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Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actress Morena Baccarin (Homeland and Firefly) will have a recurring role in Gotham, playing Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of the late Thomas and Martha Wayne. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

FOX has given their new medical drama Red Band Society an order of four more scripts. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Actor Kevin Rahm (Mad Men and Desperate Housewives) will have a recurring role on Bates Motel, playing Bob Paris, the wealthy, self-involved and gregarious owner of an elite hunting club who grew up with Romero (series regular Nestor Carbonell). The pair now have a strained relationship, but they keep their mutual dislike under wraps. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actress Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist) will star alongside Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead and Prison Break) in the USA Network drama pilot Colony that comes from Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse. The pilot is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious “foreign” occupation. She will play Madeline, younger sister of Katie (Callies) and the mother of a diabetic child in need of insulin. She appeals to Katie for help but will do what it takes to protect her child and family in need. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

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Q&A SECTION (with Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

Question: Do you have anything on Laurel and Oliver on Arrow? I’m dying here! —Micaela

Ausiello: How about something on Ray-Felicity-Oliver instead? Felicity will announce her new gig working for Ray at the start of Wednesday’s episode, triggering a passive-aggressive reaction from Ollie. Meanwhile, if you were wondering, like us, whether there would be any residual awkwardness between Felicity and Oliver, given what transpired in the season premiere, Amell shares, “I’ve always strived [to make] sure [Arrow] relationships are adult relationships. You can kiss someone and you can profess something to them, but that doesn’t mean you avoid eye contact with them. There is a bigger goal and a much bigger circumstance at play. So, [while] I’m sure things are awkward, they’ve got work to do.”

Question: Any Once Upon a Time scoop about ‘Rumbelle’? —Serena

Ausiello: Sunday’s reveal that Rumple is after the Sorcerer’s hat and all the magic it contains certainly doesn’t bode well for the couple’s future. “He definitely loves her and wants to be with her, but the hat existed long before she came along and will probably exist long after she’s gone,” muses Robert Carlyle. “This quest is so massive for him. This addiction is huge. [It] drives Rumplestiltskin more than love.”

Question: Any Supernatural scoop? —Frances

Ausiello: Now that the bromance between Dean and Crowley appears to be over, the King of Hell is going through an identity crisis of sorts. “The journey’s a little different than last year,” Mark Sheppard explains. “Last year, the human element was the problem. I still think there’s a residual issue there. [Now] Crowley’s re-evaluating his position as King of Hell and his friendship with Dean. But I know there’s a lot of affection there between the two of them, whether Dean agrees to it or not.”

Question: I’d love some info on Felicia Day’s Supernatural return. —Estée

Ausiello: Day’s Season 10 comeback — which the actress is currently shooting — will present “a Charlie we haven’t seen before,” executive producer Robert Singer teases. Adds Day: “She comes back from Oz, and her experiences there have changed her.”

Question: Any NCIS spoilers about Tony’s love life? Will any sparks fly between him and his old partner from Philly or the FBI agent he’s partnered with for a case? – Connie

Ausiello: Tony and Leia Pendergast seem mutually keen on each other. And sparks will also fly between DiNozzo’s old Philly PD partner (guest star Marisol Nichols) and McGee? As Sean Murray shared, “She’s slightly insulting to McGee when he first meets her, so he’s not sure how he feels about this woman.”

Question: The Flash. Obsessed. Scoop me. —Gerald

Ausiello: Now that Joe is helping Barry in his quest to clear his dad’s name, “Things start to be revealed pretty quickly after Episode 3,” Grant Gustin says. “Joe is spending a lot of time looking into things that Barry wouldn’t necessarily think to look into.” Meanwhile, Barry will remain in the dark about his other father figure, Dr. Harrison Wells, and his secret agenda. “Barry has moments where he doesn’t necessarily trust him, but there’s no real, like, questioning his character too much from,” says the actor. “He’s finding flaws in him, so he’s kind of fallen off the pedestal a little bit. But there’s no real like, ‘What’s this guy up to?’”

Question: I need Reign scoop! I’m dying over here with the promo of Mary being pregnant! I’m a big fan of spoilers, and one I found hinted at a possible rape storyline and the potential that that’s where her pregnancy comes from. Can you confirm or deny? — Julia

Ausiello: I can’t confirm or deny, Julia, but I can tell you that the p-word will continue to weigh heavily on both Mary and Francis in the weeks to come. “Becoming pregnant and having a child is still one of Mary’s top priorities in Season 2,” executive producer Laurie McCarthy says. “At that time, one of the most important responsibilities for any queen was to produce an heir.” As for how that heir is produced, I suppose anything is possible.

