Here are some promo pics from the season premiere, "Chuck vs. the Anniversary": [SpoilerTV]


True Blood:

A new promo is out for the season finale, "Evil is Going On": [SpoilerTV]

Nelsan Ellis says we will learn in the season finale why his character Lafayette and Jesus are so "spiritually connected." And Kevin Alejandro says things will only get more "explosive" between the two characters next season. Sam Merlotte portrayer Sam Trammell said that one of his character's friends or family members is in grave danger, and he also gave the overall picture for where the show will be after the finale:

"This season leaves everyone with a bunch of cliffhangers, especially with my storyline. There's something very serious, very hardcore that happens."


[TV Guide]

Kristin Bauer says Pam will stop at nothing to save her maker Eric from danger. In a separate interview, Bauer promises that Pam will "kick butt" in the season finale, and she confirms she'll be back next year as a regular. [The Ausiello Files]


According to Sam Trammell, his character's ordeal is only just beginning, and he's got a lot more turmoil and hardship ahead of him next season. [E! Online]


As you might remember, executive producer David Eick had told us that Syfy would have to make a decision whether to renew the show by August 15, because of the cast members' expiring contracts. Apparently, Syfy and the higher-ups at NBC Universal need more time to make the decision, because they've reportedly extended the contracts until November — which seems like the sort of thing they would only do if they're genuinely unsure whether to renew the show or not. The show's first season was split into two halves, and the second half will air starting in January. [Fancast]


Doctor Who:

Neil Gaiman gave a glowing report of the table read for his episode over on his blog. There's not much to glean from it, but he does confirm that the plan is to make it the third episode of the new series. He also implicitly confirms that Rory will still be around for his episode (in case anyone is worried they're going to quickly discard the male companion, like the show did with Captain Jack, Mickey, and even Rory last series.) [Neil Gaiman]



Executive producer Kelly Souders explains that Jonathan Kent's return from the dead will provide Clark with:

"...the warmth, the mentor and sort of moral compass that Jonathan always was in Clark's life – and that Clark has kind of been missing. He brings that aspect of Smallville back."



Here's another image of Lois Lane on a cross, along with a bunch of new promo pics showing Clark and Jonathan Kent catching up. They're all from the season premiere, "Lazarus." [Fancast and SpoilerTV]


Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff and Charlie Jane Anders.