With the loss of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, NBC has struggled in the sitcom department and fallen far short of their former glory, particularly in the face of FOX’s strong lineup and excellent original content from Netflix, Amazon and other streaming providers. There are potentially great things ahead, however, as the company has ordered pilots from Tina Fey, Mike Schur, Marlon Wayans and DC comics, offering a veritable variety platter of humor that could very well punch-up their sitcom lineup and put them back in the game.
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TNT’s proposed Titans TV series, based on the DC Teen Titans of their namesake, has officially hung up the cape. After years in development, the network confirms it has abandoned development of the Akiva Goldsman led series, leaving DC fans to make do with only Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Supergirl …
Both Arrow and The Flash have made entire industries of geek-friendly casting, so it’s only fair Legends of Tomorrow follow the trend. Fan-favorite Firefly falum (okay, alum) Jewel Staite will cross paths with the Legends of Tomorrow later this season, and may herself have some famous DC forebears.
The Flash managed to astonish its fans with the full-fledged appearance of a 14-foot King Shark, an admittedly expensive effect on an already stretched budget. Arrow star David Ramsey teased that we might see the Suicide Squad member again, and now we know for certain King Shark will have his day, with a full episode and crossover to boot.
We’d already known The Flash would use its Earth-2 connections to return Robbie Amell to the role of Ronnie Raymond, former Firestorm host, but it seems the character’s parallel universe name may carry some major DC weight. Meet “Deathstorm,” as The Flash namedrops a Green Lantern baddie for Robbie Amell’s return!
The Flash Season 2’s focus on another Earth has allowed any number of expired characters to return, leaving Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond a prime candidate after the October premiere. Now, new set photos have revealed Amell’s return as his fiery alter-ego, but are we seeing Earth-2, or something more complex?
CBS’ Supergirl didn’t exactly leave 2015 in a good place, and 2016 isn’t looking particularly better by the first clips of Kara’s January return “Blood Bonds.” Not only is Cat Grant still hot on the trail of her secret identity, but the Kryptonian baddie Non also appears to have Hank Henshaw in dire straits.
There’s no arguing that DC Comics maintains a stronger foothold on TV than Marvel, but 2016 will be a huge year for the former’s cinematic exploits as well. To wit, The CW has arranged two new TV specials for January, the first to preview Arrow-Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow, followed by a look at Batman v. Superman’s Justice League future, as well as a brand-new Suicide Squad trailer!
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow hasn’t had any trouble striking a plethora of different tones, from Guardians of the Galaxy to action epic, and now we can throw Doctor Who on the pile. The latest look at the CW spinoff introduces us to Rip Hunter and the Time Masters, while other intel may expose the chronological big bad glimpsed in other spots.
CBS’ Supergirl left us off in 2015 with a literal cliffhanger (well, discounting gravity and all), as Kara prepared to take on Kryptonian supervillain Non. A new trailer for the DC hero’s 2016 return teases not only the skyward square-off, but the arrival of a true Toyman, and Kara uncovering a certain Martian Manhunting secret.