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Fox’s Gotham is practically drowning in future supervillains, so it’s nice to hear there’s a future superhero on the way. Though he probably won’t be of much help to Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne right now, seeing as he hasn’t even been born yet.

Showrunner Bruce Heller revealed that a “prenatal Robin” storyline is in the works for Gotham. Also coming in a future episode is the return of the pint-sized Poison Ivy — though her BFF Harley Quinn will be sitting this season out. Hit the jump for more on the planned Robin Gotham plot.

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Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Is Getting an American Remake

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Luther is coming to America. Fox is developing a U.S. remake of the BBC crime drama, which centered on a brilliant but troubled detective. (As if there’s any other kind of detective on TV these days.) Original Luther creator Neil Cross is on board as writer and executive producer, and original Luther star Idris Elba will executive produce as well. Hit the jump for more details on the Luther US remake. Read More »

Futurama Simpsons Crossover Episode

The Planet Express crew is making a special delivery to your TV this weekend. No, Futurama hasn’t been revived again — Bender, Fry, and the gang are setting a course for Springfield in the next episode of The Simpsons, in hopes of preventing a disastrous future event.

But before it gets to that, though, the Simpsons episode will begin as all Simpsons episodes must — with a couch gag. And in keeping with the Simpsons / Futurama crossover theme, it brings back a minor but much-loved character into the Simpsons family living room. Watch the Simpsons Futurama couch gag after the jump.

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Two Face

When Harvey Dent makes his first appearance on Fox’s Gotham later this month, he’ll still be years away from turning into the villainous Two-Face. But you don’t have to wait nearly that long to see actor Nicholas D’Agosto transform into Harvey Dent. We have the first pics of D’Agosto in character right here.

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Will Smith Producing ‘Hitch’ TV Series for Fox

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Will Smith is coming back to TV — though not as a star. The former Fresh Prince of Bel Air is set to executive produce a small-screen remake of Hitch, his 2005 romantic comedy about a professional dating consultant. Hit the jump for more details on the Hitch TV series.

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AHS Freak Show

Love villains, weirdos, and freaks of all kinds? You’ll be happy to know there’s a lot more of both FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s Gotham coming down the road. The former has been renewed for a fifth season, while the latter has been picked up for a full first season. Hit the jump for more details.

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‘Big’ TV Show Coming From ‘Enlisted’ Guys

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Yet another big-screen classic is making the leap to the small screen. Fox has put into development a TV series remake of Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. But the really good news here is that the project is coming from Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, who most recently worked together on the beloved-but-cancelled Enlisted.

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From a marketing standpoint, Fox’s Gotham already had the deck stacked heavily in its favor. It’s a gritty superhero origin story, at a time when gritty superhero origin stories are doing massive business. And the superhero in question isn’t some indie-comic third-stringer, but one of the most iconic, most beloved superheroes of all time. Those facts alone would be enough to make Gotham one of the most buzzed-about new shows of the 2014-2015 season, even without a seasoned, capable creator (Bruno Heller, of Rome and The Mentalist) and a thoroughly solid cast (Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett-Smith).

But from a creative standpoint, that very same advantage — Gotham‘s familiarity — proves to be a major liability. It’s an antihero crime drama in a pop culture landscape already saturated with antihero crime dramas, and these particular antiheroes are already extremely well known. By the show’s very nature, there’s little question as to where most of its characters will end up, which drastically lowers the dramatic tension. Were Gotham not a Batman prequel, we might be left wondering whether Jim Gordon (McKenzie) could possibly make good on his promise to clean up the city, or whether Bruce Wayne’s traumatic childhood would forge a hero or a villain. As it is, we already know exactly what the answers are.

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