Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Nashville, Flash, Castle, Good Wife, Originals, CSI, Mistresses, Scream Queens and More


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Question: Can we get another clue for the Blind Item about the couple splitting up? —Meredith
Ausiello: The reason for the split (storyline-wise) will likely incur as much fan wrath as the break-up itself.

Question: Oh, Sultan of Scoop, summer TV has failed to wow me so my mind has been drifting to the puzzle of your blind items. One question keeps hovering, like an annoying picnic fly: Is there any relationship between your two Blind Items, Bonkers Leading Lady and Fall’s Most Divisive Television Event? Did one possibly cause the other? —TaMara
Ausiello: I like how your mind works, TaMara. But, no, those two B.I.’s are unrelated.

Question: I’m dying for news about Nashville‘s new season (unless it’s about Deacon dying. In that case, I don’t wanna know). –Christina
Ausiello: How about some new faces making their way to Music City? The show is casting Markus Kane, a globally successful, late-20s to 40something artist who’s looking for a new label to represent him as a solo act. Though every label courts him, Rayna’s Highway 65 is the one that’ll eventually win him over with talk of stripping away all the noise and getting to the essence of his soulful musical truth. Things are great… until Markus realizes how much Rayna’s fledgling company needs his solo album to be a hit. That’s when his controlling, narcissistic side comes out, and he’ll test his boss’ boundaries throughout the writing, recording and release of his first solo album. BONUS SPOILER: #LoveWINS — but Will may not when Luke hires a no-BS elite media consultant named Gabriella to handle the fallout from Mr. Lexington’s very public coming-out. Though Gabriella herself (and an increasingly accepting Luke) are cool with Will’s sexuality, she serves as a giant reality check: Country-music fans may not support Will now that they know he’s gay.

Question: Got any other Flash scoop for next season? —Jeannette
Ausiello: My gut is telling me Joe is going to partake in some nookie-nookie with a woman named Olivia. In potentially related news, producers are looking for an African-American actress in her early-40s to play a troubled old friend of Joe’s. The recurring character’s name is Olivia.

Question: I’m a big fan of Iris West on The Flash. Any info on what’s to come for her in Season 2? –Leslie
Ausiello: Hopefully, more of an independent and resourceful Iris, per Candice Patton’s wishes. “She’s found her way into S.T.A.R. Labs and she’s trying to get her career off the ground at Picture News,” her portrayer says. “So I, personally, am really hoping to see Iris have more agency and more abilities to help the team and The Flash and the city that she loves so much. I want to see her stand on her own two feet and really contribute to the group.” BONUS SCOOP: Patton teases that, following the wormhole cliffhanger, the Season 2 premiere will address “where Barry is and what that means for S.T.A.R. Labs and Iris and Joe and Eddie. It’ll pick up right where we left off.”

Question: Any new faces coming to The Originals in Season 3? –Ashley
How ’bout three new faces, Ash? I’m told the CW drama’s third season will introduce Aurora, a sexy vampire capable of turning on a dime and unleashing her dark side; Lucien, another good-looking, calculating vamp who comes to town with a personal vendetta against the Mikaelsons; and Detective Will Kinney, a handsome lawman determined to bring wrongdoers to justice — even if he has no idea said scalawags could be sporting fangs.

Question: Any spoilers about Joss and Harry’s future on Mistresses? —Abby
Ausiello: Don’t expect problems in the bedroom for the former in-laws — as this Thursday’s episode finds Joss describing the couple’s first horizontal mambo as “the most connected, passionate sex I ever had.” In the bar room, however, it could be a different story. Look for Emmanuelle Vaugier’s sexy mixologist Niko to pull the kind of sabotage that’ll have you revisiting the show’s unofficial Season 2 catchphrase, “Can’t have that!”

Question: Any further word on Castle‘s Season 8 premiere? —Ben
Ausiello: I can confirm that it will be a two-parter, the first of which will be titled “XY” and penned by co-showrunners Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley.

Question: Please tell me when Season 2 of Satisfaction is starting up! Ever since The Glades was cancelled, I need my Matt Passmore fix! —Kari
Ausiello: Alas, USA Network is still mum on a premiere timetable — which isn’t to say there isn’t scoop. In fact, TVLine has learned that Days of Our Lives alum Nadia Bjorlin will guest-star in Episode 7 of the new season, in an undisclosed role.

Question: Michael, can you give me some UnREAL scoop, please? —Chris
Ausiello: Quinn’s manipulation of Rachel “becomes obvious” in the final batch of Season 1 episodes, previews leading lady Constance Zimmer, who adds, “Because of the circumstances, they’re forced to face facts and face situations head-on. There is no running around it anymore. Quinn and Rachel do some pretty horrible things to each other toward the end of the season, which leads into another season very well.”

Question: I’m addicted to Wayward Pines. Got any spoilers on this week’s episode? —Colleen
Ausiello: Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at Ethan struggling to give ex-lover Kate the time of day. Er, year.

Question: Longtime fan, first time writing in. Do you have any inkling about ABC’s decision regarding a Rookie Blue Season 7 renewal? Thank you and you are awesome! —Erin
Ausiello: I can exclusively confirm that, yes, I am indeed awesome. I’m less certain about Rookie Blue‘s future (the series first needs to be picked up by its Canadian broadcaster Global). “We haven’t heard anything about a renewal,” executive producer Tassie Cameron tells TVLine. “If it does return, it will be in [producer/writer] Sherry White’s capable and talented and charming hands… I think the writers are writing scripts and working, but it’s hard to really get momentum until we’ve heard. With any luck, it will do well [on ABC] and somebody will give Sherry a call.”

This AAnd That…
Casting for CSI‘s two-hour series finale is still being finalized, but one alum who I’m hearing will not be participating in the swan song is (no surprise here) Gary Dourdan.
The first hour of Fox’s Scream Queens belongs to co-star Billie Lourd, according to TVLine’s Vlada Gelman, who recently attended an intimate screening of the premiere hosted by series co-creator Ryan Murphy. A deadringer for mother Carrie Fisher, Lourd makes a strong first impression as Emma Roberts’ minion, Chanel No. 3, per VG.
The Good Wife‘s Season 7 premiere, titled “Grunts,” will mark the introduction of Dirk, a charming new associate at Lockhart Agos Lee who “intends to make his presence felt” at the firm.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments and anonymous tips to (Additional reporting by Michael Slezak, Vlada Gelman, Kim Roots and Andy Swift) 

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  1. Sara says:

    The couple breaking up, probably Castle

    • Lori says:

      If that happens I will find the writers and kill them.

    • DL says:

      Really hoping Castle is too easy to be the answer. But ultimately I’m terrified. If they break up Caskett, what the heck has been the point of everything up till now? It would be the final nail in the show’s coffin.

      • NDfan says:

        Yeah, it does almost seem too easy for a blind item… But I agree it doesn’t look good.

      • Matt says:

        Lol and it says could benefit the show look wht happen in season 7 the ratings dropped because there was no wedding until late

      • sigh says:

        I know, what has the word “always” meant if they might break up? And after only a year of marriage? WTH! The last season will be my last season for sure if that happens.

      • Grey says:

        I know he’s not running things any more but correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Marlowe say that once Castle and Beckett were brought together that they [the writers] wouldn’t break them up? That it had been done too much in television. I’m hoping the new PTB will honor his vision – at least on this point – and not screw with it. I’m also hoping “Caskett” is the obvious choice as the breakup couple therefore it’s not them.

    • Allie says:

      Didn’t want to believe it, but with premier episode titiled “XY” and the DNA mention in the BI, it’s looking bleak for my favorite couple. Too bad I was looking forward to season 8.

      • Duke says:

        He referenced “the show’s DNA” in the blind item about the crossover thing too. I think it’s just a phrase he likes.

