall 2010.

As reported, the few two episodes of season 4 will be filmed in Paris and that means the lead characters will all fly to Paris for the shooting. Taylor Momsen aka Jenny Humphrey wouldn’t be present for few episodes till November due to her concert and some other reasons. The spoilers reveal that Jenny had been sent to boarding school as a punishment for sharing information with William Van Der Woodsen.

Jessica Szohr as Vanessa would also be absent for few episodes and her character would be sent abroad to work with CNN.

Michelle Trachtenberg as Georgina Sparks would replace Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr during their absence from the show.

Friday Night Lights Season 4 Spoilers: Season 5 Show’s Last Season

Friday Night Lights – New Season 4 Promo

Friday Night Lights – First Look at Season 4


Source: NY Post

Friday Night Lights – Season 4 – Promotional Photos

Friday Night Lights – 5th Season will be the last

The fifth season of Friday Night Lights will be its last, multiple sources confirm.

Although an NBC rep insists no official decision on FNL’s future has been made, I’m told the network has informed the show’s cast that they’re free to pursue other work after production on season 5 wraps in June. And while the news is sure to make you — and, more importantly, me — sad, this cloud is chockablock with silver linings. To wit:

* We won’t realize the show is gone for ages. While season 4 wraps tonight on DirecTV, it won’t even debut on NBC until April 30. And the fifth season? That may not hit the network until 2011.
* While there was always the possibility that the critical darling could continue for a sixth season, no one connected to the show really expected it to. In other words, though we may sniffle and sob, the cast and crew have already gotten that out of their system by now.
* For the show’s MVPs, the timing is great: Pilot season is just kicking off, so the actors are free to attach themselves to new fall shows with no availability issues. As I mentioned, production on season 5 is expected to wrap in June or July, right around the time most broadcast shows start up production. (My God, can you imagine the bidding wars that’ll ensue over the services of Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton?)
* The timing of the announcement is also great for behind-the-scenes quarterback Jason Katims and his fellow producers. Now they can call their final plays knowing that they’ll be their final plays.
Having said that, it’s still sad to think of FNL coming to an end. Eulogies anyone?
Source: EW

Friday Night Lights – New Cast Member

When Friday Night Lights brings the character of Buddy Jr. back for its fifth season (premiering on DirecTV this fall), he’ll not only have a new face, he’ll also have a new, though hardly improved, attitude. I’m told that rookie actor Jeff Rosick’s version of Buddy’s son will be, let’s say, troubled.
Apparently, the now-16-year-old enjoyed his two years in California — so much so that his growing pains only really begin when he’s dragged home to Dillon. Translation: In spite of his sweet heart, the words “temper, temper” will likely be directed at him with some regularity.
Rosick will appear on a recurring basis throughout season 5
Source: EW

Numb3rs star David Krumholtz tapped for Fox pilot

David Krumholtz’ next gig will keep him in the numbers game. The actor has been cast as the lead in Fox’s Untitled Ron Howard IRS pilot, sources confirm to me exclusively. The multi-camera workplace comedy, penned by Office writer-director Brent Forrester, is set at an Internal Revenue Service district office. Howard is exec producing with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and David Nevins. For Krumholtz, the project is in second position to Numb3rs, which is not expected back next season.

In other pilot news, upcoming House guest David Strathairn has landed the lead in the ABC drama pilot Matadors, co-starring Friday Night Lights‘ Zach Gilford.
Source: EW

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.12 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.11 – Injury List – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.09 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.08 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.07 – In the Bag – Synopsis

Despite some doubt, Coach makes Vince quarterback. Tami struggles to comfort Julie who’s grieving over Matt’s sudden departure. Tim has a confrontation with Becky’s dad. Luke is badly injured. Landry makes a play for Jess.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights Taylor Kitsch Interview

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.06 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.06 – Stay – Synopsis

Coach searches for a strategy to shut down their toughest opponent yet; Tim reconnects with Lyla; Vince discovers he has a gift for car theft; Julie and Matt attend a concert in Austin and reach a critical juncture in their relationship.
Air Date: December 9, 2009
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.05 – The Son – Synopsis

Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami rally around Matt in a time of crisis; Vince endangers his rising star as a football player by engaging in criminal activity in order to support his family; Becky and Tim grow closer.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.05 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.04 – A Sort of Homecoming – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.04 – A Sort of Homecoming – Synopsis

Homecoming at the newly-reopened school prompts Coach to investigate East Dillon’s history; Tami feels the wrath of the boosters; Landry and Vince both like Jess; Julie accompanies Devin to a gay bar; Matt and Tim go hunting.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.03 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.03 – In the Skin of A Lion – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.03 – In the Skin of A Lion – Synopsis

Coach betrays Tami’s trust over a financial decision; tensions between Vince and Luke threaten the team’s chances on the field; Tim helps Coach condition his players; Julie doesn’t want to go to church.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.02 – After the Fall – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.02 – After The Fall – Press Release

“FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”

“AFTER THE FALL ”

05/14/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : A CONTROVERSY AT WEST DILLON PUTS TAMI IN THE MIDDLE – A controversy at West Dillon puts star player Luke Cafferty (Matt Lauria) on the Lions’ roster. Elsewhere, Coach (Kyle Chandler) tries to reenergize his demoralized team and Tami (Connie Britton) takes an unpopular stand. Meanwhile, Matt (guest star Zach Gilford) meets an uncouth local artist and Tim (Taylor Kitsch) finds a new living situation in an unexpected place. Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Jordan and Jurnee Smollett also star.
Source: NBC

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.01 – East of Dillon – Press Release

“FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”

“EAST OF DILLON”

05/07/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : NBC SEASON PREMIERE – THE TAYLORS DEAL WITH THE EAST AND WEST DILLON DIVIDE – Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) wonders how low his fortunes can sink as he struggles to pull the East Dillon Lions together while Tami (Connie Britton) navigates the new politics at West Dillon. Meanwhile, Matt (guest star Zach Gilford) gets a taste of life as a townie and Tim (Taylor Kitsch) is inspired by a college lecture on “the hero’s journey.” Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Jordan, Jurnee Smollett and Matt Lauria also star.
Source: NBC

Friday Night Lights – Taylor Kitsch Leaves

Friday Night Lights, which over the last season and a half has seen the departures of nearly all its original young cast, is about to endure another devastating blow. Popular heartthrob Taylor Kitsch, who plays bad boy Tim Riggins, will not be returning next season as a series regular, executive producer Jason Katims tells me exclusively.

Taylor found success on the big screen last year as Gambit alongside Hugh Jackman in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and later this year will appear with Ryan Phillippe in the apartheid drama, “The Bang Bang Club.” He is also attached to the sci-fi fantasy film “John Carter of Mars,” which is set to start shooting this month. “Because this was a big opportunity for him, we wanted to let him do that,” says Katims. “We’ll stay in close contact with production and try to get him for as many episodes as possible.”

But the show made similar promises about former cast member Adrianne Palicki, who left last the series last season to star in a string of upcoming films that have so far ruled out any return appearances.

While the show’s other young characters, including Tyra, Lyla (Minka Kelly), Smash (Gaius Charles) and most recently, Matt (Zach Gilford), all left to pursue higher education, it was explained at the start of the current season, that college was not in Riggins’ future.

Instead, he has joined his brother in an illegal chop shop endeavor to raise extra cash to buy land. He has also entered into a romance with an under-aged girl. Either one of these scenarios could conceivably land Tim in jail, possibly taking the fall for his older brother, Billy, who is about to become a first time father. But Katims resisted commenting on the possibility of sending Riggins to the slammer, saying instead, ‘You’ll just have to watch.'” He also wouldn’t say if Aimee Teegarden, whose character, Julie, is college hunting, would return next season, as she too is being courted by film producers.

The series is currently airing on DirecTV through February and will rerun on NBC later this year. The NBC/DirecTV partnership guaranteed a fifth season, which Katims says he expects will be its last.
Source: TV Guide Magazine

What’s up with Matt and Julie on Friday Night Lights?! And how’s Tim Riggins lookin’ in the episode?
You’d think after Matt (Zach Gilford) just books it to Chicago without so much as a good-bye text to Julie (Aimee Teegarden), she’d want nothing to do with him when he returns to Dillon for a visit. So much for that. Girl has no willpower. In the season-four finale of Friday Night Lights, they have a heart-to-heart sesh about their relationship that ends with Matt offering Julie a plane ticket to Chicago. As for our dear Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), he ain’t looking so hot. Well, less hot than usual. Tim will be making a huge sacrifice for his brother, Billy (Derek Phillips), and the consequences that come with it are hardcore. Also, I’ll have you know that Taylor’s performance in the final scenes did in fact make me cry. Source: E!Online

Heroes Season 4 Spoilers: Set Photos!

