Blind Item: Hit Series Poised to Kill Off Star

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Check it: A prospective new TV pilot just landed a big-time actor as its star, but the up-and-coming producer/writer behind the future series can’t pitch it to a single network. Heck, he can’t even discuss it with anyone — and that’s because there’s a spoiler bomb embedded within the top-secret project.

You see, the headliner in question is currently starring on a popular hour-long drama series. And if word were to get out that he has committed himself to a new full-time gig, it could potentially ruin a major upcoming twist: his onscreen death.

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So the scribe has graciously agreed to keep his script — and his stealth casting coup — under wraps until the morning after the character meets his end.

On the bright side, I hear he won’t have to keep his trap shut for much longer.

You know the drill. Start speculating in the comments section below!



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Comments (753)

  • Oh my. I wouldn’t even know what to guess, but this is quite interesting indeed.

    Comment by Eric – October 17, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have a feeling it’s someone on Revenge. The big wedding episode is titled “Exodus” and that means “mass departure.”

      Comment by iMember – October 17, 2013 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t know if I would consider any of the actors on Revenge to be big-name. Don’t get me wrong, I love Revenge, but I didn’t know any of these people before watching it.

        Comment by the girl – October 17, 2013 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please be joffery from game of thrones or Laurel From Arrow

      Comment by observer – October 17, 2013 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • [SPOILER AHEAD, though it can't be much of one, since I haven't even read the books]

        People shouldn’t surprised by the idea of the actor playing Joffrey being free in the future, though; Joffrey’s death is coming up fairly soon according to books that have been out for years.

        Comment by Steven – October 17, 2013 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Jerk – was that really necessary?????? Not everybody has read the books so that really WAS NOT NECESSARY.

          Comment by L – October 18, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Miss(ter), did you really not see the big flashing spiraling naked-dancing “Spoiler Ahead”? It was kind of like the first two words on this comment.

            Comment by Alan Martins Rodrigues – October 18, 2013 01:41 PM PDT  
          • Spoiler ahead along with saying not much of a spoiler, kind of weakens the alert….just sayin…

            Comment by Dee – October 24, 2013 06:52 AM PDT  
          • c’mon! you should know that not everything that happens is books translate to the tv show. simmer down.

            Comment by heather – October 30, 2013 06:32 AM PDT  
          • Seriously ? What planet are you on? Do you even have access to the internet? How can you not know this – and btw I haven’t read the books either and even knowing this, it doesn’t spoil anything for me. In fact, anticipating it, I might well sit down with a glass of wine and toast the killer/accident/bride/mercenary/horse/white walker/soldier or even the damn arrow that does the deed Heck. I might toast them all!

            Comment by Fudgefase (@EdinburghMayhem) – November 5, 2013 11:49 AM PDT  
          • he did say spoiler ahead, though.

            Comment by lucy – December 16, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  
        • Joffrey’s going to die? Thank goodness, I hate Joffrey. (Not that the rest of the world doesn’t.)

          Comment by Zoe – October 26, 2013 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s a guy so Laurel would probably not be in the running.

        Comment by CC – October 18, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If you read the books, you know Joeffery should be gone this season.

        Comment by elayne – October 21, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Obviously the actor in question can’t be the kid who plays Joffrey though. The next season of GoT won’t air until well into 2014, way past when a new pilot would be filmed.

          Comment by Amy – October 24, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Plus he is not a “big-time actor.”

            Comment by Teeny Bikini – November 7, 2013 12:50 PM PDT  
    • Booth….David has wanted off for a long time

      Comment by Kc – October 17, 2013 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No,I think is Sweets.

        Comment by you know – October 18, 2013 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, JFD already has a deal with CBS to develop a pilot with his writing partner. He wouldn’t be cast as a star in something else.

          Comment by Bridget – October 18, 2013 03:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sweets isn’t remotely the “star” of the show. Boreanaz could work. I still think it’s Lewis on Homeland, though.

          Comment by Annie – October 18, 2013 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Hes not going anywhere. Anyone ever read his tweets? He just likes to stir the pot cuz it will get all of the fans in a tizzy – which is what he wants. Hes happy where he is and to have a job. And Hart Hanson would NEVER kill off Booth.

            Comment by English – October 18, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  
          • Damian Lewis is a good guess!

            Comment by Manny – October 19, 2013 05:36 AM PDT  
          • Lewis would be a great shake-up for Homeland and would make sense since his storyline is now so stale…

            Comment by Lisa London – October 19, 2013 02:02 PM PDT  
      • No he hasn’t!! He only tweeted last week that he has a deal through a possible S10 and he wouldn’t leave a show he loves doing.

        Comment by Smiley – October 18, 2013 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Final season? Happy ever after? Yup – I agree with you. And DB picks up work quicker than a dog picks up food.

        Comment by Fudgefase (@EdinburghMayhem) – November 5, 2013 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My money is on Thomas Gibson leaving Criminal Minds. Contentious contract talks and need to do something else not an ensemble. Bring back Mandy Patakin. Or Vincent D’Onofrio from L&O:CI.

      Comment by Jeffrey McGraw – October 18, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was thinking the same thing, as much as I’d hate to see Hotch go. It makes sense especially when you think about this weeks episode. They introduced a new male character to the team, and it showed that Hotch is having some troubles next episode. :(

        Comment by Bonnie – October 18, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Matthew Gray Gubler’s (Spencer Reid) contract is up at the end of season nine, but I don’t know if he’s a big enough name. He sure is nice to look at, though.

          Comment by Margie Clark (@lolyncut) – October 21, 2013 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thomas Gibson wasn’t the one having contract disputes and he just signed a new contract less than six monthes ago. and Mandy Patakin will never return to CM no matter what happens to him on homeland, I read a quote where he felt that being on CM was a mistake because of the way women are constantly victimized on the show in his opinion.

        Comment by Heather – October 19, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Don’t even think about bringing back Patinkin. All he’s been doing is badmouthing Criminal Minds.

        Comment by Margie Clark (@lolyncut) – October 21, 2013 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Funny. Do you have some stake in Criminal Minds?

