According to The Ausiello Files, Mitch Pileggi is returning to Supernatural for a multi-episode arc in Season Six as Sam and Dean’s maternal grandfather. This will be interesting to see because his character has been dead since before Mary and John Winchester were married. I’ve already let my skepticism be known about the forthcoming sixth season, and this news really isn’t helping to raise my expectations.
In other news, Steve Carrell has announced that he’s leaving The Office after the upcoming seventh season which means that it’s officially the beginning of the end for the series. The recent Season Six was the first time the series showed signs of wear, and without Michael Scott it will get tired fast.
Finally, also reported by The Ausiello Files, Criminal Minds has decided not to pick up A.J. Cook’s contract for the upcoming new season. Even though I watch the show, I don’t think this will affect it in the least. J.J. is arguably the most boring, one dimensional character of the ensemble. I’m a little concerned about them deciding to cut back Paget Brewster’s episode count, but at least she isn’t leaving the show altogether. If the show can survive Mandy Patinkin’s exit, no one will even notice A.J. Cook’s.