I hate doing non-book related posts, especially two in a row but I'm a huge TV bug. I love it. No reality shows unless they're on the History or Discovery channel though. Anyway, these past few weeks have been really rough for me because there's absolutely nothing new on! If I have to suffer through one more basketball, baseball or hockey game, I'm going to go nutty. (I'm not a sports fan, not even close.). To get my TV fix I've been stalking Ausiello and various other sites have have upcoming episode news. In my obsessive page refreshing and internet wanderings I found out some juicy info that I thought I would share... mostly because I want to vent about some of it.
As the image above suggests, there are spoilers. Nothing that is going to ruin watching the show or anything.
In Plain Sight:
This Just In: In Plain Sight‘s Mary McCormack is pregnant — and so is Mary Shannon!Ugh. This couldn't be more horrible. They'd finally made my day and gotten rid of Raph and now I've got a terrible feeling he'll be coming back. I don't like Ausiello's guess any better either. And, seriously? US Marshall Mary Shannon as a mother, HA! Couldn't they just have hid her behind furniture for the season, as difficult as that would be catching the bad guys.
A USA Network rep has confirmed that the actress’ real-life pregnancy will be woven into her character’s storyline during the show’s upcoming fourth season.
“Over the course of Season 4, we’ll see how Mary’s pregnancy will affect her job, her complex relationships with her partner, her sister and ultimately, with the father of her child — which is the big reveal,” the cabler teased in a press release. “Stay tuned this summer for the twists and turns leading up to the big secret in Mary’s life.”
Given how season 3 ended, I’m going to go out on a limb and declare FBI Agent Farber (Steven Weber) the probable dad-to-be. Who’s with me?
This will be the third child for McCormack and her producer-hubby Michael Morris.
In Plain Sight‘s fourth season kicks off Sunday, May 1 at 10/9c.
-Ausiello @ TV Line
Thank you for the love you gave to In Plain Sight in the last column. Too little love for that show. Anything to add this week? — Veronica
You’ll want to definitely tune in when Brad Whitford guests this season as an uber-paranoid father who finds himself in Witness Protection after his shady dealings result in a family tragedy. It’s really powerful stuff. But what the team is left wondering at one point is who’s a greater threat to the man: his nemesis or himself?
A little bit about the picture I used for the Brad Whitford scoop since I have nothing else to really say about it, it's a photo Mary tweeted saying he was acting like a gorilla at 9:40 PM. Hmm.. I wonder what's behind that.
Castle!!!!! — Sharon
Think you’ve heard all there is to hear about the finale? Think again. Whilst grilling executive producer Andrew Marlowe about the episode via email, the king of teases had this to say: “Part of the drama of how we’re ending the season hopefully will be all the speculation of how it will affect all our characters next season, especially Beckett and Castle now that, after the finale, so many more of their emotional cards will be on the table.” Considering the show’s track record for making the stone in my chest ache, this might be completely amazing. [BULLETIN: I'm speaking to Marlowe on the telephone next week. Send Castle questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!]
I'm not going to include any other spoilers on the finale that Marlowe has confirmed because... they're really spoilery. I will say this though. I really hate it when writers make the finale out of character for the show simply to cause a stir in an attempt to gain viewers. I absolutely hate it. The finale should be a representative of the show as a whole. Not some drama show down. I've dumped shows because of the stupid finales. Bones used to be one of my favorite shows but after the idiotic baby fantasy finale, I refuse to watch any new episodes. This is actually why I often don't read books series that only have one or two books out. I don't like it when series start out great then take a huge nose dive in a different direction (cough Sookie Stackhouse cough).
Got any scoop about Danny being hospitalized on Hawaii 5-0? I know he’s exposed to a deadly chemical, but just how bad is this chemical to going to affect him? Is he going to be hovering near death, or just hospitalized and still able to help with the investigation? I’m dying to know anything you can share about this. Thanks! – BaileyI really hope this means Danny is safe in the finale since there are rumors going around that he wants off the show along with the confirmed finale scoop from Ausiello about some character getting axed.