          Comment by Tania – November 5, 2013 05:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oooh bite your tongue about Thomas! 😊

        Comment by Tammy – October 24, 2013 01:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree. I don’t watch Criminal Minds but you say anything about VDO and you’ve got my attention. I’m honestly not sure why he’s not the main actor on every scripted drama ever. No such thing as too much Vincent.

        Comment by Morganic – October 24, 2013 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Amen to that! VDO is awesome.

          Comment by Sarah – October 30, 2013 12:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t know that I’d consider Thomas Gibson a major star. D’Onofrio would inject some much-needed life into, “Criminal Minds.”

        Comment by Bronwyn Tudor – December 16, 2013 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Norman Reedus comes to mind.

      Comment by Toni – November 6, 2013 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it is not revolution

    Comment by exfromtheleft – October 17, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Later, Brodie.

    Comment by modage – October 17, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or Saul?

      Comment by ben – October 17, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nooooo

      Comment by amandareynolds – October 17, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Damian Lewis was my first thought too. From a storytelling standpoint, they could kill off his character. I love Brody, but he was originally supposed to die in the season 1 finale, so it wouldn’t be surprising to have him die now. Plus, considering where his character is, he could be assumed dead, which would free Lewis for another show. He’s been spotted in London the last couple of weeks which seems odd for someone with a busy film schedule in North Carolina. The only drawback to killing off Brody is how to make his family, who are still series regulars, relevant and compelling to the story.

      Comment by Alichat – October 17, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh gosh, it totally is Brody, isn’t it. I have to go sit in my closet and cry now.

        Comment by Britta Unfiltered – October 17, 2013 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I hear ya, sister. But it’s gotta be him. All the recent comments from Lewis about when they should have done it already or how they might kill him off any time now? Yeah. I’m willing to put my name to a firm guess: RIP, Brody.

          Comment by Annie – October 17, 2013 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Good detective work! I’m putting my money on this guess.

        Comment by Addie – October 17, 2013 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Brody’s daughter was never “compelling” as far as I’m concerned. In fact her line is immensely annoying and simply a time consumer.

        Comment by Ralph – October 17, 2013 11:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He was the first person I thought of and honestly, I really wouldn’t mind.

        Comment by Marc – October 18, 2013 06:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There is no need to make his family relevant and compelling to the story, after this season they can be written off the show.

        Comment by johnhelvete – October 19, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m not sure they were relevant to begin with.

        Comment by Nancy – October 21, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you got it 100% – there aren’t many actual “big time actors” and Brody is definitely due to die this season so this is likely. I somehow do not see The Following killing Kevin Bacon (though the show could be cancelled, it is pretty awful), The Blacklist killing Spader nor Crazy Ones/MJF Show killing Robin Williams/MJ Fox since they are comedies after all…

        Comment by redjane12 – October 25, 2013 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • After re-reading the post I think you might be right. The wording “spoiler bomb embedded in the top secret project” and “stealth casting coup” sound like subtle nods to Homeland IMO.

      Comment by Elly – October 17, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ooh. Good catch.

        Comment by Annie – October 18, 2013 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That is a good catch! Plus, it was just announced that Lewis has signed on to do a Werner Herzog movie with Nicole Kidman. Production starts this December.

        Comment by Alichat – October 21, 2013 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My first thought aswell as we have known the producers have tryed to kill him both seasons but network have stopped it

      Comment by steve – October 17, 2013 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • you all are simple as all hell! how can so many of you have so few braincells? homeland is, at its core, about carrie and brody. they’re not going to kill him off. jesus you all are special

        Comment by Higb – October 18, 2013 11:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Homeland really only needs Carrie, Saul, and Quinn. Brody (and even his family) is expendable now. The show is called “Homeland”. It can be about anything related to that topic. Brody served his purpose to the show. The show started off about a prisoner of war being turned. That storyline was played out for two seasons and now it’s the aftermath and eventually they can have a new Big Bad for the show to deal with, The character is finished really. He can never be redeemed. Even if they prove his innocence. He still recorded that tape and the impression he left on the public will never go away,

          Comment by abz – October 19, 2013 12:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Absolutely agree with you on this.

            Comment by Lisa London – October 19, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  
          • Poor Brody, anything to get out of kissing Carrie..Their love scenes un believeable and awkward.

            Comment by D.R – October 24, 2013 09:38 AM PDT  
          • Totally agreed – Brody is now dispensable and if anything an obstacle (mainly due to his unbearable family) to the show becoming fully engaging again. Luckily the have a relatively new and unexplored compelling character in Quinn so that makes me hopeful

            Comment by redjane12 – October 25, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  
        • Then why have the writers tried to kill Brody twice. They’ve already confirmed the plan was always to kill him off season 1. If anyone is simple, it’s you.

          Comment by dude – October 29, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree. Homeland without Brody and Carrie would not be worth watching. And didn’t anybody catch the earlier previews of Brody in the back of the pick-up manning a machine gun?
          If they kill Brody off, then at least I will save some money because that series is the only reason I subscribe to SHOWTIME in the first place. Nothing else on there worth watching.

          Comment by WYNGATE – November 4, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • The Carrie/Brody dynamic WAS the main reason the show was so good in the first season. People are too stupid to realize that. Its since gone downhill. And now that they are separated, I’ve not much interest. I probably will not watch if they kill him off. And yeah, unsubscribing from Showtime will save me alot of money too.

            Comment by redds@yahoo.com – November 14, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  
    • BRODY. At least spell his name right, dinglehead.

      Comment by redds@yahoo.com – November 14, 2013 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lorne Michaels?

    Comment by LOL – October 17, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL indeed!

      Comment by cjeffery7 – October 17, 2013 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Finally that show has gone way down with its unfunny sketches. Weekend update is just non hilarious at this point. -_-

      Comment by CC – October 17, 2013 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s the worst it’s ever been. Even the Tina Fey episode was terrible.

        Comment by TVWatcher – October 18, 2013 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You gotta at least say if the show is network or cable. C’mon.

    Comment by S – October 17, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Michael Ausiello! He’s getting bumped off of Spoiler Alert.

    Comment by Stan DeCwikiel – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL

      Comment by Michael Ausiello – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s because Matt Webb Mitovich is getting better ratings.

