Danielle Turchiano of the LA Examiner got to talk to Jeremy Carver this week (presumably at the TCA's). There's not a lot of fresh spoilers in here, especially his statement about having a plan that goes three years or more, but it's still a fun little interview. Carver does give a few more vague statements about the structure of the season, so speculate away! I'm kind of curious how much of a role the supporting characters are going to play this year. I'm thinking it can't be any more than last season, but perhaps it'll be better written. We'll see!
Speaking of speculation, there are no confirmed reports that Lauren Tom is Kevin's mother. That is all speculation/wishing on Danielle Turchiano's part. Don't be fooled by her statements that Carver confirmed that.