        • Angela says:

          Yeah, the use of the phrase “DNA” basically just refers to the elements that make up a show, the things that make it work and click and run (character interactions, premise, setting, etc.). There may well be a playful hint in there, too, but I do agree that people are likely reading way too much into the use of those three letters here.

      • c-mo says:

        XY could also refer to chromosomes……….

        • lkh says:

          yes, when they said it was entitled XY, I thought of chromosome xy, which is a male. And someone did mention changing the DNA…

          • tv fan says:


            when you said witching I had some thoughts run through my head as “castle” taking lead- like Beckett did in the 1st season, taking on a new partner-under his wing kinda thing…..
            another thing (not so funny for fans) but body switch…… get it…..

          • lkh says:

            tv fan–I really have no idea, so guess I don’t ‘get it’. I may have lead you astray.

      • Marli says:

        imo, “XY” refers to a baby boy.

      • Mary says:

        Danny and Linda on Blue Bloods…..blood ….dna….Maybe

    • Cassie says:

      Probably not, surely. It’s time to find a new show.

    • Deb Saine says:

      i don’t know why, but i’m suddenly thinking the same thing … and like lori wrote, i will hunt down those writers and … not really, but it reads well, don’t you think? and i truly would like to jerk a knot in the tails of writers who have no appreciation for the fans …

      • I love all the entitled people here ready to burn people alive her for daring to consider the possibility of a break up. Over half of marriages end in divorce… why should the ones you care about be invulnerable? You could just let the writers do their job and see how it goes rather than jumping to pitchfork conclusions.

    • mike says:

      THERE IS NO WAY THEY BREAK UP CASTLE! The show suffers in the ratings when Mr. and Mrs. Castle are not together, they would not resign both stars to kill a show then separate them. ABC will not throw money at the leads and risk losing syndication because they want to “change it up”. If want to look at all the facts they add up simply: 1.Beckett will not run for Senate because she will be pregnant.
      2. She instead will take the Captains position at the 12th.
      3. The girl will be her replacement because a pregnant Beckett cannot be in the field.
      4. About halfway through the season she will rejoin Castle because she makes an edgy but moral choice, and they will get a new captain.

      • mike says:

        I predict that the blind item will one of three couples:
        Avery and Juliette on Nashville, Juliette will completely self destruct, or Reyna and Deacon which would throw fans into a complete spiral. Or Special Agent Tim McGee and Delilah Feilding on NCIS. Tim will be crushed and I predict she will betray him and the team, changing his character.

        • c-mo says:

          It’s kind of funny because the one show I haven’t heard any speculation about is Beauty and the Beast. I don’t watch the show at all but its ratings are crap and the fan base is rabid about the leads being together, even more so than Castle fans. The only part that doesn’t necessarily fit is that it’s “aging”, although that could be somewhat of a red herring clue since each and every show is “aging” if they continue to be renewed.

      • CaskettCrazy (or once was) says:

        I’m sorry, what???

    • Jeri says:

      Or Bones but I would rather it be Castle.

      • georgee says:

        I need a little help here. The show runners at ABC want a major split between Castle and Beckett. Tvlines survey in June stated that 77% of the Castle fans wanted a baby Castle. ABC treats the series Castle as a business , why would any business want to loose 77% of it customers base? Can some one tell me, it would really help me with my small business. Thanks

  2. Katie says:

    MAMA WEST?????? Or Mama West’s rival????? Either way, much excitement.

    And I’m so in agreement with Candice. I want the best of everything for Iris, honestly. Can’t wait to see what trouble Barry gets himself into saving the city though.

  3. Grace says:

    a badly written, un-earned break up? that sounds like castle for sure. no sarcasm. dead serious. talentless hacks run that show and will run it into the ground.

  4. KC says:

    PLEASE let the break up be Bones!!

  5. erninlow says:

    I’m really worried the blind item is for Castle! It took four seasons for Castle and Beckett to get together and I would be bummed if they broke them up! They are a great duo.

  6. steven says:

    We still need some kind of clue that Deacon didn’t die on Nashville.

