The CW Planning 2-Hour THE FLASH/ARROW Crossover Event; Wentworth Miller Cast in THE FLASH as Captain Cold

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Fans eager to see how The CW’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation The Flash fits into the existing Arrow series won’t have to wait long.  Following the success of Arrow, the network greenlit another DC Comics adaptation last year in the form of The Flash.  The Barry Allen character (played by Grant Gustin) was initially introduced on Arrow, confirming that both shows will exist within the same TV universe.  As such, well before The Flash has even aired in earnest, fans have been clamoring for a big Arrow/The Flash crossover episode.  Speaking today at the TCA’s, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed that there will indeed be a crossover event, and it’ll happen this season.

Hit the jump for more details on the Flash/Arrow crossover event, as well as news of a Prison Break star joining the series as a familiar comics villain.

The CW Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; Sets THE FLASH for Tuesdays at 8pm; THE ORIGINALS Moves to Mondays

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Now that NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS have unveiled their 2014-15 schedules, it’s time for the last of the network channels, The CW, to do the same.  Here are the highlights:

  • The new comic book series The Flash (click here for the trailer) will play on Tuesdays at 8:00pm followed by Supernatural at 9:00pm.
  • The Originals will move to Monday nights at 8:00pm.  It will be followed at 9:00pm by the new comedy series Jane the Virgin.

Hit the jump for The CW 2014 fall schedule.

ARROW Season Finale Preview Teases THE FLASH and Series Logo

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The Arrow season 2 finale, “Unthinkable,” is set to air Wednesday.  The CW has released a preview for the episode that begins with a great enticer: “The man murdered my mother.  I have to kill him.”  What happens at the end of the clip may be of more interest to some.  The voiceover teases a first look at The Flash as The CW’s next superhero whizzes by the screen.  We also get to see the new Flash logo.

Click here for our overview of The Flash’s comic history and check back Wednesday night for Dave’s recap of the Arrow season finale.  The CW will announce its new fall schedule at the Upfront event on Thursday.  Watch the “Unthinkable” preview with after the break.

Who Is THE FLASH? An Introduction to the DC Comics Character Debuting on The CW This Fall

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Welcome to the year of comic book television shows, everyone!  Moreso than any other television season, this year fans will be privy to more comic book shows than they can shake a stick at!  Aside from the return of Arrow for it’s third season on The CW and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its second on ABC, newcomers will join their ranks in the form of Constantine on NBC, Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC, Gotham on Fox, and iZombie and The Flash on CW.  Speaking of the latter, now felt like an opportune time to fill you in on the scarlet speedster and what we know about his second live-action television debut (the first of course being the 1990 John Wesley Shipp entry).  Hit the jump as we take a tour through the speed force and examine all things The Flash, from supporting characters to his gallery of villains.


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The CW has announced some orders, renewals, and cancelations for the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Briefly:

  • The high-profile DC Comics pilot The Flash has unsurprisingly been ordered to series along with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas’ med-student-turned-zombie drama iZombie, the sci-fi series The Messengers, and the telenovela adaptation Jane the Virgin.
  • To make room for the new shows, The CW has canceled The Carrie Diaries and freshman drama series The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.  The Sex and the City prequel show lasted two seasons.
  • On the renewal side, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, and The 100 were all picked up for an additional season.
  • The network decided not to move forward with the Supernatural spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines.

Hit the jump to read descriptions for the new CW series that will be debuting next season.

Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle and Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg Talk THE 100, the Grounders, Whether All the Characters Survive, and More

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In Episode 7 of The CW drama series The 100, entitled “Contents Under Pressure,” Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Raven (Lindsey Morgan) finally make contact with the Ark, and Abby (Paige Turco) guides Clarke through a dangerous procedure in a desperate move to save one of their own.  As things heat up with the Grounders, no one is safe, leaving everyone’s lives in jeopardy.

