A ‘Roswell’ Reboot Has Been Ordered By The CW

roswell reboot

The CW is officially taking us back to Roswell High School. The broadcast network best known for its slate of popular DC superhero shows, surprisingly sharp comedies, and edgy teen soaps has given a pilot order for the Roswell reboot, which will revive the popular ’90s science-fiction series with an “immigration twist.” Read More »

tv reboots

No TV shows will ever die. They will be resuscitated by networks again and again, until they’re only empty husks of their former selves, all goodwill forgotten. But in the meanwhile, at least we get some feminist reboots of our favorite ’80s and ’90s shows!

Below, see some of the latest TV series to get a nostalgic reboot.

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Supergirl s3

Earlier this week, TV Line reported that Supergirl would air four episodes from January 15 through February 5, then take a hiatus while Legends of Tomorrow takes the timeslot on February 12. Supergirl would then return April 16 and air through June 18. The CW president Mark Pedowitz told TV Line that the production delay had nothing to do with producer Andrew Kreisberg being fired for sexual harassment. /Film spoke with producer Sarah Schechter after a TCA panel for her ABC show Deception. She assured us that the hiatus was no big deal.

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robert knepper izombie

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and #metoo movement, five women accused actor Robert Knepper of sexual misconduct. Fans of The CW’s iZombie had hoped he would be removed from the show, but The CW conducted an investigation and decided to allow him to finish the upcoming fourth season. CW President Mark Pedowitz told /Film at the Television Critics Association press tour that Knepper would not return to the show after his current arc concludes.

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Constantine trailer

Warner Brothers digital studio Blue Ribbon Content held a panel for the Television Critics Association to introduce the press group to some of the original content they produce for digital platforms. The DC animated universe grows with Freedom Fighters: The Ray and a Constantine animated series, picking up where the short-lived NBC series left off.

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Sabrina TV show

Netflix has found its Sabrina the Teenage WitchMad Men actress Kiernan Shipka has joined the cast of the Riverdale spin-off, which will be inspired by the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics. The comics update the Sabrina the Teenage Witch character into darker, more horror-themed stories. The still-untitled Sabrina TV show was acquired by Netflix in December.

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2 Dope Queens HBO

We cover a lot of stuff here at /Film, but sometimes a trailer slips through the cracks. And that’s where a good old fashioned trailer round-up comes in handy! This is a very special trailer round-up because it’s devoted solely to TV trailers. We love you, TV! You don’t judge us like others do! Below, find trailers for Grace and Frankie2 Dope QueensCrashingThe PathLittle Women, Stargate: Origins and Riverdale.

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black lightning tv spot

“Black Lightning is back,” the latest trailer for the new CW DC Comics superhero show declares. It’s an unusual choice of words for a series that introduces a little-known superhero to TV, but Black Lightning follows an unusual premise: the electricity-controlling hero Jefferson Pierce is a retired vigilante who returns to the world of crime-fighting.

It’s the Jessica Jones story premise, and shades of Marvel’s darker Netflix series can be seen in the newest show from CW superhero series stalwart Greg Berlanti, who is responsible for feeding us the comic book feast of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch show

The Sabrina the Teenage Witch spin-off from the CW’s hot Archie show Riverdale is coming to Netflix. Inspired by the comic book series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show will reimagine the the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch with a darker, more horror-oriented storyline. The series had originally been planned for the CW, but now Netflix has committed to a 20-episode season of show.

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Andrew Kreisberg fired

It took the Harvey Weinstein case to get Hollywood to finally open its eyes to the flood of sexual harassment and sexual assault situations that have been happening in the industry for years (sometimes lasting decades), and the dominoes continue to fall.

The latest person to go down is Andrew Kreisberg, the co-creator and executive producer of The CW superhero shows The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and Supergirl, who as of today has officially been fired by the Warner Bros. Television Group because of sexual harassment allegations.

Meanwhile, more details have surfaced about the conduct of Pixar guru John Lasseter in the wake of him taking a leave of absence from the animation studio last week due to his own sexual harassment issues, which he referred to as “missteps.”
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