It may be officially Christmas season, but the TV action isn't ever going to completely die down. Several of our genre shows have turned out the lights for the year to take a holiday break, but a few more will keep pushing right on through December, so don't ignore that TV schedule.
We're almost done with 2011 TV, and some shows are still ignoring the holiday entirely and pushing right through December with new episodes. Meanwhile, there are a few shows now on holiday break with uncertain futures, and it's the time of year for their fans to ask Santa for another season.
It might seem like we'd be done talking about TV so close to the holidays by now, but no. Some shows are forgetting that a holiday is even going on and moving right on through with new episodes, while others are still wrapping up their midseason goings on.
Oh, and you thought there wasn't going to be any original programming this week considering the Christmas and New Year's of it all. Not so! Surprisingly we have a new Chuck, which involves a secret of Sarah's, and the season finale of Sanctuary, in which it looks like the government vs. Abnormals and the Magnus vs. Will storylines are about to explode.
We're in that odd time between the midseason finales and the return of a full TV schedule, but there are at least a couple of shows that didn't let up even in the midst of a holiday season. Chuck lost a few viewers this week as it marches toward its series finale, while Sanctuary picked up a small but significant numbers spike as it closed out its fourth season.
The weirdest show of the season, American Horror Story, premieres this week, along with Sanctuary's fourth season. And the last of the summer shows, Warehouse 13, signs off with a two-hour finale which brings back H.G.Wells.
If what we see of Sanctuary on TV is fun, just imagine how much fun it gets on set when the cameras are turned off. Well, we can't quite show you that (the no camera thing kinda gets in the way), but here's a peek at some hilarious outtakes of what happens when two Sanctuary stars start fooling around out of character.
We've entered that magical time of year known as November sweeps, when all the shows start thinking up ways to surprise, impress and pull in more viewers before the holiday break. This week, Terra Nova enjoyed a big rebound, Grimm continued to slide and American Horror Story won its night on cable. Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead continue to rule Sundays.
It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays as The Walking Dead signs off for MONTHS and preemptions and reruns abound. Meanwhile, Sanctuary goes musical and the identity of the man in black plastic is revealed on American Horror Story.
We have almost reached the end of 2011 TV, but some series are still soldiering through. In fact, a couple of them will keep on airing new stuff almost right up until we count down at midnight this weekend.
Syfy shuffles its schedule this week as Sanctuary moves to Mondays. Elsewhere, Fringe rocks our world as we finally find out who Sam Weiss really is and Zod returns to Smallville as the series nears its big series finale.
If you like Jewel Staite as Kaylee from Firefly and Serenity and Dr. Jennifer Keller from Stargate: Atlantis, you'll love the REAL Jewel Staite! That's why we're so pleased she's agreed to join us regularly here at Blastr to answer your questions and share whatever happens to be on her mind.
Guess what time it is? Time to watch the Royal Wedding footage again? No, silly! Time for more ramblings from me, Kate Middleton's best friend Jewel Staite! (Okay, not really. But I'm working on it.)
Other than the series finale for The Event, the pickings are pretty slim when it comes to originals this week, but there's still a few choice episodes—an original Sanctuary involving Magnus and D-Day, plus a Game of Thrones on the menu.