Following several miscarriages due to a blood-clotting issue, Erin (Bates) Paine and her husband, Chad, are expecting their first child.
The happy news was announced on the Jan. 23 episode of Bringing Up Bates, a reality series that follows Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their 19 children.
Erin, 23, the second-eldest of Gil and Kelly Jo's children, married Chad, 27, in November 2013. Ever since, the couple have been intent on starting a family.
Wednesday's episode of Empire saw a kinder, gentler Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) – but only because she was successfully playing with everyone's strings like the leopard print-wearing puppet master she is.
While youngest son Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) still won't give her the time of day, Cookie managed to gain one more client in Tiana (Serayah McNeill) Hakeem's kind-of girlfriend, and orchestrate another in jailed rapper Titan (Jim Beans).
Meanwhile, Lucious's (Terrence Howard) old boss, Billy Beretti (Judd Nelson) threatened to bring Empire down should they go through with going public.
Is the end dawning for Lady Mary and the Earl of Grantham?
Just as the stars of Downton Abbey – Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt and the others – prepare to shoot season 6 in the spring, speculation has arisen that this could be the popular series' last.
While How to Get Away with Murder's midseason finale revealed that Wes (Alfred Enoch) killed Annalise's (Viola Davis) two-timing husband, fans still don't know the central mystery of who killed college student Lila Stangard – whose body was found in a water tank on her sorority house's roof.
But we may be closer to getting an answer! Here are a few other tidbits to get you ready for Thursday's winter premiere: