SUNDAY, MAY 12 8 pm Once Upon A Time WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 8 pm Arrow
9 pm Supernatural THURSDAY, MAY 16 8 pm The Vampire Diaries
9 pm Beauty and the Beast SATURDAY, MAY 18 8 pm Doctor Who
TUESDAY, MAY 21 9 pm Grimm
FRIDAY, May 21
10:00 pm Merlin Series Finale
SUNDAY, June 9
9 pm Game of Thrones
Summer Series Premieres To Make Note Of…
Teen Wolf: June 3rd – Season Premiere (MTV)
In the Flesh: June 6-8 – Mini-Series (BBC America)
Falling Skies: June 9th – Season Premiere (TNT)
True Blood: June 16th – Season Premiere (HBO)
Being Human: July 13 – Season Premiere (BBC America) – FINAL SERIES
1. The hot identical Alpha twins get shirtless within the first few minutes of the premiere. You know, in case you aren’t watching for the plot. Charlie Carver and Max Carver play the new kids at Beacon Hills High — and just wait til you see them transform. They’re different from any other werewolves, Alphas or not, that we’ve ever seen on the show before.
2. Beacon Hills is plagued by a series of murders. That’s nothing new, of course, but this time, the slayings seem, oddly enough, not to be related to the town’s werewolf situation. Stiles becomes pretty obsessed with them, and helps his dad with the investigation.
3. Scott is on a self-improvement streak. “I’m going to be better this year. a better student, a better son, better friend, better everything,” he promises. And he’s on a roll — he’s reading books, working out, studying for the PSATs, and saving up for a motorcycle. There’s just one problem. In the four months since the finale, Derek hasn’t told Scott about the Alpha pack, determined to let Scott be a normal teenager. If he does realize what’s going on, he may be distracted from his book list.
4. Derek doesn’t live in his old ramshackle house anymore, because the county took it. But before he leaves it behind, he shares a meaningful scene with Scott and Stiles there. It’s a powerful moment that reveals a lot about Scott’s mindset right now…. and about what Derek endured to get the spiral tattoo on his back.
5. A very significant new character comes into play in the first minute of the premiere episode. She knows something important about Scott — and by the end of the first episode, she’ll be instrumental in revealing (to the audience) the Alpha pack’s goal, and how it connects to Scott and Derek.
6. Stiles gets some love! While Scott pines over Allison, Stiles seems to have done a great job of getting over Lydia this summer. He’s even interested in other people. In the second episode, “Chaos Rising,” we finally see him share a kiss or two… and the encounter ultimately sends him scrambling for a condom. Given Stiles’ track record, it’s probably not too spoilery to tell you all that this doesn’t end too well.
7. When the season starts, Erica and Boyd have been missing for months, but Derek, Peter, and Isaac haven’t given up looking for them. The search nearly kills Isaac — and when he’s rescued, things don’t exactly improve for him. We’ll see Isaac go through some pretty horrific things in order to find the missing members of his pack. Not the least of which involves Peter’s fingernail-claws in his brain.
8. There’s plenty of Sterek interaction. This summer, we heard that Stiles and Derek don’t share many scenes in the first 12 episodes — but they definitely work together in the first two episodes, with their usual brand of banter and general (affectionate) annoyance with each other. We got a laugh out of it.
Chronologically, the new “Originals” premiere will follow the backdoor pilot. That episode — and everything that happened in it — will still exist in the show’s universe. The purpose of the new premiere is instead to move the story forward and to introduce the characters and concepts to new viewers who may not have watched “The Vampire Diaries” in the past.
There will also be a new character, Davina. Played by Danielle Campbell, this character is a witch in New Orleans who gets tied up in Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) return to town. Davina was originally supposed to be in the backdoor pilot, but the part was cut during editing.
“They pitched to me where the first scene of Season 2 takes place, and my hope is that because we find everybody in a different spot, and Oliver basically with no desire to be the vigilante at this point … it’ll be our second season, but almost like a new series,” Amell teased during the 2013 CW Upfronts.
