Is The Flash due for more blasts from the past? Will Fox’s Star ever shine again? Which of the Good Girls is about to have some good luck? Will Legends reveal more about Gary? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows! (Email any new Qs to InsideLine@tvline.com.)
One of the mysteries that’s been driving me and my friends mad for the past few years is Gary’s backstory on Legends of Tomorrow. We know his Dad is a dentist, he can’t go home for Thanksgiving, and mind wipes don’t stick. Which all seems very suspicious to me. With Adam Tsekhman finally a regular, are we going to find out what the deal is there? –Vanessa
The Legends team got a kick out of your question, Vanessa — and the EPs in turn said that they promise to reveal Gary’s “wacky and wild backstory” in the Season 6 premiere airing Sunday, May 2. “Although Gary can’t go home for Thanksgiving,” they teased, “a little bit of home is coming to him!” Speaking of Garys….
On A Million Little Things, does Gary have a job…? He hasn’t seemed to work since he finished his cancer treatment. Makes one wonder how he supports himself. –Aloha, Marge
You make a fair point, Marge! So I asked around and can confirm that Gary did get his actuary job back — and it’s actually joked about in an upcoming episode.
Where is the Star wrap-up movie that Lee Daniels promised us? —Laurel
Lee Daniels — one of the Black+Bold creators highlighted by TVLine this month — told our Keisha Hatchett that he remains “desperate” to give fans that closure, though it more than ever is a matter of getting people’s schedules together — even if it’s only for “a Zoom something or other.” But make no mistake, Daniels’ ideal scenario, “once the dust settles and the movie theaters open,” is to wrap the series with “a badass movie.”
What’s coming up for Chicago P.D.‘s Atwater? Have we really seen the end of his police brutality storyline? –Demar
Ohhhh, far from it. You can expect much more on that front in what I am hearing is a strong episode airing Wednesday, March 10.
Have you heard about any returning villains for The Flash Season 7? –Tyler
In addition to the well-spoiled encore by Ashley Rickards’ The Top in Tuesday’s Season 7 opener, showrunner Eric Wallace told me, “I would not rule out another big villain from the first three seasons — one of my all-time favorites — to appear in Graphic Novel No. 3″ (aka the arc following the Mirrorverse).
Is there any chance that Grant Gustin will make an appearance in the final season of Supergirl? I’ve always loved Barry and Kara’s relationship, and it would be lovely to see them reunited again one last time. –Lauren
Well, I did ask Flash showrunner Eric Wallace if Kara might pay Central City a visit before her own series goes up, up and away, and he didn’t seem optimistic, at least from his end of things. “I wish, but… I don’t know,” he ventured with a heavy sigh. “I would say, ‘Ask the folks at Supergirl,’ not me, because that’s really out of my hands.” (As Batwoman boss Caroline Dries previously explained to TVLine, COVID concerns and enhanced safety protocols, coupled with Supergirl‘s later production start, make such crossovers difficult this season.)
When will we see David Kessler again on NCIS: Los Angeles, as portrayed by producer and writer Frank Military? –Tony
Though the Kessler threat has not loomed especially large as of late, I am told that we have not seen the last of the pardoned baddie — nor the toll that his frustrating freedom is taking on Kensi and Deeks.
Do you know anything about Season 2 of Work in Progress? –Adrián
I am hearing that Season 2 will hit Showtime later this year.
Will we be seeing by any flashbacks of Young Shaun on this season of The Good Doctor? It’s been a while. –Stephanie
And… it will be at least a while longer, as there are no plans at the moment for any such flashbacks.
Any chance you have a Good Girls spoiler? –Lindsey
Would you settle for two? TVLine’s Nick Caruso, who has been consuming Season 4 screeners, reports that “while Rio still possesses the gun that killed Lucy (which he, of course, forced Beth to put her fingerprints on), Beth finds a clever way to get her own leverage against the crime boss.” Additionally, “Agent Phoebe Donnegan’s team is itching to arrest their No. 1 suspect… but it may not be who you think it is.”
Is there any hope for Good Trouble‘s Gael and Callie? –Dee
“Gael has a wonderful season, and Tommy [Martinez has] been crushing it,” executive Joanna Johnson says of Callie’s artist ex. “He’s going to get into an internship with a well-known artist, and really start planting the seed to try to get serious about establishing himself as an artist and doing what you need to do to do that and finding joy in his art again. And he and Davia become closer friends” after he helps her out with her students. But when it comes to Gael and Callie, things are more unclear. “I don’t think he’s ever gotten over Callie, and there’s always the question of, is that something that could be rekindled again?” Johnson teases.
Did anyone notice I just answered three Good questions in a row? No, just me? Sigh. Moving on….
Any word on when or if ABC’s $100,000 Pyramid is returning? –Lise
The question is indeed when, because the new season has already been taped and is just waiting on a premiere date.