During this recent interview to discuss where things are headed next with the show, actors Bob Morley (“Bellamy”) and Ricky Whittle (who plays one of the Grounders) were joined by executive producer Jason Rothenberg to talk about torture scenes, where Clarke and Bellamy will go from here, the dynamic of the Grounders, when viewers will learn more about this particular Grounder, that there will be female Grounders, that Jasper’s (Devon Bostick) story really picks up in the back half of the season, that the politics on the Ark are going to be more difficult and less clear than the politics on the ground, and how it’s very much in doubt that all of the series regulars will make it out alive this season.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

PaleyFest 2014: Executive Producers and Cast Talk THE ORIGINALS, Killing Off Characters, VAMPIRE DIARIES Crossovers, the Season Finale, and More

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For more than 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows.  One of the evenings was to celebrate the popular CW series The Originals, which has already been picked up for Season 2.  Collider was there to catch up with the cast and creative team, and we’ve compiled highlights from both the red carpet and panel.

During the evening, executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci, as well as actors Joseph Morgan (“Klaus Mikaelson”), Daniel Gillies (“Elijah Mikaelson”), Claire Holt (“Rebekah Mikaelson”), Phoebe Tonkin (“Hayley”) and Danielle Campbell (“Davina”), talked about how the actors find out they’re going to get killed off, what’s to come for their characters, how the show is creeping towards the redemption of Klaus and the undoing of Elijah, what led to Rebekah’s hopefully temporary exit, whether the biggest challenge for Elijah will be trying to keep peace with his family or trying to keep peace with the supernatural community, why fans love the Elijah-Hayley relationship, possible cross-overs with The Vampire Diaries, what things are like for Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) in exile, and what fans can expect from the finale.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Full Costume Revealed in New Image from The CW’s THE FLASH

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Just over a week ago, The CW unveiled the first image of Grant Gustin in costume for its The Flash TV series pilot.  It was a constrained look as we only saw Gustin’s face, but fans were simply happy to get a preview of what the character will look like in the anticipated superhero show.  However, the network has decided that fans don’t have to wait long to see the full costume, as The CW today released a full-body image of Gustin as the DC Comics character.  The costume was created by Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland), who is also responsible for the principal costume in The CW’s Arrow.  Production is currently underway on The Flash pilot, so we should hear word regarding a series pickup (or a pass) by May as The CW puts together its Fall 2014/15 schedule.

Hit the jump to check out the new image.  The cast for The Flash also includes Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), Danielle Panabaker (Shark), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Patton (The Game), and Carlos Valdes.

Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim Talks ARROW Season 2, Tonight’s Game-Changing Episode, the Suicide Squad, the Return of The Huntress, THE FLASH, and More

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On Arrow Season 2, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has rededicated himself to his mission of being more than just another vigilante, and is attempting to become a beacon of hope for the city’s most vulnerable, as The Arrow.  In Episode 15, “The Promise,” Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) is not only alive, but that he has come to Starling City, while back on the island, Oliver, Slade and Sara (Caity Lotz) attempt to take over the freighter from Ivo (Dylan Neal), which turns into a huge battle.  As everything changes in both present-day and the past, viewers will not only see Oliver put on the hood for the first time, but also Slade with the Deathstroke mask.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer/writer Marc Guggenheim talked about how “The Promise” is epic in scope and feels like a movie, why they wanted to shoot Oliver putting on the hood and Slade putting on the Deathstroke mask, each for the first time, in the same scene, why this episode is a game-changer for both the present-day and the past, how the Suicide Squad evolved, setting up potential further stories for them, who The Huntress will be now, when she reappears in Episode 17, and how they let the characters tell them where they’re going, especially when it comes to the romance aspect.  He also talked about everything being on the table, when it comes to possible future cross-over between Arrow and The Flash, how terrific and outstanding the pilot script is, and that he’d love to write an episode of that show, as well.  Check out what he had to say about Arrow Season 2 after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.                      