      Comment by ben – October 17, 2013 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is absolutely nothing to go on. Aren’t blind items usually required to have a hint or two? You don’t even say if it’s broadcast or cable.

    Comment by Christian – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He gave a few hints. There’s a number of things to go on: popular hour-long drama and the person in question is a male character. More than enough to start speculating and re-start the rumormill. My guess it’ll be Brody from Homeland or Booth from Bones. Then again, what if Tony/Michael Weatherly leaves NCIS? So yeah it could be practically any male co-star on a popular drama, we won’t know for sure until after the show in question airs the episode in question and all the announcements are made following that. Until then, many fans will be freaking out over their favourite shows possibly losing a male lead.

      Comment by Jerri – October 18, 2013 03:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Don’t think it’s Weatherly… He re upped for two seasons at the end of season ten

        Comment by Ozzyols – October 18, 2013 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With any luck it will be Dean Winchester. At this point it would be a mercy killing.

    Comment by Annie – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jensen isn’t that big of a name. Plus it is highly unlikely that a show with only 2 leading characters will kill one off. Jensen has given no indication that he’s unhappy being on the show. So all in all, I’d say that is pretty unlikely.

      Comment by Percysowner – October 17, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Also Dean dying wouldn’t be a spoiler bomb. It’d be just another Tuesday. ;)

        Comment by Gilda – October 17, 2013 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Congratulations, you’ve just won the internet.

          Comment by Joey – October 17, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The Internet + all comment awards. Best comment ever.

          Comment by Lucy – October 18, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Love it! Yes it would be Tuesday, but remember dying on
          Tuesdays is a new thing.

          Comment by Donna – October 18, 2013 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I just laughed out loud like crazy. You did win the internet with that one.

          Comment by Lisa London – October 19, 2013 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • you should credit Mr Whedon for your clever comeback there :) Buffy, Once More with Feeling, Dawn kidnapped, “Dawn’s in trouble, must be Tuesday”

          Comment by Deb – November 23, 2013 01:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jensen and Jared are both contracted for another season after this, anyway. And there’s no way Jared would keep doing the show without Jensen or that Jensen would jump ship.

      Comment by Lucy – October 22, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Someone from Walking Dead?

    Comment by Lucy – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is what I thought to! If Rick goes then there’s still enough drama to go round, so would make sense.

      Comment by Christian – October 17, 2013 11:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He said ‘big-name star’. No such thing on Walking Dead.

      Comment by Bob – October 25, 2013 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Daryl from walking dead?

    Comment by Phillip – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Noooooo! I know several people who would revolt. OTOH, we would also all be watching the new show. :)

      Comment by MelindaB – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It does sound like Daryl from The Walking Dead.

      Comment by Guest – October 17, 2013 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I thought. It would fit the description.

      Comment by Derek Johnson – October 17, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nonsense. TWD producers are daring but not stupid. There would be mass protests in the streets if they kill Daryl!

      Comment by Lilly – October 18, 2013 05:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Someone from The Walking Dead? Norman Reedus or Steven Yeun. (I hope not, but man TWD likes to kill my spirit so I would not be shocked.)

    Comment by L – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think that Tyreese, Carol, Herschel and Beth (and the baby) all die, but there isn’t anyone big there.

      Comment by Lisa Buckler – October 30, 2013 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope it’s not Nathan Fillion.

    Comment by Martina – October 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wouldn’t have thought so because of his guest spot on Community. Castle without Nathan Fillion is unthinkable.

      Comment by Scott – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • castle without fillion ends the series entirely he is after CASTLE

        Comment by Estee Thomas – October 17, 2013 06:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • ya, and he wouldn’t do that to his fans so abruptly.

          Comment by liz – October 17, 2013 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • There is always Alexis! Just saying, Molly Quinn grew up nicely. j.k.

          Comment by Wilomica – October 17, 2013 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not sure how they would deal with killing him off a show that’s named after his character. Then again, they did it to Valerie Harper. :P

      Comment by MelindaB – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How can it? How would Castle be Castle without Castle?

      Comment by F.M. – October 17, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wouldn’t be surprised. Don’t network contracts normally expire after the 6th season?

      Comment by anon123 – October 17, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You wouldn’t be surprised? Huh? The titular character of a show leaving totally would be a surprise. They had a perfect opportunity to kill him off in the last ep but the vest saved him. Then before that with the poison. Beckett could’ve stayed in DC forever haunted by the knowledge that her new job indirectly caused the death of her fiancé. Perfect opportunity to try to have the show go on sans Nathan if they’d wanted to do that. It’s not Castle, folks, let it go. I knew someone on this comment thread would suggest Fillion, I’m just surprised it took this long. They’d just cancel the show and announce this season would be the last to get ratings for the last push. Also, Fillion’s latest not coming in incident probably involved contract negotiations. They almost certainly have season 7 signed up for now as an option. You don’t wait til the spring to start the chatting and you don’t assume the show can go on without the lead in this case.

        Comment by S. – October 17, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Wow, you had a lot to get off your chest. Feel better now?

          Comment by B – October 18, 2013 03:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • ;) Oh you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

            Comment by S. – November 6, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  
      • He was my first thought too. He doesn’t seem to be getting along with everyone anymore. There was the scuffle over the four day work week. I think he’d rather have a more whedon-esque project. And Marlowe just landed an additional gig so they all may be ready to move on.

        Comment by Suzanne – October 20, 2013 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It wasn’t a scuffle. It’s a common contractual ploy to get the blue flu when they’re not doing something they ought to be doing or there’s something they deserve but the studio’s being sketchy about it. The West Wing cast was one that refused to come in until there was a contract renegotiation–they’d been paid peanuts and didn’t get the raises they were promised. Actors can be patient but nobody should have to be a doormat. Nathan was probably promised something and they weren’t giving it to him after he waited awhile. “Doesn’t seem to be getting along with everyone” is bs. Nathan’s a known sweetheart in the industry and gets along with everybody. You think Joss Whedon repeat-hires crybabies? This wasn’t a temper tantrum. I bet not a word was said about it between him and the producers. His agent probably told him to do what he did and made the call that he wouldn’t be coming in. As for Marlowe’s new gig, he just said he has no intention of stopping Castle any time soon. Hart Hanson’s got several plates spinning. Shonda Rhimes does it. Writers can run more than one show at a time. I think the new project is at ABC and if so, it actually looks better for Castle because networks tend to hold onto older shows so’s not to honk off the showrunner who’s just given them a new one.

