Blind Item: Which Hit Drama Series is Plotting a Dramatic Change of Scenery in Season 2?

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As any TV expert will tell you, the success or failure of any series comes down to the three L’s: Location, location, location!

OK, that mantra actually applies more to real estate than reel estate, but one should never underestimate the importance of choosing the right setting for a TV show.

Which brings us to our latest blind item…

Rumor has it that a hit freshman drama series is packing its bags and heading to a new hood in Season 2.

And not just any hood — the biggest hood in the world: New York City!

The move would herald a dramatic (and spoilery) storytelling shift for the show in question, which is why we’re withholding the title… for now.

Which show do you think will be mailing out a change of address card ahead of Season 2? Hit the comments with your theories! And for additional clues, follow me on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello



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  • Homeland?

    Comment by Daisy – December 12, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My first thought.

      Comment by Ryan – December 12, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My first thought too

        Comment by Martin – December 12, 2011 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TERRA NOVA

      Comment by GEORGE – December 12, 2011 11:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • lol thats dumb

        Comment by lee – December 13, 2011 04:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I thought it was funny.

          Comment by Michael – December 13, 2011 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My guess is Hawaii Five-O LOL

        Comment by Marcie – December 13, 2011 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge

    Comment by damian – December 12, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think so too, but I hope not. I don’t think the story will be as interesting in “the city”.

      Comment by Snapy – December 12, 2011 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am pretty sure Emily Van Camp even mentioned them switching to NYC in an interview recently so not sure how blind this is.

      Comment by Kate – December 12, 2011 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • BINGO.

        Comment by sandr0ck004 – December 12, 2011 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah, it’s been mentioned a fair bit that Revenge is going to have a major change for season 2, and Van Camp did mention New York, so I’d say this is a partially-sighted item.

          Comment by Riley – December 12, 2011 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’re only at the other end of Long Island as it is. It wouldn’t be that big a change, plus it’s completely plausible, since the Hamptons are best known as a retreat for people from NYC.

      Comment by CJ – December 12, 2011 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They said that this would be the case even before the show premiered back in September. I definitely remember reading that the show would change locations to the city once the mystery of what happened with the shooting on the beach was solved so that they could proceed with a trial. This isn’t news.

        Comment by Nicole – December 12, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • There would be no basis for having the trial in NYC… So that can’t be why they are going to NYC.

          Comment by S – December 12, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • No, the interview said they’re sticking around the Hamptons for the trial, since it was committed there. That gives them an excuse to stay there after summer’s over. And then they go to NYC.

            Comment by Suzie – December 12, 2011 03:05 PM PDT  
          • Depending on teh charge (terrorism), the trial will be in Federal COurt. There is no Federal Court in teh Hamptons, it’s in NYC. So if they move, this could be a reason why. Although I think it’s more of the fact that the Hamptons is a summer retreat and if they’re going to showcase them year round, they’re going to move where most of these people likely live during the winter.

            Comment by jules – December 14, 2011 10:42 AM PDT  
    • ding, ding. We have a winner

      Comment by Lauren K – December 12, 2011 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mere process of elimination says Revenge. Its a freshman show right? Ringer, Unforgettable, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, A Gifted Man, Pan Am, and Prime Suspect are already set in New York City.

      Hart of Dixie and Suburgatory are both about people that left New York for other lifestyles, it would defeat the purpose of the show for them to move back (though it would be quite a twist). Grimm, Secret Circle, and Once Upon A Time are locked in to their settings, making a New York move just silly.

      So what does that leave? Revenge, Homeland, and Up All Night. Scratch the latter because MA says its a drama. So it has to be Revenge or Homeland QED, and Revenge makes more sense.

      Comment by ArianeB – December 12, 2011 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • WHAt about American Horror Story? They were from NY before moving, right? Perhaps not everyone is going to die, and PERHAPS they will be moving back there to get as far away from that haunted house as possible

        Comment by tory – December 12, 2011 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They were from Boston, no? Anyway, AHS getting disconnected from the house makes no sense.

