I'll keep watching. The end of the first half was what sucked me in.
Now, time to start the theorizing.
Since they are letting the originals take a front seat along with the youngun's, I'm going to wager:
500 quatloos each on these:
1. Cliff Barnes is involved somewhere. My bet is he's one of John Ross' mysterious investors and is hiding his identity.
2. The person who sent the mysterious email that broke up Elaina and Christopher is Pam. I read the producers want her back, and her story was left open-ended.