Newsy TV Stuff
Happy Friday friends. Today I'm putting together a random, why-am-I-blogging-about-this kind of post about... that's right, television shows. Why am I blogging about news in the world of TV renewals? Well, same-old, same-old mantra applies. I didn't get anything better written up. Plus I have a review that needs to be published tomorrow which meant today could be something random and "easy."
ABC | In-the Works
Rumor has it that ABC is developing a spin-off series of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. According to TVLine, it's going to go the Mr. and Mrs. Smith route by featuring characters Lance Hunter and Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, AKA Mockingbird as the headlining duo.
"Story elements yet to come in S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s second season will lay the groundwork for the prospective series, but there won’t be a 'planted spinoff' episode, per se.
The project is being penned by S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell (whose writing credits also include Angel and The X-Files) and co-exec producer Paul Zbyszewski (Hawaii Five-0, Lost).
Palicki and Blood both joined the mothership drama this season as the newest members of Coulson’s team." - TVLine
ABC | Returning Shows
The 2014-2015 TV season might not officially be over yet (for some shows), but ABC is finally ready to announce its line up returning shows. Among them is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Castle, Once Upon a Time, and - wait for it - Agent Carter. How excited are we? We'll get to hang out with Peggy, Jarvis and Co. for a second season (even if it is limited) of fun times.
My one "big concern" for this line up is Castle. Both Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic had their contracts up for renewal going into the eighth season. Only Nathan has reportedly renewed while Stana's still in negotiations. My two cents? Castle "cannot" return without his Kate.
Sadly, for those who were avid fans of Forever, it did not receive a season two order. Guess this means I now need to binge-watch the first (and only) season on iTunes.
CBS | Premieres
CBS has ordered the series Supergirl for a 2015 (?) premiere. Given my love of all things comic book, I suspect I will be thrilled to check out this fun series. Here's what TVLine reports:
PREMIERE DATE | TBA
WHEN | TBA
WHO | Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (Desperate Housewives), Laura Benanti (Nashville), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), David Harewood (Selfie, Homeland) and guest stars Helen Slater (the film Supergirl), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New
Adventures of Superman) and Jeremy Jordan (Smash)
WHAT | Kara Zor-El escaped her home planet of Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has concealed the powers she shares with her (ahem) "famous cousin." But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
CW | DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
Anything that will give us more of the Arrow and The Flash world is alright by me! Read on for TVLine's reports of this in-the-works show:
PREMIERE DATE | TBA
WHEN | TBA
WHO | Victor Garber (The Flash), Brandon Routh (Arrow), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Caity Lotz (Arrow), Ciarra Renee (Pippin), Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow), Dominic Purcell (The Flash) and Wentworth Miller (The Flash)
WHAT | When heroes alone are not enough... the world needs legends. Having seen a future he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat -- one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they've ever known?
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries |
Last, but certainly not least, there is news that Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is going to film a feature length movie set in England. What do you think of that!? I don't mind saying I'm thrilled for this news!
That's my random blog post of today. If you want to share any thoughts or talk about upcoming TV shows you're curious about, leave some comments. If not, happy Friday, readers!