Greg Berlanti Says Supergirl Could Enter the Worlds of THE FLASH and ARROW

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With The CW’s The Flash and Arrow crossover episode, Flash vs. Arrow, coming up, it’ll probably come as no surprise that Greg Berlanti is aiming to put his upcoming Supergirl TV show in the same realm as well.  CBS only first made the straight-to-series commitment a little over two months ago, but during a recent interview, Berlanti revealed that he’s already working on the show with producer Ali Adler and costume designer Colleen Atwood, and also that he’s hoping to bring Supergirl into The Flash and Arrow’s world.

Hit the jump for more on this possible The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl shared universe.

FLASH VS. ARROW Trailer Has Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell Battling It Out In the Street

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Next week is the big week for fans of The Flash and Arrow.  The CW’s epic two-part crossover episode, Flash vs. Arrow will air December 2nd and 3rd and set everything up for the winter finales of both shows the week after.  The episodes will of course feature series regulars Stephen AmellGrant GustinDavid RamseyEmily Bett RickardsDanielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes and were produced by the team of Greg BerlantiAndrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim

Hit the jump for the Flash vs. Arrow trailer.  And be sure to check out some images and our interview about the episode.  Part one of the Flash vs. Arrow crossover event is technically an episode of The Flash and airs on the CW on December 2nd at 8/9PM ET. 

THE FLASH Recap: “Power Outage”

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Often, in superhero fare, fans have to wait for a sequel or a second season to feature two big bad villains in the same showing.  The Flash decided to change that up tonight by bringing two antagonists front and center, and allowing them to cause havoc on two separate fronts.  The interesting thing with “Power Outage” was that the writers didn’t let the title hero save the day in both places (even though his speed could have let him do so), choosing instead to let the not-so-helpless non-metahumans take care of their own problems.  Perhaps the more interesting thing is that the biggest villain isn’t waiting in the wings, he’s hiding in plain sight and biding his time.  And the most interesting thing is how The CW managed to take a series about a guy who runs really fast and quickly turn it into one of the most entertaining hours on television right now.

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

Michael Reventar Talks THE FLASH, Being Blackout, Having Fun Playing the Villain, and the Biggest Challenges In Bringing the Role to Life

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In Episode 7 of The CW drama series The Flash, entitled “Power Outage,” The Flash (Grant Gustin) goes up against Farooq, aka Blackout (Michael Reventar), a meta-human who can harness electricity.  After zapping The Flash’s powers and siphoning all of his electricity, leaving him without his speed, Farooq then heads to S.T.A.R. Labs in search of Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), who he blames for the accident that turned him into who he is now.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Michael Reventar talked about what it took to get this role, the duality of Farooq and who he is as Blackout, why it’s more fun to play the villain than the hero, the make-up and one-of–a-kind contacts that he got to wear, and the biggest challenges in bringing this role to life.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

THE FLASH VS. ARROW Crossover Interview; Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, and Producers Talk Two Night Crossover Event

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The epic two-night cross-over event for The CW series The Flash and Arrow (airing December 2nd and 3rd) is not only going to be unbelievably cool for comic book fans, but it’s just fun storytelling on a grand scale.  There are laughs, big action sequences, heartfelt moments and a couple of big surprises, all leading up to the sure to be jaw-dropping winter finales on December 9th and 10th.

Following a special screening of the episodes, actors Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes were joined by executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim to talk about why they wanted to do this big cross-over so soon, making the decision to have The Flash and Arrow fight each other but also team up against someone else, what it was like to do the big Flash and Arrow fight scene, how Team Flash and Team Arrow affect each other, when we might see the next cross-over, what the actors most enjoy about working on each other’s shows, creating the impression that they actually have a lot more money than they have for what they pull off, and how they decide which villains they want to bring on each show.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Over 20 Images From the FLASH VS. ARROW Crossover Episode Team Grant Gustin With Stephen Amell

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The Flash seems to be getting decent ratings on its own (and is more universally loved than Arrow, at least to this outsider), so it doesn’t really need to do a crossover episode at this point, even though such a thing has most certainly been in the cards since the show’s inception.

I keep meaning to carve aside some time to dig into both of these series, but they keep eluding me. Maybe if I check out the crossover episode that will be a decent place to dive in to get a flavor of both?  Regardless, for existing fans of the shows these images of Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell spending more time together than usual prove to be a nice afternoon surprise.  Part one of the Flash vs. Arrow crossover event is technically an episode of The Flash and airs on the CW on December 2nd at 8/9PM ET.  Hit the jump to check out the images. 

TV Ratings: MARRY ME and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Rise; THE FLASH Ticks Down

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 18th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s swell new comedy Marry Me (from the creator of Happy Endings) saw a rise of three tenths for last night’s Thanksgiving-themed episode, earning a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 5.32 million viewers.  About a Boy was also up, rising four tenths to a 1.3 rating and garnering 4.3 million viewers, while Chicago Fire was down two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.70 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and scored 3.58 million viewers, while Supernatural rose a tenth to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.63 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) was up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.6 rating and 4.54 million viewers, while Forever matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 4.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 2.8 million viewers, and The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 rating and garnered 2.37 million viewers.
  • CBS’ NCIS was up three tenths to a 2.6 rating and scored 17.89 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans rose three tenths to a 2.3 rating and garnered 16.68 million viewers, and Person of Interest also rose three tenths to a 1.6 rating and scored 9.68 million viewers.