  7. kmw says:

    Sorry I do not think the break up will be Bones. Wow that’s bad if the actual reason will piss off fans

    • BM says:

      If it’s Castle then it’s as easy to let Beckett become senator and that be the reason to piss off fans. Which is why this new hint makes me lean towards Castle even more.

      • prish says:


        • John NYC says:

          Oh come on, endless sweetly lit scenes of her making fundraising phone calls to the fat cats she needs to kiss to?

          Riveting television, just riveting. Let alone the in-depth discussions of just how to look at 501(c)3 rule groups for distributing get out the vote funds… while can’t be the only one waiting eagerly for her discussing how to craft her multi-modal transportation policy as it relates to alternate energy infrastructure.

    • dave says:

      the only things that would break up Booth and Brennan is if Booth was gambling or one of them cheated on the other.that would piss fans off.

  8. Alexis says:

    Thank you for getting not one but two Flash related scoops. I agree so much with Candice. I want all of that and more for Iris. As far as Joe is concerned, I’d rather them introduce mama West than a love interest for Joe. But either way looking forward to what season 2 brings

  9. Kaz says:

    Of course it’s Castle in that blind item….the reason as to why they are willing to throw their show under a bus is the real mystery here….

  10. Angela says:

    Man, from the sounds of it, this whole breakup/fandom meltdown thing is gonna be one of those train wrecks you can’t look away from when it happens. On the one hand I want to break out the popcorn, but on the other hand, I feel REALLY bad for whichever show and fanbase that blind item refers to.

    • herman1959 says:

      I know, I hope it won’t be as bad as when Cote de Pablo left NCIS. I didn’t even watch the show, but I remember how people were on this site sobbing for weeks…OMG.

      • Angela says:

        Ahhhhh, yes, the “NCIS” fans. They’re an…interesting…bunch.
        Sometimes I think people who frequent this site should just have a trusty bunker to hide in whenever particularly vocal fanbases like that one or “Castle” or “Supernatural” or whatnot get all riled up :p.

      • Donna2712 says:

        Weeks! Try years, they are still going on about it

  11. Christine says:

    Next spring will make Wednesdays confusing. 9:00- the 100’s Marcus Kane 10:00- Nashville’s Markus Kane. Should be interesting.

  12. aph1976 says:

    I’m wondering if the couple who breaks up is Castle and Beckett but it may not be entirely their choice in doing it.Maybe they are forced to break up for some reason and then they have to fight to get back together.

    • Just one thing says:

      While that would be better than Beckett cheating on Castle with the young tech, Castle cheating on Beckett with Hayley, or any number of the doomsday scenarios out there…
      … it would still be pretty bad.

    • Allie says:

      I hope Kate gets her apartment back from cousin Sophia.

    • John NYC says:

      But how would that “why” so annoy the fanbase? Unfortunately it has to be something, I would guess, that reveals a big failure of character for one of the characters. Like, guess, Booth just decides he doesn’t WANT to stop gambling after all…

  13. I’m even more intrigued now. I still say my fandom is safe, but then again… no one is safe right?

    I just don’t know of any breakup that would insight that much rage in it. The fanbase for one couple isn’t as strong as other couples.

    • Angela says:

      You’re talking about the “Criminal Minds” fandom, right? Yeah, I’m pretty certain it’s not them-romance isn’t the main driving force of the show, for one thing, so if a couple broke up on there it wouldn’t change the entire setup of the show itself. None of the canon couples would inspire THAT sort of dramatic reaction (the most shocking one would be Will and JJ, but even then, the fan reaction to their breakup would be fairly mild compared to the couples breaking up on “Castle” or “Bones”). And since none of the in-team pairings that fans like are even canon to begin with, well, that would rule them out right there.
      Unless one of these clues is a total fakeout just to mess with us all, I agree there’s some shows in general that would be much safer than others here (and some that won’t even apply at all, if they aren’t on one of the five networks or an “aging” drama series). My shows and fandoms look pretty safe, too, judging from the clues given thus far, and I hope that continues to be the case. Because I’d really prefer NOT to start off the fall season with that kind of drama and mess in my fandom.

