Television is a fickle beast this time of year. Some TV shows are on hiatus, and some are hurtling toward their midseason finales. And even better, some series are coming back from being away for far too long, like say, Pretty Little Liars?
Yes, we've got scoop on the first episode back of PLL, as well as some good news for fans of Tate and Violet on American Horror Story. And is the dreamy sheriff from Once Upon a Time really gone for good? All that, plus scoop on Glee, Supernatural, New Girl and more in this week's Spoiler Chat…
Sully716: Tell me anything about Pretty Little Liars please!
The new year starts out with a bang—and more than one brawl—when PLL returns Jan. 2. Ezra walks out of a disastrous coming-out party at the Montgomery's with a split lip, and two of the pretties (who make even orange jumpsuits look glamorous!) get in a very ugly catfight. Is "A" winning after all? Maybe the girls should switch to a limited texting plan.
MichaelGDuff : What are we going to see on Pretty Little Liars???
How about a first-hand glimpse of "A"?! If the girls somehow had a restraining order against their stalker (they wish!), "A" would be in clear violation by venturing closer to the fab four than ever before in first post-hiatus episode.
Yas: Any True Blood info not related to werewolves? I'm a fang-banger for life!
Prepare for a flashback to the 1950s. The city: San Francisco. Now who could possibly have business in San Fran during the '50s?
BrunetteNoel: Revenge spoilers, please! I'm obsessed!
How about some scoop on everyone's favorite billionaire Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann)? We chatted with Gabriel who teases that we haven't seen the last of "TyeNol" aka Tyler (Ashton Holmes) and Nolan. "There's definitely a future to the relationship, whether it's going upwards or straight to hell will be a good question that will be answered very soon."
Sarah: Obsessed with Revenge! I love Nolan and Emily and they broke my heart last episode. Tell me what's in store for them!
We'll let Gabriel tackle this one: "The fun of playing that relationship is that it evolves every single episode." While he teases that Emily (Emily VanCamp) may try to pull Nolan back in, Gabriel says, "There's only so many times I can get thrown out, or not! We'll see the depths of Nolan's desperation for companionship and the Clarke family." Dare we even think that he could be Emily's sibling?!
Nicki: What's coming up on New Girl?!
An epic smackdown between Nick (Jake Johnson) and Winston (Lamorne Morris), that's what! Yes, the roomies get into a fight while grocery shopping after they realize they might not have enough money and have to put some things back. Things get real when Nick touches Winston's ham, let's just leave it at that.
Collin: Schmidt is easily my favorite TV character. Got any scoop on what's ahead for him on New Girl?
Well since his 2008 dating profile has "leaked" online, we bet that the ladies will want to feel the rain on their skin and get their hands on some Schmidt, right?
Sila: I love Tate and Violet on American Horror Story! Is that weird? And do you have scoop on them?
It's not weird to love those two together. Evan Peters somehow makes Tate a lovable sociopath on AHS, and he's really sweet with Violet. So…maybe we're all nuts for wanting those two crazy kids to end up together. As for scoop, here's something Violet and Tate fans will enjoy: even though they are the exact opposite of a traditional couple, Tate will go above and beyond to show his love for her in a very traditional way.
Mitch: American Horror Story! I need to know if there's hope or the Harmon's!
Hmm, it really depends on your definition of the word "hope." We have a feeling that fans will be split on how they perceive the outcome of the family. But based on this photo from "Birth," there will some smiles ahead, right?
Gina in Los Gatos, Calif.: I'm so bummed Marg Helgenberger left CSI. Is there anything good ahead that'll cheer me up?
Make no mistake, Willows will never be replaced. What can we do to make you feel better? How about news of a possible love interest for one of our favorite law men ever, Nick Stokes? When Nicky (George Eads) tries to help a car crash victim find her memory and help piece together a crime scene, he finds help in the form of a beautiful nurse, Lauren. Rumor has it that her role could go beyond one episode. Lauren and Nick sitting in a tree. I-n-v-e-s-t-i-g-a-t-i-n-g!
Hannah: Really upset about the Sheriff's death on Once Upon a Time! Does this mean Emma won't have a love interest for a while?
You're upset?! We were crying into cartons of cookie dough ice cream while listening to Joni Mitchell last night. Moving on…Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is going to be a little too busy for romance when the show returns in January, as she's battling it out with newspaper editor/Magic Mirror Sydney (Giancarlo Esposito) to replace our beloved Graham (Jamie Dornan) as the town's sheriff. Also, Morrison live-tweeted last night's episode and says, "It will be hard for [Emma] to ever open her heart again" after losing Graham. All the tears!
Jessi_RS: I love that Graham is the huntsman. Please tell me he isn't really dead and gone?
Hate to break it to ya, Patti, but Graham is in fact dead and gone. How do we know this? Dornan told us himself! In case you missed it, check out our interview with the Irish hottie, where he talks about possibly returning to the show as the Huntsman.
nomesterz: any hints as to what Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were talking about with the most epic Finchel scene ever?
What makes the scene so epic is the fact that it's not a big glitzy and glamorous song and dance number. It's the intimate nature of the scene that will make Finchel fans melt with delight. And what's even better is the fact that there will be more than one Finchel scene to freak out over in upcoming episodes.
