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How The CW’s Arrowverse has achieved what the Dceu never could

George Chrysostomou on The CW’s Arrowverse and the Dceu…

It’s no secret that The CW is continuously killing it in terms of faithful and fun adaptations of famous DC characters. Whilst the shows are not everyone’s cup of tea, for those who stick with them it is clear that a lot of effort has gone into building a comprehensive universe that feels both consistently fresh and appropriately fleshed out. The jewel in the crown for these four Arrowverse series – Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supegrirl – is the crossover episodes, which bring all of the TV series characters together in thrilling and suspenseful tales that are both adventurous and character driven. Some have even gone as far to claim that the last crossover episode, Crisis on Earth X, was the better version of the Justice League, relying on the writer’s saviour – the multiverse
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The CW’s Arrowverse crossover adds Jeremy Davies as villainous Arkham Asylum doctor

Deadline is reporting that Jeremy Davies has become the latest addition to this year’s Arrowverse crossover between The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.

Davies is set to play Dr. John Deegan, whose description reads: “a doctor at Arkham Asylum For the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, but he might just be crazier than the inmates he treats. His machinations will draw Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl to Gotham City.”

The three-night crossover is set to introduce a number of new faces, including Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black), portrayed by Elizabeth Tulloch (Grimm), and Nora Fries, played by Cassandra Jean Amell (Mad Men). Tyler Hoechlin also reprises his Supergirl role as Superman.

See Also: The CW’s DC Heroes and Villains trailer teases the arrival of Batwoman into the Arrowverse

The Arrowverse crossover begins with The Flash on December 9th, followed by Arrow on December
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CW 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 9/22/18)

Last year, The CW aired three new scripted TV shows and cancelled two of them. How many will be cancelled or renewed during the 2017-18 season? Stay tuned.

There's lots of data that network execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.

CW shows (so far): The 100, Arrow, Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Life Sentence, Masters of Illusion, The Originals, The Outpost, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Valor and Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

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Arrowverse Crossover Event 2018: Here's Everything We Know Thus Far

News about this year’s Arrowverse crossover event has arrived at a steady pace since mid-May, when it was announced that Batwoman would be hanging out with Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl this time around. To help you keep tabs on it all, TVLine is here to offer a handy round-up of casting news, scheduling info and storyline teases.

In the attached slideshow (click here for direct access) — which will of course be updated as more and more intel comes forth over the weeks ahead — we’ve recapped the “special” scheduling for the three-night event, reminded you who is
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DC TV Watch: Crucial Crossover Details Revealed

Welcome back to The Hollywood Reporter's weekly DC TV Watch, a rundown of all things DC Comics on the small screen. Every Saturday, we round up the major twists, epic fights, new mysteries and anything else that goes down on The CW's Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Black Lightning, and Fox's Gotham. There have been a lot of news, castings and announcements all summer long about the upcoming Arrow-verse crossover event, so here is the latest piece of crucial information and what it means for the heroes ...

The why of it all | Ever since it was announced earlier this summer that ...
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Arrow Season 7: Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara Joins Cast

Arrow Season 7: Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara Joins Cast
Katherine McNamara is taking aim at her first post-Shadowhunters gig — and it’s a doozy. TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress is joining Arrow in a pivotal recurring role.

According to sources, McNamara will appear during the first half of Season 7 as Maya, a scrappy street fighter and thief from Star City. The initial — and unofficial — casting notice for the character likened the character to “Buffy the Superhero Slayer.”

McNamara’s casting comes roughly three months after Freeform announced that Shadowhunters would conclude after three seasons. The final 12-episode run — aka Season 3B, titled Shadowhunters: The Final Hunt — will
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Underworld Director Len Wiseman is Developing an FBI Sci-Fi Series Called Switch

Fox is producing a fascinating new series called Switch. It is being developed by Underworld franchise director Len Wiseman and writer/producer Joby Harold. The series focus on an FBI task force who uses a technology where agents can go undercover inside the body on another person. Here are the details:

Switch asks the question, what if you could quite literally drive the body of another human being? Welcome to the world of Switch – an adrenaline-fueled procedural detailing the exploits of the FBI’s newest undercover unit, the Switch Division, a task force created to allow an agent to go undercover inside the body of another human being. Or at least that’s the theory. Unfortunately, type-a Louise “Lou” Fawkes can’t find an agent insane enough to try her new technology. Enter Harry “Mac” Macallister – a sloppy, loose-cannon, former undercover burnout who will enjoy nothing more than the opportunity
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New Synopsis For The Flash Season 5 Premiere Teases Nora’s Predicament

Having already treated us to a new trailer and promotional poster this month, it looks as though The CW aren’t through spoiling us with goodies pertaining to The Flash‘s fifth season. This time, they deliver with quite the intriguing synopsis hyping the premiere episode, which has been appropriately titled “Nora.”

