Here are the news items for today:
The CW is moving their new thriller series Cult to Friday nights at 9 PM starting on March 8. (The Futon Critic)
Actress Joanna Cassidy (Body of Proof) will appear as the mom of Seeley Booth on Bones. (William Keck at TV Guide)
Actress Susan Misner (Person of Interest) will play a new love interest for Deacon (Charles Esten) on Nashville. (Kate Stanhope at TV Guide)
Actress Melinda McGraw (Mad Men) will play the wife of ruthless oil tycoon Hollis Doyle on Scandal. (Michael Ausiello at TV Line)
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Actor Chris Cooper is set to play Norman Osborn in the upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (The Deadline Team)
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Q&A SECTION (with Team Watch with Kristin at E! Online and Matt Mitovich at TV Line)
Question: Last night’s episode of Arrow was insane! In desperate need of spoilers now! – Declan
Team Watch with Kristin: Meet episode 20’s big bad: Edward Rasmus, a wealthy investment broker/fraud who has a network of criminal associates at his disposal and thinks he’s untouchable in Starling City. Ha! Rasmus, who has silver-streaked hair (Hmmm…), defrauds investors and rides off with their money, something we’re sure Oliver isn’t too impressed by.
Question: I’ll take Beauty and the Beast scoop if you’ve got it! – Davis
Team Watch with Kristin: In the show’s 18th episode of the season, which is ominously titled “Moving On,” we’ll meet Kirk, a new medical examiner who is handsome, but edgy and aggressive (Think Henry Rollins). Fans can expect the newbie to stick around for a little bit.
Question: Are there any more hot Deacon and Rayna kisses coming up on Nashville? – Jenna
Team Watch with Kristin: If we do get any hot makeout sessions between those two, better enjoy it while you can. Because near the end of the season, those two won’t exactly be on smooching terms. In fact, when tragedy hits Rayna’s personal life, Deacon can only manage an awkward phone call to make sure she’s OK. Not exactly the timeline Deacon-Rayna shippers want, eh?
Question: What does the Season 3 finale of Pretty Little Liars hold for us? – Fernando
Mitovich: Just as I was hand-crafting this week’s column, ‘Nando, this official synopsis for the March 19 season ender, titled “A dAngerous gAme,” arrived from ABC Family: “Spencer is back home and presenting a good front, but Aria, Hanna and Emily are not so sure their friend is fully back after seeing how fragile she was just a day or so before. Unfortunately the girls don’t have much time to ponder Spencer’s health as shocking revelations are brought to the forefront. With so much happening and new information being uncovered, will the Liars be ready for what is waiting for them?”
Question: James Brolin was so good as Castle’s father. Will Martha and Kate hear the entire story? – Cynthia
Mitovich: We will have to assume they both were utterly regaled by the overseas espionage tale, because as Nathan Fillion told us at the show’s 100th episode party, there’s “nothing in the episodes that we’ve filmed” since the two-parter that calls back to the paternal reveal. As for how the long-awaited father/son meeting played out, Fillion said he was “very satisfied,” explaining, “To find out that his dad has had a hand in his life ever since he was kid, that his dad has been there in the wings, I think, for Castle, is a good feeling. He can’t have any feelings of, ‘I was abandoned.’ He knows now his dad has been a shadow.”
Question: Was Castle‘s second kidnapping really shot in Paris? Or on a sound stage? – Leslie
Mitovich: Molly Quinn confirmed that she, director Rob Bowman and her TV dad’s stuntman got to travel to France for a quickie shoot – yet nonetheless fielded tons of teasing/envy, especially from Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever. Says the actress, “I kept telling them, ‘I feel bad. I wish we could all go. But really, I’m going to go there, I’m going to be jet-lagged. I’m going to work three days and then I come back, I’ll be jet-legged again and then I have to get back to work!’”
That’s it. Enjoy!