Will this season of Manifest (premiering Thursday, April 1) give us closure about what happened to Captain Bill Daly and Fiona after they both disappeared in Season 1? –Rebecca
Showrunner Jeff Rake declared that to be a “great question” when I delivered it to him earlier this week, before offering up this answer: “Captain Daly and Fiona are not directly a part of Season 3 storytelling, but Captain Daly and all that he represents is a really big part of the season.” Speaking alongside cast member Parveen Kaur, he added, “Not to put words in Parveen’s mouth, but some of Saanvi’s storytelling that takes place in the scientific side of our investigation starts tiptoeing into a theory that harkens back to everything that Captain Daly was theorizing back in the day.”
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Star deserves a wrap up movie.
Such a messed up move by Fox to cancel it when the ratings were pretty good and it ended on a cliffhanger.
I hate fox for this. They cancelled Star to focus on Empire then cancelled Empire and didn’t give that a proper ending either.
Were the ratings good though? A quick search shows that season 2 the 18 to 49 demo averaged 1.32 million viewers but by the last 8 episodes of season 3 they routinely were down around .9, total viewers went from 4.12 in season 2 to about 3.2 the last 8 episodes of season 3 and both of those drops seem to be more than the normal “cord cutting numbers dropping trend” so FOX likely saw the writing on the wall if a continual decline…its also not FOX fault it ended on a cliffhanger. Show runners end on cliffhangers to try and get the network to renew them but you cant blame the network when the trick doesnt work.
Ahhh can’t wait for good girls!
why do so many shows used fake/canned laugh tracks? I find it extremely annoying. Don’t those shows think we are smart enough to know when something is funny?
Too bad Supergirl wasn’t going to be around for at least one more season. Then we might get crossovers….
Maybe she will pop and visit her cousin instead.
NCIS LA: I could care less about that stalker. I hope the last stretch of episodes is about something that’s actually interesting.
The past two seasons have been less than stellar. With Hetty and Nell pretty much out of the picture and the lack of chemistry between Fatima and Roundtree topped off by Eric’s overblown ego now that he’s a billionaire, Compared to the old re-runs, the writing has become lackluster – even the repartee between Sam and Callen is flat. I have serious doubts about the staying power of this show.
Nell will be in the next episode. And last Sunday’s episode was actually really good! Kind of felt like the old days.
Also, It’s finally been confirmed that Hetty is on a spy mission overseas, so it shouldn’t be too much longer before she comes back.
I may have missed the Sunday episode because who knows when it comes on after some sports event. I will check it out. I can’t wait for Hetty to get back – Nell is great as an analyst/agent, but she’s not believable taking over Hetty’s shoes. Thanks.
I really hope Kara and Barry will get a final scene together somehow. Maybe they will be able to get Grant Gustin on Supergirl. I hope. Doesn’t look like it. And I guess that Melissa won’t just do a guest spot on Flash when she’s done with Supergirl; I have a feeling she will focus on motherhood for a while.
@Ingmar: Don’t forget she could pop and visit another show, one that is on the same earth as her….
On NCIS:LA..Could Kessler be the one behind accusing Callen of being a double agent as a distraction before going after Kensi?
Since Supergirl started filming late, it would be awesome if Grant could guest star on SG after he completes filming on the Flash.
Grant and Melissa do have fantastic on-screen chemistry.
Is there ever going to be Grey’s Anatomy or Station 19 scoop? Sigh
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Matt – you needed one more Gary question and you could have had a double triple #goals!
Atwater episodes are some of the best. Can’t wait to see how this one plays out. Now if he could get a love life sometime soon, that’d be grand.
Nice Manifest info!
Any news on how many episodes Eliza Taylor will be on the The Orville this new season was it a one a one and done or or is there a multi arc after here insta tease and if there is at last a release date.
Well THIS Laurel has given up on believing anything Lee Daniels has to say. So it’s the Pandemic now? What about that year BEFORE the 1st case was diagnosed, before ANYONE had moved on to other projects and were ALL still available and wanting closure as much as the fans. We’ll get our Star closure maybe around the time this Country passes universal health care, Ted Cruz kisses Schiff right on the lips, and when AOC and Marjorie Taylor Greene become BFFs and lead congress in a round on KumBayYa.
Re: NCIS-LA and the Kessler Arc –
Frank Military, Executive Producer, writer and yes actor playing Kessler has developed a story that includes the character of Blye under the threat of rape and murder – so another storyline of sexual assault and humiliation for the female fictional character – probably with a lame cliffhanger thrown in for episode 17 or 18. Maybe it’s time that this show join NCIS-New Orleans. The next time an actress calls this show ‘comfort food’ – someone please give her a breathalyzer
Is “Evil” ever coming back? Haven’t seen or heard a mention of it in months. Thanks.
I love seeing Manifest season 3 scoops. April 1rst can’t get here soon enough.
Does anyone else have a hard time understanding “Atwater” on Chicago PD? He mumbles 99% of the time, and his words are so mushy and garbled they’re nearly unintelligible!
Wilmer Valderama is terible on NCIS. Almost anyone could play the part better. He belongs on NCIS New Orleans–Gone
I like him on NCiS, he brings new blood to a dying show. They should have more storylines with him in them. Face it, Mark Harmon is getting too old to be running after the bad guys!