First Look at Grant Gustin in Costume for The CW’s THE FLASH

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Though superhero TV shows haven’t always panned out, The CW has had success in this area in recent years.  After the long-running Smallville came to a close, the network took a risk by launching Arrow, which revolved around a far lesser known superhero than Superman.  The show debuted to a sizeable amount of success—both critical and commercial, and now the network is expanding its DC Television Universe even further with a pilot for The Flash.  As the pilot begins filming next week, a first look at star Grant Gustin in costume has now been released online.  The character actually made his first appearance on Arrow (albeit in “Barry Allen” form), but The CW is giving the character his own spinoff pilot with the hopes of launching a full The Flash series this fall.  The costume is quite impressive, and it was designed by legendary, Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Sleepy Hollow, Alice in Wonderland).

Hit the jump to take a look at the image.  The cast for The Flash also includes Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), Danielle Panabaker (Shark), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Patton (The Game), and Carlos Valdes.

Grey Damon Talks STAR-CROSSED, How Grayson Fits into the Human/Alien World, Creating His Own Backstory for the Character, and More

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The new CW drama series Star-Crossed tells the story of Emery Whitehill (Aimee Teegarden), a teenager who had an alien spacecraft crash-land in her small town when she was six years old.  Ten years later, she’s reunited with Roman (Matt Lanter), the Atrian boy who she gave refuge to as a child, and Emery finds herself not only drawn to him again, but supporting the human-alien integration.  The show also stars Grey Damon, Malese Jow, Titus Makin, Jr., Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley and Natalie Hall.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Grey Damon talked about how he came to be a part of this show, what drew him to his character, how Grayson fits into this futuristic human/alien world, how mysterious his character is, even to him, doing his own backstory, the relationship between Grayson and Emery, whether he ever gets alien envy, and what this cast has been like to work with.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

The CW President Mark Pedowitz Talks VERONICA MARS Spinoff Series, Deciding to Turn THE FLASH into a Full Pilot, SUPERNATURAL’s Longevity, and More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for The CW, Network President Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up, as well as series that are in possible contention for the future.  During the interview, he talked about the upcoming Veronica Mars digital spin-off series for CW Seed, the possibility of Beauty and the Beast and Reign getting another season, how much life is left in Supernatural, why they decided to make a full pilot for The Flash, instead of a back-door pilot, whether Fox’s potential Batman origin series Gotham could affect the chances of an Amazon series ever making it on the air, and the status of the Wizard of Oz project.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

The CW Sets Mid-Season Schedule for ARROW, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More, with New Series Premiere Dates, Including STAR-CROSSED and THE 100

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Arrow closed out the first half of its second season run on The CW last night (read the episode recap here), and the newly released mid-season schedule reveals the Hooded Hero will return mid-March.  In addition to scheduling other mid-season premiers for such series as Beauty and the Beast, The Tomorrow People, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Hart of Dixie, the network will also premiere some new series.  One new series, Star-Crossed, will premiere mid-February, while another, The 100, will debut in mid-March.

Hit the jump for the full mid-season schedule.

The CW’s The Flash Will No Longer Be Introduced on ARROW; Traditional Pilot Moving Forward Instead

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The CW’s further expansion into the superhero world is getting a slight tweak.  While the network originally announced plans to first introduce the character of Barry Allen aka The Flash on the popular drama series Arrow before possibly moving forward with a series all his own, The CW has now decided to forego the backdoor pilot plan in favor of going straight to pilot with The Flash.  The introduction of Grant Gustin (Glee) as Barry Allen in episodes 8 and 9 of Arrow have already been shot, and the initial plan was to fully unveil The Flash character in episode 20 as a backdoor pilot.  That plan now appears to have been altered significantly.  Hit the jump for more.

The CW Orders Full Seasons for New Series THE ORIGINALS, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and REIGN

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The CW premiered three new dramas in the fall: Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, sci-fi series The Tomorrow People, and regal period drama Reign.  Tonight the network announced it will pick up full seasons for all three.  Said CW President Mark Pedowitz:

“We’re excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season.”

At least for the rest of the year, The CW will be home to plenty of genre television, plus Hart of Dixie.  Full details in the press release after the jump.

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