In the past few episodes, Nancy Drew has thrown some wild twists at the Drew Crew, and it has left the audience in a state of constant shock.
*SPOILER ALERT — the post contains spoilers. We advise you to stop reading if you’re not caught up with episodes*
One of the show’s biggest twists was the reveal that Nancy Drew is not Carson and Kate Drew’s biological daughter.
Nancy has been haunted by the ghost of Lucy Sable, and initially, it seemed like she wanted Nancy to solve the mystery of her death before an unlikely connection revealed that Lucy was Nancy’s biological mother.
And that means that Ryan Hudson is her father! It’s been a few weeks since the reveal and it still has my mind spiraling in all different directions.
The series didn’t even give us (or poor Nancy) any time to recover from the twist because the following episode resulted in the tragic death of Owen Marvin, Nancy’s love interest.
Owen’s death was a result of Nancy and her friends summoning the Aglaeca and not paying the blood toll.
The Aglaeca latched onto Owen during the spell, but Nancy and the Drew Crew were able to pull him back without losing too much blood.
Nancy hoped it was enough, but it wasn’t as the portents began shortly after they conducted the spell.
Nancy and the Drew Crew then opted to perform a ritual to mask Nancy so that the “spirit” couldn’t find her and she could cheat fate and continue on without paying the toll, but the portents only intensified.
That’s when it dawned on Nancy that the Aglaeca must have been a human entity and thus, the ritual only infuriated it.
As a result, they found poor Owen dead in the bathtub with a bloody, gaping hole in his stomach likely from the fisherman hooks.
Of course, upon seeing such a gruesome sight, everyone’s first reaction is that “Owen Marvin is dead.” And I’m not arguing with it, but I’m also not 100% convinced.
Many shows rooted in the supernatural have a penchant for bringing people back from the dead, and that goes double for any CW series.
Nancy and the Drew Crew dabble in all kinds of seances, spells, and rituals, so there’s a huge likelihood that they can find a way to bring Owen back.
Maybe the can make a deal with the Aglaeca? We’ve only scratched the surface of fully knowing what it wants and how it operates.
There’s also a chance we see Owen Marvin in the spirit world since Nancy has a way of reconnecting with the dead and/or being haunted by them.
What I’m saying is that dead doesn’t really mean dead on television.
However, Miles Gaston Villaneuva’s Instagram suggests that his character, Owen Marvin, is dead dead.
In a post from three days ago he wrote, “RIP Owen. so sad & disappointing. definitely not my choice. definitely blindsided. no one told me why.”
Miles seems very triggered and upset by the death (as he should be) as he alludes to the fact that it was a decision he was not forewarned or consulted about.
After thanking friends for their support on this “short run,” he goes on to encourage people to be better and to stand up against those in your “inner-circle” badmouthing others.
Is he alluding to some tension on the set as the reason he was written off? Was there some drama between the cast behind closed doors?
While he seems to be coming from a real place of hurt and anger, there’s a slight chance Gaston Villanueva is trying to make us believe his death is permanent.
Is he throwing us off?
On one hand, it would be foolish of The CW and Nancy Drew to kill off a promising character. Nancy just found out her father and her boyfriend are rivals, which would undoubtedly make for compelling television.
There were so many story avenues to explore with Owen’s ties to the Marvin’s and his relationships with Nancy and Ryan.
His death seems premature and foolish.
However, on the other hand, as an audience, we’ve grown so accustomed to death on shows never being final. It’s the very reason why this article exists.
While I’m an Owen Marvin fan and hope his death is reversible, there’s something to be said about a series upping the stakes in a permanent fashion that’s refreshing and keeps audiences on their toes.
Horseshoe Bay is a town filled with uneasy spirits. Nancy’s decision and actions to wake the dead and follow mysteries must have repercussions not only for herself but for her friends as well.
Killing off someone that had the potential of becoming a main character pushes the boundaries, it changes the narrative, and it forces characters into uncomfortable and painful situations that inspire character growth.
It’s a stark realization that what they do matters and has permanent consequences.
And for the audience, it means that we’ll never see what’s coming next.
Update: Gaston Villanueva tweeted us after we published this article and yep, he’s a ghost.
— miles gaston villanueva (@MilesGastonV) April 15, 2020
Fall 2020-2021 TV Guide: Preview the New Comedies, Procedurals, and Dramas Coming To Your Way
Fall television is going to look a little different this year as many scripted dramas and comedies get pushed back to a midseason 2021 premiere due to the coronavirus.
Some networks have done a better job of securing new offerings that have filmed enough episodes to be included in the September kickoff to TV season.
There’s a slew of new shows in the works from prime networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW — that are beginning for your attention.
Check out the comprehensive guide ahead of the 2020-2021 TV season. and make note of what you’ll be adding to your DVR.
B Positive – Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c
The multi-cam comedy is about a therapist and newly divorced dad with B-positive blood who needs a kidney donor. A woman from his past is a match. Starring Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex).
Clarice – 2021
A crime-drama series based on the famous Thomas Harris character Clarice Starling. It is a sequel set six-months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Starring Rebecca Breeds (The Originals), Kal Penn (Designated Survivor).
The Equalizer – Sundays at 8/7c
The reboot follows a woman who uses her skills to help those who have nowhere else to go. Starring Queen Latifah (Star), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), Chris Noth (Sex and the City)
The Kenan Show – TBD
The single-camera comedy finds Kenan (Saturday Night Live) striving to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and his father-in-law, who helps in the most inappropriate ways.
