Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Falls to Another Series Low While THE FLASH Dips

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down three tenths from last week’s episode, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.38 million viewers.  No matter, that’s still a strong performance for The CW, and the network has already ordered a full season.  Supernatural, meanwhile, dipped a tenth to a 0.9 rating and scored 2.10 million viewers.
  • The ratings fall of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) continues as it was down two tenths from last week to a series low 1.5 rating and scored 4.29 million viewers.  Can the promise of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer next week turn things around?  Elsewhere on the network, Selfie ticked up to a 1.1 rating and scored 3.81 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story was down two tenths to a 0.7 rating and 2.65 million viewers, and Forever ticked up a tenth to a 1.2 rating and scored 4.8 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Tuesday, including Person of Interest and Marry Me.

THE FLASH Recap: “Things You Can’t Outrun”

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Great news for those of you who have been enjoying The Flash on The CW so far: the show has recently been picked up for a full season!  It’s not really a surprising bit of news, but it’s nice to make it official all the same.  Now the news may leave fans of the show feeling a bit misty, while those who aren’t yet on board may walk away feeling … gassy.  And that, my friends, is how we tie in the Villain of the Week featured on tonight’s episode, “Things You Can’t Outrun.”

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

The CW Orders Full Seasons of THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN

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To the surprise of no one, The CW announced today that it has ordered a full season of freshman series The Flash.  Additionally, the network has also picked up the well-received comedy-drama Jane the Virgin for a full season.  The Flash is, of course, the network’s sort-of-spinoff of Arrow, as it follows the titular DC Comics character’s exploits in Central City, as played by Grant Gustin.  The show exists in the same universe as Arrow, with a crossover planned to occur during Episode 8 of this current season.  The Flash has earned mostly positive notices and has performed solidly in the ratings for the network—in fact it was the most-watched series premiere in The CW history.  Catch up on all of Dave’s recaps right here.

Jane the Virgin, meanwhile, has earned strong praise from critics.  Starring Gina Rodriguez, the show revolves around a religious young Latina woman whose vow to save her virginity until marriage is threatened by the fact that a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup.  Read the full press release on the full season orders for both The Flash and Jane the Virgin after the jump.

Robbie Amell Talks THE FLASH, How He Was Offered the Role, Fighting Someone Else in the DC Universe, Sharing Firestorm with Victor Garber, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of The CW’s hit 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.

In Episode 3, “Things You Can’t Outrun,” viewers will revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), who also becomes one half of Firestorm, in future episodes.  During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Robbie Amell talked about how he was offered the role, how excited his mom is that he booked the show, finding his place among the actors and characters, who Ronnie Raymond is, Ronnie’s relationship with Caitlin, why he’s stayed away and let his fiancée think he was dead, sharing Firestorm with Victor Garber, how awesome it is to get to be in a fight with somebody else from the DC universe, and how he’d love to have a storyline with his cousin Stephen Amell, aka Arrow.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2015 to 2020

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There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves.  With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture.  Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered.

After the jump, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all the way up to the year 2020.  Moreover, we’ll be updating this guide regularly with the most current information, so if you’re ever looking for the latest news on a specific film, you can come right back here for a quick overview.

Tuesday TV Ratings: MARRY ME Starts Strong; THE FLASH and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Dip

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC aired one of the best new comedies of the season, Marry Me, which premiered to a strong 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.76 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, About a Boy premiered to a 1.8 rating and 6.16 million viewers, and Chicago Fire was down 5% to a 2.0 rating and 7.18 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) continued its streak of hitting new lows, as last night’s episode fell 6% to a series low 1.6 rating and scored 4.62 million viewers.  Selfie was down 17% to a 1.0 rating and 3.52 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story matched alst week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.96 million viewers, and Forever fell 15% to a 1.1 rating and 4.68 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) dipped 16% from last week’s premiere to a 1.6 rating and 4.12 million viewers, which is still solid for the network.  Supernatural was down 9% to a 1.0 rating and 2.2 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl (which was actually really good last night) dropped 14% to a 1.2 rating and 2.26 million viewers while The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 2.21 million viewers.
  • CBS’ NCIS was down 4% to a 2.5 rating and 17.09 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans was down 4% to a 2.2 rating and 15.9 million viewers, and Person of Interest fell to a series low 1.5 rating and 9.73 million viewers.

THE FLASH Movie Set for 2018, Will Star THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER’s Ezra Miller

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Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara has been announcing a slew of news regarding the studio’s plans.  Among his announcements is the reveal that The Flash standalone movie is coming in 2018 and will star Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).  This reveal firmly establishes that the DC Movie Universe will be completely separate from the DC TV Universe since the new CW series The Flash stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster.  Additionally, this new Flash movie will come after Zack Snyder‘s Justice League Part One, which is due out in 2017.

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Warner Bros. Reveals DC Movie Release Dates: SUICIDE SQUAD Coming in 2016 Followed by WONDER WOMAN in 2017; GREEN LANTERN Reboot Set for 2020

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Warner Bros. has just revealed essentially its entire slate of upcoming DC Movie release dates, also confirming a ton of other news in the process.  Here’s a brief overview:

Hit the jump for much more on this exciting news.

