Fake American: David Lyons (Australian) plays Bass Monroe, Tracy Spiridakos (Charlie) is Greek-Canadian, and Colm Feore (Randall of the DoD) and Leslie Hope (Georgia Federation President Kelly Foster) are Canadian.
Fake Brit: Anna Lise Phillips (Australian) plays Maggie.
Fan Nickname: Aaron's name hasn't been stated much by episode 2, leading some to refer to him as "Google Guy". And there's "Bratniss" for Charlie.
As did Jacob, who's decided to join the Monroe militia. Alternately, Lucifer got out of Hell and decided to help the humans destroy themselves.
And now Frank is a rebel bookprinter!
Also, a pretty big 24 reunion as well with Annie Wersching, Kim Raver, Leslie Hope, Colm Feore, Joaquim de Almeida, Nestor Serrano, and Glenn Morshower as Emma, Julia, President Kelly Foster, Randall, Luis Nunez, Joseph Deckert, and Dan, respectively. Billy Burke even played another Matheson in 24
Young Sam Winchester is leading a child army (and still an orphan, worrying after his big brother).
Averted. It was booked for a second season in April. The S2 premiere will be in September 2013, and this is apparently still happening despite the ratings slipping quite noticeably. One hopes that the syndication of this episode and its availablility on iTunes will mitigate some of that.
However, played straight again when the network changed the series' timeslot to Wednesday nights. Without The Voice as a lead in, the show's ratings have suffered heavily as a result.
In season 2, Miles takes on the alias "Stu Redman", the name of a character in The Stand. It should also be noted that one of the main villains of season 1 was named "Randall Flynn", which is suspiciously similar to a villain in that book with a known penchant for taking on aliases with the same initials as his real name, one Randall Flagg.