THE FLASH Recap: “The Flash Is Born”

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Tonight, The Flash decided to take on the topics of school bullies and domestic abuse, albeit in a very cursory manner with very little in the way of practical advice of how to handle such confrontations.  Unless your abuser happens to be made of metal and you happen to develop superspeed, The CW is not the place to turn for conflict resolution.  However, if you want to see some excellent action scenes involving some fun supervillains from the pages of DC Comics, then this is a great place to start.  The Flash continues to be a fun hour of television with perfectly cast characters playing out not only action-packed story arcs but also dramatic relationships that easily draw viewers in.  At six episodes in, it easily remains one of the most entertaining shows on TV today.

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and PERSON OF INTEREST Fall to Series Lows; THE FLASH Steady

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 11th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) fell 12% to another series low with a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.27 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Forever dropped 9% to a 1.0 rating and 4.21 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was even with its most recent new episode’s 1.4 rating and scored 3.4 million viewers, while the 200th (!) episode of Supernatural rose 13% to a 0.9 rating and 2.19 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Person of Interest was down 24% to a series low 1.3 rating and scored 9.03 million viewers, NCIS dropped 12% to a 2.3 rating and 17.41 million viewers, and NCIS: New Orleans was down 13% to a 2.0 rating and 14.88 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl was down 19% to a 1.3 rating and 2.95 million viewers, while The Mindy Project fell 23% to a 1.0 rating and 2.45 million viewers.
  • Finally, NBC’s Chicago Fire was up 29% to a 2.2 rating and 9.09 million viewers.

THE FLASH Recap: “Plastique”

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Congratulations, The CW!  The Flash is one of the rare shows that I actually miss when it skips a week.  It came back with a bang this week in the explosive episode “Plastique,” which gave nods to no less than three DC characters in a fashion that should please comicbook fans.  It manages to do so without ever feeling forced, as the characters have every reason to pop up in the episode’s storyline and it actually makes sense when they do so.  The Flash continues to be a high-energy hour of television with compelling stories, sympathetic character relationships, and excellent action sequences week to week.  It’s one of the more enjoyable shows on TV at the moment and doesn’t look to change that any time soon.

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

Clancy Brown Talks THE FLASH, Playing The General, Not Seeing His Character as a Villain, His Interest In Plastique, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of the hit CW drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show.  With The Flash having made its debut to huge ratings, Barry is now getting his own backstory and mythology and villains to fight, while also playing into the bigger DC universe and, at times, characters will cross back and forth between the two shows.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, to discuss Episode 5, called “Plastique,” actor Clancy Brown talked about why he wanted to play General Wade Eiling (aka The General), having fun being a part of such popcorn entertainment, why it’s important to bring in the military element, why Plastique (Kelly Frye) is of such interest to him, working with S.T.A.R. Labs, not seeing his character as a villain, what his character’s true motivations might be, and not knowing where his arc is going but being okay with that.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Emily Bett Rickards Talks ARROW Season 3, the Cast’s Reaction to “Goth Felicity”, Her Character’s Relationship with Barry Allen, and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action for Season 3 is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  Team Arrow is facing new villains and new heartache, all while trying to recover from the death of one of their own.  In Episode 305, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, and Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. And of course, life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Emily Bett Rickards talked about how cool it is to get an episode named after her character, how Felicity’s past turmoil and troubles surprised her, getting to explore Felicity’s goth period, how nobody recognized her in the hair and make-up, Felicity’s college relationship, the dynamic with her mother, the future for Felicity and Oliver, why she needs the fun and light she has with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), and the importance of Felicity and Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) friendship.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Stephen Amell Thinks Grant Gustin Should Be Doing THE FLASH Movie

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Admittedly, I was a little annoyed when it was first announced that Evan Peters was set to portray Quicksilver in the X-Men films and Aaron Taylor-Johnson snagged the part for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Clearly one actor can’t play the part for both Fox and Marvel Studios, but the perfectionist in me was a little annoyed that there’d be two guys playing the character at the same time.  Deep down, I know it’s ridiculous and there’s no reason why we can’t have two successful renditions of Pietro Maximoff, but it’s just not as orderly as I would have liked.

Now the same thing is happening with Barry Allen.  The Flash TV show starring Grant Gustin is in the midst of a strong first season run on The CW, but Warner Bros. and DC still decided to give the character a movie, too – with a different actor.  Ezra Miller is top talent, but again, I find myself a little put off by the idea of have two Barry Allens running around and Arrow’s Stephen Amell has a somewhat similar feeling on the matter.  Hit the jump to find out what he said about Miller’s casting.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH Dips While AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 28th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) fell 13% from last week to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 3.37 million viewers.  Supernatural was also down, dropping 11% to a 0.8 rating and scoring 2.01 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan’s recap here) enjoyed a slight ratings uptick from the promise of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip, though we’ll never really know how big of a bump the trailer debut might have given the Marvel series.  Last night’s episode rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and scored 4.46 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Forever tied its series low with a 1.1 rating and 4.95 million viewers for a drop of 8%.
  • NBC’s fantastic new comedy Marry Me was down 13% from last week to a 1.6 rating and scored 5.60 million viewers, while About a Boy fell 14% to a 1.2 rating and 4.41 million viewers and Chicago Fire was down 11% to a 1.7 rating and scored 7.22 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, NCIS was up 4% to a 2.5 rating and 17.2 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans was down 4% to a 2.3 rating and 15.74 million viewers, and Person of Interest ticked up 7% to a 1.6 rating and 9.7 million viewers.

THE FLASH Recap: “Going Rogue”

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The Flash may be too hot to handle, but Wentworth Miller’s addition to the show is too cold to hold.  The special guest star turned in a great performance as the episode’s villain, and without giving too much away, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing him again in the future.  Things continue to heat up for the title speedster outside of his life as a crimefighter when a familiar face shows up and offers a possible chance at romance.  Will there be sparks?  Or will one of them get the cold shoulder?

Hit the jump for The Flash recap to find out.

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