Ask the Addict: Spoilers for CASTLE, DEGRASSI, NIKITA, THE OFFICE & More!

Any clue on the return dates of SPARTACUS, BREAKING BAD and THE WALKING DEAD? — Sourabh
The TV Addict: As long as your definition of “clue” involves the month rather than specific dates and times, then yes, we do have plenty of clues. In chronological order, you should expect BREAKING BAD’s fourth season to premiere in July 2011, SPARTACUS Season 2 sans star Andy Whitfield who will be valiantly focusing on his health to bow September 2011, and THE WALKING DEAD to return sometime in Fall 2011. Satisfied?

Yesterday’s “blind item” was a blatant rip off of Michael Ausiello. Luckily, all will be forgiven should you provide us with an answer. — Angrodpallanen
The TV Addict: While we’re the first to admit that yesterday’s “Blind Item” wasn’t our finest hour (Note to aspiring bloggers: Juggling real life responsibilities while trying to come up with enough moderately interesting content to fill up a web site on a daily basis is easier said than done!), we hope this answer will help make amends: The show currently on the look out to cast a disapproving father who isn’t on board with his son’s sexual orientation is… drumroll please… DEGRASSI. In other words, Riley and Zane fans are in for a bumpy ride. Particularly when you also take into account a casting notice that has gone out for “Athena,” a hot and athletic 17 year old who may-or-may-not soon be playing the starring role as Riley’s “beard.”

Are they any close to getting everyone set for the next season of MAD MAN? — Ace
The TV Addict: Unfortunately, MAD MEN’s network (AMC) and studio (Lionsgate) are being surprisingly tight-lipped when it comes to these negotiations. And while we for one would be absolutely shocked if the two companies didn’t work something out, we think we speak for all interested parties when we say high level negotiations with millions upon millions of dollars at stake are far more interesting when they’re negotiated in the press. Just ask Charlie Sheen.

Any word on how big an impact original series star Mark Singer will have on V during next week’s season finale? — TVFan
The TV Addict: Not so much of a word, as much as a first look. If the photo below doesn’t scream morally ambiguous operative of a top secret government organization that isn’t quite buying what Anna and her V’s are selling… well then we don’t know what does!

Any good news for fans of NIKITA? Specifically fans of Nikita and Michael? — Kimra
The TV Addict: According to sources, the nineteenth episode of the season will see a potentially deadly situation forcing Michael and Nikita to work together as Alex’s life hangs in the balance. What’s more, it’s a night of double-crosses and high stakes that will not only be explosive, but force Michael to make a decision that may finally drive Nikita away from him forever. 

Any OFFICE scoop? — Amy
The TV Addict: Rumor has it that by the end of the month, one lucky OFFICE drone will be on the receiving end of a very important question.

Any chance we’ve seen the last of Josh on CASTLE? — Dave
The TV Addict: Having just had the opportunity to screen CASTLE’s not-to-be-missed love letter to daytime entitled “One Life to Lose,” we’ve got some bad news for you. The only disappointing aspect of what is hands down the most entertaining episode of the season was Josh’s seemingly inexplicable ability to ruin what should have been yet another beautiful Castle/Beckett moment. Seriously. This guy could not have worse timing if he tried.

Well that about wraps it up folks for this edition of “Ask the Addict.” if you’ve got a question for the TV Addict, you can email me directly at or follow me on twitter @thetvaddict. (Additional reporting by Tiffany Vogt)

  • Uh, hasn’t the Spartacus series writer, creator and producer said repeatedly that Season 2 will air January 2012?

  • Satisfied, although it’s going to be hard to wait that long.