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'Torchwood' star John Barrowman joins CW's 'Arrow' -- EXCLUSIVE

Captain Jack is coming to The CW!

John Barrowman is joining the network’s new fall action-drama Arrow.

The Doctor Who and Torchwood star has signed for a recurring role in Arrow’s debut season. Producers are not saying much about his character, only revealing that he will play a “well-dressed man” who is “as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”

Hmmm … one suspects the character is from the Green Arrow comic mythology. Philanthropist Stanley Dover Sr., perhaps? Unless they’re doing a new twist on Brick or the Green Lantern…

Barrowman is a choice that’s sure to rally fans of his Torchwood work. The actor was also cast in Shonda Rhimes’ recent ABC pilot effort Gilded Lilys.

Arrow recently drew raves during a pilot screening at Comic-Con. The show debuts Wednesday, Oct. 10 on The CW.

'Torchwood' ratings dip for second episode

The second episode of Starz’ Torchwood: Miracle Day fell off from its premiere.

Torchwood delivered 1.4 million this weekend, down about 30 percent from last week’s debut. Meanwhile, the first episode of Miracle Day has reached a solid 2.7 million across all viewings for the show, including DVR data. Let’s hope the premiere weekend numbers don’t continue to drop — Capt. Jack might be immortal, but TV shows are not.

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'Torchwood' looker cast in 'Nikita'

Oversight is getting a new officer: Dillon Casey is joining The CW drama’s second season in a recurring role.

The Canadian actor plays Sean Pierce, an Army Special Ops officer assigned by Oversight to retrieve the mysterious black box containing Division’s secrets from Nikita (Maggie Q), while also keeping an eye on how Amanda (Melinda Clarke) runs Division. As he learns more about Alex’s (Lyndsy Fonseca) history, he’s distrustful of her relationship to Nikita.

Nikita season two debuts Friday, Sept. 23 on The CW, but you can get a look at Casey earlier than that in Starz’ Torchwood: Miracle Day, where he plays a love interest of Capt. Jack Harkness.

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' premieres strong in ratings

Solid start for Starz’ Torchwood: Miracle Day: The new international version of the UK hit opened to 1.5 million viewers on Friday night across two airings. Through the full weekend, Miracle pulled down 2 million viewers, a good number for a Starz series. The numbers match the debut of Camelot, which, yes, was cancelled, but before that it was the network’s highest-rated series premiere to date. For more, here’s Ken Tucker’s favorable review of the show.

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'Torchwood: Miracle Day' actress: 'It's not like we're trying to make it American'

Ever since long-time fans of the Torchwood series learned major changes would take place within the series (most notably the show’s move to the United States from its native U.K.), expressions of worry and doubt have dominated the conversation surrounding its return. But newbie cast member Arlene Tur, who plays ER doc Vera Juarez in the “don’t call it a reboot” installment, thinks the first episode, airing tonight, will quell their fears.

“Initially, I was thinking that maybe they wouldn’t like it because they’re coming to the U.S., but I think they should be more proud that it’s a collaboration,” she says. “It’s not like we’re trying to make it American. We’re saying, ‘You have a great thing going and we’d like to join you.’ It’s a compliment more than anything. I’ve spoken to a couple of the British press, and they’re just taken aback by it. [But] I think their opinions have changed on that and so will the fanbase.” READ FULL STORY

'Haven,' 'True Blood,' 'The Big C,' 'Leverage': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Vacation = over. But I’m not weeping. All it means is that I’m back at work and so are your favorite shows, which means you can expect a slow, but steady, leak of scoop for the return of many fall shows!

So enjoy this mix of scoop on summer faves and a few bits on the fall slate! If you have a specific scoop request, question, musing, nerdy thought, or even a follow-up scoop question, send an email to or Tweet me @EWSandraG.

See you next week!!


Summer cable premiere dates: The latest round-up including 'Breaking Bad,' 'Jersey Shore,' and 'Flipping Out'


UPDATED, 6/23 Ready for Breaking Bad to return? Or perhaps True Blood is more your cup of tea? Read on to find about those and other (The Rachel Zoe Project! Jersey Shore!) summer premieres for basic and premium cable TV:


Who's going to Comic-Con: 'Glee,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Spartacus,' more

Guess who’s going to Comic-Con this year?