          Comment by godzilla_foil – December 12, 2011 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • While I like the American Horror Story guess, I can’t see how they can get the whole cast, and the house to move to New York alone with The Harmons. Now if just the family move, or just Ben, I can see that happening with him going back for visit and all.

          Comment by luvprue1 – December 12, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Well, the AHS house is up for sale right now so it could be it…

          http://www.joebabajian.com/current-listings/337/1120-westchester-place/

          Comment by Kristina Hammock – December 13, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’d be my guess.

      Comment by Melody – December 12, 2011 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • this, they’ve already said they’re moving to NYC so this isn’t much of a spoiler Mike. for shame!

      Comment by GDM – December 13, 2011 01:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • my thoughts as well. while they could conceivably stay in the hamptons all the time (a la Royal Pains, where it’s always summer) considering these people only live there in the summer, I can see moving to NYC. I don’t think it would be any less interesting there although i am wondering about this show’s longevity once her identity is revealed.

      Comment by julie – December 14, 2011 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge.

    Comment by Mia – December 12, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I actually don’t think it’s Revenge. While I can see the show moving to NYC, it feels too obvious to be a blind item. And a shift to NYC for Revenge would not be a “dramatic storytelling shift,” as the blind item states.

      Comment by Ed – December 12, 2011 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge.

    Comment by Hannah – December 12, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge?

    Comment by R – December 12, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge…

    Comment by Robb – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Probably Revenge. How long can they stay in the Hamptons?

    Comment by Anna – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge.

    Comment by Jason – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s gotta be Revenge.

    Comment by Tara – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Horror Story. Not sure how that would work, but that’s my guess.

    Comment by Matt – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This was also my guess.

      Comment by Jessica – December 12, 2011 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe American Horror Story will focus on a different house. Or some entirely different type of horror story.

      Comment by dan – December 12, 2011 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mine too………

      Comment by tory – December 12, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought that at first too. But now that we know what we know about Violet, that family can’t leave that house…. So how can they move to New York?

      Comment by Ginny – December 13, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be an indicator if they actually filmed there, but they don’t. They only filmed the pilot in the actual house. After that, they recreated the rooms they needed to make their own set.

      Comment by Brittany Dempsey – December 13, 2011 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REVENGE!

    Comment by cms1979 – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge

    Comment by renton – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t “Revenge” doing this?

    Comment by Anonymous – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Revenge. Read an interview with Emily which confirmed as much.

    Comment by KT – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m thinking Revenge!

    Comment by Connie – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My guess is Revenge. They will be need a change of scenery from the Hamptons after this season.

    Comment by Heather – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gotta be REVENGE…

    Comment by Alex – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge?

    Comment by Tom – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s obviously Revenge, right? They can only stay in the Hamptons for the summer. They have to go back to NYC at some point…

    Comment by Michael – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge!

    Comment by Mat – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Homeland.

    Comment by Easy – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not Homeland. Actors on this series have mentioned that they will be back in North Carolina in the new year to begin filming Season 2.

      Comment by Tania – December 14, 2011 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is hardly a blind… clearly it’s Revenge. You yourself have reported on the rumors that the action would shift to the city at some point soon.

    Comment by Katie – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the same thing! They’ve totally reported this already on this site!

      Comment by jeni – December 12, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Revenge = reported = not a blind item.

        What if it’s NOT Revenge?

        Comment by Lina – December 12, 2011 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge

    Comment by BRJ – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m gonna go for Terra Nova, OUAT, or Persons of Interest?

    Comment by Taniya – December 12, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Person of Interest is already based in New York.

      Comment by Kvivik – December 12, 2011 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, there will be dinosaurs in NYC next season on Terra Nova LOL Also, I don’t think it’s been renewed yet.

      Comment by Lauren – December 12, 2011 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Terra Nova was renewed for season 2 before season 1 aired actually.

        Comment by Angelo – December 12, 2011 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, it wasn’t. It was guaranteed 13 episodes in one season – that is all.

