CW prez Mark Pedowitz said on a Thursday morning press call, “‘DC Legends of Tomorrow’ is part of the “Flash”/”Arrow universe.” Pedowitz teased of big crossovers. “Yes, they will live together, as three shows.” He also confirmed big character news for CW’s superhero fans: Caity Lotz will play the White Canary, as seen in the first photo (below), and Katie Cassidy will play the Black Canary.
Simply put, I love Flash and Arrow. Pure comic book TV from Greg Berlanti (Jack & Bobby, Green Lantern, The Movie), Marc Guggenheim (No Ordinary Family, Flash Forward) and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe, Eli Stone) give us the light and the darkseids (right?) of contemporary comics. With assistance from DC Comics’ key archtitect Geoff Johns, both of these shows show more love and allegiance for the silver and modern ages of DC continuity than the actual DC staff does these days.
The departures from the holy texts are truly in service of the story and the universe they’re building between the two (soon to be three) shows. That kind of connectivity makes us nerds go giddy.
So the official addition of a third series, at mid-season, is happy pants dance news. With Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) as Rex Hunter, Time Master, and a title that has the word “Tomorrow” in it, one can only hope that time travel is major part of the plot-line.
Beyond that, and the fact that Whose Line Is It Anyway will return at mid-season for a longer run, I don’t have an opinion on the rest of The CW’s schedule. The DC super-heroes and the improv comics – all I watch and all I want from the the network.
Kudos to expanding the female-focused hour-long comedies on Monday, though, with the addition of Rachel Bloom’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rachel is an internet comedienne, a slightly kinder and gentler Amy Schumer, who is an adorable potty-mouthed pixie. Best of luck to her.
Here’s the full fall line-up:
8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM I-ZOMBIE
8:00-9:00 PM ARROW
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (New Night)
8:00-9:00 PM REIGN (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
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