Set Photos 7-30-09

On set pictures of Milo Ventimiglia and Deanne Bray.

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Source: Accidental Sexiness

Season 4 – First Set Pics of Claire and Gretchen

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View More Pics Here: The ODI

Brothers & Sisters Season 4 Spoilers!

Two Sneak Peeks of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ Season 4

Two scenes are clipped from the season premiere, revealing the problems that Kitty will have and the continuous feud between Holly and Nora.

Two Sneak Peeks of 'Brothers and Sisters' Season 4
See larger image Source: Ace Showbiz TV News

ABC has started releasing sneak peeks to the season premiere of ““. First clip shows an interaction among Kitty, Robert and Kevin while the second one shows a family feud between Nora and Holly. Showing a support, Kitty accompanies her husband in doing a TV interview. She happens to talk about an irrelevant topic about Robert talking in his sleep. Kevin convinces her that the interview is fine despite the lame statement. Meanwhile, a celebration turns a disaster when Nora and Holly break the rules of their agreement. Holly rewards Justin and Rebecca a car as an engagement gift, something that irks Nora because they had a deal on giving nothing but a party. The conversation leads to how Holly had an affair with William while he was alive.

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‘Brothers and Sisters’ Season 4 Promo: Good and Bad News

Justin and Rebecca finally take a new step up in their relationship but a Walker takes a step down in her health.

'Brothers and Sisters' Season 4 Promo: Good and Bad News Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image One highlighted moment that will take place in the fourth season of “” is Justin putting a ring into Rebecca’s finger. A TV spot has been released, showing also Nora’s mom coming into town and the Walker that got a devastating news about her health. According to some scoops released earlier, Nora and Holly will throw an engagement party for Justin and Rebecca which is not exactly going smooth. Plus, the relationship itself will go down the rocky road now that Justin is juggling time to attend medical school. Meanwhile, the Walker who got ill is none other than Kitty. The preview does not give what kind of disease she suffers but it shows Amy Aquino, who plays the doctor treating her case, touching the sides of Kitty’s neck. “Brothers & Sisters” returns on September 27. Other guest stars coming this season will be Peter Gerety (as a former business partner of William Walker who takes interest in Ojai Food) and Joe Morton (as a med-school mentor for Justin). In the meantime, “Brothers and Sisters: The Complete Third Season” DVD has been on sale starting September 1 for those who would like to catch up before the new season begins.

ABC (finally) set a Sept. 27 return for the Walkers. Among the storylines you can watch for this fall: Kitty and Robert are still putting on a “happily married” façade as he runs for governor, Kevin and Scotty hope for a baby, and Justin’s busy pursuing his doctor dream. Guest stars include, yes, Dancing stud Gilles Marini (as Sarah’s latest dalliance) and Marion Ross, reprising her role as Nora and Saul’s mean mom. Source: TV Guide

A member of the Walker clan will get some devastating medical news in the September 27 season premiere. (Michael Ausiello)

Joe Morton will appear in 7 to 10 episodes this season as Justin’s med-school mentor. Justin isn’t much of a student, it seems. Luckily, Morton’s character will cut Justin some slack because of his military-service background. (TV Guide)

Come September on Brothers & Sisters, it’ll be Nora versus Holly (Sally Field and Patricia Wettig, Round 88, as the dueling mothers-in-law-to-be plan a season-premiere engagement party for their betrothed kids, Justin and Rebecca. Expect Happy Days mom Marion Ross to pop back in as Nora’s mom, Ida. This headache will pale in comparison to the sworn enemies’ disagreement over their kids’ November-sweeps wedding – a fairy-tale event that will likely see the return of former series regulars Balthazar Getty (Tommy), Sarah Jane Morris (Julia), Ken Olin (back as David, to walk his daughter down the aisle) and possibly the debut of Holly’s mama. (TV Guide Magazine)

The premiere will pick up roughly three months after the finale, but little has changed: Kitty and Robert’s marriage remains in train-wreck mode, Sarah is still playing the field, Nora is preparing for her weekly party from hell, and another Walker wants a baby. (Michael Ausiello)

The Walker family is growing. When the show returns in the fall, Scotty and Kevin are going to try to have a baby, and we’re hearing something about an appearance by Nora’s mom, who will, no doubt, make Nora crazy. (Watch With Kristin)

The show will add a medical-school study partner for Justin (Dave Annable)—a 16-year-old straight-A student whiz kid (think Doogie Howser) The as-yet-uncast character, potentially of East Indian decent, will challenge Justin’s confidence and cause him to question his priorities. (TV Guide Magazine)

When Rachel Griffiths returns as Sarah following her real-life maternity leave, she will be bringing with her something very special. She will briefly be seen in the season premiere, which will explain that Sarah endured a terrible summer of on-line dating and retreated to France for a much-needed vacation. When she lands back in California, on her arm will be gorgeous actor Gilles Marini as her new French beau. Per executive producer Monica Breen, Gilles’ character (who is still awaiting a name) will “make Sarah really think about her views on men. He will be an amazing challenge for her.” Co-producer Molly Newman adds that he will also figure into Sarah’s business dealings at Ojai Foods. (TV Guide Magazine)

Brothers and Sisters Adds a New Character

ABC’s Brothers & Sisters will add a medical-school study partner for Justin (Dave Annable)—a 16-year-old straight-A student whiz kid (think Doogie Howser) The as-yet-uncast character, potentially of East Indian decent, will challenge Justin’s confidence and cause him to question his priorities.And when Rachel Griffiths returns as Sarah following her real-life maternity leave, she will be bringing with her something very special. She will briefly be seen in the season premiere, which will explain that Sarah endured a terrible summer of on-line dating and retreated to France for a much-needed vacation. When she lands back in California, on her arm will be gorgeous actor Gilles Marini (Sex and the City, Dancing With the Stars) as her new French beau. Per executive producer Monica Breen, Gilles’ character (who is still awaiting a name) will “make Sarah really think about her views on men. He will be an amazing challenge for her.” Co-producer Molly Newman adds that he will also figure into Sarah’s business dealings at Ojai Foods. Source: TV Guide Magazine

Exclusive – Brothers and Sisters – Episode 4.03 – Casting Call

[BAVESH] 18 TO PLAY 16, male. East Indian, Asian or African American. He is the hyper-smart, whiz kid study partner of Justin. He got into medical school early and is extremely motivated. He is paired with Justin to be study buddies. POSSIBLE GUEST STAR, MAY RECUR

[MONIQUE] 25-35. Any ethnicity. Beautiful, fabulous, cool model type. She works in a high-end bridal boutique and helps Rebecca try on wedding gowns. CO-STAR.

[AUCTIONEER] Any age, any ethnicity, male or female. Holly and Saul are bidding on wine at an auction. We are looking for actors with actual auctioneering experience and is in SAG. CO-STAR
Source: SpoilerTV

Brothers and Sisters – Episode 4.03 – Casting Call

[PROFESSOR PETER MADSEN] Male, 40-50, any ethnicity except Caucasian. Smart, successful, and commanding, he is the Professor at the medical school where Justin is attending. He teaches Gross Anatomy and expects great things from his students…Possible 7-10 episode arc. GUEST STAR.
Source: SpoilerTV

Friday Night Lights Season 4 & 5 Spoilers: Show will end in 2011

In addition to Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, full-time returnees include Jesse Plemons, Taylor Kitsch, Aimee Teegarden, and Jeremy Sumpter. Adrianne Palicki, Minka Kelly, and Zach Gilford will likely be back for short-term farewell arcs. (Michael Ausiello) Zach Gilford will be back for around five episodes next season. (Michael Ausiello)

Taylor Kitsch recently said he’s coming back for season four, but Minka Kelly is only back for a few episodes, which Connie Britton teased is not good news for Lyla and Riggins fans: “Riggins is going to have to move on. The reality of the situation is he’s in Dillon; he’s never going to leave Dillon probably, and she is. She has a whole future, and I think it would be really interesting to see what that does to him. Maybe she’ll come back and do some episodes, and we’ll see where she’s gone off to and see the difference between the girl who gets out and the guy who doesn’t. Those old high school relationships where you think [you’re] going to be forever together and then you’ve got your whole life ahead of you and everything changes. ” (Watch With Kristin)

Rumor has it that Riggins does not stay faithful to Lyla while she’s away at college. (Watch With Kristin)

The show is casting three new series regulars and one recurring guest star.

Vince: A charming yet dangerous East Dillon junior. He’s African-American and, when we first meet him, he’s running from the cops. Look for Coach Taylor to put his speed to better use as a member of the Lions. Series regular.

Luke: Vince’s classmate and arch nemesis. He’s Caucasian, cocky, and charming. Reminds some of a young Paul Newman. Dillon’s new geographical breakdown has him playing for the Lions, and he’s not happy about it. Series regular.