  14. auntiemm says:

    I’m saying the breakup is Castle but please don’t tell me the DNA refers to him fathering a child to someone else.

  15. Bella says:

    Kensi and Deeks on NCIS LA? Angela and Hodgins on Bones? Anybody but Caskett? It’s hard to come up with very many couples who meet the parameters of this blind item.

    • Barry says:

      Bella — That’s a very strong likelihood that I didn’t think of. Very good theory.

    • bj says:

      Kensi and Deeks would definitely have a certain fandom up in arms, as would a Cat/Vincent breakup on BATB. I could also see outside circumstances being available in both cases that might break them up. In the case of the former, maybe even a death!

  16. L. Cullom says:

    Might the title “XY” and the DNA references refer to the XY chromosomes of a baby boy? Season 8 Castle! Can’t wait!

    • tv fan says:

      um…..maybe, that got me thinking maybe the “break-up” is not their married relationship but maybe a “work” partnership cause she was pregnant……so she can’t be with him-hint the split, and DNA shake-up the team……

  17. De says:

    XY could mean Boy /Girl……. It seems like Castle is grasping , entering new characters after 7 seasons. I used to enjoy the show, the banter, theories, stupid questions, eye rolling, sneaking around jokes, tension… Just not the same… Will try Season 8, but if they bring in her running for the senate, a baby, someone to break up… I am done…

  18. Jodi says:

    Thinking that the Blind Item is Juliette and Avery..

  19. Tamlyn says:

    If the break-up is Castle…..That. Will. Not. Fly. With. The. Fandom. At. All. Seriously tho, the ratings will dive faster than any you’ve ever seen 😳

    • Kaz says:

      In the original blind item article Ausiello pretty much stated that the network don’t really give a rats a** about fan reaction….they are prepared to take the hit!! Take what you will from that but thinking that any changes to the show in question are being made taking fan backlash into consideration is mistaken….

      • BM says:

        The BI said that TPTB aren’t too concerned and actually think it’ll be good for the show. As in, they aren’t concerned *because* they think it’s good for the show. That’s different to they don’t care about the fan reaction (and to me, that doesn’t imply that they expect the show to take a hit). Which means two things – either it sounds worse than it is or TPTB have no clue what is going on around them.

    • Audrey says:

      I completely agree. We’ve waited long enough for them to get together. If they break up…their rating will dive down the toilet bowl…😁 heck…I know I’ll Stop watching…

  20. Fran says:

    You are so right Lori! The Castle writers better not break them up!!

  21. Meagan says:

    Everything Candice wants for Iris West is what I’m hoping to see in Season 2.

    • A.M says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s not gong to happen like that..I can see her taking a backseat this season again..being the weakest character yet again…I really hope I’m wrong

  22. Deborah harvey says:

    I hope it not castle don’t make sense we waited seven years for them to get marrired then after one season they split up don’t make sense especially after last season they didn’t have any marrired problem u can see how much they love each other they lost rating last year because of the wedding didn’t happen and casket apart a lot don’t mess with there relationship do crime story and it will be fine I hope stanza didn’t sign contract for few episode the leave the show like josh Charles on the good wife

  23. Marli says:

    Castle‘s Season 8 premiere titled “XY”? Hm, I smell a baby boy on the way.

    • lkh says:

      smell? I know what you mean–I have a son. It might be the tennis shoes or gym socks.

      • tv fan says:

        lol!!!!!! I’m rolling on the floor at that! ha ha ha ha ha ha……..thanks for the laugh @lkh

      • Just one thing says:

        I had a good laugh at that earlier, too. :-P

        • lkh says:

          JOT, et al, my silliness aside, I wish we could all have a serious discussion about what might be happening–and not with >500 posts (impressive, but overwhelming). I just note that SK is going to star in a movie, The Rendezvous, surrounded by some excellent film makers and it seems to be set in Jordan. Phasing out of Castle? Of course, it could be filmed in her down time. Thoughts for a different forum. Next go round.