Question: Any Reign scoop? —Charlotte

Ausiello: Episode 10 will introduce Conde’s brother, Antoine, whose lust for power — specifically power over France — might just outweigh his loyalty to Francis. In addition to being “charming” and “sexy,” he’s also described as a “bad influence,” so it’s safe to assume he’ll gain a few allies in his quest for the crown.

Question: I’m considering breaking my Gotham habit if things don’t improve quickly — unless you give me a reason to keep watching. —Nick

Ausiello: I suggest sticking around through at least through Episode 7 (airing Nov. 11). Word on the street says it’s all kinds of fantastic — and there’s a massive twist ending, to boot.

Question: Hey, my question is about Hawley on Sleepy Hollow. Does the show plan on making him a romantic interest for Jenny or Abbie? —Melissa

Ausiello: Hey, we asked Lyndie Greenwood the same thing, and while she maintains she’s “in the dark” about which Mills sister Hawley ultimately will pursue, she’s not worried, either way. “Abbie and Jenny have fought so hard for [their] relationship,” she says. “They have had way bigger problems than some dude coming into their life and upsetting things.” Still, expect at least a little sisterly static. “Of course, it’s an issue,” Greenwood previews.

Question: Do you have any scoop on what’s to come in Season 4 of Grimm? —Jordan

Ausiello: Remember that spell Adalind performed to de-Grimm Nick? It’s going to have long-reaching — and potentially game-changing — ramifications in the first half of the season.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Lyfe's Journey

The UP Channel original movie Lyfe’s Journey will debut on October 26 at 7 PM.

A strong family man makes a mistake that tears apart his family, his home and his life, which quickly spins further into despair when a downturn in the economy renders him homeless. With the help and support of a few caring people, he finds forgiveness and the true meaning of life.

The cast includes Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls), Angell Conwell (The Young and the Restless) and Richard T. Jones (Judging Amy).

Here is a trailer for Lyfe’s Journey.

All That Glitters

On October 26, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters will debut at 9 PM.

Lori Loughlin (When Calls the Heart) reprises her role of Jennifer Shannon, a sleuthing yard sale treasure hunter who uses her keen eye to solve crimes. When Jennifer’s friend and self-storage facility owner Martin (Michael Kopsa) turns up murdered – just hours after auctioning off an abandoned storage unit full of unique items to Jennifer – she is immediately pulled on the case as a key eyewitness.

Working with Detective Lynwood (Kevin O’Grady), Jennifer helps single out a disgruntled customer as the prime suspect, while she and her business partner, Danielle (Sarah Strange from Men In Trees), sift through boxes from the auction. As her husband Jason (Steve Bacic from Andromeda) worries about her safety, Jennifer starts to get in over her head when there is a break-in at her store, and a run-in with Martin’s angry wife.

Then, Jennifer and Danielle discover their new merchandise contains the sparkly evidence they needed all along to nail the surprising real culprit, and they must race to save a life – and put their own on the line.

Here is a trailer for Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters.

Death Comes to Pemberley

The Masterpiece Mystery mini-series Death Comes to Pemberley will debut on PBS on October 26 at 9 PM, airing until 10:30 PM.

This is an adaptation of the P.D. James novel, picking up the story of Pride & Prejudice six years after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy. As preparations are being made for a ball at their Pemberley home, the discovery of a corpse brings an abrupt and shocking halt to the proceedings — and a threat to all that the Darcys’ hold dear.

The cast includes Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters and The Americans), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife), Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle) and Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen).

Death Comes to Pemberley will continue on November 2 from 9 PM to 10:30 PM.

Here is a trailer for Death Comes to Pemberley.

TV Ratings

It was a full night of programming on the major networks last night.

