Ask the Addict: Spoilers for GLEE, PERSON OF INTEREST, SCANDAL, CASTLE & More!

In reference to your recent tweet about GLEE’s fourth season premiere, I’m hoping you might elaborate on why you think it’s the show’s strongest episode since its premiere? — Linda
The TV Addict: Where do I begin? Working my way backwards, the final scene of tonight’s season premiere that features two characters immensley integral to the show’s success sent the type of chills down my spine usually reserved for when something on the small screen really hits home. What’s more, the episode doesn’t rely so much on a gimmick, theme, or artist from which to generate story but rather by placing the proper emphasis on real characters and their relatable journeys. Which is to say, I found myself rooting or Rachel Berry for the first time in an awfully long time, I was genuinely curious about the plight of new editions Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Jake (Jacob Artist).

This longtime Gleek is somewhat concerned that all these new characters will be stealing to spotlight from the original cast of characters we’ve come to know and love. Thoughts? — Dylan
The TV Addict: While fans of Puck and Quinn most definitely have cause for concern, seeing as though it would appear that both of their characters have been effectively replaced by a half-brother Jake (Jacob Artist) and doppelgänger Kitty (Becca Tobin’s) respectively, Artie, Tina, Brittany and Kurt fans have absoposilutely nothing to worry about. Not only do Brittany and Artie get some of the episodes most memorable one-liners, Tina totally nails her musical number in her bid to become, as the episode title suggests, “the new Rachel.” While Kurt and his father share a scene that pretty much secure’s Burt Hummel’s entrance into the father of the year hall of fame. [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for BONES, CASTLE, HART OF DIXIE, PARENTHOOD & More!

Care to add anything to the deluge of scoop that has recently come out about BONES upcoming eighth season premiere? — Lisa
The TV Addict: Do we ever. That said, since we aren’t prepared to spoil the circumstances surrounding Booth and Brennan’s very satisfying and surprisingly physical (!) reunion, we’ll simply say this: Not only do creator Hart Hanson and Co. outdo themselves with an immensely satisfying season opener that leaves a surprisingly large threat over the Jeffersonian looming, Hodgins gets to show a side of himself that will have fans buzzing even moreso than whether or not Brennan decides to keep her blond locks!

Will those of us who have been anxiously waiting four seasons for Castle and Beckett to succumb to their mutual attraction be happy with the the show’s fifth season opener? — Jennifer
The TV Addict: CASTLE fans will be pleased to discover that happy doesn’t begin to describe our feeling while watching the fifth season opener (Grinning ear to ear just might!). Playing to the show’s strengths, creator Andrew Marlowe and his writing staff do a magnificent job of juggling the aftermath of Castle and Beckett’s steamy night of passion with the weighty and emotional subject matter surrounding the truth Beckett’s mom’s demise. Suffice it to say, when fans aren’t busy giggling over Castle and Beckett’s attempt to keep their rendezvous a secret (Seriously, the cold open is priceless), they’ll be on the edge of their seat as the crime-fighting duo race to beat Cole Maddox from… well, something we’re not about to spoil here. Oh, and while we’re on the subject of gushing about CASTLE, in this current television landscape littered with awesome-butt-kicking-take-no-prisoners heroines, Stana Katic’s Kate Beckett doesn’t get the credit she deserves. Or at least that’s what fans will be tweeting following her climactic confrontation with one of the show’s special guest stars. [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GLEE, NEW GIRL, BONES & More!

Anything us VAMPIRE DIARIES fans can sink our teeth into? October 11th is oh so very far away! — Blaire
The TV Addict: According to sources close to the set, Producers are currently on the look out to add another beautiful bombshell to the cast. More interesting still, tentatively titled “Hayley,” this newcomer to Mystic Falls not only has a history with Tyler, but spells seriously bad news for Damon. Particularly when she doesn’t take kindly to Damon sidestepping questions about the whereabouts of Mason Lockwood.

Did you happen to talk to any of the BONES cast members during Fox’s recent All-Star Party? — Jeff
The TV Addict:Indeed I did. And while we’re saving our spoilerific one-on-one with executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan for a little closer to the show’s eight season premiere, we are happy to report that BONES’ lonely hearts club is about to get slightly less so! Which is to say, Tamara Taylor’s Cam will be getting a new love interest this season. Teased Taylor during Monday’s All-Star Party in West Hollywood, “Cam’s got a new love interest who’s apparently someone that we already know, so it could be anyone. My mom and I haven’t been going over it like who could it be…” [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, SCANDAL, HART OF DIXIE, FALLING SKIES, ARROW & More!

Any scoop I can sink my teeth into to tide me over until THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ October return would be very much appreciated. — Marnie
The TV Addict: Move over SAVED BY THE BELL, Season Three of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES might as well be subtitled “The College Years!” At least in terms of Bonnie’s life, who according to reports will get a little too close to a brilliant and charming Professor (aren’t they all?) whose sad history drives an obsession with the occult, all things supernatural, and as luck would have it, a certain witch.

