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'Vampire Diaries', 'Torchwood', '30 Rock': Tube Talk Q&A

By and Daniel Sperling
What have we got for you this week in Tube Talk's Q&A? Oh, not much - only the return date of Bedlam, some scoop on the Vampire Diaries finale and the fate of US favourites Nikita, Pan Am and 30 Rock. You know, we spoil you lot really! Read on for more details!

When is the second series of Nikita going to be airing in the UK?
Nikita

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Lyndsy Fonseca as Alex in 'Nikita'

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Good news! Sky Living has confirmed that season two of the CW thriller - starring Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca - will kick off in June. The new run begins with the episode 'Game Change' - Amanda (Melinda Clarke) is now in charge of Division, while Nikita and Michael (Shane West) are planning to use the information in the black boxes to their advantage.

And even better news! Nikita has just been picked up for a third season in the US. The show's renewal was far from a sure bet, so it's great if surprising news that we're getting 22 new episodes!

With The Sarah Jane Adventures sadly ending, can we expect any new Doctor Who spinoffs or a possible return for Torchwood?
Gwen Cooper and Captain Jack Harkness

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New spinoffs? Don't bet on it. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has made it clear that while he's "not against" a new spinoff series, he's "relatively busy" and isn't planning on launching a new show any time soon.

As for "in limbo" Torchwood making a comeback, it's unlikely but not impossible. Starz exec Chris Albrecht has said that further adventures of Captain Jack and Gwen are still a possibility, but not something we'll see in the near future.

John Barrowman's ABC pilot Gilded Lilys - from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes - was not picked up for the US TV fall season, so his schedule is certainly here - possibly good news for Torchwood fans, if not for Barrowman himself.

Does anyone know what's happening with Pan Am?
Pan Am S01E14: '1964'

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We do now - ABC just confirmed - as if they had to - that the stylish if improbably '60s drama will not be returning for a second season. There were rumblings recently that Pan Am could find a new home on cable after it won the prestigious Golden Rose award for best series at the Rose d'Or Festival...

But we'd bet pretty heavily against it. ABC may have passed on their pilot Scruples starring Karine Vanasse (Colette) but Colin Donnell (Mike Ruskin) is off to star in The CW's new superhero series Arrow.

When is Bedlam coming back for series two?
Lacey Turner at The National Television Awards 2011

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Hugo Spear as Warren Bettany in 'Bedlam'

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Soon, don't freak out! Our second visit to Bedlam Heights will begin Wednesday, June 6 at 10pm on Sky Living. Lacey Turner makes her debut as amateur ghost hunter Ellie, while Hugo Speer will once again be playing Warren Bettany, the owner of Bedlam Heights.

Other newcomers for series two include mysterious ladies' man Dan (Nikesh Patel), the person in charge of rebranding the block, paranormal blogger Max (Jack Roth) and Kiera (Gemma Chan), a friend of returning character Kate (Charlotte Salt) who is "fast-talking with a flair for sarcasm" and regularly gets "herself in dysfunctional relationships with guys - usually of the older variety". Plus there's a guest appearance from Joseph himself, Lee Mead. Get Will Young back somehow and it'd all sound perfect.

So... I'm confused. Is 30 Rock ending or not?
The cast of 30 Rock

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Liz Lemon from 30 Rock

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We feel your pain, it was all a bit of mess wasn't it? NBC couldn't quite make up their mind whether the forthcoming seventh season would be 30 Rock's last. First, they pretty much confirmed the Tina Fey sitcom's departure by only ordering 13 new episodes, which added up with the rumour that the final season would be shorter than usual.

Then the boss of NBC suggested that 30 Rock could continue, before finally he announced at the network's upfront presentation that yes, the show will conclude with an hour-long finale at the end of season seven. Did you get all that?

So the Vampire Diaries finale is almost here. Is it any good?
The Vampire Diaries s03e21: 'Before Sunset'

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Holy heck, yes! Seriously, everyone in the Digital Spy office who watched it after its US broadcast has agreed that it's an absolutely epic moment of television.

Obviously we're not here to spoil the episode for you, but we can say that Elena (Nina Dobrev) will finally choose between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) in a dramatic fashion, a familiar face will reappear in Mystic Falls and a couple of jaw-dropping twists will change some characters forever. Eep, we can't wait for you to see it!

Do you have any questions for the Tube Talk Q&A? Post them in the box below!

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