TV News: Supernatural, Helix, Blue, Southcliffe

Jim Beaver has confirmed he’ll be returning as Bobby Singer in a regular capacity for the upcoming ninth season of “Supernatural”.

Asked how the character is coming back from heaven, Beaver tweeted: “Read the script. Didn’t see this one coming. Whatever you think it is — it ain’t. #Bobbysback”. [Source: TV Fanatic]

Billy Campbell (“The 4400,” “The Killing”) is set to portray the lead role of Dr. Alan Farragut in Ron Moore’s upcoming dark thriller series “Helix” at Syfy. Shooting takes place in Montreal on July 29th.

The story follows a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak. Farragut is just getting over a failed marriage and the affair his wife had with his brother, who now needs his help after becoming infected with a deadly disease. [Source: Deadline]

Rookie Blue
ABC has renewed its cop drama “Rookie Blue” for a fifth season. Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith star in the Toronto-shot series.

Ratings have dipped slightly, but it remains one of ABC’s strongest original series over the Summer. [Source: Twitter]