Is Magnum P.I.-ing a Season 5 save? What’s in store for Walker in the finale? Is NCIS: LA preparing to walk off into the sunset? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows. (You can and should email any brand-new Qs to InsideLine@tvline.com.)
I am really really sorry to hear Magnum P.I. will not be back in September. Please tell me another station will pick up this show? –Cynthia
I cannot tell you that another station will “save” Magnum — though I am now hearing that lead producer Universal TV is trying to shop it around….
Any scoop on what the end of the season will hold for the couples on All American? –H.
We can’t say what, exactly, this entails, but rest assured that Jordan’s confession of feelings for Layla in last week’s episode won’t go unaddressed in tonight’s finale. Meanwhile, one couple makes a life-changing decision — and it might not be the pair you’re anticipating.
The NCIS: Los Angeles finale was great but sure felt like it was written to maybe be a series finale. Is it safe to say next season will be the last? –D.B.
Actually, at this point in time at least, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl told me that NCIS: LA Season 14 will neither be shortened (as per a 13-episode rumor that once made rounds) nor necessarily the last.
Any idea on how they are planning to end Bull? No deaths, please! –Yvonne
What is basically a two-part series finale kicks off this Thursday, and that hour ends with a twist that takes us into big ol’ spoiler territory. And while tragic deaths do not appear to be on the table, there will be big changes for several of the main characters, by the time the CBS series fades to black on May 26.
Will Chicago Fire’s Stellaride one day think about having a child? –Brenda
With Stella and Severide just getting ready to get hitched, the idea of kids is “kind of leapfrogging where they’re at right now, which is they both bring so much baggage [about] marriage into this situation,” co-showrunner Andrea Newman tells TVLine. “For Kidd, she had this really abusive first marriage, and for Severide, he had this model of relationship with Benny and his mom that was pretty abusive in its own way. Marriage itself is a huge leap into the dark for them, so they’re both still turning that one over and over and struggling with that. So they’re not yet emotionally at that point. I think they’re still like, ‘Can we do this? Or is this going to be a disaster that blows up this fantastic relationship we have?'”
Any idea on when Chicago P.D.’s Burgess, Ruzek or Atwater are getting a promotion? All of them at this point seem ready to make detective. –Brian
We delivered our Q to both Patrick John Flueger and LaRoyce Hawkins, who of course play Ruzek and Atwater, and… they’re curious, too! “[Atwater] was supposed to get promoted. I don’t know what happened to that storyline,” said Flueger, to which Hawkins responded, “Atwater would love to be promoted — and by Atwater, I mean me!” Flueger then ventured, “If we’re going to see anybody be promoted, it would be Halstead. But what would he be? He’s already a detective…” In other words, “it’s always up to the writer’s room,” said Flueger. “We’re waiting with bated breath, as you may be.”
Any word on when the last season of Derry Girls will come to Netflix? –Jen
I have diligently asked around, but there is no timetable to share yet for the UK sitcom’s Stateside swan song.
On The Flash, will they EVER complete the repairs on the S.T.A.R. Labs roof? –Willis
Willis, not a flyover shot goes by where I haven’t wondered the same. And that makes me extra happy to report that I relayed our shared Q to showrunner Eric Wallace, who emphatically replied, “Yes — I hope to repair it in the series finale, whenever that is. That has always been my plan, since Season 6.”
Any scoop on The Flash’s final episodes of the season? –Greg
As we head into the final five, I am told that the next two “interlude” episodes ahead of the final Graphic Novel are a bit standalone in nature and have a “Season 1 feel” to them. Also, the June 1 outing was directed by Danielle Panabaker, who used the 1976 film Assault on Precinct 13 as a reference. “It’s technically a ‘bottle episode,'” Panabaker told me, “but there are a lot of people in most scenes, so it didn’t always feel ‘small.'”
Anything on the Walker finale? –Allie
When I chatted up Season 2 addition Ashley Reyes at The CW’s Upfronts red carpet, she dropped the bomb that “somebody very, very important — maybe [named] in the title — goes missing” in the June 23 episode. As for Cassie herself, “I have a lot of questions [about onetime partner Miles] that go very unanswered” during the finale, “so I’ll go into Season 3 hunting them down, guns blazing.”
Why is Mark Harmon still in the opening credits of NCIS after he left the show? –Jared
Patience is a virtue, Jared, as I now have a response to your email from November. When I spoke to CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl last week, I asked a polite version of “What’s up with that?,” and he explained (as you perhaps surmised) that Harmon/Gibbs stayed in the credits beyond his Oct. 11 sendoff because this was a “transition” year for TV’s most watched drama. But with an eye now on Season 20, “That’s something we might look at going forward,” the exec said. (And as for when/if we might see Harmon on-screen again, Kahl said that while at this time there are no plans, “Everyone is aware that the door is open if he ever wants to pop in for an episode, or multiple episodes.”)
Any early Ghosts Season 2 intel? –Maddie
If you’re waiting for any of the specters’ would-be romances to heat up (well, as much as dead people can), again, I say — patience is a virtue! For one, “Pete was a little frustrated by Alberta’s reaction [to his crush],” notes co-showrunner Joe Port. “He’s a trihard guy, but she wasn’t that into it, at least at first, so it might be a real slow burn with that one.” And when it comes to Flower and Thorfinn, “Flower has said she needs some time.” As the EP then reminds, These people have been there a long time, and we’re not in a rush to have them be in a rush.”
Do you have any info on Hunters? -Arianna
Though the Prime Video series was renewed back in August of the year 2020 (six months after its freshman run), there are still no updates on a timetable for Season 2.
Because of This Is Us‘ time jump, have we seen the last of [young] Déjà, Tess and Annie? –SKScott
As a matter of fact, you will get one last glimpse of at least two of the three when Tuesday night’s series finale serves up a flashback that apparently was pre-filmed five years ago!
That closing tease on Mr. Mayor went by so quick, I couldn’t figure out who that was playing Neil’s long-lost daughter. Any help, since the series is now over? –Dee
That was Lauren Weedman — whose previous TV credits include Hacks (as Mayor Jo) and Arrested Development (as Joni beard) — crashing the debate as Fern.
I know they are dealing with selling the network and everything, but is the female, modern version of Zorro still in the works at The CW? –Aleana
Network chief Mark Pedowitz noted last week during an Upfronts presser that the CW has ordered half a dozen scripts for said series from Robert and Rebecca Rodriguez, “which we are considering for this season or perhaps next.”
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