Three new characters are checking into the second season of Bates Motel. Per TV Line, the new arrivals include George, a recently divorced charmer in his late 40s who could be Norma’s perfect match (but who may wind up dead by midseason); Christine, a local socialite in her late 30s who becomes Norma’s first genuine friend; and Caleb, Norma’s estranged (and the previously teased) fortysomething brother who arrives in White Pine Bay to coax his little sister into investing in a quite possibly iffy business deal.
Once Upon A Time
Giancarlo Esposito will return to Once Upon A Time in one of the opening episodes of Season 3, TV Line confirms. It’s not yet clear which of his personas he will be playing.
Agents of SHIELD
Co-creator Jed Whedon has given EW the tease on Agent Coulson’s season-long arc and elaborated on plans for interplay between the TV series and the Marvel cinematic universe:
“We can’t wait to pull the curtain back on that, [But] we’re going to take our time.”
On SHIELD’s impact on the larger Marvel Universe:
“We plan on trying to weave in between the films and try to make them more rewarding on both ends. In any of these [episodes], you can always ask: ‘Why don’t they just call Iron Man?’ They are aware of each other, but they do have to have their own lives.”
Two sneak peeks from the Season 2 premiere of The Newsroom have arrived – plus, series creator Aaron Sorkin and EP Alan Poul introduce the new players:
Rene Echevarria has departed the CBS midseason drama Intelligence as EP/showrunner, Deadline reports. The split is said to be “amicable”.
Orange Is The New Black
Watch the opening credits of Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black (streaming now) by Regina Spektor:
Jamie Hector has joined Cinemax’s drama pilot Quarry, TVLine confirms. He’ll play the titular character’s best friend Arthur.