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, 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 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...]

WEEDS: Who Got Smoked?

Good News: When the Botwins return for their eight and final season this July 1st, the show won’t be wasting anytime in providing answers to last year’s shocking finale that saw the season end with Nancy in someone’s literal sight. Bad News: Judging from a just released teaser trailer coupled with a handful of smoking new promo photos, not all the Botwins will be returning for WEEDS’ eighth and final season. Raising the slightly awkward albeit painfully obvious question: Who got smoked? Well, that’s where you come in. By all means feel free to examine the evidence after the jump and place your best guess in the comments below. [Read more...]

Breaking News: Showtime to Stop Dealing WEEDS

This just in: Showtime President David Nevins really wasn’t kidding around when he told us during the recent Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena that “it’s a real possibility” WEEDS’ upcoming eight season would be its last. Case in point, this morning’s breaking news that has Showtime officially announcing that it will stop dealing WEEDS this summer. [Read more...]

Is WEEDS Burnt Out? Showtime Prez David Nevins Goes on the Record!

Pasadena — At this morning’s Television Critics Association Press Tour Executive Session, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins made the most of his allotted time by highlighting the many successes of his little-cabler-that-could. In fact, be it the success of HOMELAND, to his excitement surrounding the upcoming seasons of NURSE JACKIE, THE BIG C, THE BORGIAS and EPISODES, Nevins touched on virtually the entirety of his Network’s slate. With that is the notable exception of WEEDS. [Read more...]

Good News, Bad News: THE WALKING DEAD, Showtime & Hulu

Good News: AMC has just announced plans to extend the upcoming second-season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD to 90 minutes. Bad News: Also extended, the length of the season. Which will, for the first time in AMC’s history, see the increasingly popular Cabler split a season into two parts starting October 16th and February 12th respectively [Source] [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for BONES, GLEE, SUPERNATURAL & More!

In last week’s edition of Ask the Addict you teased that BONES would kick off the season with a first scene that promises to amaze people… Care to elaborate? — Jennifer
The TV Addict: Seeing as though we have absolutely no idea as to what Hart Hanson was referring to when he revealed that “the first scene shot is going to amaze people,” we actually wouldn’t care to elaborate. But, what we would be more than happy to do is let you in a little secret with regards to what said aforementioned opening scene won’t involve: House hunting! After-all, that little doozy of a discussion won’t go down until the fifth episode of the BONES’ season that will see Booth and Brennan, well actually more so the multi-million dollar-best selling author Brennan, house shopping online.

Any chance you can do this Gleek a solid by sharing some GLEE scoop? Particularly of the Rachel Berry/Lea Michele variety? — Dianna
The TV Addict: According to Lea Michele, who we were lucky enough to catch up with during FOX party at the recent Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angels, Rachel Berry fans are in for quite the treat this season. Teased Michele, “I know that I have some really great storylines with Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, I know that I’m going to be in the school musical — which I can’t reveal — but it’s one of my dream roles — not Fanny Brice — and I know that they’re going back to a lot of classic songs. From the first script it was not a lot of top 10 hits but older songs which I love and am so excited to sing and lots of Broadway so I’m super excited about that.” [Read more...]

We Get to the Bottom of WEEDS’ Uncertain Future on Showtime

Has WEEDS worn out its welcome? Not according to David Nevins, President of Entertainment at Showtime.

“I think that show’s got life, real life in it and I feel like Jenji [Creator Jenji Kohan] has done a really great job of evolving her show, making it move in different places and reinventing it in really interesting ways every year.” said Nevins during his executive panel during last week’s Showtime portion of the 2011 Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles. “I haven’t picked it up yet, but I’m optimistic. It’s been an interesting year and I’m excited for people to sort of see where it goes by the end of the season as all the stories sort of coalesce.” [Read more...]

Ask the Addict: Spoilers for ONE TREE HILL, THE FINDER, PRIVATE PRACTICE & More!

Pleased don’t judge me but I’m still watching ONE TREE HILL. Any chance you can reward my loyalty with some scoop on Dan Scott’s return? — Brianna
The TV Addict: Judge, who us? Surely you jest! After-all, despite threatening to drop the show on more than one occasion, we’re still watching DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Which is why we’re going to acquiesce to your request for scoop and fill you in on a little secret: Dan Scott may have actually turned over a new leaf, or at least that’s what sources are telling us with regards to early episodes of the season that see Scott transform himself into somewhat of a slightly older and more out of shape version of the Caped Crusader, protecting his family from drug dealers and other slightly-less-than-upstanding Tree Hill citizens.

Any word on how the rejiggered FINDER is shaping up? — Madison
The TV Addict: Have you heard the one about the orphan who walks into a bar? Rest assured, you will! Because it’s not the start of a really bad joke, but rather the title of THE FINDER’s first episode back (“An Orphan Walks into a Bar”). Oh, and on the off chance you’re wondering as to just why an orphan walks into a bar, well, he has a job for the titular finder Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults)… one that, surprise, surprise, involves the hiring of Sherman to investigate just why he’s an orphan. [Read more...]