Doctor Who

Following "The Day of the Doctor," the biggest question seemed to be whether the next season would follow the Doctor's hunt for Gallifrey. Steven Moffat says that, while it will be present, it's not going to be the function of any episode:

He has the possibility of going home - he can find Gallifrey - but it might take him a while, who knows? And who knows what he'll do when he gets there? Get bored and run away again, I would think! But he has a mission statement.

It was fascinating when Doctor Who first came back that he was this war survivor dealing with guilt and rage - that was his story. Of course, he slowly gets over that and then there's a danger that he just becomes about... farting about a bit, which starts to take some of the baseline out of the show somehow. So we've given him something to pitch for.

It's not like we'll spend every episode saying, 'I nearly found it!' - we absolutely will not do that - but it gives him somewhere to go. The Doctor doesn't know he's a character in a television show - he doesn't know he's having adventures for our entertainment - he's got to have something to do and that will be the thing he does.


More at the link. [Digital Spy]

The Christmas special will guest star Orla Brady, who will play "someone from the Doctor's past, with the plot of the episode revolving around her." Whatever that means, whether it's someone we've heard of before or not, it'll drive the plot. [Den of Geek]



In what seems to be a response to the rumor that Warner Bros. was looking to cross the TV universe over to the Man of Steel sequel, producer Greg Berlanti has this to say about the relationship between the show and DC movieverse:

We haven't had any of those conversations other than to say, what characters are we allowed to use this year and advocate or request certain ones that are of interest to us. And every now and then, they'll say, 'You can't have that guy.' They don't say why, and we figure out why later on…When it comes out naturally, that's when it's best. And that's been the fate of Arrow, and I guess that's the path we'll follow.


[Den of Geek]

Teen Wolf

When season 3 comes back for its second half, someone's going to be on the brink of death the entire time. However, Holland Roden, whose character is a banshee who can sense impending death, says that Lydia has barely screamed so far. So, it seems that "brink of death" and "impeding death" are not the same thing on this show. [E! Online]


The Originals

Tonight's episode will see either Klaus or Elijah kiss someone, which may or not be related to a moment shared between Elijah and Hayley. [E! Online]


Thee bond beyond Elijah and Hayley is the result of Elijah's desire for family, and will cause a lot of tension between Elijah and Klaus, the father of Hayley's child. According to Joseph Morgan:

There's the idea that Elijah is usurping his role as father. Having this family is what Elijah wants most – family above all. He's taking on that role, and that is addressed in the show. We're not beating around that bush. We'll absolutely make reference to the fact that you might think that he's the father with the way that he's acting.


Daniel Gilles also explained the what's being drawing Elijah and Hayley together:

It seems like the more that they try and resist it, the more that it snowballs. It will be interesting to see where that develops to, because I sense him — at the moment, in the scripts — pulling away really hard, which can signify one of two things: That he's either really going to jump in with both feet or he's gonna wrench himself away from it.


[TV Line]

Once Upon a Time

After the announcement that Christopher Gorham will be showing up as a character important to Emma Swan came the speculation that he's going to be playing her child, Henry, all grown up. Maybe it's a result of what's happening at Neverland or a future time travel spell. With this show, anything's possible. [TV Line]


Episode 3.13 will be called "Witch Hunt." [SpoilerTV]

Almost Human

Michael Ealy says that we'll be seeing Dorian change and see flashbacks to his past. He also has an interesting take on Dorian's biggest flaw:

Dorian starts out really awesome. But what he evolves to or how he changes over time is going to be one of the more interesting turns that's out there. And why he does it. He has issues. There was a reason why his model was decommissioned in the first place.

What would you say is his greatest flaw?

As of right now I'd say it's his desire to be human. It's one of his more charming qualities, but it's also one of his biggest flaws because he's not happy with who he is. Anyone who's not happy with who they are, obviously that can create problems.

Are we ever going to see flashbacks to his time before being decommissioned?

Absolutely. You'll see Dorian in his past. The thing about Dorian is this is his second shot. So I've waivered with whether he plays his cards differently the second time around. Was he different in the flashbacks? Was he more confident in what he was doing and saying? What is there for him to do differently to avoid going back to that place of being decommissioned? Usually when you get a second chance, you turn over a new leaf. Does Dorian need to turn over a new leaf? That's what we're going to find out.


More at the link. [TV Guide]


The Steven Spielberg-produced show about an astronaut (Halle Barry) trying to reconnect with her family (including her android son) after spending a year in space is casting for the rest of the regulars. Already cast are Barry as Molly and Pierce Gagnon as her son, Ethan. [Examiner]


Sleepy Hollow

Here's the synopsis for December 9th's episode, "The Golem":


John Noble ("Fringe"), Amandla Stenberg ("The Hunger Games") and Jill Marie Jones ("Girlfriends") Guest-Star

Ichabod enlists Henry Parrish (guest star Noble) to help him communicate with Katrina, but in the process, a menacing danger is unleashed from purgatory in the all-new "The Golem" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Dec. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-110) (TV-14 V)



Go here for a complete set of promo photos for the same photo. [Sleepy Hollow]


Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Emily Stamm