Stefhanie88: Any info on Klaine? ;)
The evil Sebastian (Grant Gustin) will be back in a big way, and he'll definitely try and make good on his promise to have Blaine (Darren Criss) by the end of the school year. And Kurt (Chris Colfer) will not sit idly by and let that happen! It's gonna get messy.
Chasi23 Any Happy Endings scoop?
Everyone has been hearing the rumors that Max (Adam Pally) is finally getting a more serous boytoy played by Lonestar's James Wolk. But did you know that Max is going to have to share his new man? In episode 15 a lovely lady named Enid wins a date with Wolk at a bachelor auction, but we have a feeling their date is going to involve an early bird special and a game of shuffle board.
Jessi_RS: The OTH promo was light on Haley/NH. Any spoilers you can share about them?
We're assuming the "n" in NH means Nathan "Perfect Biceps" Scott (James Lafferty), so here's what we can tell you: Prepare yourselves for some tough times on the Nathan and Haley (Bethany Joy Galleotti) front in One Tree Hill's final season. "She is finding out the depth of what she is capable of as woman, as a mother, as a wife," Bethany tells us. "She's being challenged in ways that you hope to God that no one will ever have to be challenged. [She's] finding out if she is going to come out on the other side as a warrior with scars or if the circumstance is going to swallow her whole." Yikes!
Vanessa: You've been holding out on us Supernatural fans! Give us some scoop to make up for it please!
Fine, but only because you asked so nicely. The show is currently looking to cast the role of Nora, a well-meaning and hardworking Wiccan who's a little bewildered by the darker side of evil. Bonus scoop: They're also casting a troubled postal worker who has something in common with Transfomers: There's more to him than meets the eye. Get it? OK, that wasn't our best, but you get the idea.
CastleBuffySVU: Castle scoop!
It was recently announced that Jennifer Beals has landed a two-episode guest stint as a CIA agent on Castle, and now the show is looking to cast the role of Martin Danberg, a fellow CIA agent who is at odds with her. Perhaps her former Chicago Code co-star Jason Clarke is available?
Charlotte, Raleigh, NC: I'm obsessed with 2 Broke Girls and anything you've got would be amazing. Please!
Well we already had Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs personally show you around the set, but I guess since you asked so nicely we can give you a lil' more. In episode 15 the girls come across an Abercrombie & Fitch model who is tall, dark and completely unconscious. So in an effort to be heroic, Caroline gives him some pretty intense shock therapy by punching him in the gut as hard as she can! But is this the making of a modern-day fairy tale? Nope, he just gets super pissed. And rightfully so, we think.
Violet in Toronto, Canada: 2 Broke Girls makes me so happy!
Uh-oh! We don't wanna burst your bubble, but when the season returns next year, there is one episode that might bring your happiness waaaay down. Someone close to Max ends up in the hospital and while she is busy threatening anyone near her with physical violence, Caroline is flirting with the doctor (and old fling from back in the day) into getting the patient V.I.P. treatment. Let's hope that [spoiler alert] is going to be okay!
Josie: The Boardwalk Empire finale blew my mind! Is it too early to ask for scoop on next season?
No way! In fact, we just got some casting scoop that could hold you over until season three. Boardwalk Empire is looking for two new recurring characters: One is a New York gangster, who doesn't like when he's not taken seriously and will go to great lengths to teach people a lesson. The other is a Department of Justice investigator, but we're keeping the rest of his character details under wrap because they are too cool to spoil!
Tyler, in Redlands, Calif: I love me some Modern Family.
Oh, and so do we! Our sources tell us that they are currently casting for two very important upcoming roles: Chuckleberry and Bubbles! Just who are these weird-os going to be you might ask? Clowns, of course. We're thinking that Cam's (Eric Stonestreet) alter-ego Fizbo might be having a little clown-college reunion and that sounds both hilarious and slightly scary.
Tracy: CSI: Miami scoop, please!
Ryan Wolf (Jonathan Togo), you best start preparing for some competition! CSI: Miami is currently casting a potential rival for Ryan named Josh, who just so happens to be Samantha Owens' (Taylor Cole) new boyfriend. Described as athletic and extremely handsome, Josh is the new assistant state attorney.
Lizwritesbooks: Gaga over Grimm! Spill!
The show is casting a beautiful and tempting fire dancer named Ariel, who is a Daemonfeuer—aka a dragon-like creature. Five bucks says she breathes fire!
Trisha in Brea, Calif: Any Raising Hope info? I'll be your best friend forever!
Oh, hey there! So we're all set for mani and pedis at 3 on Friday and then we can discuss this new casting scoop for Raising Hope. In episode 15, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) agrees to look after a nerdy 16-year-old named Natalie while her Dad is away on a business trip. But when Virginia catches Natalie and her boyfriend trying to get down and dirty, she decides it's time to give the angsty teen some much-needed words of wisdom.
VisualFiction: When the HELL is 30 Rock coming back, and is anything real going to happen this season?
Well, If you'd just sneak a peek our Midseason Finales and Winter Returns post, then you'd see that 30 Rock premieres on Jan. 12. It's only a few weeks away, so we suggest you take a large chill pill and start getting excited for the Jimmy Carter look-alike and couture supermodels that are set to appear this season. And the speculation begins right... now!
—Additional reporting by Jenna Mullins, Tierney Bricker, Drusilla Moorhouse, Brett Malec and Leanne Aguilera