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I need some hope for Shamy before The Big Bang Theory returns. — Kara
Does this help? “The fate of the ring Sheldon held at the end of the episode — and the fate of other rings — will be revealed,” the BBT producers tell me. In possibly related news, I can exclusively reveal that Laurie Metcalf will reprise her role as Sheldon’s mother in the premiere, while Keith Carradine returns as Penny’s father in the third episode.
Do you have anything on the new season of How to Get Away with Murder? — Jackie
Despite meeting her maker in Annalise’s basement during the season finale, we have not seen the last of Katie Findlay’s Rebecca. “You will see her again in season 2 alive,” teases executive producer Pete Nowalk, likely meaning via flashbacks … likely. In that same vein, because we’ll eventually learn what favor Frank owed Sam — and therefore repaid by killing the sorority girl — we’ll also likely see the return of Tom Verica in season 2.
Will we learn what Metatron did with the demon tablet on Supernatural? — Alien Knights of Chaos
I can’t speak specifically to the demon tablet, but it’s highly likely the guys will find themselves asking for Metatron’s help yet again. While discussing how the Darkness predates the Bible — and therefore there’s not much written about it — Jared Padalecki says that Sam and Dean are going to seek any and all help they can get. “We’re going to have to maybe go to Metatron for help or Castiel, and we don’t even know what they know because the Darkness predates them as well,” he says. But rest assured, “We’re going to see the boys really stop at no end to right this wrong they’ve brought onto this Earth.” Anyone else having season 5 déjà vu?
When are we going to see Booth and Brennan back at the Jeffersonian on Bones? — Kellen
Not immediately. As I previously mentioned, the show picks up roughly six months after their exit and they’ve both moved on with their lives. “Booth is teaching at Quantico, so he’s left the old life behind,” new showrunner Michael Peterson tells me. “Besides just giving birth to a child, Brennan never has trouble filling up her time. She’s written books, she’s done multiple projects. She’s more in between than Booth. She’s diversified herself into many projects, so she hasn’t quite landed on the one.”
What can you tease about Steven R. McQueen’s Chicago Fire role? — Cary
His character Jimmy Borelli doesn’t make a great first impression. Late for his very first shift, a duct-taped and toilet paper-wrapped Jimmy is dumped at 51 by his older brother, a fellow firefighter from a different house. “He’s summarily told to hit [the road] by Boden,” EP Matt Olmstead teases. “He has to work his way back to the good graces of Boden to try and get back in 51.” But Casey sees more to this candidate with a complicated history and “realizes this guy could be a really great firefighter.”
How much time has passed when The Vampire Diaries returns? — Emily
Well, time is relative this year since TVD will basically be telling stories in two different timelines that run simultaneously. “We’re actually picking up all over the place,” executive producer Julie Plec tells me. “We’re picking up a little bit in the future, we’re picking up a lot in the future, we’re doing a little bit of a time shuffle as we launch into the season. One timeline is set very much in the future and the other timeline will catch us up to the events of the final scene of last season.”
Are there any new shows you recommend for the fall season? — Joey
In no particular order, if I had to give you the top six shows — Why six? Why not six? — that I’m adding to my DVR this fall: Supergirl, Blindspot, Quantico, Limitless, The Muppets and The Player. And I just so happen to know that Daisy Betts has joined the cast of The Player as Alex’s (Philip Winchester) ex-wife, a hardworking surgeon who is presumed dead in the pilot. Originally portrayed by Cara Buono in the pilot, Ginny is the mysterious and romantic core of the show, with her “death” propelling Alex on a dangerous quest—but come on, Betts (Last Resort, Chicago Fire) is recurring, so Ginny’s likely not dead, right?
Any info on Reid of Criminal Minds? — Miloune
He’ll have a big moment in the season premiere. “He gets to do a take down Reid style, which is just using his brain with a physical thing that’s really disturbing — you have to turn away,” executive producer Erica Messer says. “It’s not a standoff with a gun, it’s a Reid version of a takedown.”
I need some New Girl scoop! — Kathleen
Even though he rushed into a proposal, Schmidt isn’t going to get cold feet, but he may lose it when it comes to actually planning the wedding. “I think we’ll see some Groom-zilla,” Max Greenfield says, teasing that the former self-professed playboy will hit a road block when Cece’s mom (Anna George) arrives. “She comes in on the fly and wants to meet this guy,” he says. “She isn’t thrilled with Schmidt. Schmidt is stressed out. He wants to make this thing work.”
Will Lexa and Clarke ever reconcile on The 100? — Timothy
Alycia Debnam-Carey certainly thinks so. “Lexa will make it happen one way or the other,” she says. “It might not be an easy reconciliation, but it’ll happen. If Lexa wants something, it’ll happen.” However, letting Clarke back in her life could be hazardous to Lexa’s health. “She’s opening up a wound again,” Debnam-Carey says, noting that Lexa will have a great entrance in season 3. “What happened last time when she was emotionally available, her lover was killed. It’s a very dangerous position to be in, but at the end of the day, she’s only human and she’ll have that human emotion.”
Best news I’ve heard all week: Having just watched Brave for the first time, I’m beyond excited for Merida’s Once Upon a Time introduction.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.
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