          • Just one thing says:

            The Rendezvous wrapped last week and she’s moving on to the next project. Not sure how that factors into the show, or if it even does factor into the show.
            But yeah, kudos to the showrunners for somehow getting a bunch of buzz over very, very, very little information.

          • lkh says:

            Thanks JOT–knew you’d know. I still think there’s something amiss in this whole season 8 process.

          • lkh says:

            shoulda said fiasco…not process–process does imply some order and plan, yes?

          • Just one thing says:

            I agree. Something has been off with the show for quite some time, but the shenanigans surrounding the renewal really add an unsettling layer of mystery to The Little Crime Show That Could.

          • lkh says:

            TLCSTC? :) I like it. How would one pronounce that?

          • lkh says:

            Could I buy a vowel, please?

  24. Ian says:

    Candice, as diplomatic and lovely as ever. It’s more than The Flash’s producera deserve. Uncoded, what she’s really saying is Iris just got a lot of hate last season and was generally excluded from everything going on, but now that she knows the secrets, I hope I’ll have more to do but I know nothing. Iris can be a big help and a hero if they’d just be more resourceful with her instead of acting like she’s just Barry Allen’s future trophy wife with a cute little reporter career.
    I hope she’s got room to get out of her contract by the end of the 2nd season.

    • A.M says:

      Exactly but I’m not getting my hopes too high. That’s what Candice may wish for her character but I doubt that will happen.
      I recently binge watched the whole of season 1 and I realized if something does not change Iris is going to be the Laurel of TF….she’ll b the weakest character and the hate will only grow

      • Isobel says:

        agree, I glad Candice pushed for more agency with her character, because I agree she was becoming a Laurel and getting stuck on the sidelines as the love interest only

    • Jackson says:

      You are so right. i think tptb have heard the fans loud and clear. She is more than a love interest. She is also an amazing actress. Her acting is really on another level when she is challenged. I loved her performace in ep 21 she brought all the emotions. I have faith that the Flash won’t go the route of Arrow, yes there are people who hate the Iris charactrer/Candice, but they are in a minority also there will always be those people who dont like her no matter what. I am excited about seasaon 2 with the news of all these new awesome villains, more speedsters, good metas, Iris being on team flash, just so much to look forward to, keeping my fingers crossed it lives up to all the hype in my head. ( side note i can never understand people who say Iris is the weakest character when apart from Barry and wells, she is the only member of hte main cast who started who has eveolved from ep1 S1 to ep 23 S1. All those detractors are honestly telliung me that Eddie, Caitlin and even Cisco had more character development than Iris… I don t even know what to say to that)

    • herman1959 says:

      Ian, by the end of the 2nd season Barry and Iris better be dating (at least) or the producers will hear from the fans.

  25. ScottJ says:

    “what that means for S.T.A.R. Labs and Iris and Joe and Eddie”..surely it means nothing for Eddie since he’s dead. Or this she suggesting otherwise?

  26. Harvey says:

    I can’t believe that people are actually thinking it’s going to be Caskett to break up! lol

  27. Teri says:

    No Caskett breakup. Look how the fandom reacted to the Non-Wedding. Season 8 would swirl down the toilet.

  28. Michael says:

    And the second episode of Castle will be called “XX”

  29. lame says:

    The breakup is Rizzoli and Isle, now that would change that series completely.

  30. queerbec says:

    If the network thinks that the break up is good for the show perhaps that’s because one of the couple’s members wouldn’t return unless some changes were made–and having both performers on the show outweighs any concerns about them as a couple……..

  31. BostonGreekGirl says:

    I think the couple breaking up is Angela and Hodgins from Bones. I’ll tell u tho if it is them, Booth and Bones or Castle and Beckett I’ll probably stop watching the shows. I’m so sick of shows not letting ppl be freaking happy. It’s why I stopped watching Grey’s anatomy

  32. Beth says:

    What if Kate dies..