Jess: The super-energetic daughter of a onetime NFL hopeful, she knows the game inside and out. When she’s not busy coaching her younger brothers, this sophomore/junior is getting crushed on by every guy in Dillon, East and West. Series regular.

Becky: A freshman beauty queen whose family is purebred trailer trash. Think Blair Waldorf with lousy genes. She finds Riggins in bed with her mother and reacts by trying to seduce him herself. She is listed as recurring. (Michael Ausiello)

Scott Porter talks about his future on Friday Night Lights: “I may have a guest spot return to Dillon in season five. In the final episodes of the wrap-up season, we’ll put a bow on everybody. There are definitely some ways to bring Jason Street back. If Riggins gets in trouble, or if Riggins ends up getting married, then I’ll come back for that. [Street’s return] is probably going to be Riggins-related, although since I’m a football scout now, I could probably come down and look at some of the new kids at East Dillon.” (Watch With Kristin)

Exclusive – Friday Night Lights – Season 4 – New Characters

[VINCE] African-American, a Junior in high school, 16-17 years old, from a lower-class background. He is charming but dangerous and sometimes a little menacing. His father is in jail and Vince is involved in criminal activity on his behalf. We first meet him quickly fleeing the cops of East Dillon and it is that kind of speed Vince brings to the football field as well as a toughness we’ve never seen before. He has a dark side and occasionally he snaps. We see him at one point being mocked for a football loss and winds up pulling a gun on the guy making fun of him…SERIES REGULAR

[LUKE] Caucasian, a Junior in high school, 16-17 years old, a young Paul Newman type, cocky and charming. His family are ranchers, scraping to get by. Luke will initially be reluctant to become an integral part of the Lions. His enthusiasm for football has been stamped out by the politics that had him playing for Dillon and now for East Dillon. However, he is the strongest player on the team – except possibly for Vince – and he assumes a leadership role quickly which puts him at odds with Vince…SERIES REGULAR

[JESS] Female, African-American, a Sophomore or Junior in high school, 16-17 years old, Jess is the daughter of the smoker at a local BBQ joint who was himself a onetime NFL hopeful who never made it. Raised in a family steeped in football lore Jess knows the game inside and out. She has several younger brothers who she coaches/bosses around during youth football practices. Jess is a force of nature, super-energetic, and the type to make a big entrance and big exit. All of our male characters will be at least a little bit crazy about her sptv050769…SERIES REGULAR NOT ALL SHOWS PRODUCED

[BECKY] Caucasian Female, Texas Beauty Queen type, 18-20 years old to play high school freshman. A beauty pageant vet from a ‘trailer trash’ family, Becky is well aware that her good looks can get her just about everything she wants. She is surprised when, after meeting Tim Riggins when he wakes up in her mother’s bed, she can’t seem to convince him to hook up with her, too. Becky is the leader of the ‘Trash Bees’ a group of girls who discover that being in a new school means they can declare themselves the most important people in the social hierarchy…RECURRING GUEST STAR

Source: SpoilerTV

Friday Night Lights – Connie Britton Interview

Source: TV Guide

A rather glorious thing happened in March, when TV’s acclaimed if undersampled Friday Night Lights was renewed for not one but two more seasons. Although the series’ NBC return is a small eternity away (summer 2010) and its DirecTV premiere is still “TBD,” we tackled the opportunity to speak with Connie Britton about Tami’s “roller coaster” past, and apparently finite future.

TVGuide.com: I want you to know that my wife got hooked on Friday Night Lights this past season — and I think it’s largely due to the tactile and real performances given by you, Kyle Chandler, et al.
Connie Britton:
Aw, that’s so awesome! That’s what I’m talking about, that’s what we need to do.

TVGuide.com: Hey, every head counts. What was your favorite thing about playing Tami last year?
Britton:
For me, it felt like a roller coaster. The whole aspect of being principal was really interesting, because when I first heard about that, I was heady with power! I was like, “This is the be-all and end-all,” Kyle was jealous. … It was fantastic. And then they were like, “Yeah, but you’re going to have a huge head-to-head issue with Buddy, and ultimately you’ll lose.” [Laughs] I was like, “No fair!”

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TVGuide.com: What are the odds that Tami and Eric will be working at rival Dillon high schools next season?
Britton:
Knowing our writers, I bet that’s the way they’ll go, because that will be so interesting and challenging. And that’s how we do it at Friday Night Lights.

TVGuide.com: Last season we said sad goodbyes to both Smash and Jason…
Britton:
C’mon, admit it, you cried during those episodes.

TVGuide.com: Maybe. Will Season 4 serve up anything similar for Matt (Zach Gilford), Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) or Lyla (Minka Kelly), all of whom could be heading off to college?
Britton:
The writers just now are concocting their story ideas, but I would think they do a little arc for all those characters — or at least the ones they can. All these actors are going off and doing awesome movies and stuff. We are the farm team for Hollywood, with our actors, our writers, our director…. It’s crazy.

TVGuide.com: Executive producers Jason Katims and Jeffrey Reiner have gone off to do other projects (NBC’s Parenthood and Trauma, respectively). How might their absences affect the mood on the set?
Britton
: I don’t think it will be different at all. We’ll have some different players on the team, but we also will have a lot of the same players. There’s Michael Waxman, who was our First [Assistant Director] for a long time before starting to direct some episodes, and we just love him. I think he’s going to be picking up some of the Jeff Reiner slack.

TVGuide.com: Plus you’re going into this transition as one of the business’ best-oiled machines.
Britton:
I really do think that’s true. We’ve always attributed the success and greatness of Friday Night Lights to its process, and that involves every single person, from every department.

Review NBC’s complete 2009-10 TV season plan


TVGuide.com: What was the thinking behind a two-season pick-up? Was it financial?
Britton:
I’m not involved in all those negotiations, but if I had to guess, the only reason somebody would do a two-season pick-up is if there’s a financial advantage. It impacts syndication, packaging….

TVGuide.com: So are you shooting Seasons 4 and 5 back-to-back? That’d be cost-effective.
Britton:
No, I think there will be a little break between seasons, if for no other reason than to let the writers regroup.

TVGuide.com: Did you have your hand slapped at all for telling EW.com that after these next two seasons, the show is done?
Britton:
No! I don’t think I’m out of bounds in saying that. I think that is the intention.

TVGuide.com: Hey, end dates are the new black — everybody is doing them.
Britton:
Exactly, and we are all looking at it as an advantage. One of the things that’s so hard about TV is that time at the end of the season where it’s a guessing game of, “Will we ever see each other again?” That’s tough, man. So for us to have the luxury of knowing what we have in front of us and, frankly, knowing when we get to say goodbye, is great. Listen, if the show suddenly started making phenomenal amounts of money and gets phenomenal ratings and they’re like, “Let’s keep it going,” that would be great. But I have a feeling that this is a really good way to be really specific with stories.

Ugly Betty Season 4 Spoilers & Casting!

Episodic Spoilers

Episode 4.01: Title Unknown (Season premiere) Airdate: October 9, 2009

The series is currently looking for a female African-American with a Bermuda accent to play a maid; a female salon customer from Queens; a very good looking and masculine man in his 30s; and a wealthy male customer at an upscale restaurant. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 4.02: Title Unknown Airdate: October 9, 2009 at 9 p.m.

The episode will introduce Maliq, a potential recurring character. This teenager is said to be the popular high school bully. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Ugly Betty – Episode 4.02 – Casting Call

[JOAN] female, mid 30’s-40’s, attractive, professional, HR manager of Meade Publications. Please submit all ethnicities. 3 scenes. GUEST STAR.

[OLIVINE] female, 50’s-80’s, iconic jewelry designer from the 1960’s or 1970’s. PLEASE SUBMIT STAR NAMES ONLY. All ethnicities. GUEST STAR.

