Superhero Sitcom Dies a Quiet Death

Powerless, the NBC sitcom set in the DC superhero universe, has been pulled from the network schedule. Nine episodes had aired so far, to declining ratings. The remaining three episodes are now unscheduled, even though one of those had a guest appearance by Adam West. No big loss, since the show was pretty bad, but I was actually about to give it another try. Episodes 7 and 8 featured a guest appearance by Green Fury, played by Natalie Morales, whom […]

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DC Digital Service Bringing New Season of Young Justice, Titans TV Show

Warner Bros. seems to be jumping into the brave digital future all over the place with their Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The Warner Archive website, which used to sell made-on-demand DVDs, is now home to a streaming service for classic movies and TV. HBO Now delivers the premium cable service directly to customers. They’ve turned their cartoon channel Boomerang into a subscription service. (If only they’d do the same thing for TCM, but that’s probably too close to the […]

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Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger Doesn’t Look Like a Superhero Show

Marvel has released the first trailer for the upcoming Cloak and Dagger TV show, airing next year on Freeform, the Disney cable channel aimed at teenagers and young adults. It’s very atmospheric, speaking more to a drama about troubled teens than superpowers, an approach I welcome. (If I remember correctly, Tandy/Dagger gets the ability to make solid light spears and Tyrone/Cloak becomes a portal to a dark dimension.) The background of “he saved her when she was a child” also […]

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Win MST3K Glasses From Comet TV!

The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes are now available on Netflix, but the classics air on Comet TV on Sunday evenings. To promote them, Comet TV is giving away the following prize package: 2 Limited Edition MST3K Pint Glasses A Moon Stress Ball (because everyone has stress these days) A Custom MST3K Flyer Later this month, Comet is also airing The Crow, Gattaca, and Cherry 2000. To enter to win this contest, leave a comment below. A winner will […]

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Squirrel Girl and Friends Coming to TV

Freeform (formerly ABC Family) is planning a Cloak and Dagger TV show, due late next year, as a teen romance drama. Now, they’ve ordered their second Marvel-inspired series. New Warriors is planned as a half-hour comedy, with ten episodes in the first season, also due 2018. It’ll be about six young people learning to be heroes, termed “about-to-be Avengers”, and the only character mentioned so far is Squirrel Girl, a fan favorite. The show runner will be Kevin Biegel, who’s […]

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Faith Erin Hicks’ Nameless City Gets a Cartoon

The Nameless City is the first of three books by Faith Erin Hicks set in a diverse fantasy world. The second, The Stone Heart, is out this week. Now comes news from EW.com that Frederator Studios will be animating the trilogy. They’re creating a 12-episode cartoon miniseries with each book getting four episodes, and the first set will be out in fall 2018. I’m not surprised to see this choice for an adaptation — Hicks’ animation background can be seen […]

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Superhero Shows to Get Tie-In Novels

Coming this fall… the two most popular CW superhero TV shows will get brand-new adventures in book form, set within the TV continuity and released in conjunction with the new season fall debuts of the series. Amulet Books will be publishing two three-book series. Both are aimed at ages 9-12 and will feature covers by César Moreno. Each launches with a hardcover priced at $13.99. The first is for The Flash, due out October 3, written by Barry Lyga, who […]

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Comet TV Comes to Streaming Boxes

Comet TV, the network with the aim of bringing “audiences everywhere the best in science fiction and horror programming” has taken another step towards that goal by releasing apps for Roku (series 3 and 4) and Apple TV (generation 4). Previously, they were an antenna broadcast network, available in over 100 markets and through www.comettv.com. As a proud cable cord-cutter, I’ve been watching some of the goofy Comet offerings over the air, but the app, along with access to the […]

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