Serialized Releases: Nikita, Fringe, The Event, Supernatural, Smallville


Serialized Releases is a weekly round-up of the press releases and synopsis for your favorite serialized TV shows.

Released this week are the official descriptions for forthcoming series/episodes of: Being Human, Nikita, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Event, Fringe, Dexter, Smallville, Merlin and Chuck.

Being Human (SyFy)

Syfy’s all-new drama series Being Human, starring Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) has commenced production in Montreal, Canada. Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) is Director and Co-Executive Producer with Executive Producer Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth) and husband and wife Executive Producers/Writers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood). Muse Entertainment is producing 13 1-hour episodes for Syfy.

Being Human, a re-imagining of the acclaimed UK series created by Toby Whithouse, follows three paranormal, 20-something roommates living in Boston – vampire “Aidan” (Witwer), werewolf “Josh” (Huntington) and ghost “Sally” (Rath) – as they struggle to hide their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives and trying to be human. Mark Pellegrino plays Aidan’s charismatic but menacing vampire mentor “Bishop.”

The producer is Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking, The Phantom) of Muse Entertainment, the director of photography is Pierre Jodoin (The Last Templar, Secrets of the Mountain) and the production designer is Zoe Sakellaropoulo (The Last Templar, The Phantom).

Nikita 1.05 “The Guardian”

“NIKITA” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“The Guardian” (CONTENT RATING TBD) (HDTV)

NIKITA MEETS HER MATCH — Divison’s secrets are at risk of being revealed to the world when Owen (guest star Devon Sawa, “Final Destination”), a Division operative, escapes from a bank robbery and becomes a fugitive. Percy (Xander Berkeley) decides to search for Owen himself, which makes Michael (Shane West) suspicious of his motives. Nikita (Maggie Q) and Owen go head-to-head until Percy joins them for a tense standoff. Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) sneaks into Percy’s office to warn Nikita, but she is busted by Thom (Ashton Holmes) and the two share an intimate moment. Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke and Tiffany Hines also star. David Solomon directed the episode written by Albert Kim

The Vampire Diaries 2.05 “Kill Or Be Killed”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Kill Or Be Killed” (CONTENT RATING TBD) (HDTV)

MASON’S PAST IS REVEALED — Tyler (Michael Trevino) learns more about the Lockwood family curse from Mason (guest star Taylor Kinney). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) argue over how to handle Mason. Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to keep Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) from becoming more involved with the Lockwood mystery, but Jeremy makes an effort to hang out with Tyler. Mason gives Sheriff Lockwood (Marguerite MacIntyre) some startling information, leading to a night of violence, confession and heartbreak. Candice Accola also stars. Jeff Woolnough directed the episode written by Mike Daniels

Supernatural Marathon TNT Press Release

TNT Conjures Up Pre-Season Supernatural Marathon for Sept. 23-24

TNT will air a 20-hour marathon of favorite Supernatural episodes to get fans ready for the latest season of the hit series. The haunting drama will take over TNT’s lineup Thursday, Sept. 23, at midnight (ET/PT) through Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) to build excitement for the series’ sixth season premiere on The CW (Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 p.m.). The marathon will include several episodes from Supernatural’s fifth season, including the season premiere and season finale.

Supernatural follows Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. Together, they face supernatural evil using the skills they learned from their father. During the show’s fifth season, Dean and Sam faced their toughest foe yet: the Devil himself. As the Apocalypse raged on around them, the brothers, aided only by a dwindling band of fellow hunters and rebel angel Castiel (Misha Collins), sought a way to stop Lucifer and save the planet. Supernatural is produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (Charlie’s Angels, The O.C.), Eric Kripke (Boogeyman), Robert Singer (Midnight Caller), Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund and Phil Sgriccia.

TNT’s marathon will kick off Thursday, Sept. 23, at midnight (ET/PT) with the fourth-season finale, “Lucifer Rising,” followed by the fifth-season premiere, “Sympathy for the Devil.” The schedule for Friday, Sept. 24, will include 10 additional episodes from the fifth season, including the dramatic season finale at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). TNT will follow its Supernatural marathon with a special presentation of the 2007 sci-fi blockbuster I Am Legend, starring Will Smith.

