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Having last been seen in the Season 10 premiere, in which she mysteriously gave herself over to the Suicide Squad and subsequently disappeared, Chloe resurfaced in a most unexpected way, as an avatar in the virtual realities that the nefarious Vra (Vigilante Registration Act) had secretly forced upon Clark Kent aka The Blur (ugh), Lois Lane, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow and Dinah Lance/Black Canary.
When I was a young teenager, I had actually been drifting away from comics and superheroes a bit. After Batman & Robin it became clear no more Batman movies were going to be made for a while and cartoons like Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond were winding down while the late 90s and early 00s weren’t particularly great for comics. Three things over the course of my high school years reignited my passion for these characters. Starting backwards, it was Batman Begins, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films and Smallville.
15 years ago today, one of the longest running science fiction shows aired on television. Smallville set out to explore Superman’s youth in the titular town, but its real objective was to humanize Clark Kent and his journey to becoming the world’s greatest superhero.
While it may be common knowledge that an Aquaman pilot was shot and came close to airing and there had been discussions of Laura Vandervoort’s Supergirl getting a spinoff, it had been unknown until now that another spinoff nearly came to fruition: Justice League!
Nearly a decade ago, Craig Byrne, the mind behind Kryptonsite, sat down with then producer Steven S. DeKnight when compiling information to be included in Smallville: The Official Companion Book for Season 6. During those discussions, DeKnight detailed what the ill-fated Justice League series would have been like.
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Neill was the first to play the iconic newspaper reporter in the black-and-white 1948 Superman film serial (opposite Kirk Alyn). She then made her TV debut as Lois starting with Season 2 of Adventures of Superman, replacing Phyllis Coates in the role. Neill also put in cameos in the 1978 Superman film (which marked Christopher Reeve’s debut as the Man of Steel) as well as 2006’s Superman Returns (starring
With those words, spoken by Jonathan Kent in the Smallville pilot, a new take on the superman saga found a home that would last for 10 years.
Developed for TV by Al Gough and Miles Millar, Smallville— which followed the adventures of Clark Kent in the fictional town of Smallville, Kan., before he becomes Superman — made its debut Oct. 16, 2001, on The WB.
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CBS’ aforementioned Big Brother did 5.7 mil and a 1.7, off a tenth from its year-ago Sunday premiere (and thus hitting an all-time Sunday low), and down 11 and 19 percent from last Thursday’s telecast. Fun fact: The Madam Secretary rerun at 9 pm (4.2 mil/0.6) matched the Reckless premiere’s year-ago numbers.
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As the world discovers the truth about Odelle (played by Anna Friel), she finally has a chance to tell her story, to Times reporter Isabel Rainey (Big Love‘s Branka Katic). But as seen in the sneak peek below, as Peter (Peter Facinelli) and Harrison (Jake Robinson) discuss this imminent, sure-to-be-explosive interview, one of the gents fears the worst.
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The Episode | “Mother’s Mercy” (June 14)
The Performance | If we hadn’t recognized Lena Headey for her devastating turn in Game of Thrones‘ fifth season finale, we would’ve deserved a walk of shame of our own. During the course of the episode, Headey took the Queen Regent — already at a personal low after weeks held in the High Sparrow’s prison — to Cersei’s nadir. Headey elegantly wove her character’s haughty nature into even the most groveling of confessions; though Cersei admitted to sinning, the actress’ face showed that
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As seen in the sneak peek below, Suzanne (played by Sadie Sink) is troubled, a fact that does not go unnoticed by Julia (Smallville alum Allison Mack), the woman she recently met at the bookstore. Will Suzanne share her suspicion that something is amiss with her mother’s “death”? If so, what will Julia do with that intel?
Regardless, the ladies’ bond will raise questions for
This Sunday on American Odyssey (NBC, 10/9c), Smallville favorite Allison Mack begins an arc as Julia, an intelligent and empathetic woman who strikes up a convo with Sgt. Odelle Ballard’s daughter Suzanne — and TVLine has a first look at their bonding over Harry Potter and such.
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To date, young Suzanne (played by Sadie Sink) can only suspect that her mother is somehow still alive, despite what grownup after grownup has told her. (Helping fuel the lass’ theory is the fact that the wedding ring belonging to her “dead” mom,
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If, however, like Blake, your glass had even a splash of moonshine left in it, maybe there were no losers at all.
After all, as Joshua “My Infant’s Fave Toy Is a Pair of Noise-Cancelling Headphones!” Davis, Koryn “My Ad-Libs + Pharrell’s Face = Magic” Hawthorne, Sawyer “Mortal Enemy of Men Without Hats
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The midseason drama stars Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Sergeant Odelle Ballard, an American soldier who, in the midst of an unplanned takedown of Al Qaeda’s top commander, stumbles across enormously volatile intel — the transfer of $30 million from the American company “Soc” to a terrorist cell. Soon afterwards, private military contractors, Osela, arrive to take out Odelle’s entire unit, though she secretly survives, the only witness to the massacre.
But make no mistake, the midseason thriller (premiering Sunday at 10/9c) is inspired by the epic poem.
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As series co-creator Peter Horton explains, “Three-and-a-half years ago, I had been working with my writing partners, Adam Armus and Kay Foster, on a different project that didn’t work out, so we were looking for something else to do. [British producer] Simon Maxwell came to us and said,
Either way, the Peacock network has decided not to move forward with its untitled comedy pilot starring Potter and exec-procuced by Ellen DeGeneres, TVLine has learned.
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According to multiple sources, NBC and Warner Bros. (the studio behind the project) mutually agreed to put the pause button on the potential series for creative reasons, with an eye towards redeveloping it next season.
The multi-cam project revolved around Potter’s Bridget,
In the following exclusive video, Will tries to suss out which member of Intelligence has captured Jay’s heart: Erin, Nadia — they’re both hot, he notes — or “that desk sergeant from downstairs.” (We like your sense of humor, Will.)
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His question is quickly answered when Jay introduces him to his colleague/ex, who is surprised to meet someone from his family.
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