    • Just one thing says:

      They’ve yanked that chain so many times, it would be rather GOT of them to kill Kate for real.
      And, to misquote TWD, if Kate dies, we riot.

    • lkh says:

      I’ve gone by this post for 5 days, it makes me very uncomfortable, uneasy–never did response before. Really pretended like it was said. What a lazy way out of what must be a mess behind scenes. This would not just be the loss of a main character is would not be the show ‘Castle’. It’s like that great series, ‘The Closer’ with a great lead, great stories, good support that all of a sudden after 7 really good seasons turned into that awful ‘Major Crimes’–it was indeed a major crime.

  33. Tatiana says:

    Thank you so much for the double scoop of Flash sundae! I can’t help but feel that this Olivia has to be Iris’ mother, and the notion is exhilirating, lol.

    I too share all of Candice’s hopes for Iris in season 2. Crossing my fingers that she gets to chase some stories and work with the Flash more, even though she knows he’s just Barry now.

    • Gabby says:

      I totally agree with you they have been spoiling us with all this Flash scoop and I am defo not complaining. I really do hope that you are right and she might turn out to be momma West any West family back story is welcome (whispers Wallyyyyyyy). As for what Candice said A+ literally everything I want for Iris kickass reporter, contibuting to team flash and continuing to be Barry’s rock, sound like a perfect set up to me. Getting more amd more excited with all this scoop being released

  34. Flowbee Rida says:

    Bones and Castle seem too easy. My money is on Snow/Charming on Once. no reason other than it fits the criteria.

    • buttercupscarlett95 says:

      But would a Snow/Charming breakup really cause a huge backlash? Most Once fans like them o.k. but are more interested in the newer couples–Outlaw Queen and Captain Swan. Even Rumbelle probably has more dedicated fans. Plus, Snow & Charming are going to be busy dealing with their daughter as the dark one. Seems unlikely that the show would add a breakup story line along with that.

      The article said the breakup would rock the show to its core. I don’t see any breakup on Once doing that. Plus, the show is already being rocked to its core by Emma becoming the dark one. I don’t see how a breakup could top that.

  35. Marie says:

    Yay for a possible mama West! And I really hope they manage to bring the best of Iris West on season 2, she has so many potential and I would love if the writers develop Iris’s arch as well as Candice and us want!

  36. Jackson says:

    another love interest, this time for Joe, i hope this show doesnt turn into some crappy soap opera I love Joe and i do want him to be happy but please no drama and since we on love interest when is that dude Cisco gonna get one if anyone should have a love interest right now it should be him. Any news on Iris having more agency will only make the show better (I have the biggest crush on Candice Patton). Hope that also means a new mentor or at least some or a friend at CCPN.

  37. Gabby says:

    Thank you so much for giving us more Flash scoop and literally everything I wanted to hear about the Iris character for season 2 Candice said I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it all happens. Joe and a Olivia I guess I can deal with that someone mentioned she might turn out to be the Mrs West that would be quit a twish and hopefully not a twist filled with soap opera drama taking away from the main plot or character development. All in all really happy with this news.

  38. Bel says:

    I still think the blind is Damon and Elena. For one, media has previously used word’s ‘show’s DNA’ referring to TVD (google it). Secondly, those fans are gonna be livid over this, it will change everything and the reason could be something like Damon didn’t really love Elena – that would definitely be perceived as a cop out and “incur as much fan wrath as the break-up itself”.

  39. JaneBJane says:

    I’m going to throw another couple to the list for the blind item, Belle and Rumple in OUAT. The have quite a vocal fandom and maybe Belle finally reached the last straw? Other possibility of maybe Kensie and Deeks for NCIS LA as they do have their fans. I am in agreement though that Castle and Beckett are the strongest contenders.

  40. ciara says:

    Appreciate the effort but all I got from Candice comments is that she has no idea what is going to happen with Iris. Which is sad. So Joe has Olivia (be it a troubled Olivia, who will probably take up all of Joe’s time) Barry has Patty/ who the heck has Iris’s back as she’s grieving? I don’t know what these writers are doing but way to kill a show.