          Comment by S. – November 6, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh gosh, NO.

      Comment by Marika – October 17, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No way. The series is built off the back of the two leads. Without Katic or Fillion, the show cannot exist.

      Comment by Apples – October 17, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There is absolutely ZERO buzz that Castle is ending its run this season, so it’s not Fillion. Besides, if he were ever to leave Castle prematurely, it would be for a Firefly reboot!!!

      Comment by Bob – October 25, 2013 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Uhm, that’s not entirely correct – there has actually been a LOT of talk about the “organic ending” of the show, rumors that AM himself started when he said something like “his characters will tell him when he’s done all the storytelling they had in them”. Admittedly, he added in another interview a few days later that they might be good for an overall run of 10 to 12 years, but that was AFTER the outcry over a prospective end to “Castle” after this season or the next. And as far as the name/lead issue goes: As little as I can see Beckett giving up her name, they ARE heading for a wedding – so for all intents and showrunning purposes she could be the new “Castle” and Rick might get killed off right after “I do”.
        Also, it took NF years before he gritted through his teeth that he was “thankful” to be in a job (ie Castle) and that was the most positive he ever had to say about the show. Adding to that the not-showing-up-for-work issue, I wouldn’t consider it utterly nonsensical to conclude that he’d be very willing to leave as soon as something else shows up.

        Comment by Fae – November 5, 2013 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • and what if that producer can’t find a network willing to pick the new series?

    Comment by Really – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Doesn’t matter? Sounds like the actor was getting killed off his show no matter what. This is just his follow-up job.

      Comment by L – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s the way I read it.

        Comment by Annie – October 17, 2013 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ian on Vampire Diaries? Maybe he got 50 shades after all ;)

    Comment by Alice – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Three reasons why this isn’t true: 1) Don’t get me wrong – TVD is my absolute favorite show, but while it’s popular among fans, it is hardly “popular” in the grand scheme of ratings/viewership. 2) The actor is called a “big time star,” which Ian really isn’t so much. and 3) The new gig is a TV show, not a movie. Sorry =(

      Comment by Whitney – October 17, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Vampire Diaries is not even a hit show!

      Comment by Guest – October 17, 2013 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • After last night there’s at least 2.8 million people that would disagree with this comment, and those are only households with Nielsen’s. While no, it doesn’t rack in the same amount of viewers as NCIS or Castle, it is considered one of the CW’s best series.

        Comment by Kristen – October 18, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You think that the number of viewers is only from Neilsen houses? Aw. You’re adorable.

          Maybe you should considered Googling how ratings work.

          Comment by Natalie – October 19, 2013 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The CW is barely a network, and 2.8 million viewers would get most shows cancelled…. On a real network. Go back to Tiger Beat, TiffanyAshleyBrittany.

          Comment by StupidPeopleShutUp – October 24, 2013 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My fellow Covington residents and I would do the happiest of happy dances were this the case.

      Comment by Elizabeth – October 17, 2013 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This could be any hour long drama. It’s obviously not Eddie Kessler.

    Comment by StupidPeopleShutUp – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Most people on here don’t even know who that is, and he isn’t a star.

      Comment by StupidPeopleShutUp – October 24, 2013 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damien Lewis

    Comment by Joe – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They haven’t killed off Brody the last two times, why would Homeland kill him off now?

      Comment by Guest – October 17, 2013 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s because they originally planned to kill him off the first season.. And passed at the end of last season.. Now he has a new series.. They can pull the trigger (so to speak).

        Comment by DarkDefender – October 17, 2013 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Third time’s the charm?

        Comment by Jerri – October 18, 2013 05:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s probably someone else but a part of me thinks it’s Nashville because the last AA discussed killing off somebody(?)

    Comment by Turner – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who would be the “big name” on that? Charles Esten? I mean, I’m a fan of his, but I don’t think he’s big enough to develop a vehicle with him already attached.

      Comment by Zach – October 17, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Eric Close is a big name and it could be him. I am of the mind that it is him and that Teddy Conrad will be the “Nashville” death teased in AA.

        Comment by Emgee – October 17, 2013 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Teddy? Oh wow. Maybe. I was also going to point out someone on Nashville is dying and it might be that. I mean, Rayna’s dad has been fighting for his life already…

          Comment by mgsquared – October 18, 2013 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • On Nashville tonight, Rayna’s dad was arrested and thinks that Teddy is to blame. He made the comment that Teddy doesn’t know who he messed with. So – it could very well be Teddy.

          Comment by Lindsay – October 23, 2013 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Eric Close has been toiling in relative obscurity for his entire career. Nobody but you knows his name. If he left, nobody would notice.

          Comment by StupidPeopleShutUp – October 24, 2013 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • walking dead??? I hope not but I know bad things are coming after that ending last week

    Comment by Emily – October 17, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He said ‘big-name star’. No such thing on that show.

      Comment by Bob – October 25, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ted Danson, CSI.

    Comment by Tim (@rural_juror) – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope not. Unless they’re ending the series — he’s the best thing to happen to the franchise.

      Comment by A – October 17, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Couldn’t agree more.

        Comment by Sara – October 17, 2013 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not to the franchise, let’s not exaggerate (Sela Ward in CSI:NY was pretty awesome, too!). But he WAS the best thing to happen to the original CSI ;)

        Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 17, 2013 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree. He’s brought back the viewers that left because William Peterson left.

        Comment by Margie Clark (@lolyncut) – October 21, 2013 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Danson signed a two-year contract in April or May of this year for this season and next. Seriously, doubt that.

      Comment by ChicagoDan – October 17, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or George Eads?

      Comment by Kristen – October 18, 2013 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Remember, it’s a ‘big-name star’.

        Comment by Bob – October 25, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say it’s gong to be someone from Sons of Anarchy, they’re killing off characters left & right.

    Comment by Katelin Bannan (@katelin) – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ron Perlmann?

      Comment by Melanie Desi – October 17, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s possible, and plausible.

