Edward James Olmos joins the cast of Agents of SHIELD, Viola Davis is fully on board with playing Amanda Waller, and Michael Chiklis wants to return to American Horror Story for another season. Plus, the cast and crew react to the big event of this week's Person of Interest and hint that there might be more than what we saw. Spoilers now!

Top image: Game of Thrones

Ant-Man

The Entertainment Weekly cover story has information about the plot that puts what we've already seen into a bit more of a perspective:

When we first meet Lang, he is in prison for stealing from the CEO of a company that was itself stealing from its employees. "There's a prison fight and you've got to buy Paul in that role," says [Peyton] Reed. Lang longs to go straight—he has a young daughter he wants to build a relationship with—but when he leaves the big house, he ends up nabbing Pym's Ant-Man suit. Was he set up? "There might be stuff going on that Scott doesn't know about that's a lot bigger than him," Reed says.

Having proven his light-­fingered bona fides, Lang is trained by Pym, who plans to use him to thwart Darren Cross (Stoll). Cross is a former protégé of Pym's who has developed his own version of the Ant-Man technology and created the alter ego Yellowjacket. Pym and Lang's attempt to steal the Yellowjacket suit is both assisted and complicated by Lilly's Hope Van Dyne. "She's not been in her father's life for a long time," Lilly says. "So her arc in the movie—as Scott's is with his daughter—is trying to find a relationship."

See more stills from the film at the link. [ Entertainment Weekly]


Suicide Squad

Here's Viola Davis on why she's excited to play Amanda Waller:

I have not started reading [the comics] yet. I've read up about her but I'm working out my schedule for Suicide Squad.

I'm fascinated by her. I'm fascinated by her in this world of superhero-ness because she is not a woman that you would expect. I think that she is a massive contradiction. She's this big powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will. I'm fascinated in exploring her psychology, just put it that way. And I'm excited to pick up a gun.

[ Nerd Report]


Star Wars

Liam Neeson says he'd totally play Qui-Gon Jinn again in a spin-off, even if he's not sure how that would work:

I don't know [how he would return], unless you went back in time or he becomes a hologram or something. He's a Jedi, anything could happen, it's Star Wars world!

See the interview at the link. [ Yahoo!]


Game of Thrones

Kit Harington has said before that the next season will be huge, and now he's backing up that claim with details:

The thing I noticed this year is that they threw so much money at it. The set pieces were so huge.

... There's one scene for me which took a month to film. And it wasn't even the whole thing, it was one section. So on scale it's definitely bigger. I don't think we can get more gruesome or more naked, but on scale it's definitely got bigger.

[ The Telegraph via Watchers on the Wall]

And we have an official premiere date for season 5: April 12, 2015. [ Entertainment Weekly]


Agents of SHIELD

Joining the show in a recurring role is Edward James Olmos who will play Robert Gonzales, a character whose actions will have "will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team." [Marvel]


Person of Interest

Of course there are a couple of post-mortems about this week's major episode. Sarah Shahi explained why she felt this was the right way for Shaw to go out:

There were [discussions about writing Shahi's pregnancy into the show]. Even through creatively I didn't have anything to do with how Shaw goes, I just kept stressing that I wanted to honor her in every way that I could, and I didn't want them to write me behind a desk. I didn't want them to lessen Shaw's abilities in any way because of my physical inabilities. I just kept stressing to them, please please please let's honor her the right way. I still want to go balls out. Don't hold back just because I'm pregnant.

What is the right way to honor her?

Her going out the way she did is pretty perfect for her. I always viewed this character as somebody who had a death wish on her. She's such an adrenaline junkie and she's got an appetite for violence. She will definitely put herself in that situation. It's fun for her. If she doesn't do that, she's not living. She looked death squarely in the eye. She had a hint of a smile in her eyes. And then it just went to black. I think for her, that was the perfect ending. If Shaw could pick anyway to go, that's the way she would want to go.

She did hint that the door has been left open that Shaw hasn't died:

This episode is the second episode in a three-part series, and that is going to be the question moving on. That is what the team is going to have to figure out. Is she alive? Did Samaritan capture her? Where is she? The rule in TV is if you don't see a body, then they're not dead.

If hypothetically you did return and Shaw wasn't dead, do you have an idea of your own timeline?

As far as my own timeline, it's one of those things where you say that you're having twins and you automatically see the fear of God in people's eyes. Most people know what it's like to handle one baby. There's not a lot of sleep that involves just one baby. Then you add another baby to that equation and it's just like doomsday. It's going to be me for the next, like, two years. So to be honest, I have no idea. I'm trying not to think about stuff like that. But there's no way—I've never had experience in this department before, so I can't say at all, no clue.

[ Entertainment Weekly]

And here's the cast and crew talking about it. [ TV Equals]


The Flash

Here's an interview with Dominic Purcell talking about Heat Wave and his relationship to Captain Cold, who is in charge of the villainous duo. [ Buddy TV]


American Horror Story

Michael Chiklis thinks that Dell's death was totally befitting the character:

Well they had indicated he would probably die pretty miserably. [Laughs] And I was totally down with that especially with some of the miserable stuff he does. There's kind of no coming back from that and that's okay. It is American Horror Story—it's not American Fun Time Play Time. So it just seemed appropriate and spot-on and in keeping with the nasty.

