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 80

It’s a massive 80th episode from comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, packed full of reviews, news and clues to everything in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC. This week, we review InfinityWar, and get you the latest on Venom, Deadpool, LukeCage, BlackWidow, Moon Knight, Gambit, Cloak And Dagger, Punisher, Titans, SwampThing, Metropolis, BirdsOfPrey, Batgirl, Blackhawk, Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Krypton, Gotham, AgentsOfShield and Legion.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep80Finall.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!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 76

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Your resident super villain, Jay Washington, is back from life-threatening throat surgery, and reunited with fellow stand-up comic, Bobby Hill to deliver the full rundown on everything happening in the live-action worlds for Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week, we cover Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant Man & The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Deadpool 2, X-Force, Kitty Pryde, New Mutants, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Gambit, Venom, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Agents Of Shield, Cloak & Dagger, Legion, The Gifted, Shazam, Batgirl, Wonder Woman 2, the solo Joker film, Flashpoint, Lobo, Metropolis, Gotham, Titans, Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, and Arrow!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEP76Final.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 75

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It’s a new year and a new wave of Marvel and DC live-action on the way. Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill drop a hilarious episode with the latest on every hero and villain, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week we cover Black Panther, Infinity War, Thor, Black Widow, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ant-Man And The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Gambit, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Gifted, Legion, Venom, The Runaways, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Krypton.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp75Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

 

Could Supergirl be getting Powergirl as well as an adversary

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Believe it or not Melissa Benoist may not have been the original choice to don the cape and become the girl of steel, Gemma Atkinson (Emmerdale, Strictly Come Dancing) was rumored to have read for the part.

Now this hasn’t been proven 100% but the British actress has now shared some very nice fan-art that makes a lot of people including us here at the Trusty Sidekick believe she’d be a pretty solid choice to Kara’s alternate universe counterpart, Power Girl.

Check out the tweet below and let us know would you like to see Gemma in the role.

We Have A Teaser Look Of A Costumed Hero On Supergirl

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It seems that Supergirl is officially getting another member to her team. Well it is a member that we knew was coming and now it’s a little more official.

On the television series’ own Twitter account, the network debuted an official poster teasing Mon-El’s Legion of Super-Heroes look. He also has his very own Legion flight ring. It appears that Mon-El (played by Chris Wood) we look very different from what we know of in the comic books.

In the comics, Mon-El is known to wear a costume similar to Superman’s, but with the colors inverted. His outfit is predominated by red with a blue cape, and a much smaller “S” crest on the left side of his chest. But they switched it up for the television series. Mon-El will be wearing a suit heavy on the dark blues, with only hints of red and gold on the chest portion. From what we can see it appears that he will have Kryptonian House of El logo in a bigger form. In a recent promo we see that the Legion will play a significant part in the second half of the season.

Supergirl returns Monday, January 15th on The CW.