        Comment by the girl – October 17, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This would be intresting…

        Comment by EJ386 – October 18, 2013 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s a really good guess. It would not be too crazy, and I think SOA has 1 more season left.

        Comment by Jellymoff – October 18, 2013 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kevin McKidd?

    Comment by sigstenenbaum – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking someone from grey’s too. I mean the series it’s not what it used to be, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the “big names” want to leave. About Kevin, it would make sense, with Sandra Oh leaving, that would make a good story for explaining her exit

      Comment by Laura B – October 17, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m missing the article, but I believe he made a comment about seeing Owen without Christina being an interesting development.

      As for other Grey’s actors, I don’t see many of them leaving, and especially with some of these main stars, I think Shonda might like to have the opportunity to have them back at the series finale.

      Comment by Ace – October 17, 2013 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking Patrick Dempsey, although I doubt that he would leave an established show for the possibility of a series that may or may not be sold. Of course, if it wasn’t his choice . . .

      I was also thinking it might be one of the OUAT guys. Anything can happen in Neverland.

      Comment by jaspar0308 – October 18, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Robert Carlyle? That’s a big name, and it looks like they are heading that way, storywise.

        Comment by Montavilla – October 21, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Dempsey has already confirmed he is looking to get out of Grey’s Anatomy

        Comment by D.R – October 24, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If Dempsey left it would be to go FT on racing, not another series. Already hard enough trying to do both & racing is his passion

          Comment by Cheryl AnnieFannie Ross – November 20, 2013 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Pretty sure its not Dempsey… He, along with Ellen Pompeo, signed on for another two years of Greys just days back

          Comment by trainwreck – January 29, 2014 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mark Harmon from NCIS?

    Comment by Sam – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I renewed his contract in february and will work on NCIS: Los Angeles. So I doubt it.

      Comment by AnneGermany – October 17, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wow Anne, you renewed his contract? You must be very powerful in Hollywood. Sorry it was too tempting to tease you :p :)

        Comment by Sara – October 17, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Mark is not going to work on NCIS: Los Angeles, he will be, if it’s picked up, an Executive Producer on the proposed NCIS: NOLA.

        Comment by NoChance – October 17, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mark Harmon leaving would be the end of NCIS. They aren’t about to do anything to kill that golden goose.

      Comment by Larc – October 17, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • More like “Golden Years” goose – both the audience and the cast are getting up in age or just plain ancient.

        Comment by Alex – October 21, 2013 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Might be someone else from either of those shows, L.A. More likely, they have that track record.

      Or Rocky Carroll?

      Comment by John – October 17, 2013 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LA did say that one of the characters will be gone but I think they will leave toward the end of the season. the article says the star will leave soon.

        Comment by Megan Oyer – October 28, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My first thought was possibly Michael Weatherly/Tony from NCIS (maybe going to work with Jesse Stern?). Perhaps that is why CdP requested the 1 year deal (IF that rumor was actually true & I do realize it may not be).

      Comment by MeNotYou – October 17, 2013 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s Criminal Minds, to be honest. They showed Hotchner collapsing and said he was going to “see his dead wife again”.

    Comment by Sara (@justinripleys) – October 17, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t think it’s him, I think they recently signed new contracts and hotch doesn’t die in this episode, that’s for sure.

      Comment by Céline (@DarkPassenger85) – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thomas Gibson is signed on for the whole season so no. I don’t see him leaving or any of the CM or CSI cast.

      Comment by Georghia – October 17, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • GIbson’s also slated to direct an epi later in the season. We’ve known for weeks that there’s an extended dream sequence upcoming where Hotch sees both his dead wife and the man who killed her.

        Comment by Kitty – October 17, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Didn’t he, AJ, Shermar, Kristen and Joe sign for two seasons? Because next season I’m pretty sure only Matthew and Jeanne will have expiring contracts.

        Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 17, 2013 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It would make my year if they don’t renew Jeanne’s contract. She is horrible on this show and I hate every minute she’s on the screen. They are trying so hard to make her fit but she just doesn’t. She is no Prentiss and never will be. Spencer, however, cannot go anywhere ever as long as the show is on.

          Comment by GS – October 18, 2013 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I thought I was going to hate Alex, as her intro was more than a little awkward and strained, but the more episodes I see her in the more I like her.

            Comment by Shannon – October 18, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  
          • I don’t hate her, she’s just completely irrelevant to me. They could have given her so much personality, but didn’t :(, and that’s sad. The ONLY time I liked her was when she was teaching a cass, outside the BAU. It was like, “Hey, there’s a person, with something in her.”

            And I wasn’t particularly a Prentiss fan, but she was better than Alex.

            Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 18, 2013 10:20 PM PDT  
          • I actually like her character simply because of her interactions with Reid. I love that he has someone who he can ramble with and who understands him. The crossword puzzle at the beginning of the last episode was awesome.

            Comment by Sara – October 23, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  
    • Maybe yes it’s CM; the big-name actor & new section chief aka Esai Morales (La Bamba, NYPD Blue etc.) just my thoughts bc of the hint “new full-time gig”. It’s left open if he has currently a full-time job. New show: ???

      As for Homeland’s Brody well that would be … I don’t know the ending of the show?

      I’m as clueless as everyone and could use more hints

      Comment by spacecowboy – October 28, 2013 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have no clue… scott foley on Scandal

    Comment by Cass – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scandal would end without Scott he is the heart of the show Goldwyn can’t act

      Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Kerry Washington is the heart of the show. How you get the idea that Scott Foley is the central character only you can know, but I suspect you confuse a romance subplot with everything Scandal is really about.

        Comment by Kay – October 17, 2013 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh i know that Kerry is the heart of the show but Scott makes it better he is an amazing actor he is the reason why more people tune in he is so sexy and looks great with Kerry

          Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • This is a joke right? People tune in because Kerry Washington is a queen and it’s one of the most buzzed about shows on television

            Comment by Jillian – October 18, 2013 09:42 PM PDT  
      • I don’t even watch this show and I know this is untrue.