Mr. Mayor – TBD
A single-cam comedy focuses on the life of a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population. Starring Ted Danson (The Good Place) and written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
Young Rock – TBD
The single-cam comedy that looks at the formative years of WWE superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Call Me Kat – 2021
Based on the BBC sitcom Miranda, in an effort to prove to her mother — and society — that it’s impossible to have everything you want and still be happy, 39-year-old Kat spends the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, Ky. Starring Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory). Bialik serves as EP with Big Bang’s Jim Parsons.
Filthy Rich – Tuesdays at 9/8c
When Eugene Monreaux, the patriarch of a wealthy Southern family famed for creating a Christian television network, allegedly dies in a plane crash, he leaves his wife, Margaret, to take charge of the family business and his three illegitimate children, who are written into his will. Will Margaret user her business savvy and Southern charm to control her newly legitimized heirs? Starring Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Gerald McRaney (This Is Us).
The Great North – 2021
The animated comedy finds a single dad in Alaska does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Voiced by Nick Offerman (Parks and Rec) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace).
Housebroken – 2021
The animated comedy finds therapy dog named Honey explores human dysfunctions and neuroses, applying her knowledge of psychiatry through leading a group of neighborhood animals in group therapy sessions. Voiced by Lisa Kudrow (Friends).
neXt – Mondays at 9/8c
Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc discovers that one of his own creations — a powerful A.I. called neXt — might spell doom for humankind, so he tries to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar, who are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe. Starring John Slattery (Mad Men), Eve Harlow (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Kung Fu – 2021
The reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman focus on a quarter-life crisis causing a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice — all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and now is targeting her. Starring Olivia Liang (Legacies).
The Republic of Sarah – 2021
Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school history teacher Sarah Cooper (Baker) utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch. Starring Stella Baker (Tell Me Your Secrets), Luke Mitchell (Blindspot) and Megan Follows (Reign).
Superman & Lois – 2021
CBS Reveals Fall 2020 Lineup With ‘All Rise,’ ‘Young Sheldon,’ and ‘Survivor’
For starters, CBS doesn’t seem to be wavering in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — it’s moving full-force ahead with slotting in scripted programming for the upcoming season.
The network is confidently banking on the return to production for many of its shows in time to get episodes filmed and edited by September.
Either they’re being very optimistic or they know something we don’t.
CBS added your favorite TV shows like NCIS, Survivor, Young Sheldon, All Rise, Mom and Blue Bloods to the schedule.
Other networks took precautions with their fall lineups offering fool-proof programming; FOX is betting heavily on the return of football and animated series while The CW has acquired rights to pre-produced shows that will take the place of their vast original programming. All FOX and The CW scripted dramas will premiere in 2021 as part of the midseason slate.
CBS pushed Silence of the Lambs sequel series Clarice to its midseason along with S.W.A.T. and Undercover Boss.
Check out the CBS 2020 fall lineup below:
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola
9 pm All Rise
10 pm Bull
8 pm NCIS
9 pm FBI
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted
8 pm Survivor
9 pm The Amazing Race
10 pm SEAL Team
8 pm Young Sheldon
8:30 pm B POSITIVE
9 pm Mom
9:30 pm The Unicorn
10 pm Evil
8 pm MacGyver
9 pm Magnum P.I.
10 pm Blue Bloods
8 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
9 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
10 pm 48 Hours
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm THE EQUALIZER
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles
10 pm: NCIS: New Orleans
Previously cancelled CBS shows include: Broke, Carol’s Second Act, God Friended Me, Man With a Plan and Tommy
The CW Releases Fall 2020-2021 Schedule, Delays Scripted Dramas like ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Legacies’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ to January 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the television landscape more than we’d like to admit.
Since mid-March, most TV show productions have been shuttered due to the outbreak, and with things so uncertain, it’s unclear when shows will begin filming again.
Naturally, this affects the upcoming season.
Many networks have been improvising with FOX revealing a 2020-2021 lineup that revolves heavily around NFL (pending the season returns on time) and animated shows.
Now, The CW has made a bold move and unveiled their fall 2020-2021 schedule, which reveals that most of its scripted dramas will be pushed back until the spring 2021 TV season.
The network is filling the schedule with completed series’ and streaming shows like Swamp Thing and Tell Me a Story, acquired from DC Universe and CBS All Access, respectively, to fill in the gaps. International shows Dead Pixels and Coroner will also fill out the schedule.
The only new series airing will be the final episodes, which were finalized prior to COVID-19, of Supernatural.
Peep the schedule below:
- 8/7c: Masters of Illusion (two episodes)
- 9/8c: Pandora
- 8/7c: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (two episodes)
- 9/8c: Penn & Teller: Fool Us
- 8/7c: Swamp Thing
- 9/8c: Tell Me a Story
- 8/7c: Two Sentence Horror Stories
- 8:30/7:30c: Dead Pixels
- 9/8c: Coroner
- 8/7c: Supernatural
- 9/8c: The Outpost
- 8/7c: World’s Funniest Animals (two episodes)
- 9/8c: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (encores)
All scripted dramas including Riverdale, Nancy Drew, Batwoman, Legacies, and more will be held until January 2021. This include new series orders for Superman and Louis and Jared Padelecki’s Walker, Texas Ranger spinoff.
Check out that schedule below:
- 8/7c: Batwoman
- 9/8c: Charmed
- 8/7c: All American
- 9/8c: Black Lightning
- 8/7c: The Flash
- 9/8c: Superman & Lois
- 8/7c: Riverdale
- 9/8c: Nancy Drew
- 8/7c: Walker
- 9/8c: Legacies
- 8/7c: Penn and Teller: Fool Us
- 9/8c: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The Arrowverse spinoff Green Arrow and the Canaries and an untitled The 100 prequel are awaiting a decision.
The CW also ordered the Kung Fu reboot and The Republic of Sarah.
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