What is one of the Ghosts hiding? Who’s new on Fire Country? Will The Company You Keep leave you hanging? Read on for answers to those questions plus scoop on many other shows. (You can and should email any brand-new Qs to InsideLine@tvline.com.)
Would you grace us with a Hetty-centric Ghosts spoiler? –Olivia
I wouldn’t want you to boooo me, so here goes! Ghosts co-showrunner Joe Port shares with Inside Line, “Hetty, as you know, has been on a journey of self discovery this season. But in the last few episodes, it is the discovery of a shocking and long-held secret that Hetty is keeping that leads to one of her most enduring friendships being severely tested, perhaps beyond repair.”
Anything on these last few episodes of Fire Country? –Dee
When I asked showrunner Tia Napolitano if any new characters will be introduced ahead of Season 2, she said, “Oh, yes… especially in the Leone family.” Star and EP Max Thieriot then jumped in to note, “This is a small town, and Italian families are usually big families, so I think it will be exciting to see more Leones.”
At this late point in Sanditon‘s final season, I’m Team Ralph. Will the sweet farmer get his own storyline or is he strictly The Other Guy? –Raissa
Well, you saw what happened in the latest episode, after your email come through. Now, looking ahead to this coming Sunday, “With the series finale upon us, it’s time for Charlotte to decide her future,” says MASTERPIECE executive producer Susanne Simpson. “We’re all rooting for her to follow her heart!”
Is a romantic connection building between Gotham Knights‘ Turner and Duela? –Ivan
There is a near-kiss in this Tuesday’s episode — thought I am not saying who it is between.
On The Rookie, has Tim’s ex-wife gotten off of drugs and cleaned up her act? –Towson
I reached out to a fellow MM — returning guest star Mircea Monroe — and she told me that, as suggested by our first look photos, “Isabel has worked so hard on herself” in the years since we first met her. “I’m inspired by her journey and feel lucky to play her.”
Is Fox going to air those last five episodes of Name That Tune? This is my favorite of the Fox singing shows, and I was sad to see them only air half the season this winter. –Adam
Yes, those five stragglers will be shown. No. we don’t know yet when.
Is Jamie’s storyline with Ben over for good on FBI: International? Or will he be returning this season? –Cara
I am seeing no signs that Ben will be back this season. Remember, Jamie has said that once she loses trust in someone….
Any scoop on Abbott Elementary‘s Janine and Gregory? –Adriana
Considering that this Wednesday’s episode marks the season finale — and it features an overnight field trip! — it should come as no surprise that there’s a development in Janine and Gregory’s will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic. But what is surprising is that it sweetly brings Gregory and Jacob closer together as friends.
I loved Disney+’s In the SOOP: Friendcation, where the members of the Wooga Squad include Kim Tae-hyung’s V from BTS. Is there going to be a Season 2? –Vivian
“Nothing has been decided regarding future seasons of the In the SOOP series,” a rep for the Korean production tells Inside Line. “We will make an announcement if any additional seasons are decided.”
What can we expect from The Company You Keep season finale? –Greg
Series co-lead Catherine Haena Kim told us that as Season 1 winds down, “Every single character goes through their own journey, and nobody is who you met in the pilot.” And while there are “definitely cliffhangers” in the May 7 finale, “there are some things that’ll make way more sense, too. Like, certain things will be resolved.”
What happened to Brigid Brannagh’s NCIS character? –Jose
You mean her latest NCIS character? (The Army Wives vet played villainess Catherine Reynolds back in Season 2.) I am told that Brannagh is recurring as (the flirty, possibly sus) Senator Miller, and she will be next be seen in this season’s penultimate episode, airing May 15.
Any word on what is happening with NCIS: Sydney? –Berniece from Australia
That shrimp has yet to go anywhere near the barbie, since there is not yet any casting news to report.
Any update of when Faraway Downs might premiere on Hulu? I’ve been looking forward to it, but haven’t heard much since last summer. –John
I am hearing that Baz Luhrmann’s expanded take on his 2008 film Australia is in the can and ready to go, and now just awaits a release date.
I want to assume that Rose will be in The Night Agent Season 2, but what about Diane Farr? She could be a great frenemy, and Hong Chau was so good in the role. –Lee
“I don’t think that’s safe to say,” showrunner Shawn Ryan countered when I delivered your question. As he explained, “I thought we told a pretty complete Diane Farr story in Season 1. And certainly Hong is going to have all sorts of job opportunities, so I don’t really know what her availability would be. But what I had pitched to Netflix from the very beginning is that these will be different stories, oftentimes in different places, and that not a lot of characters will port over from one season to another.”
Loving all of the Maisel content so far! I will be sad to see this one go. Anything new to share? –Ellen
One of the five remaining episodes will lean heavily into the final season’s flash-forward conceit — as in, you will be getting much more than a mere fleeting glimpse of Midge & Co.’s future.
Any updates on when Halo Season 2 comes out? –KoS
No time soon, as I am hearing that Paramount+’s video game adaptation is still in production with its sophomore run
Anything you could tell us about Gar’s storyline in Titans? –Alexa
As you may have heard, this Thursday’s episode — the wonderfully titled “Dude, Where’s My Gar?” — is all Gar, all the time, explaining where Beast Boy disappeared to in the midseason finale, and then diving deeeeep with his destiny. (Gar’s portrayer, Ryan Potter, penned the revelatory hour with series boss Geoff Johns.) And yes, this is also that episode, so expect that super “crossover,” sure, but also several other cameos of… well, let’s say “varying natures.”
Will Meredith return to HIMYF? –Antonio
Leighton Meester’s character isn’t due back anytime soon, which makes sense, since in Season 2B Chris Lowell’s Jesse will meet another special someone — a gym teacher at his school, played by H50 vet Meaghan Rath. “The character I play is, like, kind of crazy and weird,” Rath told me. She also has the task of jockblocking any Jesse/Sophie romance. “He has this will they/won’t they with Hillary [Duff]’s character for the entirety of the series,” Rath noted, “so the conflict is really about him juggling those feelings and trying to move on and start a new relationship.”
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