  41. Belle says:

    People, people…it’s not Bones or Castle! You need to re-read the entire blind item, at least 10 times (helps to read it out-loud too) then it will dawn on you. Trust Me!

  42. Niallerz1992 says:

    To put Castle fans as ease: Castle and Beckett wont be breaking up.
    The writers have made it perfectly clear these two will be together and nothing will come between them. And if Kate runs for State Senate a separation (or Divorce) will impact her running.
    And with a lot of changes going on next season they won’t want to hurt the show even more or alienate more fans.

    My guess the couple separating will be either on Bones, Once Upon a Time (pick a couple), Nashville (Avery/Juliette seems like the obvious choice) Penny and Leonard from The Big Bang Theory, or Amy/Sheldon make the split-up official.

    If we could get a newtork this couple are on it could narrow down the choices.

    • tv fan says:

      not BBT-cause it’s not a hour show……but you’re right many other choices to chose but it also might be a non-main character as well…….

  43. libkat says:

    So The Flash is coming back right to where they left off since, how could they not with that cliffhanger? But according to Stephen Amell, Arrow will stay in real time and several months will have passed since Olicity drove off into the sunset. That puts their timelines will be out of sync, unless Flash 2.1 covers a whole lot of time. I wonder how/if that will affect possible crossovers. Time dilation field?

    I hope that the producers learned from their mistakes with Season 2 Laurel and don’t attempt to make Iris more “interesting” by giving her a drug problem or something equally lame. [Parallels of guilt over boyfriend dying that she wasn’t 100% committed to.] The fact that she’s been clued into Barry’s alternate identity is a good sign.

  44. Jared says:

    I’m really loving UnReal and can’t wait to see how this season plays out. Hopefully Lifetime takes pity on the shows ratings and gives it a S2.

  45. Mary says:

    About the blind item, and only thinking of aging shows I watch weekly or here and then:
    Criminal Minds – don´t think so, there is no love story there.
    L&O:SVU – same as CM.
    NCIS and NCIS:LA – again, don´t think so, there isn´t what I would call a love story wich break-up could cause such a change on the “series DNA”.
    Scandal – I don´t know if it fits as an “aging show”, probably not – but splitting Olivia/Fitz, even if they are not an official couple, surely would piss off a big fandom, particulary if it was for Fitz to stay with Mellie!
    Grey´s Anatomy – Nah, I don´t see any relation left to cause a strong effect by ending!
    Bones – A strong possiblity, but because it´s scheduled to start later, I don´t think so.
    Castle – For me, sadly, the strongest possibility! I can´t think of a reason why, and the words” possibly permanently” don´t please me!:(
    Maybe it´s on some show I don´t watch, so I know nothing about their couples:)

  46. Liza180 says:

    just to throw another show in…what about danny and his wife in blue Bloods?

  47. lame says:

    With all this silly hysteria about the break up or triangle or pregnancy among other wild shots in the dark. Winter/Hawley can only hope to keep Castle from sinking deeper into soap opera style stories and further from the brilliant scripts of that husband and wife team Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich who penned the original Thin Man movie. Smart, funny, naughty and sassy.
    We can only hope the spirit of that original married couple can be resurrected.

  48. Amanda says:

    I am pretty unhappy about the speculation that Castle and Beckett are the break up couple. The only reason I have continued to watch this show, and the reruns everyday on TNT, is their amazing onscreen chemistry. I could give a crap about off screen disagreements and such. I pay for TV so I can enjoy favorite shows and characters, and without Kate and Rick, this show will be a bore. If that is how they are prepping for their final season, they should have ended it this past season.

  49. Matt says:

    Blind item is castle bones already went a break up of sorts and got back together why post it if it’s so obvious

  50. Sarah says:

    Please tell me you have some kind of news on Haven? I mean seriously, it’s been like a year since we were “promised” by TPTB for the remaining episodes of a really, really good show, & than bam, gone. Thank you for listening/reading, Sarah…P.S. Absolutely love your columns, site & co-reporters