I was almost in shock when I got an alert from TFC about the press release, and then noticed no one else had posted anything yet. And the three paragraphs at the heart of that release was a lot of meat to feed us with. (The ratings for TAR 17 to date, as well as the TAR 17 finale date.)
Now if they would tell us if its a regular cast or something else, maybe we can all breathe a little easier.
the-pr0phet, that all depends. The absence of any reports in the trades on top of the lack of a season 18 application period (so far) was unusual, but a filming after the beginning of November isn't unusual.