... I thought it was incredibly apropos that I die in her hands with Angela there. At least there's some level of redemption for the character that he essentially really truly heartfelt confesses his sin and then dies for it just like that. Just when you may feel a pang for this poor tortured guy and boom he's dead. That's where Ryan is just a full-on genius when it comes to writing drama. He paints in big strokes a lot of the time, but their universals, very visceral, primal emotions and urges and feelings that everyone can relate to at some level. I just think it's the key to his success not just in this show but why he's able to do shows so vastly different as Glee and Nip/Tuck. He's something.

He added that he couldn't say if he'd appear in flashbacks or fantasy sequences in the rest of the season, but he's totally up to stay around for the next iteration of the show:

I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't. I will say that I don't know that's going to happen. I don't know if they're interested in that happening. In all candor, I don't know what's going to happen at this moment. But would I go back there again and play with those people? In a heartbeat.

[ Entertainment Weekly]


DIG

Here's a short description of the show, with executive producer Tim Kring talking about the tight focus of it on its mystery:

With his latest series, DIG, which premieres on USA on March 5, Kring leaves the U.S. behind entirely for a murder mystery that unfolds on location in Jerusalem. Set in the section of that Middle East metropolis known as the Old City — where the surroundings date back some 3000 years — DIG follows an FBI agent (Jason Isaacs) as he investigates the death of an American citizen, a case that dovetails with some mysterious findings at a nearby archeological dig. "Through the lends of this investigation, he starts to unravel a very deep and very complicated conspiracy," Kring tells Yahoo TV, adding that the series was inspired by '70s thrillers like Three Days of the Condor. "This is not a show with standalone episodes. We're going to tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end."

See a clip from the show at the link. [ Yahoo!]


Supernatural

Here are synopses for the next two episodes:

"The Hunter Games"

THE AFTERMATH — After the massacre at the ranch, Dean (Jensen Ackles), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) double their efforts to find a cure for the Mark of Cain but there is nothing in the lore that can help them. Desperate, Castiel comes up with an idea that Sam deems the "single worst idea I've ever heard." Meanwhile, Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) continues to plot against Crowley (Mark Sheppard), and Castiel tries to mend his relationship with Claire (guest star Kathryn Love Newton) who is plotting revenge against Dean for killing her friend. John Badham directed this episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1011). Original airdate 1/20/2015.

"There's No Place Like Home"

CHARLIE RETURNS FROM OZ — Sam (Jared Padalecki) is scanning the internet for suspicious paranormal activity and comes across a video of Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) beating up a district attorney. Dean (Jensen Ackles) suspects she's back from Oz and hunting on her own, assuming the district attorney must have been a demon. When they do find Charlie, they are shocked when she tells them why she really came back from Oz. Phil Sgriccia directed this episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1010). Original airdate 1/27/2015.

[ Supernatural Wiki]


Arrow

Here's the trailer for the midseason premiere:


Agent Carter

Episode four will be called "Blitzkrieg Button." [ SpoilerTV]

Go here for photos from episode three, "Time & Tide" Here's the synopsis:

As Agent Carter closes in on Howard Stark's stolen technology, Peggy's secret mission could unravel when the SSR arrests Jarvis and a secret is revealed.

[ Coming Soon]

And here's a clip from episode three:


Outlander

Here's a photo from the second half of season one, which seems to promise a happy resolution to the cliff hanger it left us on. [ People]


Sleepy Hollow

Here's the press release for episode 2.14:

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of GOTHAM and SLEEPY HOLLOW are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

—"SLEEPY HOLLOW" - (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

A WOMAN FROM HAWLEY'S PAST WREAKS HAVOC ON AN ALL-NEW "SLEEPY HOLLOW" MONDAY, JANUARY 26, ON FOX

With the help of Ichabod, Abbie and Jenny, Nick Hawley faces off against his evil childhood caretaker, and Captain Frank Irving adjusts to his new... life(?)... .in the all-new "Kali Yuga" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Jan. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-214) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills; Orlando Jones as Captain Frank Irving; Katia Winter as Katrina Crane; John Noble as Henry Parish, Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills.

Guest Cast: Matt Barr as Nick Hawley

[ SpoilerTV]


Gotham

Here's the full description of episode 1.13:

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of GOTHAM and SLEEPY HOLLOW are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

"GOTHAM" - (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A KEY WITNESS HAS GORDON SUSPICIOUS ON AN ALL-NEW "GOTHAM" MONDAY, JANUARY 26, ON FOX

When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it's an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of one of Fish Mooney's prized possessions, as she gets a gets a small taste of her own medicine in the all new "Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-113) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone

Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz, Carol Kane as Gertrude Kapelput, Dash Mihok as Arnold Flass, Niko Nicotera as Derek Delaware

[ SpoilerTV]


Galavant

Go here for photos from episode 1.06, "Dungeons and Dragon Lady," and here for photos from 1.07., "Death After Brunch." [SpoilerTV]


The Librarians

At the link is a sneak peek at the next episode, which features a supremely haunted house. [ TV Guide]

Additional reporting by Charlie Jane Anders and Diana Biller