        Comment by Anna – October 17, 2013 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LOL seriously this is pathetic .. even a child would know Foley isn’t the heart of Scandal, people don’t even want him on the show

          Comment by Alicia – October 17, 2013 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • you and your crazies may not like Scott cause you Ship Olitz but everyone else loves him no one cares about Tony Olake is happening so get over it and just learn to love Scott I mean come on even Scott think Olitz shipper are dumb and Shonda find you guys Creepy nothing but love for Olake

            Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 06:08 PM PDT  
      • LOL – I’ll assume you are being sarcastic. Scott Foley is a terrible actor whose career is living off of the memories of Felicity. He is lucky to be on Scandal which was a hit before he came on board.

        Comment by Anon1 – October 17, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • it wasn’t that big of a hit before Scott came in the rating was the highest in the back nine when he came in so I’m not joking i just want everyone to know that Scott is awesome

          Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • LMFAO you are a joke …

            Comment by Alicia – October 17, 2013 05:36 PM PDT  
          • i m sorry ,scandal is a hit long before jake showed up

            Comment by ragul – October 19, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  
      • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Oh love, your braids or weave are way too tight. You’re having a migraine. Take a glass of water and a nap.

        Comment by Maya – October 17, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s nice to see Scott Foley’s mother reads TV Line!

        Comment by TV Gord – October 17, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • In what alternate reality is Foley, man of two facial expressions, an acting phenom? He’s a middling actor- you know it and everyone in the fandom jokes about it. He portrays Jake as stiff, awkward, with a flat, dimensionless affect. He has terrible chemistry with Kerry. Tony Goldwyn is an excellent film and stage actor and the NYT just complimented his portrayal in a recent article. And yes, Kerry Washington is absolutely the heart and lead of the show.

        Comment by jenn – December 13, 2013 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So the show hasn’t been pitched to any network yet, so the creator of that said show doesn’t have any guarantee that any network is even gonna be interested…I hope the said actor didn’t make his decision to leave his current show based on this script he read..

    Comment by Céline (@DarkPassenger85) – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The way I understood it, the character was already set to die, the actor found another project to move on to, but they can’t pitch it because the death did not air yet.

      Comment by Marie – October 17, 2013 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the way i understand it is below said the death was already going to happen & he found another project but cant speak about it because his death has not yet happened on screen not he left this show to go to this other show

      Comment by steve – October 17, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damien Lewis.

    Comment by Anthony – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is the new series NCIS:NOLA? It’s the only fairly certain pick up I can think of off hand.

    Comment by tejasjulia – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Already picked up by CBS

      Comment by 4luvofncis – October 17, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’d skimmed and missed that it hadn’t been pitched yet. Mea culpa.

        Comment by tejasjulia – October 17, 2013 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No it hasn’t been picked right now it’s just an imbeded pilot like NCIS: Red was. Have to wait to see how it goes!

        Comment by Amanda (@RowdyBug) – October 17, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well that’s not gonna be confusing at all between NCIS: LA and NCIS: NOLA…

      Comment by Lisa London – October 19, 2013 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Francis Daley is a comedy writer… would we consider him a star? RIP Sweets?

    Comment by Tricia – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hold up, I think I read the clues wrong.

      Comment by Tricia – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the same thing when I read this! He just had Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 come out so he is definitely an up and coming writer.

      Comment by Tamako (@tk114) – October 17, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One can only hope! Old school fan. Once he was introduced, I tried to keep watching, but quickly lost interest. Though JFD is a great actor, I still don’t see a purpose for the character of Sweets. At all. He’s severely annoying. Hasta Sweets.

      Comment by Tina – October 17, 2013 10:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yak, Sweets is all over Bones, now he’s Booth’s field partner too, guess B & B dont need to be field partners now that they are life partners. Please let it be Sweets. Fly little duck, fly.

        Comment by Ali – October 19, 2013 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am SO afraid it’s Josh Dallas (David from Once Upon a Time!) True Love’s Kiss maybe won’t save him… Maybe Billy Burke on Revolution? Interesting…

    Comment by rk535 – October 17, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I doubt OUAT is bold enough to kill off Prince Charming, though it WOULD give a much needed jolt to the otherwise floundering storyline.

      Comment by Leigh – October 17, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Indeed.

        Comment by Kylee Pierce – October 17, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not to mention the he dropped out of the second Thor because of his commitment to OUAT.

        Comment by CA – October 17, 2013 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We SO aren’t lucky enough for Charming to die, they’re stuck heaving his dead weight until the end.

      Comment by courts – October 17, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Funny, your friends say the same thing about you :)

        Comment by Jen – October 17, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Haha good one Jen

          Comment by rk535 – October 17, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t think Josh Dallas is as big an actor as this Blind Item is making the person out to be.

      Comment by DL – October 17, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love Josh but he’s definitely not considered a “big-time actor.” They were already planning on killing Charming in the pilot but were told no, so I can’t see them doing it now. Also the fact that Adam and Eddie were joking about Charming dying pretty much tells me he won’t be.

      Comment by Addie – October 17, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or they were yanking everyone’s chain. I don’t want to see Charming go, but it would certainly shake things up on Once Upon A Time.

        Comment by liz – October 17, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be awesome!! Hate the character. But anyways, it’s not him because he’s definitely no big name. Never even heard of him before OUAT.

      Comment by abz – October 18, 2013 12:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Charming and Snow just got engaged IRL, I don’t see him leaving the show

      Comment by EJ386 – October 18, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eric Close

    Comment by Krystan – October 17, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would so be a win-win for Eric Close and Nashville.

      Comment by Kay – October 17, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oh crap, as long as it’s not Castle’s Nathan Fillion I’ll live…

    Comment by Mariana – October 17, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damian Lewis from Homeland ??

    Comment by Sarah (@Sarah_Framboise) – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I second that.

      Comment by Lisa London – October 19, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it Max on Parenthood? JK

    Comment by Michael – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ooo you’re terrible. But I did chuckle, not gonna lie. Maybe Zeke? That would tear the family apart…and I’d cry…as is usual with Phood so no shocker there.

      Comment by schu – October 17, 2013 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it’s soon, it’s not Walking Dead. I know who’s still alive as of episode 12-13

    Comment by Tony – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David on Once Upon a Time? Hope not…

    Comment by Marlene – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s one of the Js.

