Mark Pedowitz

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This morning, the CW announced it’s fall schedule at the upfronts, the annual presentation of all U.S. networks announcing their new shows and new line-ups. It was revealed today that the CW intends to make 8 pm the DC hour with Supergirl on Monday, The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday; to borrow a joke, the CW should basically change its name to DCW, right? That might not be too far off, because in the spirit of the Supergirl/Flash crossover, which was one of the former’s highest-rated episodes of the season, the CW is looking to its first mega-crossover of all four series. (more…)

The CW Flirts With Starting Its Own Streaming Service

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Popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu may be seeing some competition in the near future.  The CW, the network famous for its DC-related television shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and less recently Smallville may be getting its own stand-alone streaming service quite soon.  With the streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime outputting shows that are both critically and culturally acclaimed, as well as incredibly lucrative, it’s hard not to see the allure in the idea.  Could this be the end of TV as we know it?  Maybe… (more…)

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With all the ground work being laid in both Arrow and The Flash, introducing new characters who could each lead their own spin-off series, unless the CW wanted to change their name to the DC Network, this was really the only option that made sense. The CW has announced that they’re presently developing a “superhero team-up” spin-off series featuring a ragtag group of actors from both Arrow and The Flash. Currently being developed by DCTV Universe overseers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, the new show already has a popular quartet of actors apparently signed up to lead team, which will only, undoubtedly, open the door to more spin-off ready characters. (more…)

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Big news from today’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour 2015, and not just big news relative to the size of the network presenting: The CW. Yes, the CW is an also ran of a network, churning out 10 hours of programming a week and basically being relegated to the a category so derogatory, it’s the only one to be given the term “netlet,” but they’re still churning our a lot of popular TV. They know what they’re doing and they’re doing it well, which is why they went hog wild this afternoon and renewed eight of its series, including the superheroic Arrow and The Flash. Speaking of which, if you love the world of the Emerald Archer and the Fastest Man Alive, then you might just be welcoming a third hour featuring the man with the Power of the Atom. (more…)

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As the season of television series pickups, renewals, and cancellations draws to a close there’s only a few more shows whose future hang in the balance. One of those is NBC’s Hannibal, which still hasn’t received confirmation whether it’ll be renewed or not, and does not appear on the NBC’s fall schedule. Another is the CW‘s Wonder Woman prequel, Amazon.

At CW’s upfronts earlier today, CW Topper Mark Pedowitz confirmed with Entertainment Weekly Amazon wasn’t dead, but remains in development and won’t be seen in the coming 2013-2014 season.

Oh God, yes. It’s being redeveloped. We don’t want to produce something that doesn’t do the franchise justice. It’s the trickiest of all the DC characters.

A leaked casting notice from last year told us who they’re looking to cast as the Amazon Princess. They want a young woman, as this series will be exploring Diana’s teenage years, though the casting names the woman as Iris, and she must be 5’8 or taller. Diana– err, Iris, comes from a, “secluded country where she was raised as a solider in a brutal environment. Now a stranger in a strange modern big city, she’s a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­ and she will fight to the death to make the world safe.”

Pedowitz assures EW these “basics” are still present in their development of Amazon, but that they need to work on perfecting the execution. Which I’m all for. If they do a Wonder Woman televisions series, they need to do it right. Think we’ll see Amazon in another year or so? Or is the Amazonian not fit for TV?