Here is how all of the Tuesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
NCIS (CBS) [NEW] – 16.9 million
The Flash (The CW) [NEW] – 3.4 million

9 PM Shows:
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) [NEW] – 15.9 million
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) [NEW] – 4.3 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 2.1 million

10 PM Shows:
Person of Interest (CBS) [NEW] – 9.3 million
Chicago Fire (NBC) [NEW] – 7.4 million
Forever (ABC) [NEW] – 4.8 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

8 PM:
Arrow on The CW (NEW)
NCIS on USA Network
Thor: The Dark World movie on Encore

9 PM:
The 100 on The CW (Season Premiere)
Kingdom on DirecTV (NEW)
Homeland on Showtime (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
Pitch Black movie on BBC America

10 PM:
Nashville on ABC (NEW)
Chicago P.D. on NBC (NEW)
NCIS on USA Network
Iron Man 3 movie on Encore

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actor Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica) will guest star on Scandal playing Charles Putney, the abusive ex-husband of Abby Whelan (series regular Darby Stanchfield. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)

The Bridge has been cancelled by FX. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Rebecca Mader (Lost and Once Upon a Time) will guest star in an episode of Hawaii Five-0 (alongside former Lost alums Jorge Garcia and Daniel Dae Kim). She will play Nicole, the dynamic, smart and edgy recovery specialist for a big insurance company, who will work closely with McGarrett on a case. (Vlada Gelman at TV Line)

Actress Tracy Spiridakos (Revolution) has joined the cast of Bates Motel in the recurring role of Annika Johnson, a mystery woman who shows up at the motel. Bates Motel is set to reopen in March 2015. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)

The Flash and Jane the Virgin have received full season orders from The CW. (Variety)

Actress Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy and Gossip Girl) will appear in an upcoming episode of Sleepy Hollow, playing founding mother Abigail Adams. (Kimberly Roots at TV Line)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actor Christian Slater has landed the title role in the USA Network drama pilot Mr. Robot that is about a programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. He then finds himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Sean Bean (Legends) will star alongside Matt Damon in the Ridley Scott box office film The Martian. Damon will play an astronaut stranded on a Martian colony who struggles to survive long enough for NASA to organize a rescue mission while Bean will play a NASA flight director. Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Kristen Wiig also star. (Heat Vision and Dark Horizons)

Q&A SECTION (with E! Online)

Question: I need more adorable daddy/daughter moments between Diggle and his baby on Arrow. Like, right now. – Pam

E! Online: Couldn’t agree more! That’s why we took your question to new dad Diggle himself. “Yeah, you’re going to see a lot more of scenes like that,” David Ramsey said. “Diggle has reconciled all the parts of his life. He’s just as easy with being in a wonderful and loving relationship with Lyla and picking up his baby and rocking her to sleep at two o’clock in the morning, and then going and risking his life with Oliver. All those things exist in his world and he’s adjusted to it. Oliver hasn’t made that jump yet and that’s part of what this season is about, for him to make that jump to where Diggle is.”

Question: On my agenda: Revenge scoop from you! – Reenie

E! Online: Well played, but don’t you mean your “revengenda?” Sorry, couldn’t resist. But feel free to pencil in a funeral soon as death is coming to the Hamptons…again! “There probably is going to be a death this season,” Josh Bowman told us. “There should be.” And when asked if Daniel could be the one to bite the dust, Bowman answered, “Let’s hope not!”

Question: Please tell me Bellamy isn’t dead on The 100! – Lissa

E! Online: You know we can’t tell you that! We’re pretty sure if we spoiled any character’s fate, executive producer Jason Rothenberg would send a pack of Reapers after us—and just the thought of that is giving us nightmares. But we can tell you that you’ll find out Bellamy’s fate very soon into the season two premiere. In fact, after 10 minutes, you’ll learn the fate of all your favorite characters on the ground.

Question: What is Firestorm going to be like on The Flash? – Jack

E! Online: While we’re going to see Robbie Amell’s first episode of The Flash tonight, we’re only going to see him in flashbacks as Ronnie from before the particle accelerator explosion. When he returns to the CW hit show in December, that’s when we’ll meet his DC Comics alter ego, Firestorm. So will he reunite with his fiancé who thinks he died? Will he interact with Barry or Cisco? “There’s a whole lot of people involved in my first episode back,” Amell told us. “I might not even be the only Amell in the episode.” Whoa, two Amells in one episode? We’re not sure our TV’s can handle that!

Question: Anything on Nashville? – Tara

E! Online: We all know Rayna’s about to tie the knot with Luke (even though it kills us seeing her with someone other than Deacon!), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that wedding bells are ringing in an upcoming episode. But would you believe us when we say that Rayna isn’t the one saying, “I do?” That’s right, another couple on Nashville is getting hitched! Hit the comments with your guess as to who it is!

That’s it. Enjoy!

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