Is there a chance Crossbones is still alive after Captain America: Civil War? Which star of the 1950s Superman television series passed away this past weekend? Is Charlie Kaufman up for writing a superhero movie? When will we see the first footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
The CW welcomed Supergirl to its growing DC universe last month, and now she’s bringing with her another member of the Super-family. The network has announced that Tyler Hoechlin, of Teen Wolf and Everybody Wants Some!!, will guest star in the second season of Supergirl as Kara’s much more famous cousin Kal-El, a.k.a. Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
As Supergirl heads to her new home on the CW, a certain famous relative will swing by to help her settle in. Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has confirmed that Superman will appear in the second season of the superhero series — as an actual character this time, that is, and not just as a vaguely person-shaped blur. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Apocalypses and dystopias are all over TV right now. Divergent and The Maze Runner are carrying on The Hunger Games‘ dystopian YA torch on the big screen, while superhero movies promise destruction and doom on a regular basis. The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead are sending zombies shuffling through the AMC lineup, The Last Man on Earth is laughing through the end times over at Fox, and The 100 delivers post-apocalyptic teen drama from week to week on The CW.
But The CW’s next apocalyptic series comes with a bit of a twist. No Tomorrow is not a post-apocalyptic story, but a pre-apocalyptic one. Tori Anderson plays a risk-averse quality-control assessor who falls head over heels for a handsome neighbor (Joshua Sasse, late of Galavant). He takes a real “live like there’s no tomorrow” approach to life because, as it turns out, he actually thinks there’s no tomorrow — he’s fairly certain the world is going to end in a few months. Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath and Jonathan Langdon also star. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
It came as no huge surprise when CBS announced Supergirl would be flying over to The CW for its second season. The series has always seemed like it’d be more at home on The CW anyway, where it’d be surrounded by other DC dramas like Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. And now that Kara’s arrived, The CW is more than ready to bring her into the fold with the rest of its heroes.
The CW has announced Supergirl will be part of this fall’s annual CW DC crossover event, along with Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, making it the “biggest one ever.” And while it’s way too early for any footage from said crossover, The CW is eager to promote Supergirl as part of its growing superhero lineup. Watch the Supergirl The CW teaser announcement below. Read More »
UPDATE: TheWrap has confirmed that Supergirl will return for a second season on The CW. Production will also move from Los Angeles to Vancouver (where The CW’s other DC Comics dramas are shot) to save costs. Our original story from May 5, 2016 follows.
Right now the future of Supergirl is up in the air. The series starring Melissa Benoist completed its first season back in April, and CBS has yet to officially announce that the show has been renewed for a second season. However, there might be a good reason for that. A new report reveals that while CBS wants to bring the show back, it’s hard for them to justify bringing it back with the price tag of about $3 million per episode due to licensing fees. And when you look at the show’s ratings, spending that kind of money on the show just doesn’t make sense. There might be a solution, though.
CBS just so happens to co-own The CW with Warner Bros. Entertainment, and it sounds like there may be a potential plan to move Supergirl over there. But some sacrifices will have to be made to keep it afloat. Find out more about Supergirl moving to The CW after the jump. Read More »
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.
Find out more details about MADtv coming back to television after the jump. Read More »
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 »
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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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