[SCHOOL SECRETARY] female, late 30’s-50, possibly heavy set, works at Queensboro High School, seeking authentic New York character actress. Please submit all ethnicities. 1 line, 1 scene. CO-STAR.
Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 4.03: Title Unknown Airdate: October 16, 2009

Sopranos vet Jamie-Lynn Sigler is joining the cast of Ugly Betty in the recurring role of Natalie, Daniel’s sexy, spiritual, funny new assistant, sources confirm to me exclusively. Natalie replaces Betty, who was promoted to features editor in last May’s season finale. Source: The Ausiello Files

General Spoilers:

Ugly Betty – Casting News

Actress Smith Cho, who played Zoe on NBC’s short-lived Knight Rider reboot, has found a new set of wheels. She’ll debut on Ugly Betty’s two-hour Oct. 9 season premiere as Betty’s quirky new office mate, Megan. With Betty promoted to features editor, she’ll be looking for new friends, which won’t come easy considering everyone knows she’s the boss’ favorite. Megan, who is a recurring character, is not sure what to make of Betty. Source: TV Guide Magazine

  • Rescue Me’s Adam Ferrera is guest starring as a queens contractor who crosses paths with Hilda. (Michael Ausiello)
  • It looks like the musical episode is finally going to happen in the spring. (Michael Ausiello)
  • It looks like the musical episode is finally going to happen in the spring. […] Rescue Me‘s Adam Ferrera is guest starring as a Queens contractor who crosses paths with Hilda. Source: The Ausiello Files
  • Mode’s getting a new editor! Her name’s Amber, she’s in her 20s, she’s Asian, and is a master at the backhanded compliment. Casting is under way. Also, I’m hearing (and already laughing) about a possible Mob subplot involving Hilda. Source: The Ausiello Files
  • Producers are adding a twentysomething African-American actress in a major recurring role, which makes me to wonder if Wilhelmina’s daughter is about to get an extreme makeover. Source: The Ausiello Files
  • Series creator Silvio Horta reveals about next season: We’re going to explore [Justin’s sexuality]. He’ll be going to high school and getting older, so we’ll definitely be exploring that. We want to see Marc and Amanda’s love lives. [Betty’s] braces will be off by the end of next season. Next year, there’s going to be a progression in her look overall. It’ll still be Betty, but you’ll see some growth in that direction. Source: The Ausiello Files
  • Question: Will Daniel Eric Gold, who plays Betty ex-BF/boss Matt, be returning to Ugly Betty next season? Ausiello: Not only is he returning, but sources confirm to me exclusively that he’s been promoted to a full-fledged series regular! But don’t take that to mean Matt and Betty will reunite and live happily ever after. In fact, I hear Betty producers are already cooking up a fresh obstacle for the pair, and rumor has it they want him to be lovable and blue collarish. (Think Seth Rogen only much cheaper.) (Michael Ausiello)
  • Amanda and Marc will be back next season. (Michael Ausiello)
  • Producers are adding a twentysomething African-American actress in a major recurring role, which makes one wonder if Wilhelmina’s daughter is about to get an extreme makeover. (Michael Ausiello)

‘Ugly Betty’ scoop: The braces are coming off!

Are you looking at Matt and Betty as a long-term couple?
SILVIO HORTA:
As long-term as it gets in TV. As with any romance, there will be obstacles as well as some misunderstandings before the finale, and it’s going to lead to some juicy stuff next year. Matt’s going to be around and their relationship is going to be changing and growing.

How significantly will Henry’s return threaten their relationship?
HORTA:
They’ve both moved on, but they obviously are still an important part of each others’ lives and that’s going to become a complication. There’s going to be feelings of insecurity on Matt’s side, and there are some unresolved things between Henry and Betty.

Speaking of Betty’s exes, might we see Gio again?
HORTA:
Potentially, but there are no plans at this point.

Will the issue of Justin’s sexuality be addressed next season?
HORTA:
Yeah, we’re going to explore stuff. He’ll be going to high school and getting older, so we’ll definitely be exploring that.

Will Marc find love after Cliff?
HORTA:
We’ve been discussing it. We haven’t started breaking the exact stories for next year, but that’s one of the things we’ve really talked about. We want to see [Marc and Amanda’s] love lives.

How would you characterize Ashley Jensen’s departure? Was it mutual?
HORTA:
It was mutual. She’s amazing. From the get-go, we found some really good stories for her, but we never found enough to service her character the way we wanted to and the way she wanted to. She wanted to do more, but it was [difficult] with a large ensemble like this to give her more. I hope in the future she’ll come back. She’s an important part of the show.

Will Christina get a satisfying send-off?
HORTA:
She will. Next week’s episode will [set things in motion] with Wilhelmina’s baby – or her supposed baby – and it’s going to lead to a lot of complications.

Ana Ortiz gives birth in June. Will we see less of Hilda at the start of next season due to her maternity leave?
HORTA:
We may write her a little lighter in the beginning, but we’re not writing her out or anything.

Who is Rachel Dratch playing in the finale?
HORTA:
She’s playing a dual role. She’s playing Penny Meadows, an editor at Mode, and she’s also playing Mindy Meadows, her twin sister. It’s a one-time guest stint, but she was great.

The most asked Ugly Betty question from my readers: When is Betty getting her braces off?
HORTA:
Her braces will be off by the end of next season. Next year, there’s going to be a progression in her look overall. It’ll still be Betty, but you’ll see some growth in that direction.

Lincoln Heights Season 4 Spoilers!

What can we expect from the new season of Lincoln Heights? Russell Hornsby, who plays Eddie Sutton, tells us the family goes through some growing pains in season four: “It’s time for Eddie to start letting his kids grow up,” he says. “I think that’s where he is at the beginning of season four, with this notion that his kids are growing and they’re getting older.” Nicki Michaeux (his wife, Jenn) adds, “This is the most challenging season for the kids. They are the most headstrong individuals. And they’re doing all sorts of things we’ll all see over the course of the season. It’s just really challenging for the parents this year.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

Nicki Micheaux (Jenn Sutton) and Russell Hornsby (Eddie Sutton) recently said that the show could be changing ZIP codes. “[It’s] very much a possibility,” says Russell. “There was a big earthquake in the season finale,” explains Nicki. “So we’re waiting on our FEMA money so we can make repairs on our house, like so many people in places in the States, so the dilemma is what are we going to do? Maybe we should just move.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

Heroes Season 4 Spoilers: Chapter 5 Redemption

Episodic Spoilers

First two episode titles of Season 4

Episode 4.01 – Orientation
Episode 4.02 – Jump, Push, Fall

Season 4 – First Set Pics of Claire and Gretchen

Here are the first set pics of Season 4 of Heroes (Volume 5 Redemption) featuring Claire (Hayden Panettiere).

If you look carefully behind a crew member then you will also see our first look at Madeline Zima playing Claire’s roomate Gretchen.

I believe they were filming some scenes of her on campus heading to perhaps a pep rally, so here you go.

NOTE: I assume these pics are from Episode 4×01 Orientation.

Season 4 – First Set Pics of Claire and Gretchen

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View More Pics Here: The ODI

Grunberg and Quinto Filming Scenes Together Today

Heroes star Greg Grunberg who plays Matt Parkman confirmed via his Twitter acct that he will be filming scenes with Zachary Quinto (Sylar) today. In fact he actually says that he is “getting ready to go in and beat up on Sylar” Last we heard Episode 4×02 was being filmed, but there is no confirmation of when this scene will take place. However, based on the set pics of ZQ and Milo last week and this Tweet it seems like all of you Quinto fans will get a decent dose of him early in the season. I am sure some of you are not happy to see more of Sylar, but if Matt is beating him up, then maybe you will feel better.

Episode 4.02/4.03 – Casting Call

Episode 4.02 starts 18th June and Episode 4.03 30th June

[JAPANESE OFFICE WORKER]
25-45, Male. JAPANESE. MUST SPEAK JAPANESE. Office drone in Tokyo desperate to end the monotony. Humor is not lost on him…GUEST STAR

Source: SpoilerTV

Exclusive – Episode 4.04 – Casting Call

Episode 4.04 of Heroes begins filming on the 13th July 2009.

[DOCTOR CAMBRIDGE] 60s, female. Caucasian. MUST BE FLUENT IN SIGN LANGUAGE. Kind doctor in a NYC hospital. Compassionate and knowing with a vested interest in her patient…GUEST STAR / POSSIBLE RECUR

Source: SpoilerTV

General Spoilers

Casting News

Heroes has found an actress to torture Claire (Hayden Panettiere) as her new sorority pledge master. Tessa Thompson, who played Jackie Cook on Veronica Mars during the 2005-06 season, will play upperclassman Becky, who is protecting a secret of her own. Expect Claire and Becky to clash.
Source: TV Guide Magazine

Robert Knepper Confirmed as a Series Regular

At this past week’s Heroes Comic Con Panel, Robert Knepper who plays new villain Samuel hinted that he might have a much larger role than the initial 6 episodes he was scheduled for. Today we got official confirmation via our source with NBC that Knepper has indeed been cast as a series regular in Season 4 (Volume 5 Redemption). I have been a huge fan of Knepper since his role as T-Bag on Prison Break and I am really happy to see him signed on as a “series regular”. Also, confirmed once again is his ability as an “Earth Mover”.  Source: Heroes Spoilers

This just in: Bryan Fuller exits ‘Heroes’

Source: The Ausiello Files

Just as Heroes was gaining some creative momentum comes word of another setback: Bryan Fuller has vacated his post as consulting producer. The acclaimed Pushing Daisies auteur tells me that he left to focus on developing new projects for NBC, and not (as some have speculated) due to creative differences with series creator Tim Kring. “I’m crafting two pilots right now and it’s a lot of work,” admits Fuller, who has an overall deal with NBC. “It was just too hard to [juggle] Heroes and my development; something had to give.” Fuller’s exit was first reported by Herc at Ain’t It Cool News. Fuller returned to Heroes last December, shortly after ABC dropped the ax on Daisies. Many (yours truly included) credited him with the show’s end-of-season creative rebirth.

