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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Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow To Give Us A Break In 2018!

All of the CW Arrowverse shows are currently on their winter break, and when they come back, expect some changes to scheduling, as Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow will fill the 8pm time slot on Mondays from January 15 through June 18, thus giving Black Lightning (which premieres on January 16th) room to shine on Tuesdays after The Flash, and giving us one less CW show to have to cover every week (whew!) The schedule is a little janky, but we break it down below.

From Monday, January 15 to February 5th, we’ll get 4 new episodes of Supergirl. Then from February 12th to April 9th, we’ll get 9(!) episodes of Legends, concluding with it’s season finale on the 9th. Finally, Supergirl returns for 10 episodes, culminating in the season finale on June 18th. From the way that lineup works, I expect Kara to see more trouble than success over the next 4 episodes. What do you think? Let us know!

Another WWE Superstar is coming to the Arrowverse

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Could the scarlet speedster become the victim of a jackhammer? This is a question we will get the answer to because the WWE’s own superhero, Goldberg will be appearing on two upcoming episodes of CW’s The Flash.

The former WWE Universal Champion confirmed this himself via his Twitter.

Goldberg is not the first WWE Superstar to grace the ARROWVERSE. After his Summer Slam encounter with Arrow’s Stephen Smell, Cody Rhodes appeared on the show as the character Stardust (a nod to his WWE persona at the time).

Does this mean that Goldberg will potentially one of the new Metahumans created by the dark matter that struck the bus as part of a grand scheme by The Thinker? Will he be an adversary for Team Flash or Will he be a new barista at Jitters?

Guess we all just have to wait and see.

 

 

Tom Felton won’t be back for a 2nd Season on The Flash

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When season 3 of THE Flash ended we knew that Julian Albert would still be part of Team Flash, even though Julian’s love Caitlin has fled into the wind. But now we are not too sure of his future.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Tom Felton won’t be returning for The Flash season 4, neither as a series regular nor as a guest star.

Tom joined the show as a series regular in season three, after the Flashpoint arc, as Julian Albert, Barry’s CSI lab partner who, among other things, became the love interest for Caitlin.

This past weekend, when the trailer for season 4 was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con,  his absence was notorious, with his character missing from the footage and Felton himself absent from the panel.

 

Nothing has been said about Julian’s fate (but is clear that as of this moment Felton has not booked to return to the show), so whatever is in the future for Team Flash and why is Julian absent from season 4 will have to wait until its premiere.

The “Arrow-verse”gets early renewal order

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Looks like your Trusty Sidekicks will be still be in business throughout this tv season and next.

Via Variety

The CW has renewed seven of its series for the 2017-18 season, Variety has learned.

The network has doled out early renewals to all its comic book franchises (“Arrow,” “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) and to “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and “Supernatural.” The CW will also resurrect DC’s “Constantine” as an animated series starring the voice of Matt Ryan on digital outlet CW Seed, produced by Greg Berlanti.

“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”

 

 

Supergirl EP gives breakdown as how Arrowverse heroes will handle Kryptonian

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Denizens of the CW network’s Arrowverse — the fictional universe that encompasses the CW television shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and now “Supergirl” — have seen a lot in their time, but nothing quite like Kara Zor-El, Supergirl. The network is planning a massive crossover event for this fall, though, so some viewers are naturally curious about how the only bonafide alien in the crew is going to be received.

 

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Supergirl — the orphan Kryptonian played by Melissa Benoist — is greeted with a mix of intrigue and uncertainty by her peers. And then she starts flying around.

“Some people, like Barry [Grant Gustin], already know her, so Barry’s completely cool with her,” said “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Some people are instantly charmed by her; I think Sara’s [Caity Lotz] got a little crush on her. Diggle [David Ramsey], as always, just when he thinks he’s seen it all, there’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and they say, ‘What’s so super about her?’ and she just lifts off the ground. Dig’s like, ‘I’m convinced.’”

Despite “Supergirl” only recently making the jump from CBS to the CW, the character is already a known quantity to some in the Arrowverse. Last year Grant Gustin, who plays the lead speedster “The Flash,” guest starred on an episode of “Supergirl.” It was Supergirl’s induction into the CW’s Arrowverse.

Details surrounding the crossover remain scarce, although it is known that the villains of the event will be the Dominators. The crossover is expected to air in December.

Jesse Quick’s powers are teased on “The Flash”

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Tomorrow (Tuesday) we get the first episode of season 3 of The Flash. In the trailer it was shown that Wally West will be suiting up as a speedster. But, if you remember he is not the only one that will have some new powers.

A new logline got released for the third season and it shows that Jesse Quick will have the same speed like Barry Allen and Wally West. To make it all better, she became a hero on Earth-2! Read the logline here:

“Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash are thrilled to reunite with Earth-2 Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Jesse (guest star Violett Beane),” reads the logline. “Wells confides to Barry and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) that Jesse has all the powers of a speedster and has been saving people on his Earth. He is concerned about her safety and wants them to talk her out of using her powers. Meanwhile, Magenta, (guest star Joey King) a new meta who can control metal, terrorizes the city.”

 

The Flash returns this Tuesday on The CW!