In this renaissance of superhero entertainment, DC has been stepping up their game in regards to their numerous television series – particularly on the front of the Arrowverse on The CW. Those shows include Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
These four series have successfully broadened this shared universe of DC characters on the television front and for those excited for their respective returns after the holiday break, it is also time to get hyped for the future of these shows.
Recently, The CW president Mark Pedowitz was at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour where he told Entertainment Weekly about the prospects of renewing the Arrowverse shows for another season on the network. Although he did not officially confirm renewals, Pedowitz is “optimistic” about the future:
“At the moment, it’s a little too soon. We’re noted for announcing at winter TCA that we’re picking up shows, we just weren’t ready to do that yet. A couple more weeks [and] we’ll probably get around to it. I’m pretty confident we’ll see them all back.”
In regards to not officially announcing renewals for The CW’s current slate of shows, Pedowitz had this to say:
“We’re not quite ready to do that. We’re a couple of weeks out. I’m pretty confident a lot of the [CW] slate is coming back. We’re just not ready to make that a formal announcement yet. It is only Jan. 7. It’s just a question of the board and I getting together and having a discussion about it. We just weren’t ready with the holidays and this came just days later. We’ll get there. I’m confident most of our schedule is coming back.”
Here are the synopses for the highly-anticipated midseason return of Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow respectively:
SUPERGIRL: “Legion of Superheroes” (Monday, Jan. 15 at 8/7c)
Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign, Supergirl remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5 (Defiance‘s Jesse Rath), to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.
THE FLASH: “The Trial of The Flash” (Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 pm)
As Barry’s trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris and Joe must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison.
ARROW: “Divided” (Thursday, Jan. 18 at 9 pm)
Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.
A synopsis for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow midseason premiere has yet to be released but the series is scheduled to make its return on February 12 and will take the timeslot of Supergirl on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW until its season finale on April 9.
Are you excited about the future of what The CW’s Arrowverse has to offer? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding DC television.
Top 10 Superhero Films & Shows We Are Excited For In 2018
It seems that with each passing year, the Heroic Age of Hollywood continues to prosper through numerous mediums. Of course, comic book movies continue to dominate at the box office and 2018 will certainly be no different, but the colorful heroes and villains found in the panels of our favorite comic books and graphic novels have also fared pretty well in the television and video game mediums.
After a remarkable 2017 of solid superhero entertainment, 2018 seems to up the ante even further, boasting some exciting new films, TV series and more for fans to enjoy. Here is a rundown of some of our most anticipated 2018 projects.
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