It was in October of 2016 that a report surfaced that AT&T was attempting to acquire Time Warner. The deal would give AT&T significant holdings in the media industry. The following February Time Warner shareholders approved the merger. This was quickly followed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refusing to review the deal. That left it in the hands of the Justice Department. Every other country involved has since approved the merger. It was only the U.S. that kept it from being final.
President Trump’s Justice Department filed an anti-trust lawsuit last year in November. That pushed the merger deadline till the 21st of this month. Today a judge stepped into the fray and approved the merger.
It’s always fun when figures of pop culture run along side Scooby-Doo and Co. The Mystery Machine gang have run into the likes of: KISS, The Harlem Globetrotters, John Cena, The Superfriends and many others (see complete list HERE). In a long line of cameo/crossovers, comes an announcement of a NEW team-up, and one that hasn’t left fans this excited since sending Scrappy Doo behind bars (gawd, what an annoying character!). It was revealed that Scooby and the gang will crossover with another team of supernatural hunters next season (Yes, that pun was intended!). The Brothers Winchester, Sam and Dean, from CW’s Supernatural will be teaming-up Freddy, Velma, Shaggy, Daphne and Scooby-Doo for an adventure like no other. (more…)
On April Fool’s Day, there was a Facebook gag on the social media site that said that the CW had cancelled all their series except the superhero ones and it was going to reband itself on the basis of being all-superheroes, all the time. It was a joke, but maybe now not too far from the truth. Following up on the CW picking up the pilot for Black Lightning after it was cast off at Fox, the network has officially announced that the series will be a part of its 2017-2018 line-up joining Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. So DCTV five nights a week, then? (more…)
As the first black superhero to have his own DC standalone comic book series, Black Lightning is not only an iconic character, but has a legacy that is significant well beyond the realm of comics. Created by Tony Isabella and Tony von Eeden, Black Lightning is an Olympic gold medallist, a high school principal and an accomplished member of the Justice League – and that is all before you consider the impact his presence had on the emerging representation of African-Americans in popular culture. Now that The CW is giving the superhero his own show, the new incarnation has a lot to live up to. (more…)
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…)
Given that it’s now 2017 and the world has progressed a bit beyond the classic paranoia and dislike of LGBTQ people and issues, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that a former fan of The CW’s Supergirl felt it necessary to complain on Twitter regarding the show’s recent revelation and coming out of a main character. Unfortunately, that’s what went down just a few days ago when Twitter user @TaronYoung complained to a Supergirl Twitter page about having to explain homosexuality to his 7 and 10-year-old children.
The fact that the CW renewed all it superhero shows – Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow – five months in advanced of when network schedules are announced in May, sends a particular message about how much they like being in the hero business. Still, there’s one day of the week where the CW doesn’t have a superhero show, which is starting to feel like a grave oversight given how successful the other four are. There is some potential as the Arrowverse keeps getting bigger, but CW President Mark Pedowitz is ruling out one possibility: the dude with the big red ‘S’ on his chest. (more…)
They may not be knocking their movie adaptations out of the park like Marvel has done with its characters, but DC has been doing very well for itself on the small screen. Hits like Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl have been scoring record audiences and it looks like the trend has continued to shoot upwards. (more…)
In every season of The Flash so far, there’s always been that moment when the villain’s true face is revealed after several episodes of threatening behaviour. In season one, it was when the Reverse-Flash was unmasked to be Harrison Wells, and in season two, it was when we learned that Jay Garrick and Zoom were one and the same. For season three, the big (bad) question was who is Dr. Alchemy, and in a last minute twist on Tuesday night’s episode, the secret was uncovered much earlier than expected, even if the secret identity of Alchemy was pretty much as we expected. (more…)
Since Supergirl joined the CW line-up last May, plans began for what is perhaps the most ambitious superhero project since The Avengers themselves, the four-series, four-night epic team-up of all the CW’s superhero shows. Those plans come to fruition in just a few weeks time as Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to fight the terror of the Dominators, because what better way to bring superheroes together than giving them an alien invasion to fight. Well, now available for your building excitement is the CW’s first trailer for the crossover event, which literally promises (as per Felicity Smoak) the best team-up ever! (more…)