Television Upfronts Bring Big Changes To Arrowverse, Patience For Agents Of Shield

With this year’s television upfronts having just concluded, we are now getting info on where and when we’ll see the return of some of our favorites from both DC and Marvel, and boy are there some surprises.

As you may know if you’re following us on the podcast (here,) the fates of the CW shows weren’t determined until about a month ago. Despite a lot of people questioning whether Supergirl, Flash or even Arrow should return, all are back, possibly aided by the fact that the network is expanding to a sixth night of programming (Sunday.)

While Flash’s fifth season will continue to be the lead-in to the very strong and entertaining, Black Lightning, remaining in the Tuesday night spot it’s held since it’s inception, Supergirl will move from the Monday night spot it had for it’s first three seasons (one on CBS, two on CW,) to Sunday’s at 8pm, 7 CST. Legends Of Tomorrow will now be locked in the Monday 8pm/7 CST slot it thrived in this year, and it will now be followed by Arrow! Oliver and crew had a very strong comeback season, really a second in a row, after everyone freaked out over too much magic being involved in season 4. Supergirl, Legends, Arrow, Flash and closing with Black Lightning makes for a much stronger lineup and wraps everything up by Tuesday night each week.

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been given a 13-episode 6th season, which almost no one would’ve guessed, after last year’s story about Disney needing to “strongly urge” ABC to bring the show back. To no surprise of the actual fans of the show, we were treated to another fabulous season, which tied up so many loose ends and has us eager for another. The twist is when we will actually get to see them. As you may know if you’re watching, they explicitly connected Thanos attacking Earth in Infinity War, to the show. The concern many had upon the announcement of the 6th season, was that we’d see AoS come back before the issues stemming from Thanos snapping his fingers, had played out. The good news is, that won’t be a problem. The bad news, is the reason why. We won’t get the premiere of season 6 until the summer of 2019, meaning after the events of Avengers 4 play out. As a fan, this is bittersweet. Happy for another season, sad you have to wait.

I think the positives outweigh the negatives all the way around here. What about you? Let us know what you think!

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 79

 

Fresh off of C2E2 in Chicago, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to load you up with everything going on in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we get you the latest info on The Avengers, Eternals, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, Jessica Jones, Titans, Batgirl, Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, Krypton, Agents Of Shield, and Legion.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep79Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

The CW Invites Everyone Back For Another Year

 

One of the things that was just discussed on the most recent episode of the podcast, released this morning (available here,) was that up until last night, Black Lightning had been the only CW superhero show that had been renewed. It’s been one of the best on television and deserved it, and with the ongoing struggles of all but one of the other shows, (thank you, Legends,) and pilot season just passing, hesitation made sense.

Everything was resolved this morning, as The CW has announced the return of the entire Arrowverse for another go, next season. Arrow will return for it’s seventh season, Flash for it’s fifth, Legends and Supergirl will get their fourth, along with the aforementioned second season of Black Lightning. Flash will officially hit 100 episodes thanks to it’s additional season. Amazingly, Supergirl, a show that started on another network, and Legends of Tomorrow, a show about “valueless” characters, thrown together (to often needle the Marvel universe – listen to our pod!) are a season away from also reaching the magic milestone of 100 episodes, themselves. Maybe this is the benefit of the network moving to 6 nights of programming, but we’re not complaining.

With this, we’re hoping each series ups the quality of show they’re putting out. We’ve had major issues with the paths that the longest running shows have taken (Ollie and Barry, we’re looking at you.) It would be great to see all of the series hit a stride that apes what their newest sibling has hit – or maybe having a series that’s sharp for a year or two and then fizzles is the Berlanti way. Either way, we’re excited to see what’s next. What do you think? Let us know!

Is Lady Eve Coming back to Freeland?

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By back to Freeland, we mean is Jill Scott returning to the CW show Black Lightning.

Now if you watch the show you will remember that Scott’s character, Lady Eve was murdered in an attempt to frame the titular hero. But now thanks to the power of social media and Miss Jill Scott herself, what is seen and dead and gone may not actually be the case.

Check out the post from her Instagram feed

This leaves a lot of fans wondering is she coming back from the grave or maybe even in a flashback. But what we have learned is for certain characters death isn’t an absolute as seen by the gangster LaLa.

Tell us what you think. Are you excited to see her return and in what capacity would you like that to be?

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 78

 

It’s the week before stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill head to Chicago for C2E2 and they have everything you need to know about what’s happening in the Marvel and DC live-action universes, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we cover rumors, production news, casting info, spoilers, and reviews of New Gods, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Batman, Titans, Avengers, Captain Marvel, Venom, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Men, Dr Doom, Nightwatch, Cloak and Dagger, Luke Cage, Legends Of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Krypton, and Agents Of Shield!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep78Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 77

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Coming to you on the Laugh Factory podcast network, this week’s episode, with comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, is on fire with the latest info on Marvel and DC, including Wonder Woman, Shazam, Joker, Flashpoint, Booster Gold, Infinity War, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, Spider Man, and Silver & Black, plus recaps on Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, and Agents Of Shield.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp77Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us! Also, get your free month of Stitcher Premium by going to http://stitcher.com/premium and using the promo code: TRUSTY. Check out Marvel’s new Wolverine podcast – out now!

Grammy Award Winning Artist Jill Scott is joining Black Lightning

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Black Lightning is getting a little more soul. Grammy Award Winning Jill Scott is stepping into the role of Lady Eve for the new CW show Black Lightning . A new photo from the upcoming 3rd episode “Lawanda: The Book of Burial,” shows Scott having an interaction with Tobias Whale thanks to Entertainment Weekly.

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A character description for Lady Eve has been given  “serves as a bridge between Tobias Whale (played by L.A. rapper Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders.”  Jones has also further elaborated saying “Lady Eve is the only person of authority over him. It means something to him, I think ultimately because it’s a woman. I think ultimately his affinity for Lady Eve has to do with the fact that she’s kind of a mother figure to him — but she’s not his mother.”

Now in case you were curious as to how does Lady Eve fit into the comics (aside the photo) here is a bit of back story. Lady Eve is a member of the international terrorist group the Kobra Cult, whose leader first appeared 1976 in Kobra #1. The group has made appearances over the decades on the animated series’ Batman BeyondBatman: The Brave and the BoldYoung Justice and Beware the Batman.

Jill Scott has been very impressive on both the big and small screen and her appearance and this looks to just add to her already extensive resume.