Leave it to the newbies to stir things up!
In today's Spoiler Chat, we've got some juicy scoop on how newcomers will be bringing the drama on your favorite shows come this Fall TV season, including a theatrical egomaniac on Glee, Sherri Shepherd on How I Met Your Mother and a new love interest for one of the Winchesters on Supernatural! Plus, a familiar face will be returning to Parenthood as a foe for a beloved character. And that's not all; we've also got spoilers on The Carrie Diaries, Orange Is the New Black...
Thomas L.: Thanks for all the Teen Wolf scoop lately! I'm excited for the Kitsune to come in, but can we expect any other monsters to be introduced in the new season?
Executive producer Jeff Davis, take it away: "You may see others, but it revolves around the Kitsune myth. You'll see, but we have some great new bad guys this season that we're excited about."
Maude: HIMYM me up baby!
We don't know what base that is, but it sounds dirrrrrty. So OK, How I Met Your Mother is apparently doing a lot with Sherri Shepherd in season nine because she goes from casual acquaintance sitting next to Marshall on a plane in the premiere to recurring character whose daughter we will also meet. Both women are fiesty and tell it like it is, so you just know they're gonna convince Marshall to join Lily in Italy for some Eat, Pray...no wait. Eat, Eat, Eat action living abroad. (Our bet anyway.)
Christian: Glee scoop would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
So kind and courteous, give your mom a pat on the back for us! Now, onto business: The Fox hit is currently looking for a big and bold actor to take on the fun, fun, fun role of Rodrick Easton, a talented and theatrical man who has a huge ego. Hm...sounds like a Broadway star to us! Fans can expect to see the character throughout the season, so we're guessing someone (coughRachelBerrycough) landed a gig...
Maddie: Any scoop on Dean on Supernatural? Love me some Jensen Ackles?
If you didn't love you some Jensen Ackles we're pretty sure you'd be banished by the TV Gods, just saying. As for Dean, fans will get to meet Robin, an attractive waitress at a diner she inherited from her father who happens to have shared a sweet puppy love-style romance with Dean almost two decades ago. All together now: Awww!
Shania: Love The Carrie Diaries and can't wait to meet Samantha Jones as a teenager! Got any more scoop on the trouble she'll be causing in season two?
While Samantha is a man-eater, there's one guy she won't be going near anytime soon: Gort tells us she's yet to work with Austin Butler aka Sebastian Kydd aka the guy who recently broke Carrie's heart. As per the deal they'll eventually make, men don't matter, they're soulmates. (Nostalgia, it burns so good!) Gort did did spill some co-stars she'l be sharing some screen time with: Bustiers, acid wash denim and leather. Lots of it. We can't wait for the '80s rock-chic eye candy!
MaggieR: So obsessed with Parenthood...and what's next for Kristina. Scoop?
Monica Potter is our sun and moon and top pick for ridic Emmy snubs. (We are pouring one for ya, gurl!) It will be a much lighter season for Kristina as she puts all that cancer awfulness behind her (thank god, we have no lore tears), and runs for mayor. Oh, and guess who's going to be running against her? Bob Little! Yep, Mae Whitman's old flame is going to be in a heated battle with her aunt Kristina, and we're kind of hoping they rekindle their old flame and get busy all crazy style a la Olivia Pope and President Fitz behind the scenes.
Amy: You guys are severely lacking in the Falling Skies scoop department. Any season four teases?
A major new recurring character will be introduced in the season four premiere: Mira, a young East Indian girl who is being brain-washed with Espheni propaganda, but has a bit of a rebellious streak in her. Expect to see her team up with Matt and a few other kids in order to fight back.
Gina in Los Gatos, Calif: So is Lauren Prepon returning to Orange Is the New Black or not?? I need to know!
Taylor Schilling sure thinks so, because as she told us recently, Alex is "one of the great loves of Piper's life, if not the great love." And that great love is a story that needs time to be told. "Any time you have a bond like that, it never really ends. It continues to play out," she says. "It's like layers of an onion. I'm curious also to see where the writers take that relationship." For our full exclusive interview with Schilling and fellow castmember Danielle Brooks, check back later today!
—Additional reporting by Jenna Mullins, Tierney Bricker and Leanne Aguilera