Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it
have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV
teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR
waits to welcome you home.
This week, our Monday Kickstart includes scoop on who won’t be back in early episodes of “Vampire Diaries,” some “90210” romance news, and one “Grey’s Anatomy” survivor. Read on for much more dish on what to expect next season!
“The Vampire Diaries”: We know that a couple of new characters are joining “The Vampire Diaries” early this season, but one person we won’t be seeing in the first few episodes is Bonnie’s love interest, Jamie. “Jamie hasn’t shown up yet and we’re four scripts in,” executive producer Julie Plec tells us. “He’s still a factor in our minds in that he still exists and they have a connection and a bond. We just haven’t decided how much more to explore that. We’re keeping it on the back burner for now.”
“Supernatural”: Good news, Castiel fans! Misha Collins will be in a minimum of 8 episodes of “Supernatural” this season. The not-so-good news? Given the flashback-heavy season, Collins can’t confirm whether or not Castiel actually makes it out of Purgatory. Thus far, he hasn’t shot (or read!) any scenes that aren’t flashbacks of Purgatory.
“Body of Proof”: Kate is getting a love interest! Jeri Ryan’s character
will meet District Attorney Dan Russell, a “handsome and telegenic
politician” who agrees to support her bid for Congress if she puts in
some serious work. There are “sparks” between them. He’ll first appear
in the third season premiere and will recur throughout the season.
“Nikita”: We’ll meet Wade, a Percy loyalist who will stop at nothing to carry out a mission — he even kidnapped an 8-year-old girl and has been training her, physically and mentally, for five years to help him complete his task. Obviously, Nikita isn’t exactly a fan of his methods.
“Once Upon a Time”: Producers are currently casting for Beaman, a peddler of rare and illegal antiquities who makes his sales in the shadowy corners of Fairy Tale Land taverns. Beaman lives on the wrong side of the law and will have an interesting run-in with Milha, a wife and mother who hits up the bar to add a little excitement to her “humdrum” village life.
“90210”: One of the girls will be getting a new boyfriend! Producers are casting “ruggedly handsome Australian” who is the best of both worlds — an outdoorsy adventurer, and a computer geek. We already like him! And may we suggest “Pretty Little Liars” hottie Lachlan Buchanan for the gig?
“Sons of Anarchy”: Jimmy Smits joked that one of the reasons he was interested in the show is that he doesn’t have to wear a suit. Well, when we first meet his character in the Season 5 premiere, he’s not wearing much of anything (except a bunch of tattoos). His character, Nero Padilla, makes a, um, connection with Gemma that could have some ripple effects into the season.
“Hawaii Five-0”: The McGarrett-Danny bromance will be tested when the two bickering buddies go fishing together in an upcoming episode … and get boat-jacked while they’re out on the water. Exec producer Peter Lenkov wouldn’t say how McGarrett gets Danny to go in the first place, but he tells us that the story takes their “carguments” to whole new levels.
“Suburgatory”: The late-’90s/early-’00s “Saturday Night Live” reunion will continue on Season 2 of the ABC comedy when Rachel Dratch makes a guest appearance in a Halloween episode. She’ll play an old rival of Sheila’s in the episode, creator Emily Kapnek tells us.
“Grey’s Anatomy”: Thanks to a Twitpic from Patrick Dempsey, we can confirm that Mark Sloane doesn’t die in the wilderness — he will get back to Seattle Grace alive (if barely). Of course, he won’t be there for very long.