THE FLASH Recap: “Fastest Man Alive”

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The Flash got off to a great start in last week’s premiere, but time will tell if it has the legs to go the distance.  If you doubted Grant Gustin’s ability to portray Barry Allen, or the new-found powers that give the title hero his meta-human status, then you fell into lock-step with this episode’s central theme.  Yes, it seems that doubt is currently The Flash’s biggest foe, since Barry is rather green when it comes to fighting other super-powered foes. He’s just beginning to learn the limits of his powers, but The Flash is quickly establishing its own identity; there’s no doubt about that.

Hit the jump for The Flash recap.

Rick Cosnett Talks THE FLASH, Trading Quips with Grant Gustin, Balancing Drama with Humor, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, 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, actor Rick Cosnett (who plays seemingly perfect Detective Eddie Thawne) talked about how he won the acting jackpot with this show and role, making his flawless character likeable for audiences, how deeply he delved into his character’s story, being the unexpected foil for the hero, the easy chemistry he has with Candice Patton (who plays Iris West), keeping his character’s background a bit of a mystery, balancing the light moments with the really heavy moments, and the feedback he’s already hearing from fans.  He also talked about how much fun he had playing Dr. Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, and that he would have liked to have seen what would have happened, if Dr. Wes had been turned into a vampire.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Check Out New Images from Next Week’s Episodes of THE FLASH and ARROW

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We have put together an image gallery for next week’s episodes of Arrow and The Flash.  In Arrow Season 3, Episode 2 (“Sara”), Arrow (Stephen Amell) must fight Simon Lacroix (aka Komodo), “another archer [who] appears in town and starts skewering businessmen.”  In The Flash Season, 1 Episode 2 (“Fastest Man Alive”), Barry (Grant Gustin) changes into The Flash to stop six gunmen, but is frustrated when “he passes out before he can capture the robbers.”

To keep up with The CW’s superhero shows, stay tuned to Dave’s Arrow recaps and The Flash recaps.  Check out the images after the jump.

TV Ratings: THE FLASH Debuts Strong; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops to Another Series Low

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 7th are in, bringing both good and bad news for superhero fans.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s series debut of its Arrow spinoff The Flash got off to a very good start, hitting a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 4.5 million viewers.  The performance marked The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated series debut since The Vampire Diaries premiered in 2009.  It also helps that the show is apparently quite good, as our own Dave Trumbore can attest in his full recap.
  • On the flipside, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to struggle as it fell to yet another series low last night, earning a 1.6 rating and scoring 4.39 million viewers.  That’s down two tenths from last week.  Read Evan Valentine’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report, including New Girl, Person of Interest, Selfie, Supernatural, and more.

New Trailer For THE FLASH Teases Future Episodes and Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold

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The Flash premiered tonight on the CW and, if your interest as readers is any indication, it went over rather well.  It also doesn’t hurt that our own Dave Trumbore was incredibly pleased by the quality of tonight’s episode in his recap.  After the show aired we got a glimpse of a minute-long teaser trailer that gives us a look at the upcoming episodes of the season and features footage of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold (a nice followup to the initial images we just shared).  I’ve gotta say, this new teaser is light years better than the initial trailer for the show we got over a month ago.  Not sure if it’s my thing but it’s much more cinematic.

The show also stars Grant GustinDanielle PanabakerCarlos ValdesJesse L. MartinCandice PattonTom CavanaghRick Cosnett, and John Wesley Shipp with Robbie AmellWentworth Miller, and Clancy Brown slated as guest stars.  The Flash airs on the CW on Tuesdays at 8/7c.

THE FLASH Series Premiere Recap: “City of Heroes”

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The excellent premiere of The Flash deserves better than speed puns, so let me just say it plainly: This show is really, really good.  And not just The CW good, but good across the board.  “City of Heroes” nails its comicbook source material, brings home the dramatic feels, and freshens up the action scenes in a fun new way.  So what’s the downside?  The premiere was so strong that it has set an incredibly high bar for the rest of the series’ episodes going forward. That not only puts the pressure on the network’s brother-show Arrow, but other small-screen ventures into the world of superheroes.  This is the way you kick off a signature series.

The Flash recap follows after the jump.

First Images of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold in THE FLASH

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With The Flash premiering tonight on the CW it was expert timing on the part of DC Comics’ CCO Geoff Johns to let loose some images of Prison Break star (and Stoker screenwriter) Wentworth Miller as the villainous Captain Cold (aka Leonard Snart) on the upcoming show.  I haven’t read the comics so this look doesn’t really let me down or lift me up, but it seems very much in keeping with the established aesthetic of the program so far (if you haven’t seen the trailer here it is).

The show also stars Grant GustinDanielle PanabakerCarlos ValdesJesse L. MartinCandice PattonTom CavanaghRick Cosnett, and John Wesley Shipp with Robbie AmellWentworth Miller, and Clancy Brown slated as guest stars.  The Flash premieres on The CW tonight October 7th at 8/7c.  Hit the jump to check out the Captain Cold images of Wentworth Miller.

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