    Comment by Maria – October 17, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mmm… Josh Dallas from Once Upon a Time? Would be a hell of a twist to see Charming’s death…

    Comment by Kavanaugh – October 17, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scott Caan

    Comment by Travis – October 17, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh my god, that would really suck if true!!

      Comment by Megan – October 17, 2013 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scott Caan getting his own show? THE HORROR!!!

      Comment by Zach – October 17, 2013 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Scott Caan is not leaving 5-0 the actress Catherine is leaving.

        Comment by Kelly – October 19, 2013 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Where did you see that? I haven’t seen anything saying Michelle Borth is leaving the show.

          Comment by JC – October 19, 2013 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • OMG! Is this true?? I will bake you cookies for the rest of time if it is.

          Comment by Tricia – October 24, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m gonna go with Scott Foley from Scandal. His character is small enough that he would leave for a potential staring role and it would be reasonable to kill him.

    Comment by Carol – October 17, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • All the secrecy sort of implies that the character is a lead character on the show, not a supporting one…

      Comment by Céline (@DarkPassenger85) – October 17, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would have to argue that Scott Foley, while great and I love him, is hardly considered A star on Scandal.

      Comment by Jules – October 17, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • his beautiful abs are the star of my heart.

        Comment by Penny – October 17, 2013 11:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scott Foley is a big star bigger than Tony Goldwyn so if anyone is leaving it’s Tony Goldwyn

      Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LOL this is the most ridiculous comment EVER .. Tony Goldwyn is the leading man of Scandal of course he is a MUCH bigger star than Scott Foley can ever be .. and Foley is hated by Scandal fans because of his disrespectful behavior so I hope it is him but he isn’t a big time actor so it’s not him

        Comment by Marina – October 17, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Only because Scandal fans(mostly shippers) are the absolute worst. Not that it matters since neither Foley or Goldwyn are being killed off anytime soon whether fans like it or not.

          Comment by Mike R. – October 17, 2013 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Tony has a new show he is taking part in so It could be him

            Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 06:21 PM PDT  
          • No, under no circumstances does Shonda was to lose the Olitz shippers, they take up the majority of the fandom, she has no problem jerking them around with a love triangle, but she would not permanently kill off the ship by killing Fitz.

            Comment by Mike R. – October 17, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  
        • Oh really Scott Foley is amazing to his Fans Tony Goldwyn is rude and very creepy so please miss me with Scandal fans hating On Foley none of the real fans of the show hate Scott they all love him Tony is not and will never be the male Lead on scandal Scott is the lead now and that is the best thing for the show the rating are so good now plus have you seen how sexy Scott Foley is

          Comment by Mac Elisabeth – October 17, 2013 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • just stop making a fool out of yourself .. Shonda herself said Tony Goldwyn was the leading man of Scandal .. so just shut up and spare us your delusion

            Comment by Alicia – October 17, 2013 05:51 PM PDT  
          • I’m a fan of Scott, but this is just sad. Golwyn as Fitz is still the Male lead of the show, and that really isn’t debatable. Kerry Washington is the lead and that is really all that matters, but Foley is no more than a supporting character, it is sad to argue otherwise.

            Comment by Mike R. – October 17, 2013 06:25 PM PDT  
          • There’s this wonderful new invention just arrived on the scene. It is called punctuation.

            Comment by Bouncy Castle, UK – October 18, 2013 03:41 AM PDT  
          • Completely off your Scott Foley rant, but where in the world did you leave your punctuation? Did you not learn how to use periods, commas, question marks? It is infuriating to read your rambling posts without some basic sentence structure. I kindly refer you to “The Grammer Book.” You can find it in your local bookstore, on Amazon and online.

            Comment by RUCookie – October 25, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  
    • I dunno but when i hear the word “Death” on TV, i think of Two Names – any prodction from ShondaLand (as in Grey’s and Scandal) … or Game of Thrones!

      I would go with Scott too if the person is from Scandal.. however Kevin McKidd from Grey’s is a big ossibility given Sandra Oh is already leaving.

      Comment by trainwreck – January 29, 2014 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Trap shut”…that has to be a clue. Right?

    Comment by Christina Boulard (@ChristinaBWho) – October 17, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Check it” sounds like a clue, too.

      Comment by taran63 – October 17, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • “stealth casting coup” – “bomb” – “top-secret” -> Homeland. Lewis.

        Comment by Annie – October 18, 2013 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Same feeling here from these.

          Comment by Lisa London – October 19, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You crazy kids never learn. Aus never actually tries that hard with these…. But keep up the supersleuthing! LOL

      Comment by KCatty – October 22, 2013 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Umm, what about John Francis Daley?

    Comment by Ashley – October 17, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m guessing Damian Lewis from Homeland…

    Comment by Joana Fernandes (@_joanissima) – October 17, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s David Boreanaz!

    Comment by Jen – October 17, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • David Boreanaz told a couple days ago that he is not leaving Bones & he will be n the show till the end (could be in EW don’t remember exactly). But i think it’s another Bones member… John Francis Daley

      Comment by Ashley – October 17, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you might be right. Especially because I remember an interview where one of them said a major character would be killed off this year on Bones. I know I’m in the minority, but I love Sweets.

        Comment by Alex – October 17, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I love Sweets too. He is my favorite supporting character.

          Comment by murley – October 18, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You’re right, it’s definitely not David. Someone tweeted him a few days ago asking if he’d be doing s10 and he said yes if it’s picked up. It’s just some dumb idiots seem to keep spreading rumours that he wants out as he seems to have to say something every few months as the rumours keep appearing. Nothing that David has ever said has indicated he wants off Bones

        Comment by Katie T – October 18, 2013 03:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • David is not a writer

      Comment by cesar – October 17, 2013 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But the guy who plays Sweets is. He wrote “Horrible Bosses” and I think he wrote “Identity Thief”

        Comment by Williwasnt – October 17, 2013 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The person who is the big time actor has signed on to star in a pilot that the pilot’s writer has to stay mum about until the actor’s character is killed off on his current series. The item doesn’t say that the starring actor is also writing and producing the pilot.

        Since the death is happening soon, the actor is big-time (i.e. has won an Emmy), I think those picking Damian Lewis are correct.

