Other than Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Trilogy and the recent Wonder Woman film, DC has struggled to find their feet on the big screen. Films like Batman V. Superman, and The Justice League have definitely not met studio (or fan) expectations. Each Marvel film seems to have a bigger following than previous films while DC films seem to get more complaints. The discussion on Marvel films is the meaning and characters, while discussion of DC films is about their failures. But one area that DC has not only done well but has full saturation is TV. There are many live-action DC shows on TV now with more on the way. (more…)
The CW has announced their hit Zombie-themed crime comedy is being renewed for a fourth season and the horde couldn’t be happier! The series is currently running its third season and has run through six of its planned 13 episodes before its scheduled to take a break following the season finale on June 27th. The move to renew the series is a bit surprising given the numbers being drawn in, but The CW doesn’t appear to be worrying too much about that and iZombie fans couldn’t be happier.
Loosely based on the comic books of the same title, The CW‘s series iZombie is a quirky comedic take on the serial crime drama genre. In an undeniably over-saturated genre, the show has found a fun little niche that, despite a generally light hearted air, has ploughed some truly deep and dark territory in its two seasons so far. In the final episodes of the second season, the show mounted to a tipping point, where the gang’s secrets were perilously close to being exposed to the world in a conflict that, should it fail, could unleash the zombie apocalypse on what remains of humanity. (more…)
If you’re into hot weather, pool time fun, and family vacations then Summer is pretty great. For the rest of us, though, it means a hiatus from our favorite shows. In the case of CW’s The Flash, Arrow, Supernatural, and iZombie being in-between seasons right now, weeknights have been void of nerd-er-tainment. Nothing to do except *gasp* eat dinner with the fam and socialize in the real world. My god, when are these shows coming back!?
The CW fall schedule has just been announced! The network will launch its 2015-16 season in October. Click on through to get the premier dates. (more…)
The final piece of Upfronts Weeks is revealed later today when the CW formally announces its schedule for the 2015/16 TV season, but as these things go, the schedule was unofficially released this morning. The good news is that the CW is in the enviable position of having so many successful shows that all but two of their series were renewed for the coming year. The bad news though is that the CW has only 10 hours of programming per week. So what does that mean? Surprisingly very little. With the exception of one big alteration, the new schedule for the CW looks remarkably like the old schedule for the CW. But what of all those new shows? Can you say midseason? (more…)
Two shows, both based on comic books. One is new, and one is just finishing its first season. One was the subject of a fierce bidding war, and one seemed far from a sure thing. One will air on a network best known for crime shows your mom watches, and one might as well change its call sign to DC at this point. But together, it’s good news all around for Supergirl and iZombie. Both shows, based on DC Comics properties, will be premiering and renewed for the 2015/16 TV season respectively, further solidifying the current emphasis in the TV universe of shows based on comic books. (more…)
The first trailer for the CW’s adaptation of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred‘s iZombie comic book has hit the Internet and surprise, it doesn’t look bad. The CW has been on quite the nerdy comic book slash Sci-Fi tear lately with shows like Arrow, The Flash, and The 100 delivering some quality, along with a few cringe worthy, television moments all the while building solid fan bases for each show. If this trailer is any indication, the CW looks to maintain that streak. (more…)
San Diego Comic Con, the nerd equivalent of making the trek to Mecca – all nerd must do it once in their lifetime – begins in just a few weeks. Now as observers (not Observers) know, TV has taken on a greater emphasis at the Con, with some TV panels even taking place in the hallowed Hall H, a space once reserved for only the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, and it looks like this year will be no exception. With four big new comic based series hitting screens this fall, and the Blu-ray release of classic stalled for years by miles of red tape about rights, this promises to be a very big year for TV at SDCC. To plan your trip accordingly if you’re going, or to plan your news gathering ability if you’re not, here’s the schedule of screenings and panels for TV shows at San Diego Comic Con, including a DC TV mega panel Saturday night in Hall H.
The final network to announce its fall schedule, The CW, made their move this morning by announcing as few moves as possible. Chances are, if you like The CW’s schedule how it is right now, you will be 60 per cent pleased with how it will look in the fall. Small moves happen on Monday and Tuesday as the netlet benches two returning shows and two new series till midseason and premiering two shows in the fall, including its highly anticipated new superhero show. (more…)
Good morning and welcome to Wake Up BastardCast! This morning, we’re talking to soap opera actor Duncan Dour about love scenes and crying in prison. Also, Kitty and Skot monkey arang with primate expert Ellis Geren and resident medium Tammy O’Neil communicates with dead confederate soldiers who want to confess their atrocities for a shot out of limbo. (more…)