To be honest, the disclosing of the following description was to be expected, as the network often drops nuggets such as these three weeks ahead of showtime. That said, we should be receiving at least a couple more teasing the next two episodes before the premiere even airs.

Without further delay though, here’s what to expect when the story resumes:

After an unexpected guest from the future, Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), appears at their home, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris must figure out how to get her back to the future without disrupting the timeline…even more than she already has.
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Best Bets on Broadcast: Fall 2018 Weeknight Breakdown

There was a time when all the best new shows debuted during the fall. 

That's not the case any longer, as networks know the perils of doing business against the greatest love in the United States of America: Football.

There aren't a lot of changes to the upcoming schedule, but we have your best bets for each night of the week whether they are new series, returning shows, or just hits on the move.


Sunday nights are always a mess thanks to football. NBC will have Sunday Night Football, and CBS will suffer delays.

If you're in the Us, expect local markets to scrub away the newly installed CW programming to show your local football teams, instead. That won't do a lot for the ratings of your favorite shows and might make it difficult for CW Sundays to get off the ground.

Thankfully, there isn't a lot we at
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New Look At The Flash And Xs’ Costumes Revealed

The Flash starts back up again in just a handful of weeks, and the opening episode of season 5 – titled “Nora” – will ring in a lot of changes. Following on from the shock reveal of the season 4 finale, Barry Allen and Iris West will be reeling from the news that their daughter from the future has traveled to the present. And she’s a speedster – who goes by the name of Xs. While this will likely lead to some complicated family dynamics at home, at least this means that the Scarlet Speedster has a new sidekick to help him keep Central City safe.

Going by set photos, there’ll be a lot of the Flash and Xs teaming up and having some quality daddy-daughter time. Xs’s purple and white costume also looks to be a very faithful replication of a similar character – Legion of Super-Heroes member Jenni Ognats, descendant of the West-Allens – from the comics.
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Announces ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Premiere Date

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In today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date and releases a teaser for “Daredevil’s” third season.


Netflix announced the third season of “Daredevil” will launch Oct. 19. The series, based on the comic characters created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel and Jay Ali. Erik Oleson serves as showrunner. The streamer also released a teaser for the new season, which you can watch below.

Own announced season premiere dates for several unscripted series. “Ready to Love,” hosted by Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” will have a two-night premiere beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. and continuing Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m., while “Chad Loves Michelle,” which chronicles the road from engagement to marriage for former Destiny Child’s member Michelle Williams and Pastor Chad Johnson, premieres Saturday,
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Arrowverse Crossover Casts An Arkham Asylum Villain

As of late, The CW have been revealing many puzzle pieces making up the next major Arrowverse crossover – it’s just that we have no idea of how they fit. All we can do is hope that an official plot synopsis is disclosed soon enough because all we can tell is that whatever’s planned will be huge and likely badass.

To briefly reiterate, Ruby Rose will suit up as the first ever live action iteration of Batwoman, Tyler Hoechlin will return as Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch will play opposite him as Lois Lane, and Cassandra Jean Amell has been cast as Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze.

Adding to the excitement is Jeremy Davies being joining the mix as Dr. John Deegan, who just so happens to work at Arkham Asylum. If you’re a lover of comics and don’t recognize the name, don’t fret, because it appears
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‘Arkham Asylum’s New Face: Jeremy Davies Cast As Dr. Deegan In Arrowverse Crossover

‘Arkham Asylum’s New Face: Jeremy Davies Cast As Dr. Deegan In Arrowverse Crossover
Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane just added a medical menace to its staff: Jeremy Davies will portray the nefarious Dr. John Deegan in The CW’s upcoming DC crossover event that will draw Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl to Gotham City.

The annual DC/Wbtv crossover is a three-night event that kicks off with The Flash at 8 Pm on Sunday, December 9, followed by Arrow at 8 Pm December 10 and capped off with Supergirl on December 11.

Davies was a recent regular on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. He also appeared in the season finale of the critically acclaimed Starz production of American Gods and in Showtime’s relaunch of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. He can be seen in November in Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built.

Davies may be best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a rural Kentucky outlaw named Dickie Bennett on the F/X series Justified.
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Arrowverse Crossover: Jeremy Davies to Play Arkham Doc (Aka the Big Bad?)

Having already bolstered the heroic ranks with Batwoman, Superman and Lois Lane, it now appears that this fall’s Arrowverse crossover event has found its Big Bad.

