The CW may have TV superheroes on lock, but FOX may give them a run for their money later this year. The full fall 2017 schedule has been announced, featuring X-Men drama The Gifted, Gotham Season 4, Lucifer and all your new and returning favorites.
No copyright infringement case has much entertainment potential as a legal battle over a piece of music. The most famous of these, of course, is the lawsuit filed over Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” by the estate of guitarist Randy Wolfe. As Rolling Stone noted in their summary, the jury was not allowed to hear a recording of either track, instead being ordered to listen to a live performance of each song based on the original sheet music. The thought of a jury diligently taking legal notes while a Led Zeppelin cover band plays is enough to put me in my happy place.
The CW has enough superheroes for one lifetime, between Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, to say nothing of DC outliers like FOX’s Gotham. Well, get ready for another superhero (or villain?) to join the ranks in 2017, as those in the know say there’s another DC TV series on the way
Considering Game of Thrones began its 2016 run with one of the series’ biggest reveals to date, and closed out the final 10-episode season with a hearty tease for summer 2017, is it any wonder the series continues to dominate the year’s most pirated TV? See what else made the list, including your next HBO obsession, and surprising entry from the comic world.
Broadcast TV has seen some muted ups and downs in the 2015-2016 season, though no official cancellations have taken place. Still, change is all around for FOX in 2016, banishing Sleepy Hollow to Fridays, while slotting in premieres for DC’s Lucifer, New Girl, and American Idol’s final bow.
Just when it seemed like Comic-Con 2015 had passed us by enough to settle in for the fall season, in comes NYCC to stir it all up again. Warner Bros. leads the TV charge at New York Comic-Con 2015, bringing new material from Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, as well as NBC’s Blindspot, Person of Interest and more.
As CBS’ Supergirl and others caught the brunt of earlier this year, TV’s pilot season has been increasingly difficult to keep under wraps, assuming you trust the veracity of “leaks” to begin with. In any case, FOX’s Minority Report and Lucifer, along with NBC’s Blindspot and others have officially become the latest victims.
Marvel may be sitting out Comic-Con 2015 (at least on the movies side) but good grief if DC isn’t pumping everything they have into San Diego this year, big screen and small. Warner Bros. TV has set a whopping 18 shows to have a presence at Comic-Con, including another “Superhero Saturday Night” for the likes of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and more.
DC’s foothold in the TV game got exponentially bigger with the potential for yet another Arrow spinoff for The CW, but FOX too is making strides toward its comic future. Following the pilot greenlight of Neil Gaiman Sandman spinoff Lucifer, FOX has appointed Rush star Tom Ellis as our new Prince of Darkness.