What is up with Kal and Tariq on THE L.A. COMPLEX? Tuesday’s season premiere was off-the-hook! — Luke
The TV Addict: Well, hold on to your hats, because the fun is just getting started. This Tuesday’s episode not only sees Abby in yet another ridiculously awkward situation on the set of Alan Thicke’s little-too-close-for-comfort family, but may in fact serve as somewhat of a turning point for Tariq and Kal. The latter of whom will finally come out to somebody. Of course, this being THE L.A. COMPLEX, that certain somebody is most certainly not who one would expect.

After this past weekends Comic Con in San Diego, I’m not sure I can wait until ARROW’s premiere. Any Scoop? — Nick
The TV Addict: Suffice it to say, when ARROW does premiere this Fall, star Stephen Amell will have his hands full. Case in point, the show’s third episode ominously titled “Lone Gunman” that sees producers currently casting for a thirty something assassin with a fondness for tattooing the names of the men he has killed over his body. Ouch! [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for HART OF DIXIE, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE OFFICE, ARROW, SMASH & More!

What kind of Comic Con coverage can we expect from theTVaddict.com this year? — Dylan
The TV Addict: An exhausting amount thanks to our West Coast Correspondent extraordinaire Tiffany Vogt, who alongside her team will attempt to hit up the press rooms of many of your favorite shows including: PSYCH, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, ELEMENTARY, NIKITA, CULT, ARROW, HAVEN, FALLING SKIES, TEEN WOLF, SPARTACUS, WAREHOUSE 13, GRIMM, THE FOLLOWING, ONCE UPON A TIME, PERSON OF INTEREST, REVOLUTION, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, LOST GIRL, MERLIN, FRINGE, SUPERNATURAL and DOCTOR WHO. Needless to stay, stay tuned to theTVaddict.com all weekend long for exclusive photos and video as fast as I can edit it!

Any word on what’s in store for the denizens of Bluebell following last season’s very eventful HART OF DIXIE finale? — Jane
The TV Addict: Suffice it to say, the aftermath of George and Lemon failing to make it down the aisle will be front and center when HART OF DIXIE kicks off its much-anticipated second season this Fall. In typical Lemon fashion, the former bride-to-be will take the implosion of her relationship with George as a sign that it’s time for her to grow up, move out of her father Brick’s house and get her very first paying job at of all places the Rammer Jammer! And speaking of Bluebell’s most infamous watering hole, expect Wade to waste little time in making his intentions with Zoe clear, who sadly, will be forced to go back to square one in terms of assimilating herself into the tight-knit town now that all of her progress has been for naught following her presumed role as “home-wrecker” in the destruction of George and Lemon’s happily ever after.

Would love some news on my favorite fictional family, the Bravermans. — Allie
The TV Addict: Since TVGuide.com has already let it slip that eldest daughter Haddie will very soon be leaving the nest for College, you may be pleased to discover that the Bravermans are adding another bundle of joy to their brood. No, Adam and Kristina will not be having another child, but rather will consider giving Max a friend of the four-legged variety! Which should certainly add some fun to PARENTHOOD’s second episode back next. [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for DEGRASSI, THE L.A. COMPLEX, FALLING SKIES, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, WEEDS & More!

Care to dish on DEGRASSI’s return? — Rachel
The TV Addict: Do I ever! Unfortunately, I’m not so sure our friendly neighborhood DEGRASSI publicists would appreciate us spilling the beans as to the identity of the controversial couple adorning posters touting an upcoming school production that we just so happened to have spotted plastered throughout the school as we made our way across the DEGRASSI set to THE L.A. COMPLEX, which oddly enough shoots just next door. And while we’re on the subject of sets we probably shouldn’t be mentioning…

Any idea what troubles the gang from THE L.A. COMPLEX will be getting into upon the show’s July 17th return? — Justin
The TV Addict: Expect the career trajectory of one very unlucky Hollywood hopeful to come to a screeching halt based on the the “11th Street Mission” we spied while visiting the set.

After last week’s heartbreaking FALLING SKIES I could really use some positive news. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel for the men, woman and children of the 2nd Mass? — Melissa
The TV Addict: Having already had the pleasure of checking out this Sunday’s episode, we’re happy to report that next week’s instalment, appropriately titled “Love and Other Acts of Courage,” actually does bring with it some hopeful developments. Of course, this being FALLING SKIES, the romantic entanglements and unexpected arrival of an exciting new ally comes at a price that may-or-may-not involve even more grizzly death and loss. Gulp! [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for SCANDAL, RAISING HOPE, THE GOOD WIFE, HART OF DIXIE, THE L.A. COMPLEX & More!

With May sweeps just around the corner, the fact of the matter is that wrangling spoilers from many of our favorite shows has been about as easy as sitting through an entire episode of ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA? (Read: Virtually impossible). Thus, in lieu of our usual “Ask the Addict” question and answer format this week, we thought we’d have a some fun by playing a little something we call “The TV Addict Spoiler Shuffle.” Think you know which of the above five GAME-CHANGING-MUST-BE-SEEN-TO-BE-BELIEVED events corresponds to the likes of RAISING HOPE, SCANDAL, THE GOOD WIFE, HART OF DIXIE and THE L.A. COMPLEX? Take your best guess in the comments below.