Season 4 – Spoiler Summary

Here is a little list of many of the spoilers for Heroes Season 4(Volume 5 Redemption) so far. This is a list by Digital Spy and does not have anything new that I could see.

Also I know these are not the only spoilers we know, but it is a good summary, so feel free to discuss below and if there are things missing let me know and we can add on to the list. For example, Hiro, Ando and Mohinder are not on the list and I know there are some details for Hiro and Ando out there.

Claire (Hayden Panettiere): is starting college in Washington, D.C. Gets two roommates, Annie (Rachel Melvin) and Gretchen (Madeline Zima), but predictably, Claire’s new life is far from straightforward. In the first episode, she discovers a body on the sidewalk, the result of a mysterious suicide. Meanwhile, she’s dealing with the fallout from her parents’ divorce process.

Nathan (Adrian Pasdar):… is Sylar. But that doesn’t mean Nathan’s going to be through and through bad next season. “I think there’s going to be a good redemptive nature to his behaviour this year,” Pasdar told Sci Fi Wire recently. “It’s nice to think it might end a little lighter. It’s nice to think it might end with a martyrdom kind of behavior thing in order to sacrifice himself to save the world.”

Peter (Milo Ventimiglia): has alienated himself from those cloest to him as he embarks on a one-man mission to save the world, one person at a time. Peter also finds a romantic interest in the form of a powerful woman. This is rumoured to be a hearing-impaired character called Emma, played by The L Word’s Deanne Bray.

Angela (Cristine Rose): Talking about episode 3, Rose told E! Online: “I learned that 20 years ago, Angela made a decision that is going to come back to bite her in her rear end. Angela tries her best, but she keeps screwing up.” Rose added that in the same episode, there will be a “huge change” for Mama Petrelli.

Matt (Greg Grunberg): is feeling guilty over the Nathan/Sylar affair but is trying to live a normal life with his wife and son. Grunberg has posted on his Twitter saying that he has been filming scenes where Matt “beats up on Sylar”. Matt also gets a new partner ( Battlestar’s Rick Worthy), an experienced LA cop who Matt turns to for advice.

Noah (Jack Coleman), Tracy (Ali Larter):… and Angela, among others, are forming The Company 2.0. But this time, The Company claims to have good intentions, with the aim of uniting heroes around the world. But there’s also a new, sinister organisation on the scene – one that treats people with abilities in a “dangerous and potentially deadly new way”.

Samuel (Robert Knepper): is a brand new character, described as a “charismatic and evil” man who will “veer into the lives of all heroes”. Check back in with Tube Talk tomorrow morning for an exclusive interview with the ex-Prison Break star talking about his new role!
Source: Digital Spy

Adrian Pasdar talks about why they cast an 11 year old Nathan: “I absorb a memory from an article of clothing that sends me back in time to when I was 11,” he explains. “Something happened to young Nathan but old Nathan doesn’t remember it. How can that be? It has to do with a character we have met before.” (Michael Ausiello)

Cristine Rose, who plays the imperious Heroes matriarch Angela Petrelli, says, “I just read episode 4.03 and—oh, I get chills just thinking about it—I learned that 20 years ago or so, I made a decision that is going to come to back to bite me in my rear end. Angela tries her best, but she keeps screwing up. Oh well, she stays afloat with a sense of humor and a glass of wine.” (Watch With Kristin)

Season 4 – Update on Claire, Annie and Sylathan

Ausiello from EW revealed some new spoilers about season 4 confirming that Claire and her roommate Annie will have some “kind of” romantic relationship!? He also confirmed that Adrian Pasdar revealed why they were casting a Young Nathan. Apparently Sylathan (as Nathan) absorbs a memory from a piece of clothing reminding him of something that happened to him when he was 11. I wonder if this is connected to the shocking thing from Angela’s past??

Here is the actual post on EW:

Question: Is it true that Claire on Heroes is going to have a romantic relationship with Rachel Melvin’s new character, Annie? Ausiello: That’s true. Kind of. I’m not sure about a full-blown relationship, but I can confirm that the college roomies will engage in a little Sapphic experimentation. At least that’s the plan.

Question: Heroes scoop please? Ausiello: Remember me telling you that producers were casting an 11-year-old version of Nathan? Well, thanks to Adrian Pasdar, now we know why! “I absorb a memory from an article of clothing that sends me back in time to when I was 11,” he explains. “Something happened to young Nathan but old Nathan doesn’t remember it. How can that be? It has to do with a character we have met before.”
Posted By: The ODI

Claire May Have a Lesbian Storyline on ‘Heroes’

In the fourth season, the cheerleader is now a college student who shares more than just a room with her new friend.

Claire May Have a Lesbian Storyline on 'Heroes' Source: Ace Showbiz
See larger image More and more spoilers are coming out for the fourth season of ““, especially the ones circling ‘s character Claire Bennet. In a recent scoop, EW’s Michael Ausiello gives a “that’s true” to the question whether or not there will be a lesbian storyline for Claire and her new roommate. In the new season, Claire is graduated and heading to college. She will live with another girl named Annie which is played by “Days of Our Lives” actress Rachel Melvin. Words are, they will share more than just a room. The hint about the same sex relationship made its round last month but it was never this close. “I’m not sure about a full-blown relationship, but I can confirm that the college roomies will engage in a little sapphic experimentation. At least that’s the plan,” Ausiello revealed. “Heroes” will be back on NBC on Monday, September 21. Hayden Panettiere said that a new mysterious group will surface as opposite to The Company. “The next season of Heroes has a lot of characters that are coming in,” she told MTV News. “There’s something called The Carnival… which is kind of the opposite of what The Company was. There’s a lot of new, cool characters.”

Season 4 – Spoilers from First Day of Filming

As most of you know the Heroes cast and crew were back on set this week hard at work beginning filming on Season 4 (Volume 5 Redemption)! This note from Adrian Pasdar details how the first day went:

What a great first day we had. Shot a load of stuff in my office, no dialogue, just me acting up a storm. Solo. Then Mr Q joined us and the fireworks began. What a gentle man. This is going to be an amazing season. Everybody dropped by the set at one point or another today. This is one seriously tight cast. I am a better person for knowing all of them I feel lucky. This was apparently posted on Pasdar’s Youtube Channel BuckShotWon. Source: The ODI

Swoosie Kurtz to Return for Season 4

Last season former Pushing Daisies star Swoosie Kurtz made a guest appearance as Millie in Season 3 as Angela’s friend. Well word is that she will return with a storyline revealing who her daughter is and that it is apparently connected to the “shocking” storyline connected to Angela’s past. The big Petrelli Family secret also seems to link back to a crime that Nathan committed as a child. Here a quote thanks to TV Guide that explains a little more:
“In the third episode, a decision Angela made twenty years ago comes back to haunt her,” hints Christine Rose (Angela) of the flashback scene. Adds Adrian Pasdar (Nathan): “An incident occurred when Nathan was a boy that he has no memory of. He has to go and make amends for the crime he committed and the whole thing ends up very poorly.”
So has this changed your opinion about the Petrelli Family storyline!? I know many of you are tired of it, but what do you think of Millie’s return?
Posted By: The ODI

Rick Worthy Joins the Cast as Matt’s Partner

Rick Worthy Joins the Cast as Matt’s Partner “Battlestar Galactica” alumnus Rick Worthy is joining the cast of another sci-fi drama. Worthy is in negotiations for a recurring role on NBC’s “Heroes” next season, playing the new partner of Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg): an experienced and capable Los Angeles cop and someone who Matt can lean on for advice. Source: Hollywood Reporter

Rachel Melvin Joins the Cast as Annie

We have just been informed by our NBC contact that Rachel Melvin who most recently has been seen playing Chelsea in Days of Our Lives has joined the cast as Annie for Season 4. As many of you know from the casting calls and the leaked script Annie is Claire’s roommate. So I assume Claire will have two roommates, because we reported earlier this week that Madeline Zima also will be playing Claire’s roommate (Gretchen). Source: The ODI

Episode 4.01: Title Unknown Season Premiere Airdate: September 2009

Young Japanese Girl: 6-10, Female. Must speak Japanese. Sweet little Japanese girl who tries to save her kitten.Young Hiro: 12-15, Male. Must speak Japanese. Japanese boy to play young Hiro (Masi Oka). Young Ando: 10-12, Male. Must speak Japanese. Japanese boy to play young Ando (James Kyson Lee). Young Kimiko: 12-15, Female. Must speak Japanese. Japanese girl to play young Kimiko (Saemi Nakamura). Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 4.02: Title Unknown Airdate: September 2009

Episode 4.03: Title Unknown Airdate: September/October 2009

Season 4 – Even More Casting News

The very interesting casting news continues for Season 4 of Heroes. Ausiello from EW is reporting that both Ray Park (YES that Ray Park aka Darth Maul from Star Wars) and Deanne Bray (from the L Word) are close to signing deals as recurring roles for Volume 5 Redemption. Park known for his role as Darth Maul, but also as Toad in the X-Men movies and will be next seen in G.I. Joe playing Snake Eyes.