        Comment by Ina Hark – October 17, 2013 09:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Thank you! There’s a lot of people commenting here that apparently can’t read nor do they understand what a “big-time”, “headliner” actor is. Supporting actors and writers/producers don’t count. This is a lead character on a drama. I think Damian Lewis is the man they are talking about.

          Comment by Manny – October 19, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ron Perlman finally?

    Comment by mikicza – October 17, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • nah. clay ain’t going nowhere til at least mid season 7. sutter’s not killing him off yet.

      Comment by linda – October 17, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If it’s an SoA guy, my money’s on Smits but he really hasn’t been on that long.

      Comment by Edith – November 5, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patrick Dempsey, he doesn’t hasn´t had a decent storyline in 3 years

    Comment by yunuem – October 17, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m thinking this too.

      Comment by d – October 17, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was my first thought. No idea if it makes sense, but it’s what came into my head reading this.

      Comment by Josh Emerson – October 17, 2013 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Possible, but, I thought if he left Grey’s it would be to race full time. Still, it could happen. My first thought was David on OUAT.

      Comment by Mo – October 17, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Came here just to say this. I like the Damien Lewis predictions, but honestly it seems a lot of these items end up having to do with characters on Grey’s for some reason.

      Comment by ajintexas – October 17, 2013 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He wants to drive race cars more, so I’d be surprised he’s commit to star in another series, unless we are talking a limited-run show, shorter seasons than The Newsroom, six to eight eps, the sort they make in the UK.

      Comment by Marc – October 17, 2013 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Patrick Dempsey is the best guess I’ve read so far or Eric Close from Nashville.

      Comment by Karrie – October 17, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep, my thinking as well – it’s Dempsey. His contract (and Ellen P’s) are coming up at the end of this season. If both decide to leave together, great, then both can be written out by Shonda and team in May. If one wants to leave and the other wants to stay, that could be problematic for the writing team. Makes for a more powerful storyline going forward into a Grey’s future with having Meridith be a grieving widow trying to get on with her life and career after beloved husband’s death- ratings gold for Greys.

      Comment by Then again, it could be Nathan Fillion, who 'hurt his back again' dancing at the Emmys – October 17, 2013 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Then again, your name is awesome.

        Comment by leigh – October 18, 2013 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why is a TV series about Doctors is killing it’s cast more than a detective/cops series? Weird.

      Comment by Vina – October 18, 2013 01:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In an interview I believe late last year, he’d already said he did not want to leave Grey’s as long as there was a Grey’s because they work around his racing schedule.

      Comment by Ange – October 18, 2013 02:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The tv line website earlier said someone was being killed off of Bones. So my sad thought is that it might be Booth.

    Comment by Rosalyn – October 17, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re joking, right? This late in that series’ run, they are not going to kill off one of the two principle characters.

      Comment by Emgee – October 17, 2013 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a big-time actor on a popular hourlong TV drama. Those two clues narrow the pool a bit. What are popular hourlong dramas on right now? “Castle,” “NCIS,” “Walking Dead,” “Downton Abbey,” “SVU,” “CSI,” “Parenthood,” “The Good Wife,” “Scandal,” “Revenge.” Now, who has a “big-time actor” on the show who would jump ship for an up-and-coming writer/producer? (Some of you are mentioning actors I’ve never heard of, so those don’t qualify as “big-time actors” in my book.)

    Comment by Kate – October 17, 2013 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So if you’ve never heard of them they don’t “qualify” as “big time actors”? that narrows it down to only shows you have heard of. That really narrows the field.

      Comment by Susan Krisha – October 17, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well to be fair, if someone is considered a “big-time” actor, that usually means that they’re fairly recognizable to the general public, even if they don’t watch the show they’re on.

        Comment by Addie – October 17, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • **Downton interview-based S4 quasi-spoiler** Michelle Dockery basically said she didn’t think the show could withstand another major death this season and we’re led to believe from various interview statements that won’t happen so no, nobody’s getting killed off of Downton Abbey. At least not anybody that would count as a major casting coup. It’d have to be a minor character that would never headline a major show.

      Comment by S. – October 17, 2013 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jim Caviezel? It’s who came to my mind when I saw the blurry image above….But POI without him is unthinkable!

      Comment by Eleonora11 – October 17, 2013 11:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He was my first thought too.

        Comment by Kaybee – October 18, 2013 12:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Ditto. With Sarah Shahi and Amy Acker now firmly embedded in the show, there’s room to kill off the lead and keep it going. Not sure I’d keep watching though.

          Comment by Tone LG – October 18, 2013 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • NO one would keep watching POI without Reese. End of discussion.

            Comment by Lilly – October 18, 2013 05:47 AM PDT  
      • Caviezel is not going anywhere – POI is highly watched and in no small part because of him. Dude is the Batman of primetime TV. Why would anyone in his position want to take their chances on a pilot that could be doomed like 90% of them are?

        Comment by R.O.B. – October 18, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael, what do you mean by “he won’t have to keep his trap shut for much longer”, can you at least give us a little something? Days, weeks?

    Comment by Olivia – October 17, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just guessing, but it might mean that shows that are on their potentially last season need to get a yes/no from the actors on the show weather they want to go forward another season or not. If not, they need to let the producers know so that they can plan the end of the series (in May), or write scripts knowing their will be a ‘next season’ (in this case, in fall 2014).

      In my mind, that really leaves three actors – Dempsey/Greys, Fillion/Castle, Danson/CSI. All three are able to ‘opt-out’ of their deals at point leading into fall 2014. My money is on Dempsey – I think he needs to get moving on with his career.

      Comment by Calling Dr. Shepherd, calling Dr. Shepherd - - look out of that bus while crossing the street!! – October 17, 2013 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Michael weatherly from NCIS?

        Comment by Jerri – October 17, 2013 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe someone from Homeland or Grey’s Anatomy…

    Comment by Nick – October 17, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ray Romano! He’s still on Parenthood, right? It’s gotta be him.

    Comment by Zach – October 17, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ray Romano isn’t “starring” on Parenthood. I think it has to at least be a series regular, and probably the male lead of the show.

      Comment by DL – October 17, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My bad. It’s so rare to kill off leads, I just figured some prominent recurring character is being killed off.

        On that note, could it be Peter Krause?

        Comment by Zach – October 17, 2013 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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