The following is a complete schedule of TNT’s Supernatural marathon:

Thursday, Sept. 23
Midnight “Lucifer Rising” (Season 4 Finale) – As the Apocalypse approaches, Castiel and Zachariah inform Dean that his moment of glory draws nigh. Sam, disagreeing, goes with Ruby to take on Lilith.

1 a.m. “Sympathy for the Devil” (Season 5 Premiere) – Sam, Dean and Bobby must deal with the aftermath of the Devil’s escape from Hell. They also receive startling news from the Prophet.

2 a.m. “Mystery Spot” (Season 3) – Dean is killed after looking into a case about the disappearance of a man with Sam. The next morning, Sam is shocked to find Dean alive and realizes that he is reliving the day before.

3 a.m. “In My Time of Dying” (Season 2 Premiere) – In the aftermath of the car crash, the surviving Winchesters go to the hospital, where one is stalked by a Reaper while another must consider sacrificing himself to save the others.

4 a.m. “Jus in Bello” (Season 3) – FBI Agent Henricksen finally captures Sam and Dean, but he is caught in the middle when a horde of demons descends on the small-town jail to eliminate the brothers.

5 a.m. “Ghostfacers” (Season 3) – While investigating the haunted Morton Mansion, Sam and Dean run into a couple of familiar faces and become inadvertent participants in a new reality show named Ghostfacers. As events turn deadly and the team is trapped in the house, the investigation becomes a battle to survive until morning.

Friday, Sept. 24
6 a.m. “Bloodlust” (Season 2) – Sam and Dean encounter a vampire hunter whose obsession may get them all killed.

7 a.m. “Sin City” (Season 3) – The brothers investigate a town where the citizens have turned to drinking and gambling. Meanwhile, Bobby gets an unexpected ally as he attempts to rebuild the Colt.

8 a.m. “In the Beginning” (Season 4) – Dean gets transported back in time and ends up in Lawrence, Kan., where he crosses paths with a young version of his parents, who have just fallen in love.

9 a.m. “Nightshifter” (Season 2) – The Winchesters investigate a series of crimes where robbers with no criminal past commit suicide after the hold-ups.

10 a.m. “The Real Ghostbusters” (Season 5) – Sam and Dean are tricked into attending a Supernatural convention by their super-fan Becky. The brothers are in for a shock when many of the fans are dressed up like them.

11 a.m. “Changing Channels” (Season 5) – Dean and Sam find themselves mystically trapped in a series of real-life TV shows, from which there appears to be no escape. They believe their old enemy the Trickster is responsible, but discover it could involve someone or something else.

Noon “The Song Remains the Same” (Season 5) – Anna travels back in time to kill Mary and John Winchester before they can conceive Sam and Dean, thus preventing the Apocalypse. Castiel transports the brothers back to save their own parents, but they must answer awkward questions when their parents begin to wonder what’s going on.

1 p.m. “My Bloody Valentine” (Season 5) – Lovers begin to kill each other in a small town on Valentine’s Day. When Sam, Dean and Castiel investigate, they discover that people are not starved for just love. Famine, one of the Four Horsemen, is fueling their hunger.

2 p.m. “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” (Season 5) – In Bobby’s hometown, the dead rise from their graves and take up their normal family lives where they left off. Sam and Dean suspect something sinister is responsible, but Bobby refuses to investigate after his dead wife, Karen, returns.

3 p.m. “99 Problems” (Season 5) – Sam and Dean find a town where the angels have chosen a pastor’s daughter, Leah, as a prophet to teach the townsfolk how to fight demons. The town is soon swept up in a religious fervor as Leah passes on the angels’ increasingly strict commandments.

4 p.m. “Hammer of the Gods” (Season 5) – Earth’s pagan gods gather and trap Sam and Dean in a hotel. While they try to decide what to do, Gabriel arrives and tries to keep the gods from engaging in futile battle.

5 p.m. “The Devil You Know” (Season 5) – Crowley contacts Sam and Dean and offers to help them find Pestilence so they can get the third ring and trap Lucifer. They capture the demon in charge of coordinating the Horsemen’s activities, but Sam realizes that the demon is an old acquaintance.

6 p.m. “Two Minutes to Midnight” (Season 5) – After Bobby and the brothers recover Castiel, they search out Pestilence, who is preparing to unleash the Croatoan virus upon the planet. Meanwhile, Lucifer is using Death to create a storm that will wipe out 3 million people, but Death has a plan of his own.