EW is reporting that Park will be playing the “knife throwing” character in the Carnival while Bray will be playing the hearing impaired love interest for one of the Heroes. Earlier this week Tim Kring informed us that Peter will be getting a new romantic interest. So I assume Bray could be this character and in the official casting call, the character was listed as Emma.

Here are the original casting calls for the characters as a reminder.
[KNIFE THROWER]
30s, male. Dangerous,a true “Carney” … Open to all races and ethnicity. GUEST STAR

[EMMA]
25-28. Female, Attractive, smart and sensitive. A love interest for series lead HEARING IMPAIRED ACTRESSES ONLY

Source: The ODI

We mentioned a new hearing impaired female character that will play a love interest for one of the male leads, we have just learned according to the official casting call listed the character’s name is Emma who will first appear in Episode 4×03 not episode 4 as previously reported. Emma: 25-28. Female, Attractive, smart and sensitive. A love interest for series lead. Hearing impaired actresses only. Recurring guest star. This role will be in several episodes. Source: SpoilerTV

Matt Parkman will get a new partner/”mentor.” Claire will get a roomate. Source: SpoilerTV

We can absolutely assure you that Zachary Quinto is coming back next season. We’re hearing that Sylar is present in what’s described as “a very Fight Club-esque way.” The Heroes deaths will continue next season, and a few of your favorite characters may be resurrected in the process. (Pssst, that has nothing to do with our pal Sylar). Source: The Ausiello Files Zachary Quinto will without question be back next season. But I hear the show is also planning to introduce a cool and mysterious new villain. Tracy’s whole revenge arc will serve as a centerpiece of next fall’s “Redemption” volume. Source: The Ausiello Files

Bryan Fuller says that, “The Hiro story for season four is the best story we’ve ever come up with for Hiro. It’s so emotional and exciting and adventurous.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

Look for one character to make a splashy return in Volume 5. Source: TV Guide Online

In season 4 we will learn more about Young Angela and her young friends and of course more about the early days of The Company. Source: SpoilerTV

Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #17: We can expect a character with some sort of “earth” related ability and it will be “muddy”. Claire and Sylar will come to understanding with one another which stems from them having to deal with living forever. Lyle will not have an ability. Volume 5 will be called “Redemption.” There is not going to be any international uproar about Hiro and Mohinder being kidnapped, because they are part of those that are kidnapped and their governments do not know about it. We will see Nathan’s family again and at least one of his kids will have an ability. Source: SpoilerTV

Ghost Whisperer Spoilers & Will Jim Live through the Season?

Latest Updates: Ghost Whisperer Spoilers: Jim’s Alive? & Previews: “Heart & Soul” & “Threshold”

Episode 4.01 – Firestarter (Season premiere) [Airing October 3]:

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A shrink survives a fire in his office and when Melinda and Jim go to the hospital to visit him, they see him talking to what Melinda realizes is a ghost. She has to break the news to him that the patient died in the fire and he was talking to her ghost. After speaking with him, Melinda visits the young woman’s roommates and learns some interesting facts about what the injured man told her and more importantly, did not tell her. Melinda, Jim and Delia eat at a Chinese restaurant, where Ned is a waiter and serves them. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 4.02 – Big Chills [Airing October 10]:

Melinda talks with a young woman named Grace who tells Melinda that she thinks she is being haunted by the ghost of a man she found dead. Grace and her friend Ryan, a doctor, went to high school with Melinda and the man Grace found dead. The ghost is manipulating blood in the OR with Ryan and Melinda tells him he has to figure out who would want to be torturing him and why. Melinda has help from a young man named Eli, who also can talk to ghosts. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 4.03 – Ghost in the Machine [Airing October 17]:

Ned, Eli and Melinda are checking out Virtual Life on Melinda’s computer when a ghost that looks like an avatar on the game flies out of her computer, unable to control himself, knocking over antiques and breaking glass. They follow him to try and find out where he was heading. Later, Melinda goes on Virtual Life and her avatar and the ghost’s get in a physical fight, Melinda finding that she has many good moves on the game, while she tries to convince the ghost to head to the light. Their investigation leads them to a young woman named Alise and Ned meets her on Virtual Life to play DDR and research more about the ghost. They then learn that a man is luring young girls using Virtual Life. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 4.04 – Save Our Souls:

Melinda and Jim go on a cruise on an old ship that is about to be scrapped. When they get there, they meet a young newlywed couple, Rich and Julia, and Melinda realizes a ghost has attached itself to Rich. Melinda also realizes the ship is full of ghosts that are having fun and partying. Melinda figures out that Rich’s ghost is a succubus, which is a female demon who sucks the life out of men so she’ll have a partner in the afterlife, or some kind of siren, luring ‘sailors’ to their death. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Mike Ausiello Interview’s Whisperer‘s executive-producing team of P.K. Simonds, Ian Sander, and Kim Moses on Jim’s fate

Ausiello: Let’s start with the basic question: What’s going to happen to Jim this season?
Simonds:
I’ll try to be a little bit coy but not too coy. What we said from the beginning of the season is this is something that we’ve been thinking about and planning for a long time, and the show has been dropping clues and hints for quite a long time. There’s been a lot of Internet speculation about what’s going to happen, and some of it’s right. But what a lot of people don’t understand, what a lot of people have been getting wrong, is why we’re doing it. Number one, what we’re doing is very big and we’re very excited about it creatively, but not because it’s going to get a momentary burst of ratings; we believe it will thrill our audience in a lot of different ways, and reconnect them to the show, and sort of intensify the bond they feel between themselves and our characters. Our show is sometimes procedural in nature in that Melinda meets new people every week and helps them with their problems. But the show has not always been as much about her life and her relationships and her problems. What we’re trying to do is this season is do an overall arc or mythology which is entirely about Melinda and her relationships. It’s also a way of kind of bringing together all the strands of the show, because it is a show, let’s face it, that deals with death. And the reason the audience loves the show so much is that we find ways to deal with death that are honest; we’re not changing anything where that’s concerned. We are going to confront our main characters with death in an intense and personal way, but we’re going to find the real point of the storytelling. It’s not who or what or when, really, it’s about what comes next. And I think a really important thing for the audience to remember is that this is also a show about love. Love between human beings and how powerful and eternal it is. This all began a long time ago as a conversation about how do we make this show even more romantic than it already is. A lot of people feel like the relationship between Jim and Melinda is a wonderful and almost too perfect relationship, and we felt that way too. So we wanted to kind of shake things up.
Moses: And also explore some ghost rules, but still stay true to the ghost rules that were set up in the beginning.

Ausiello: When does this story start to unfold?
Simonds:
The bomb is going go off in November. It’s not a literal bomb, but it’s going to feel like one. The repercussions are going to carry forward throughout the entire season.
Sander: This bombshell is part of the mythology and raising the stakes on the mythology. What I believe we’re also saying is that this is not the endgame. It is, in fact, part of, a new beginning of a mythology that we think will become exciting and build over the course of the season. The show will also deliver on what the audience has come to love and expect, and that is Melinda still will be dealing with ghosts, still dealing with their issues and unfinished business. There will be closure at the end of each episode and satisfaction at the end of each episode while she performs that heroic task. In addition to that, we will have that personal mythology that folds back on her.
Moses: In season 1 the mythology was the spirit world is getting stronger. Then in season 2, the veil between the living and the dead is getting thinner, and we continued that into season 3. And the mythology this year is that love transcends death.

Ausiello: A lot of fans are saying that a big reason they tune in is for the Jim-Melinda relationship. Obviously, they’re worried that killing him off will screw with that.
Simonds:
We’re not going to confirm or deny anything, and I apologize because we’re all professionals and that seems silly. But we can’t do that. Because if you do that, there are a number of people who are going to use that as an excuse not to watch. And we want people to watch, because the whole point of this is the journey. It’s not about knowing what happens or what’s going to happen; it’s about experiencing it. And we want people to experience that. What I will say is that what the audience cares about is the exact same thing we care about, and we would never do anything to betray our audience or the investment that they have in those characters and that relationship. If there’s one thing they don’t have to worry about, it’s that ultimately that won’t be taken away.