          Comment by tarc – December 12, 2011 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge?

    Comment by S – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Homeland

    Comment by Boby – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge! Duh.

    Comment by Ashley – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Goodbye Storybrook!

    Comment by Joe – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a vital part of the story that these characters can’t leave Storybrooke, so no.

      Comment by Amber Louise – December 12, 2011 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, that’s what I thought… Once Upon A Time. Hey, they’ll run into Giselle!

        Besides, I took Michael’s use of “hood” like a Jeopardy answer.

        Comment by Bernadette – December 12, 2011 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s Revenge !!

    Comment by marcela – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • homeland. boom

    Comment by timelord – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • check new spoilers – Not Homeland. I’m going to stick with Revenge but it’s already been reported so doesn’t really seem like a blind item.

      Comment by julie – December 14, 2011 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Game of Thrones

    Comment by mad mike – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • revenge

    Comment by anthony newhall – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge

    Comment by PCT – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once Upon A Time

    Comment by Jules – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge?

    Comment by xav – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once a Upon Time?

    Comment by The Illumi-Nerdi – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Which would mean the show would just be Emma and possibly Henry. They’ve already said that the storybook characters can’t leave the town. So there goes your show.

      Comment by cr – December 12, 2011 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes but he said the location change is spoilery. Maybe the spoiler is they all figure out how to leave storybrooke before the end of the season?

        Comment by noeladd – December 12, 2011 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not a chance.

          Comment by tarc – December 12, 2011 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And then the whole town flocks to NYC? And that would be because……?

          Comment by Jackson – December 13, 2011 02:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge????

    Comment by l – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First thought I had was Revenge?

    Comment by Ginny – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge?

    Comment by jboo – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haven’t they already established that Revenge is moving to New York City? It isn’t really a blind item. It’s been mentioned in multiple interviews.

    Comment by Kyle – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Finally, someone sane!

      Comment by Lina – December 12, 2011 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge!!!

    Comment by Rick – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge. Totally.

    Comment by Michelle – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge!

    Comment by Karen – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Obviously Game of Thrones

    Comment by Rob – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ha ha excellent :)

      Comment by Claire – December 12, 2011 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LMFAO!!! Excellent!

        Comment by Josh – December 12, 2011 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • GOT in NYC!! ROFLMAO!

      Comment by Oo – December 12, 2011 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL Game of Thrones was my first guess too ;) now that would be a game changer!

      Comment by Selina – December 12, 2011 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REVENGE comes to mind… but that’s not really a well-kept secret… :)

    Comment by Lambsilencer – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like it’s a goodbye to the quaint town of Storybrook!

    Comment by Joe – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hahahahaha love that all the comments are pretty much in agreement that this “blind” item is about Revenge.

    Comment by Michael – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge. Summer is over in the Hampton’s, back to the city.

    Comment by TC – December 12, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge.

    Comment by RICHARD HILL – December 12, 2011 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • American Horror Story…thanks for the spoiler!

    Comment by Jonathan – December 12, 2011 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I think it could be American Horror Story too. The house they used for exterior shots is on sale, so I’m thinking the next season can’t be located there.

      Then again, you have to wonder what that means for the ghosts of the house. Guess we’ll just have to see!

      Comment by Dani – December 12, 2011 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t know how it would work but I know the description for this week’s show says that Tate and Violet try to get rid of some of the ghosts from the house.

        Comment by Amy – December 12, 2011 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Except… it’s Revenge.

        Comment by Johnn – December 12, 2011 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Every heard of Glee? Obviously not based on your post. RM and BF would not relocate production of one of their shows across the country.

      Comment by Kathryn – December 12, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They could relocate the setting without moving the production site. Plenty of shows (Castle and HIMYM come to mind) are set in NYC and shot in LA.

        I’d say it’s either Revenge or AHS.

        Comment by Ace – December 12, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They have a replica of the house built at the studio for filming. They just based it on that house. they don’t need it to film the show

          Comment by Miranda – December 14, 2011 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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