“(Laurel)’s becoming stronger and she’s driven and very independent,” Cassidy teased at the 2013 CW Upfronts, last week. “But she’s starting to stand up for what she believes in and maybe not always go through justice…hopefully season two she sort of going to be evolving into Black Canary.”
Beauty and the Beast – Presumably in addition to Catherine’s biological father, “We’ve got some new people joining us [for Season 2], which is going to amp things up,” Jay Ryan says. “Fresh blood!” As for the show’s sophomore run as a whole, Vincent’s portrayer has these expectations: “I think we’ve found our footing, as far as what the tone of the show is — and we can only grow bigger and better from there.”
Once Upon a Time – Judging by this bit of exclusive goodness — Michael Raymond-James has been made a series regular for Season 3 — Neal sure seems to be alive. (Unless he has another identity, that of Casper the Friendly Ghost.)
PRESS RELEASE: BBC AMERICA’s co-production, In The Flesh, tells a very human story…about the undead. The mini-series springs to life with the channel’s special broadcast event, premiering over three consecutive nights. Zombie teenager Kieren Walker isn’t comfortable in his ‘undead’ state. He didn’t want to come back – he wanted to be dead. After his suicide four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see him again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands rose from the dead. After months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies, now known as PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferers, are gradually being returned to their homes. When Kieran returns, he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the haunting flashbacks of what he did in his untreated state. BBC AMERICA’s special three-night premiere event of In The Flesh begins Thursday, June 6, 10:00pm ET/PT.
If you are like me, than you are suffering from a serious withdrawal over the summer hiatus for The Walking Dead. You are probably biding your time with memes from Steven Yeun, pics of Norman Reedus hugging everyone in America, or trolling through Tumblr like a love sick puppy. Luckily, we got a pic of Rick Grimes treading precariously through the woods of Georgia and the following information from an interview that IGN had with creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman.
What they discussed revolved around the bad guy of the third season, the Governor:
“Yeah, [The Governor] is still very much in the mix. That’s certainly not the last that we’ll see of him. When we see him again and where we see him again, that’s the big question,” he said.
Unlike in Season 3, Kirkman made it very clear that the Governor and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) wouldn’t be directly facing off with one another, but the former would be utilized in a different manner.
It’s not going to be like it was in Season 3; it’s not going to be Rick and the Governor on a collision course with a conflict between them. He’ll be used in very different ways next season.”
Hopefully, this will tide us over for a bit as we have to wait until Sunday, October 13 to see the beginning of the 4th season.
Now, regarding the longevity of the show, THR spoke with AMC CEO Josh Sapan and he said the following:
“We hope that zombies live forever and we’ve just begun to find out what the post-apocalyptic world is like,” said Sapan, “so that we’ll be sitting here at the Barclays conference in 2022 discussing the fact that Walking Dead is not over … at that point, I think any one of the companies will have replaced the United States government and we’ll be in a complete free enterprise world in which there are no nations.”
This is awesome news, but I do not think my nerves can handle all the stress that this show induces for thirteen weeks every year.
“We made no secret of the fact that we subscribe to the Whedonesque model of having a big bad, and in Season 2, we’ll actually have two big bads,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told TVGuide.com. “They’ll both be very recognizable names to fans of the comic book. We’re really excited about both of them. With Malcolm and the Dark Archer, we sort of had two big bads in one person,” he said. “In Season 2, we’re going to split them up essentially, and there will be a Malcolm-esque big bad and a Dark Archer-esque big bad.”
“We’re definitely trying to take the show to the next level in Season 2,” he said. “Obviously we’re feeling a lot of pressure, but also a huge desire to return with a few big bold statements that the show is not quieting down. If anything, it’s ramping up. It’s going to be cool. I’m really excited about both villains. We’ve set the bar pretty high for ourselves in terms of ending with a bang, and we’re looking to exceed that in Season 2.”