Archive for May 10, 2017
The CW already has four superhero shows, but now has a fifth with Black Lightning being ordered to series. Producer Greg Berlanti began this superhero movement on The CW back with Arrow, but it has continued to grow seemingly every year since. The Flash was introduced in Arrow, while Legends of Tomorrow took supporting characters from each show, and Supergirl was saved from cancelation at CBS, though it takes place on a different Earth. This DC lineup already dominates CW’s programming, but they’re officially making room for another.
Black Lightning has continued to gain steam since it was ordered to pilot near the beginning of the year. It has since seen its cast grow and was pegged to be a
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The final trailer for Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes will reportedly be coming soon. In an era of reboots to Hollywood franchises of old, the recent one for Planet of the Apes may be the shining example. Rupert Wyatt kicked things off with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011, but Reeves came in for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes a few years later. It was his vision on the second movie that saw the franchise go from good to great, and has made his sequel one of the most anticipated films ...
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NBC cancels freshman time-travel drama Timeless after one season. Co-created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural), the series followed the adventures of history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), U.S. Army Delta Force Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), and programmer Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) as they traveled to various points in time hunting the terrorist Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić). With the additions of a secret organization called Rittenhouse and rich back stories for each of the main characters – not to mention a government conspiracy – Timeless weaved a high concept sci-fi tale in its first season.
As such, the NBC series amassed a small, but dedicated following that included celebrity fans like ...
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In disappointing news, NBC has cancelled its under appreciated time travel drama “Timeless” – meaning the series won’t be returning for a second season.
The series, a collaboration between “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan and “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke, scored strong reviews, a good time slot and had an easy appeal that was both family friendly and praised for its accuracy – recently earning recognition from the Smithsonian.
However, it never established much of a viewership beyond a small but loyal audience – garnering a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in Live+7. The season one finale ended on a cliffhanger and so sadly that will not be resolved.
That wasn’t the only cancellation handed out today though as ABC’s Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing” has been scrapped after six seasons.
The multicamera sitcom was one of the few successful shows on a Friday night, averaging a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and an even more impressive 8.3 million viewers per episode.
News isn’t all bad today though as NBC has renewed its thriller series “Blindspot” for a third season. The series was on the bubble but tough negotiations over the show’s license fee seem to have been worked out.