NBC breathed life into Constantine, only to squash it. Then The CW gave him life for a night and they realized that people still wanted to see him live and help other people live. Therefore, they resurrecting him from the dead. In fact, you can say they are re-animating him. Actually, they are animating him.
Yesterday at The CW’s TCA Winter Press Day Mark Pedowitz, President of the network announced that, “Constantine is back as a new animated series for the CW Seed platform. It is from DC Comics, team (Greg) Berlanti and David S. Goyer and, of course, will feature star Matt Ryan as John Constantine.” Then he added, “Like our other animated CW Seed animated series, Vixen and”The Ray, we’ll have about five or six episodes that are about ten minutes each, premiering in the ’17 ’18 season.” That’s right, Ryan will reprise the role of the lovable anti-hero.
As of now that is all they know, but we know it is a magical thing to have him back in whatever way we can.
The CW started off their TCA press day announcing that they picked up 7 other their shows for next season. They are Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Yes, the last one the list is not doing well in the ratings, but it is one of the most original shows on television today. Creatively they have lost their way this season, but it is still enjoyable. Just like Supernatural that is going into their lucky 13th season. Yes, 13! I hope the producers play with that. How fun will that be?
Waiting to get picked up are Frequency, No Tomorrow, The 100, iZombie, Riverdale and The Originals with the latter 4 yet to air any new episodes this season. Definitely not coming back are The Vampire Diaries and Reign will be ending their, well, reigns their season.
How do you feel about the pick ups and which ones do you want to get renewed? I am rooting for iZombie because this is the best show you are not watching!
The CW announced today that this will be Reign’s last season on their network. Is the news a surprise? If you saw the ratings, then the biggest surprise is that it is actually coming back for a 4th one in February. I know I stopped watching once they killed off Francis.
It went from a love story to a political one that no one cared about. So I say Au Revoir!
The CW announced their midseason lineup and missing are the newbies No Tomorrow and Frequency, along with my personal favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
So what goes in their place? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow moves to Tuesdays on January 24th to finish out its second season. Then on April 4th, iZombie is finally back! Which hurts my brain because I am hungry for it now.
On Wednesday, February 1st, The 100 is back. But the Thursday before that Supernatural gets another new timeslot to make room for Riverdale. The show that is named after my hometown and yet I have no temptation to see how they destroy the Archies. Seriously, why say it is characters from the beloved comic book and animated series; and make it about a murder in a small town drama. I was saying more than Sugar, Sugar when I watched that trailer.
Then there is Reign that is by some miracle coming back. Who still watches that period drama that is so far removed from the original concept. On that note, The Originals will be back on March 17th.
How do you feel about their Spring lineup?
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN
TUESDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 24
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH
9:00-10:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (New Time Period)
WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1
9:00-10:00pm THE 100 (Season Premiere)
THURSDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 26
8:00-9:00pm SUPERNATURAL (New Time Period)
9:00-10:00pm RIVERDALE (Series Premiere)
FRIDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 10
8:00-9:00pm THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00pm REIGN (Season Premiere)
FRIDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 17
8:00-9:00pm THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4
8:00-9:00pm IZOMBIE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm IZOMBIE (New Episode)
TUESDAYS BEGINNING APRIL 11
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH
9:00-10:00pm IZOMBIE (Regular Time Period)
As we know, Jamal (Jussie Smolett) is suffering from PTSD after being shot and can’t sing. Tonight at 8p on Fox his mother (Taraji P Henson) has come up with a plan to get in back to him back to his old self on Empire. She has asked her old friend Kitty, who is as big as Mariah Carey because she is played by Mariah Carey, to record a single with her son and take him on tour. It doesn’t look like her plan will work, but when has that stopped Cookie?
Then Lucious (Terrence Howard) and his “wife” Anika (Grace Gealey) have a d!ck measuring contest and she shows him that hers is bigger.
That is the only person Lucious will go up against. Andre (Trai Byers) is dealing with being arrested and it is going to get worse for him before it gets better. That includes having a confrontation with dear old dad. Will his sons finally stand up to him?
This is an Empire not to miss because it is even better than it was the first season!
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? The CW show, that is loosely based on the movie of the same, debuts tonight at 9p.
Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) is a NYPD detective, who lost her father (Riley Smith), a cop, when she was just a kid. They spent their nights talking on a ham radio, and she hasn’t used it since his body was found 20 years ago. Then one night, it mysteriously turns on and she can talk to her father again, the day before he is supposed to die in 1996.
She warns him about what is going to happen and she changes the past. Only problem, she also changed her present. Now she needs to get her dad to do another change to get her present back in order, but what changes will that bring to her life now?
That is why you will want to tune into this show tonight and next week and the week afterwards.
While this review is brief, the show is so well done and captivating, I want you experience it the same way I did.