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for SHAMELESS, PRIVATE PRACTICE, GCB, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, HAWAII FIVE-0 & More!

Last Sunday’s penultimate SHAMELESS of the season was off the hook! Any idea if we’ll ever see Ian’s very-random hook-up again? — Nick
The TV Addict: Funny you should ask, because we just so happened to have finished watching Sunday’s fantastic second season finale and can assure you that Ian’s one night stand doesn’t just come back to haunt him, but does so in a way we didn’t — but probably should have — seen coming. Cooler still, unlike the SHAMELESS’ first season, which ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger, Sunday’s second season ends on more of a positive note for those already dreading the interminable nine month wait until Season three.

Any word on when poor Erica will finally kick the bucket on PRIVATE PRACTICE? — Jenn
The TV Addict: While we’re hesitant to pinpoint an exact end date for poor Erica and the nightmarish time spent on PRIVATE PRACTICE this season, we can let you in a little something interesting courtesy of a source close to production. In the upcoming fifth season finale, a character will, in a court of law no less, be accused of “pulling a Kevorkian!” Read into that what you will.

Are Barney and Quinn seriously going to move in with one another on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER? — Dylan
The TV Addict: Yes. And it’s gonna be Legen… wait for it…. Oh, who are we kidding! The only thing we’re sure of when it comes to what the future holds for HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is that when the show finally does return from its traditional hiatus (March Madness, indeed), it will do so with an episode that has all the trappings of one destined to become a classic. After-all, nothing says Legen… wait for it… Dary like an episode that sees Ted, Marshall and Barney embark on another “trilogy time” in which they get together every three years to watch the “Star Wars” trilogy and envision what their lives will be like in another three years. [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for BONES, THE GOOD WIFE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, HART OF DIXIE & More!

This long time FRIENDS fan is ridiculously excited for Matthew Perry’s appearance on Sunday’s episode. Any hints as to what he’s up to? — Rachelle
The TV Addict: Unfortunately for Alicia, when it comes to this Sunday’s episode, the good wife and great lawyer does not have a friend in Matthew Perry who as head of a blue ribbon commission tasked with getting to the bottom of a police shooting may not exactly have “finding the truth” at the top of his to-do list.

This GOOD WIFE obsessed fan cannot get enough of Dylan Baker’s uber-creepy client Colin Sweeney. Are there any plans to see him stir up trouble before this season comes to a close? — Brenda
The TV Addict: Not that we know of. But if it helps, Sunday’s episode does culminate with the surprise return of someone, that in our humble opinion, is far more dangerous than your run-of-the-mill convicted killer when it comes to Alicia’s well-being.

With all the hype surrounding BONES’ upcoming trip to Hollywood, I couldn’t help but notice that both the producers and cast were being relatively mum on what role — if any — Dr. Camille Saroyan plays in the episode? — Wilson
The TV Addict: If the producers and cast are being a little less than forthcoming with regards to what role — if any — Cam plays during the show’s much-anticipated trip to Hollywood that sees Booth and Brennan investigate a murder on the set of the film adaptation of Brennan’s book, it’s for good reason. And we say that as someone who was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Cam’s costume courtesy of Tamara Taylor’s very own iPhone photo album that she was kind enough to show off during a recent one-on-one in Toronto. Suffice it to say, a completely different side of the good doctor doesn’t begin to describe things. So stay tuned! [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, CASTLE, BONES, REVENGE, ONCE UPON A TIME & More!

Any scoop about the serial killer that has arrived in Mystic Falls? Vampire, human or spirit? — Abby
The TV Addict: Since narrowing it down would ruin all the fun for you VAMPIRE DIARIES fans, you’re going to have to trust us when we say that the Mystic Falls Murderer (Trademark, theTVaddict.com) is absolutely the last person you would suspect. No word of a lie, our head is still ringing from the chorus of “Nooooooooooos” that emanated from last week’s PaleyFest panel celebrating the hit CW series!

Any chance Castle and Beckett will step-it-up during Monday’s episode involving a murder during a DANCING WITH THE STARS-esque competition? — Madison
The TV Addict: As much as we’re rooting for both Castle and Beckett to do the mambo of both the actual and the horizontal variety, both Castle and Beckett’s feet remain planted squarely on the floor during Monday’s episode. That said, if it’s any consolation, the March 19th episode does pay homage to one of our favorite syfy sci-fi shows, thanks to a mysterious murder that will have you wondering if you’ve accidentally stepped into an alternate universe.
 
Based on the previews for BONES much anticipated return, it looks as though Brennan may be giving birth in prison. Please tell me this blessed event doesn’t take place behind bars?! — Lisa
The TV Addict: Never fear! Despite what the promos might have you believe, the smarter-than-your-average-showrunners have whipped up a far more tender and touching scene for the birth of Booth and Brennan’s bundle of joy that we can pretty much guarantee will have you reaching for that box of kleenex that you keep next to your couch for very-special-episodes like this. And speaking of behind-bars… [Read more...]