Ausiello: The skeptics out there are saying this story is essentially a ratings stunt.
Moses:
It’s definitely not a stunt.
Sander: We’ve all tried those — a big stunt that gives you a lot of flash, and when the dust settles, you’re left with a lot less than you had before. We would never let that happen to this show. It’s too valuable and too important to us to play games with. It’s really not about that.

Ausiello: There’s also a theory floating around that perhaps this idea was born out of David Conrad’s desire to have more to do on the show.
Simonds:
We have an embarrassment of riches on this show in terms of our cast. We always want to find ways to use those actors in new and interesting ways, so that was, of course, part of our thinking. None of them have ever complained to us about what we asked them to do, but, of course, all artists ever want to do is something new. I can only assume that they were and are thrilled whenever we can give them new kinds of challenges.
Sander: I’m directing the current episode, and they not only take those challenges, they’re running with them. Anybody who’s been underused who’s getting used more is absolutely relishing it and stepping up. It’s been really great to watch.

Ausiello: Are you concerned at all about the “jumping the shark” factor?
Simonds:
For me, jumping the shark is when you change the rules to the show — somehow it’s harder to believe in, or impossible to believe in.
Sander: If the audience feels betrayed with what they believe up until that point, then you run that risk, so, in that sense, we were concerned about it. But we have no concern whether that is actually going to happen. People just need to watch, and if they watch, I can pretty much guarantee that they will be really satisfied with the experience. The show for us has certain rules, and certain sacred trusts with the audience in terms of what we give them every week and the way the world works. None of those rules are broken and none of those trusts are broken. We take that very seriously.
Simonds: The audience is not going to feel betrayed or in any way disappointed as they’re watching this show.

Original Spoiler from Michael Ausiello

Consider this your final warning.

OK, so, death is no stranger to Ghost Whisperer. Heck, the show’s very premise hinges on Jennifer Love Hewitt chatting with the dearly departed every week. (Or so Mandi Bierly tells me.)

But this season, the Grim Reaper makes it personal.

Although CBS declined to comment, multiple sources confirm what has been buzzing on the Internet for weeks (final final warning): Melinda is about to become a widower, as producers have decided to kill off TV hubby Jim (David Conrad) early in season 4.

OMFGWTFLOL?!

Simmer!

Remember, this is Ghost Whisperer, people. It’s highly unlikely that Jim’s death will mark the end of Conrad’s GW run (see also: sassy Talk Soup lady). But how long will he be sticking around and in what capacity? God only knows.

Bottom line: If, like Ms. Bierly, you only watch GW for “those special moments when he actually gets to do something, like wear a wifebeater to bed,” don’t freak out. At least not until I tell you to freak out.

OK, time to freak out.

Source: EW

Jennifer Love Hewitt Comments about Jim Possibly Dying

The following concerns what purports to be a major twist to come during the fourth season of CBS’ Ghost Whisperer. If you wish to emerge unspoiled, turn away now.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, speaking out for the first time since a possible Ghost Whisperer plot point found its way onto the Internet (by way of one EW’s Ausiello), has these three words of advice for shocked fans: Wait and see.

Declining to confirm reports that Melinda’s husband, Jim, will himself give up the ghost early in the new season, Love instead tells TVGuide.com, “The important thing to always remember is that things are not as they seem on our show. We never do anything cut-and-dry. There are lots of opportunities for people to think that one thing is going to happen, and it actually turns out to be something else.”

Will the Whisperer’s better half merely cheat death? Maybe flatline for a bit, visit with Denny, and then come back? Or will he outright die, but stick around as a ghost deserving of extra-special whispering? (It’s been said that David Conrad, who plays Jim, has been itching to either get more to do on GW or be let loose.) Love lets slip nothing.

“People should very much keep their eye open and enjoy the ride into our big storyline for the season rather than try to guess what’s going to happen and how,” she advises. “People don’t have any idea what’s coming. But it is going to be very cool.”

Source: TV Guide

Supernatural: Photos/Spoilers Sneak Peak!

Updated!

Kristin from E!Online Exclusive Photos from Supernatural’s new Season

Michael Courtney/The CW

Supernatural, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

Supernatural is back! Here are exclusive photos of Mama (Amy Gumenick) and Papa (Matthew Cohen) Winchester when they were young, plus Mitch Pileggi as Grandaddy Winchester!

Supernatural, Jensen Ackles, Amy Gumenick Sergei Bachlakov/The CW

The first two eps are amongst the best Supernatural episodes I’ve ever seen—the series mythology gets a whole new layer, and it is fascinating. Dean (Jensen Ackles) is yanked bodily out of hell by a mysterious force that leaves handprint-shaped brands on his body. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean’s reunion will make you sniffle a little and cheer a lot because as Dean puts it, “The smart brother’s back,” and that means it’s time to get back down to business, baby….


Sam does indeed still have powers, he does use them, and Dean doesn’t witness the event, so as far as I can tell, Dean remains in the dark….
Castiel (Misha Collins) is radioactively hot, as well as having the most adorably tousled hair in the history of adorably tousled hair. Oh, and when I say radioactively hot, I almost mean literally.

Nas in Canada: In Supernatural, is Lilith still the Big Bad after the brothers?
There’s a potential bigger bad than Lilith this season, but Lilith is the one working to release him, so she’s the primary antagonist for the time being.

Supernatural, Matt Cohen, Jensen Ackles Sergei Bachlakov/The CW
The upcoming family-hour episode is called “In the Beginning,” and according to the CW, “Dean is transported back in time and is shocked when he lands in Lawrence, Kan. However, that shock turns to amazement after he runs into a young John Winchester (Matthew Cohen, pictured above) and Mary (Amy Gumenick, pictured above left with Jensen) who have just fallen in love. Dean isn’t sure why he was sent back so he begins to enjoy the time with his parents and new found grandfather (Mitch Pileggi, pictured below), who may be hiding a secret that is key to Sam and Dean’s entire predicament.”

Supernatural, Jensen Ackles, Amy Gumenick, Mitch Pileggi, Allison Hossak Sergei Bachlakov/The CW

Matthew Cohen is a perfect young Jeffrey Dean Morgan, no?

Apparently “the fans will just have to wait and see,” why on Dean and not Sam get to go back in time and visit their parents.  Kristin on E!Online believes “there will be a twist in the episode that means Sam eventually gets a little parental love and affection, too.”

Supernatural General Season 4 Spoilers

09/17 – Sam still has powers, he does use them, and Dean doesn’t witness the event, so as far as I can tell, Dean remains in the dark. […] Castiel (Misha Collins) is radioactively hot, as well as having the most adorably tousled hair in the history of adorably tousled hair. [.] Oh, and when I say radioactively hot, I almost mean literally. […] There’s a potential bigger bad than Lilith this season, but Lilith is the one working to release him, so she’s the primary antagonist for the time being. Source: Kristin on E!Online

09/17 – Supernatural has cast The Wire‘s Robert Wisdom in the recurring role of Uriel, a dangerous, intimidating, aloof, imperious, contemptuous, humorless killer. Source: The Ausiello Files

09/09 – We’ll be meeting two angels this season on Supernatural, but they aren’t pretty babies like the ones on your refrigerator magnet: Castiel and his partner Uriel are badass seraphim. Imagine Julian McMahon with wings…Both characters will be recurring, but look for more trouble from Uriel, who is not a fan of the human race in general and who doesn’t want Sam and Dean succeeding in particular. Source: Kristin on E!Online

08/24 – Prison Break‘s Dameon Clarke will be channeling his inner Jeff Goldblum when he guest stars this November as a middle-class father who begins to freak out when he realizes he’s turning into a terrifying fly-like creature. Source: The Ausiello Files

07/28 – We’re joining up with the Winchester boys four months after we saw Dean hanging from chains in that blistering-hot place run by that dude Beelzebub (aka hell). Too bad for Dean, though, as hell seems to run in dog years. So what’s on deck for these poor, miserable souls? Nothing good… Over the first half of the season, we will learn what Sam did while he was by himself and what Dean endured in hell. “Sam’s turning a little reckless now that his brother is dead,” Jared revealed. And during his four months alone, Sam has cut off contact with everyone and has become wildly suicidal in his hunting attempts. The boys used to have an open relationship, but “now they have secrets from each other,” dished Kripke. The good news? If you’re looking for that great (smartass) Dean charm, Jensen reassured us: “He’s still the same shoot-first-ask-questions-later kind of guy, but he’s trying to figure out how he got back from hell.” So it looks like Dean’s mystery will be a large focus this year. Kripke added, “The big question is not does he get out, but how he got out.” A.J. Buckley, Travis Wester and Brittany Ishibashi showed up to the Comic-Con panel, so you’d better believe we’re going to see more of the Ghostfacers in the future. Said Kripke, “We’re always looking for ways to bring the Ghostfacers back in the actual series… We’re working on some new material, either webisodes, potentially cell phone content or basically an off-network Ghostfacers’ series.” […] Nicki Aycox will be returning for at least one episode to reprise her role as Meg Masters. Also, we’ll get more John and Mary Winchester. Still, fellow  Jeffrey Dean Morgan fans, don’t get too excited-we’re going to be seeing them at age 18, when the lovebirds met. Looks like this is the season of individuality; Sam and Dean aren’t going to be as close. Source: Kristin on E!Online