TVLine has learned that Lost alum Jeremy Davies — who is always so excellent at playing the manically brilliant, the slightly off-kilter — has joined the three-night, Legends-less event in the role of John Deegan, a doctor at the Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

Dr. Deegan, though, just might be crazier than the inmates he treats, and as such his machinations will draw Green Arrow (played by Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and
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‘Arrowverse’ Crossover 2018: ‘Lost’ Alum Jeremy Davies to Play Arkham Asylum Doc

‘Arrowverse’ Crossover 2018: ‘Lost’ Alum Jeremy Davies to Play Arkham Asylum Doc
Lost” actor Jeremy Davies is the latest recruit for The CW’s annual DC crossover event.

Davies will play Dr. John Deegan, who is described as “a doctor at Arkham Asylum For the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, but he might just be crazier than the inmates he treats. His machinations will draw Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl to Gotham City.”

Davies isn’t the only new member of the Arrowverse cast for the crossover. Stephen Amell’s wife, Cassandra Jean Amell, will play Nora Fries, wife of Mr. Freeze in the crossover, which will serve as the introduction of Ruby Rose’s out Batwoman and mark the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.

Also Read: Stephen Amell's Wife Cast on CW's 'Arrowverse' Crossover

It was also announced on earlier this month that “Grimm” alum Elizabeth Tulloch would be introduced as Lois Lane, the Daily Planet reporter who falls in love with Superman.
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The CW's DC Crossover Finds Its Villain in 'Lost' Alum

Details about The CW's big DC Arrow-verse crossover are starting to come into focus.

The network has tapped Lost and Justified alum Jeremy Davies to play the central villain that assembles the who's-who of superheroes in the three-show crossover.

Davies will take on the role of John Deegan, a doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, who might just be crazier than the inmates he treats. His machinations will draw Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) to Gotham City.

The crossover begins Dec. 9 with The Flash. The three-show ...
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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 246: I Like Your Wife’s Chili!

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 246: I Like Your Wife’s Chili!

The Hobi Gang is at the Cincinnati Comic Expo and nothing will be the same again! The guys are talking the latest rumors of the Venom movie, the relevance of award shows, what
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First Look At The Flash Season 5 Villain Gridlock Revealed

The Flash season 5 is going to see a major shake-up to the status quo as the Scarlet Speedster and his wife are going to have to come to terms with the fact that Jessica Parker-Kennedy’s mystery girl is actually their daughter, Nora West-Allen, who’s returned from the future. Still, even with unexpected time-traveling family issues to deal with, one thing will still be the same in Central City – there’ll still be a criminal metahuman on the loose each and every week.

In the season premiere, suitably titled “Nora,” the latest super-powered crook causing havoc on Barry Allen’s home turf is Gridlock. And now, we have our first look at the villain in action, thanks to TV Line. If you’re wondering who’s behind that funky mask, that’d be Daniel Cudmore, who previously played Peter Rasputin/Colossus in a bunch of X-Men movies.

First Look
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More Funko Nycc exclusives including Married… With Children, The Brady Bunch, Doctor Who, New Girl and SNL

Funko has unveiled its New York Comic-Con exclusive TV themed merchandise which includes a Married… With Children four pack of action figures, and Pop! vinyl figures for Cece Parekh from Fox’s hit comedy series New Girl, Jan from The Brady Bunch with her imaginary boyfriend George Glass, Vashta Nerada from the sci-fi drama series Doctor Who, the Butabi brothers from Saturday Night Live, and Killer Frost and Supergirl from The CW’s DC superhero series; check them out here…

Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, as does this New York Comic Con exclusive four-pack of Married with Children action figures depicting Peggy, Al, Kelly and Bud Bundy.

Cece Parekh might be Jessica Day’s best friend on New Girl but she’s so much more than that. She’s a bartender, model, owner and manager of Cece’s Boys Model Management and now a New York Comic Con Pop!
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It's Time to Give Prison Storylines a Life Sentence

What is with the current obsession with prison storylines on TV?

Within the last couple of years, it has been blown entirely out of proportion. Shows across all genres from drama to comedy to procedural jumped on the bandwagon and attempted to offer a new take, but regardless of the "spin" they tried to put on it, it just felt repetitive. 

It all started with HBO's The Night Of which was an incredible miniseries completely deserving of all the awards and acclaim it received. The problem is with all of the shows that came after that tried to replicate its success. 

Criminal Minds Season 12 spent half the season on Reid's time in prison after being framed for murder. Jake and Rosa also went to jail for a crime they didn't commit on Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5 Episode 1. The Flash framed Barry for murder as well, and Suits sent Mike to prison for an arc,
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