This past January, The CW aired a 20th anniversary special taking a look back at the former Fox sketch comedy series MADtv. It was an odd programming move for the network at the time, but now it sound like it might have been a test to see if there was still interest in the show that aired from 1995 to 2009. Why? Because The CW has just announced that MADtv will be returning to television with new episodes.
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Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Fred Topel
The 100 finally returns for its third season after nearly a year off the air. Loyal fans have been waiting to see what becomes of Clarke (Eliza Taylor)’s solo journey after leaving the camp, and what’s going on with that woman in the red dress. Well, you’ll see that three months have gone by and Clarke is a good hunter, but she can’t stay alone for long. Raven (Lindsey Morgan) can still barely use her leg but she’s on a scouting mission, with a modern soundtrack.
The CW presented a panel of The 100 cast for the Television Critics Association and we got to sit down with creator and show runner Jason Rothenberg while he was in Los Angeles. Some mild spoilers of the first two episodes of the new season are part of our discussion. The 100 returns Thursday, January 21 at 9 on The CW. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 by Fred Topel
This morning, The CW presented panels to the Television Critics Association. During the Executive Session with president Mark Pedowitz, they made several announcements that will be exciting to fans of their DC properties.
Megalyn E.K., who provides the voice of Vixen in the animated CW Seed series of the same title, will be reprise her role in live-action on an episode of Arrow. “CW Seed has always been considered an incubator,” Pedowitz added. “Megalyn E.K. will play the role in episode 15 or 16. It’s a great story to tell.” Pedowitz additionally revealed that Vixen has been renewed for a second season.
Pedowitz also announced that Kevin Smith himself will direct an episode of The Flash in May. Click through for additional updates on the Archie and Friday the 13th series, plus Pedowitz’s comments on the possibility of a female-led standalone superhero series on The CW. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Legends of Tomorrow looks like the kind of oddball superhero comic that flies under the radar, gains a strong niche following, and gets cancelled far too early. That is entirely meant as a compliment – some of the best superhero comic books of all time follow that pattern.
We don’t want to say anything brash like “Legends of Tomorrow is going to be a great show that will die young!”, but we will say that it certainly looks like the kind of under-the-radar superhero comic we like so much. Here are eight C-list superheroes, rounded up and tasked with traveling throughout time to keep C-list villain Vandal Savage from conquering the world. This show has no right to exist, which is why its mere presence is enough to make us break out in a big grin. The latest trailer for this show lacks the cinematic panache of the last one, but we’re still getting a TV show starring the likes of Firestorm and Hawkgirl. We’ll give this thing a chance.
Watch the new Legends of Tomorrow trailer after the jump.
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If you’re not a Saturday Night Live fan like myself, maybe you found some laughs with the sketch comedy series Mad TV that ran on Fox from 1995 to 2009. The show was basically an alternative to SNL, opting for recorded sketch comedy with a live audience instead of a live show, though it never really got the same acclaim or audience. But now fans can take a trip down memory lane with a Mad TV 20th anniversary special coming in January. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
While the burgeoning DC movie universe will officially attempt to win the hearts of minds of audiences all over the world with 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the DC television universe has already moved past its “safe and comfortable” phase and into its “totally batshit can you believe this exists” phase. When Arrow premiered back in 2012, no one imagined that The CW would soon house its own bonkers comic book universe that would win over nerds and norms alike. But here we are – just as The Flash was officially establishing itself as the geekiest show on television, Legends of Tomorrow is here to dethrone it.
Set in the already jam-packed Arrow/Flash universe, Legends of Tomorrow borrows recurring heroes and villains from those two series, introduces a lot more, and sends everyone on a time traveling adventure to take down the immortal DC comics baddie Vandal Savage. It looks insane. And very fun.
Watch the new and totally crazy Legends of Tomorrow trailer after the jump.
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It’s almost time for the new season of Arrow to begin this fall, and that means there’s no better time for a full trailer to give us a sneak peek of what we can expect this season from The CW’s resident vigilante.
The Arrow season 4 trailer starts off with a bright and happy tone as we see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) enjoying his new life, removed from the responsibilities he gave himself as The Arrow, and living with Felicity in a lovely little suburb. But the honeymoon can’t last forever as the newly renamed Star City ends up facing new threats for Queen to deal with yet again. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Fred Topel
In addition to confirming that Matt Ryan will appear on an Arrow episode as John Constantine, Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW, spoke to the Television Critics Association today about the reasons the company passed on Supergirl, and how The CW’s superhero lineup has evolved to include three shows.
All told, his comments give some insight into the evolution of The CW slate, and also caution us not to take the Constantine/Arrow crossover news as indication of a back door pilot plan. Read More »
Back in May, thanks to the traditional upfronts presentations from all the major networks, we got a fun teaser trailer The CW’s new DC Comics TV series adaptation DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The show is spinning off the established shows Arrow and The Flash, following time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat.
The show may not hit the air until 2016, but Warner Bros. Television is bringing the show to Comic-Con along with the new CBS series Supergirl and The CW’s other two aforementioned DC Comics series. And just before fans get a new glimpse at the show, a pretty slick piece of concept art has surfaced online showing the titular team using their superpowers in a pretty flashy spectacle.
Check out the Legends of Tomorrow concept art after the jump! Read More »