Here’s an early list of shows we’re told will be presenting panels, plus more that are looking likely to join the fun in San Diego July 21-24:


True Blood (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Spartacus: Vengeance
(Starz — hey, it’s a new name for season two!)
Torchwood (Starz)
Terra Nova (Fox)
Fringe (Fox)
Alcatraz (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Once Upon a Time
Grimm (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Walking Dead (AMC)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
The Secret Circle (The CW)
Eureka (Syfy)
Dexter (Showtime)
Shameless (Showtime)
Homeland (Showtime)
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
Being Human (Syfy)
Sanctuary (Syfy)
Supernatural (The CW)
Nikita (The CW)
Ringer (The CW)
Chuck (NBC)
Alphas (Syfy)
Mythbusters (Discovery)
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Family Guy (Fox)

Check back for updates!

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'True Blood,' 'Torchwood,' 'The Closer,' 'The Killing': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

As you read this, I am likely standing in the center of the sun. That’s not meant to be poetic. I’m on vacation in my homeland of Texas! But I couldn’t leave without first giving you your weekly helping of TV scoop. In exchange, can someone pick up my mail?

Speaking of mail, send me some! Spoiler requests, casting suggestions for the numerous primetime openings we seem to have, or even your pilot questions. Email or Tweet me @EWSandraG. I’ll check them when I return in two weeks!

Note: Small programming change: Next week, I’ll have a very special Q&A for Weeds fans instead of your regular column. You’ll enjoy it! Promise!


Last week, we tackled some of your burning questions. This week, it’s round 2. The countdown to the June 26 premiere of True Blood is on! Here’s some stuff to tide you over.

Hi. I am a HUGE fan of True Blood. I know this season is primarily about Sookie/Eric, but this Bill fan wants to know if the former couple will have any decent scenes together as well? Will Bill be pursuing Sookie or is he too busy with his new power position? — CK
I know you’ve seen the first eight minutes, but the next eight will definitely answer your question about whether Bill cares or not. That said, Bill’s storyline is sometimes very twisted, but mostly just full of twists. READ FULL STORY

'Torchwood' teaser: What does Miracle Day mean? -- VIDEO

Because we can barely contain ourselves about the upcoming Torchwood, here’s another teaser from Starz that serves as a walk-up to Miracle Day, which will premiere on July 8. It features the character of Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) talking about what “miracle day” means to him.

Here is the official Starz description of Oswald: “Well-educated and a former school teacher, Oswald’s a convicted child killer, both guilty and unrepentant.But when Oswald survives his own execution, he’s given a whole new life. The most infamous man in the world, he becomes the most provocative figure in modern media. He’s a flare, reviled yet mesmerizing, whose very existence embodies how the world changed on Miracle Day.”

And here’s our description of Pullman: Freakin’ awesome. READ FULL STORY

'Torchwood' scoop: How Starz handles Capt. Jack's love life

As Starz gets ready to unleash Torchwood: Miracle Day this summer, there’s one element of the sci-fi drama that’s not referenced in the trailer. When word first broke of the U.S. network picking up the cult favorite BBC series and changing its setting to Los Angeles, fans worried the show’s immortal bisexual hero, Captain Jack Harkness, would be portrayed differently. According to the show’s cast and showrunner, the new series doesn’t hold back. “I knew they would be true to the show and not change drastically,” says star John Barrowman. “If it was watered down, I wouldn’t have done it. For those people who are our stanch fans, it’s going to have the heart and soul of Torchwood which we’ve always had, plus the energy and excitement of a show that’s bigger and better.”

As for his character’s love life, Barrowman says Capt. Jack “gets to have full-on boy-sex a couple of times. On those days going to work I’d wake up and Scott my partner would say, ‘What are you filming today?’ And I’d say, ‘Oh it’s going to be a tough day, I get to have sex with a 24 year old.’” READ FULL STORY

First full 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' trailer

Here’s the first full trailer of Starz’ Torchwood: Miracle Day, the 10-episode follow up to Children of Earth that shows what happens if people stopped dying all over the world. The show premieres on July 8. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

'Torchwood': New teaser trailer -- VIDEO

Very excited about Starz teaming with the producers of Torchwood for a new version of the UK hit that’s (mostly) set in the U.S. Below is a teaser for the show which debuts July 8 but, fair warning, there’s no footage of the actors… READ FULL STORY


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