7 p.m. “Swan Song” (Season 5 Finale) – The fifth season concludes with the Apocalypse, which forces Sam and Dean to make heart-shattering decisions that will alter their lives forever.

Supernatural 6.03 “The Third Man”

“CASTIEL RETURNS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) call Castiel (Misha Collins) for help when they investigate a case about several dead police officers who seem to have been killed by the plagues of Egypt. Castiel confirms the staff of Moses was used to kill the cops and tells Sam and Dean that Heaven is in a state of chaos and God’s weapons have been stolen. The three head off to find the thief and come face to face with an old enemy.”

Fringe 3.03 “The Plateau”

TIMING IS CRITICAL WHEN DEADLY FRINGE EVENTS OCCUR OVER THERE
ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, ON FOX

IN THIS CASE, timing..is everything as a series of anomalous events lead the Fringe Division to investigate deadly incidents with unimaginable coincidences. As the freaky crimes continue to occur, the team is in a race against time to protect potential victims. Meanwhile, Secretary Bishop shares his strategic plan with Colonel Broyles as Olivia grapples with a heart-stopping vision in the all-new “The Plateau” episode of FRINGE airing Thursday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-3.03) (TV-14 V)

Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham; Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop; John Noble as Walter Bishop; Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles; Blair Brown as Nina Sharp; Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth

Guest Cast: Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis; Ryan James McDonald as Alt Brandon; Michael Eklund as Milo; Philip Winchester as Frank Stanton; Seth Gabel as Lincoln Lee; Malcolm Stewart as Dr. Levin; Kacey Rohl as Madeline

The Event 1.02 “To Keep Us Safe”

“To Keep Us Safe” – As the shockwave of the plane dissipates, President Martinez’s (Blair Underwood) staff must work quickly to assess what happened and how to respond. Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling, (Željko Ivanek) locks down Sophia (Laura Innes) for interrogation. The conspiracy widens, engulfing FBI Agent Collier (guest star Heather McComb) and Carter (guest star D. B. Sweeney), a mercenary with questionable ties. Meanwhile, a shadowy figure, Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.), emerges with knowledge of the detainees and their plan. Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, and Bill Smitrovich also star. Michael Whaley, Angel Desai and Wes Ramsey guest star. Directed by: Jeffrey Reiner

The Event 1.03 “Protect Them From The Truth”

The administration unveils a tough new strategy to force Sophia to reveal the detainees’ plan; Vicky and Carter possess a crucial hostage.

Dexter 5.03 “Practically Perfect”

Summary: Dexter finds himself in a strange new world when he attempts to hire a nanny for Harrison so he can continue to stalk and kill his next victim. Meanwhile, Debra, who takes the lead on a bizarre double homicide, is displeased when Batista suggests bringing in an annoying rookie officer who has her own theories on the case. Things heat up for Dexter when Quinn notices strange similarities between Trinity Killer suspect ‘Kyle Butler’ and Dexter Morgan.

Smallville 10.03 “Supergirl”

Kara returns to Earth and tells Clark that Jor El sent her to stop the dark force that is coming; Lois confronts a shock jock who is crusading against heroes after he threatens the Green Arrow.

Guest Starring: Laura Vandervoort Michael Daingerfield

Directed: Mairzee Almas
Written: Anne Cofell Saunders

Merlin 3.04

Merlin and Arthur find themselves vastly outnumbered in a tavern brawl, but an enigmatic young man helps them to victory, as the fantasy drama continues.

The stranger, Gwaine, risks his life to protect the Prince and is seriously wounded in the process. Arthur takes him back to Camelot where he quickly makes a recovery and gets to work: drinking, charming the ladies and causing trouble for Merlin – who has been charged with looking after him.

But when what appears to be two unscrupulous knights try to kill the Prince, can Merlin and the inscrutable stranger stop them before it is too late?

Merlin is played by Colin Morgan, Arthur by Bradley James and Gwaine by Eoin Macken.

Chuck 4.03 “Chuck Vs. The Cubic Z”

A prison transfer delivers old foes the Buy More, canceling Chuck and Sarah’s romantic mission; Morgan gets a surprise from Big Mike.

credit: CW, Fox, Syfy, NBC, Showtime, BBC.

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