Poor dear is definitely down for the count after he is exposed to a biological agent in the penultimate episode. But here’s the good news straight from exec producer Peter Lenkov: “I wouldn’t say it sidelines him for too long, but it does sideline him.” More good news: He’s ready for action again by the time the finale rolls around. And speaking of the finale…keep checking back for scoop on that.
The Fall of Sam Axe was a lot of fun. Are there plans for any of the characters from the prequel film to appear in the upcoming season of Burn Notice? – BruceUgh, I still haven't seen the Sam Axe movie yet!! I have it DVRed but haven't found time when the tv isn't being occupied. I've probably seen every kids show ever made multiple times. I love Sam and am really anxious to watch though. I hope any new character don't take away from Fiona and Sam time like Jesse does. It's not even that I don't like him, it's that I'm irritated that he's taking camera time away from my favorite sidekicks. Okay... so I'm a little mad at him for not worshiping the ground Michael walks on too.
Sigh. Bruce, you need to read your scoops more carefully. Matt Nix confirmed to me last week that some characters from the movie would be crossing over into next season. What I didn’t mention? The possible power struggle between new character Max (Grant Show) and Michael’s teams. “In a lot of ways, [Max] is an intelligence operative who’s good and a good match for Michael,” Nix explains. “One of the questions this season is about the fact that Michael already has partners. What does it mean to have Grant Show – his character’s name is Max – there? Who’s the boss? And who has a bigger hold on Michael?”
The Big Bang Theory:
Please, I need some Big Bang scoop ASAP!! (Honestly, there’s no real rush, but I thought the sense of urgency might encourage you.) – HarveyOk, there's no real point to the first scoop but I posted it to say how much it irritates me that the columnist and the questions submitter wasted a question by posting this. We could have gotten new Big Bang scoop but instead it was wasted with that.
It did…last night. Which is why I posted this scoop about Sheldon’s roommate switcharoo in the finale episode.
Someone grab the Roommate Agreement! I’m not sure the following news is allowed…
Just before the fourth season closes off for the Big Bang gang, expect a twist with exciting possibilities: Sheldon Cooper is getting a new roommate.
As teased in the new issue of EW, everyone favorite creature of habit is parting ways with his longtime roomie, Leonard.
“You have a situation where Priya is staying with her brother, and Leonard is spending time with Pryia,” executive producer Billy Prady says. “The current sleeping arrangement isn’t the best one. I think a little experimentation with people in different spots [is necessary].”
But who is the (un?)lucky soul to take Leonard’s spot in the apartment? Prady wouldn’t say, specifically, but guarantees, “It will be a human, and it will be someone we know.” Prady elaborates: “One of the things that Sheldon will [learn from] his new roommate — temporary or permanent, we don’t know — is just how long Leonard has been skating by. He’s going to have a terrific experience with this new roommate.”
My official guess? Amy Farrah Fowler! I mean, consider what Prady told us about their ever-developing bond: “They’re very, very similar types of people in terms of their approach to the world and their academic background, but the fundamental difference is Amy is game. Whereas Sheldon has made a decision that friends are a burden, Amy having met Sheldon — and through Sheldon finding Penny — Amy sees the possibly of having girl buddies, and that kind of life that she didn’t have growing up. And she’s really excited to have it. I don’t think she’s particularly good at it, but she jumped into that with both feet.”
How perfect would a Sheldon/Penny roommateship be?! I hate Priya as an FYI so I'm not excited about Leonard moving out. I can't wait for any Sheldon story lines though. I also like Amy (I prefer her in scenes with Penny though) so I wouldn't mind them sharing an apartment but I'd much rather see Penny, Raj or Howard there. Raj was my first guess until I saw the "He’s going to have a terrific experience with this new roommate" statement. There's no way Sheldon would get along with any of my top picks. My first guess based on that is Amy too.