07/12 – “This season opens with some bombshells!” teases creator Eric Kripke. […] Season 4 opens four months later, when Dean wakes up with no memory of his torment. “What happened to Dean in Hell and to younger brother Sam whe he had to be a hunter by himself will slowly come to light,” Kripke says. “It gives us a nice opportunity for an internal struggle for Dean and for the brothers to surprise each other.” Katie Cassidy (Ruby) and Lauren Cohan (Bela) are both gone, but Jim Beaver and Steven Williams are back as geezer demon fighters Bobby and Rufus. Get set for a revealing flashback to the Winchester parents’ teen years, an homage to 1930s monter flicks and a bloody Halloween show. Source: TV Guide

07/12 – Producers are now looking to cast a couple of recurring characters that could shake things up a bit. I’m told that a girl named Kristy — in her 20s, sexy, snarky and adept at adjusting to any and every situation — will come aboard in the season premiere and stick around through at least episode five. Castiel — a dude in his 30s or 40s, charismatic, calm and very good at getting people’s attention — will also be introduced in the premiere and will probably stick around for some time. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV

06/14 – Eric Kirpe reveals: What happens to Dean in hell and how Dean gets out become primary concerns of Season 4. […] Dean spends a lot more time in hell than anyone’s probably thinking. Dean could spend – in human time – six months, maybe more. In hell time, who knows how many years or decades that might be. I won’t tell you how he gets out, but he will emerge to a different landscape. A lot has changed since he’s been away, and he has to readjust to his loved ones after being gone for so long. […] It takes hundreds of years to be burned away into a demon. Dean won’t be a demon, but there will be an ongoing mystery. When he gets out of hell, he’ll have little recollection of what happened to him down there. That’s one of the mysteries of the season. […] Ruby will be back, and we’re introducing a new supernatural species. We intend to bring back Steve Williams, the old embittered hermit hunter Rufus. [… Dean’s hellish sojourn] will affect [the relationship between the brothers] massively. We’ll slowly unfold Dean remembering what happened in hell, and that will drastically affect their relationship. Dean is basically a POW coming home from the worst hellhole – literally – ever. How do you reconnect with your life when you’ve been through something that horrific? That becomes one of his issues. But don’t worry, he’s still the same smart ass he always was. […] We presented [Sam] as immune to [demon Lilith’s] powers. We have some twists and turns in store with that. Sam promised Dean right before Dean died that he wasn’t going to pursue any of his powers in terms of discovering his potential. Upon Dean’s return, Sam tells him “I promised I wouldn’t head down that road because you made me promise,” but we begin to wonder if indeed that is the truth. For whatever it’s worth, the writers have never been this excited about a season. We have some really exciting plot twists. Source: TV Guide Online

06/12 – Supernatural is going to be dealing with a lot of specifically religious symbolism this season, with a particular eye toward the devil, hell, god, etc. Source: Kristin on E!Online

05/08 – Lauren will not be coming back next year. [… In Season 4,] we’re gonna spend a little less time talking about giant movements and war and more time talking about the brothers’ relationship and how they react to that war. I think we sort of have a new species of supernatural being that we’ll be introducing in season four that will take people by surprise. […] In terms of Mary, we’re definitely delving into all of that. I think my goal is to answer those questions sooner than people are expecting us to. I think in the first half of season four we’ll actually answer a lot of those questions. […] We have the Croatoan virus on our board of ongoing mythology, and it will return in some form or another that we’re working on.  Source: Kristin on E!Online

06/26/2007 – [It is very doubtful that Alona Tal, who plays Jo, will be back next season.] According to Alona’s reps, anything is possible, but since the show hasn’t done anything with her character for a long time, they’re not expecting a call any time soon. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Supernatural Season 4 Spoilers — Season Premiere Thursday!

Episode 4.01: Lazarus Rising
Airdate: September 18, 2008

08/28 – It’s four months later and Dean wakes in a pine box. He’s been freed from Hell. He has a joyful reunion with Sam and Bobby, but it isn’t long before the three wonder what exactly pulled Dean from Hell and what it will want in return. Source: The CW

07/28 – A screening of the first five minutes of the CW show’s season 4 opener [reveals: ] Since Dean was left in hell the last time we saw him (after a rather messy and tragic exit from this mortal plane) seeing him literally crawling out of the grave was both heartening and terrifying. A newspaper in an abandoned gas station nearby tells both Dean and the audience that it’s four months later, but the scene ended (with a mysterious force that knocks Dead out) before anything else could be revealed. Source: Entertainment Weekly

07/20 – Four months after the events of last season’s finale, Bobby introduces Sam to Pamela, a psychic who nearly succeeds in summoning Azazeal (the yellow-eyed demon). Later, Bobby is attacked. Sam meets old friend Kristy for the first time. The two discuss Sam’s hesitance to share news with Bobby. Meanwhile, Castiel faces tough questions from someone he claimed to rescue. Source: SpoilerFix.com


07/12 – Traci Dinwiddie, a vivacious thirty-five year old brunette, has been cast in the guest starring role of ‘Pamela Barnes’ in the season four opener of the hit CW/Warner Bros series Supernatural. […] In the episode titled “Lazarus Rising” which began filming on July 2nd and will air on the CW Network [this fall], the beautiful and exotic looking Dinwiddie plays Pamela Barnes, who is described in the casting sides as being ‘kick ass hot looking in a Gina Gershon kind of way’. Pamela also just happens to be, in the words of the Winchester brother’s good friend Bobby Singer, ‘the best damn psychic in the state’. Pamela has been contacted by her old friend Bobby to help he and Sam Winchester track down demons and to possibly learn more about the fate of Dean Winchester who was last seen in the Supernatural season 3 finale “No Rest for the Wicked” hanging by hooks pierced through his flesh after being dragged into hell by demonic hounds sent to fetch his soul in consummation of deal he had made to trade his soul for the life of his brother. Source: Marla R Reed at TV Guide

07/12 – Kristy – Female, 20s, sexy, snarky and adept at adjusting to any and every situation. Recurring 5 episode arc. Castiel – Male, 30s or 40s, charismatic, calm and very good at getting people’s attention. Recurring. Source: SpoilerTV


Episode 4.02: Are you there God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester

Airdate: September 25, 2008

09/09 – Sam and Dean are stunned when the spirits of Meg (guest star Nikki Aycox) and Agent Henricksen (guest star C. Malik Whitfield) appear and accuse the Winchesters of failing them. Although rattled, the brothers must pull together to save Bobby, who is too crippled with guilt to fight off the angry ghosts of the young children he couldn’t save. Source: The CW


Episode 4.03: In the Beginning
Airdate: October 2, 2008

09/16 – Dean is transported back in time and is shocked when he lands in Lawrence, Kansas. However, that shock turns to amazement after he runs into a young John Winchester (guest star Matthew Cohen) and Mary (guest star Amy Gumenick) who have just fallen in love. Dean isn’t sure why he was sent back so he begins to enjoy the time with his parents and newfound grandfather (guest star Mitch Pileggi, “The X-Files”), who may be hiding a secret that is key to Sam and Dean’s entire predicament. Source: The CW

07/28 – [Eric] Kripke revealed that Supernatural had just signed on X-Files alum Mitch Pileggi to play Dean and Sam’s grandfather in an episode that promises a little time travel as well. Fans can also look forward to more from the Winchester past, including a story centering on when Mary and John Winchester were not only still alive, but much younger. Source: Entertainment Weekly

07/27 – Been waiting years to learn more about Sam and Dean’s mom on Supernatural? Your wish will come true early this Fall. Word is we’ll flash back to the beginning of John (Daddy Winchester) and Mary (Mommy Winchester)’s relationship in the season’s fourth episode. I’m hearing Mary was still in high school when they first met, so we’ll see Sam and Dean’s maternal grandparents as well. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV


Episode 4.04: Monster Movie
Airdate: October 9, 2008
07/28 – Sometime this season we’re going to get a classic horror-film-style episode set in black and white. It’s said to be an homage to Dracula and Creature From the Black Lagoon. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Episode 4.05: Metamorphosis
Airdate: October 16, 2008

Episode 4.06: Phoebia
Airdate: October 23, 2008

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