Teen Titans on TV
At some point in recent time it seems that TNT had announced they’re doing they’re own superhero series, and this one is based on the Teen Titan franchise, titled Titans.
In TNT’s version they’ll have Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Hawk, Dove, Raven and Starfire.
As you can see they’re taking the slightly less grounded characters to fly with (no pun) and taking a swing at the television landscape of superheros.
It could work, but keep in mind, that excluding The Flash on The CW, most of the other superhero genre shows have had characters that have been fairly grounded in reality of a sorts.
Will TNT try to keep it as grounded or let fly with the super powers? Either way, I always loved the transition that Dick Grayson made when he converted from Robin to Nightwing.
And of course, there’s always the question that begs being asked, and that’s if there now ever be a crossover between this show and Arrow or The Flash?
Marvel’s Daredevil is coming to Netflix in a few months and a teaser trailer was released. It looks like it will be a nice, dark and gritty show. Doesn’t surprise me. Show runner Steven S. DeKnight does dark and gritty very well. This is going to be the first in a series of Marvel Cinematic Universe products showing up on Netflix. The others being Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
Judging from how Daredevil looks in this preview, this will be more realistic and grounded than a guy running around in red tights with horns. IF that sticks to be true, NICE!
On the other hand, if they are following the dark origins of the character, this was his look in the Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. days, as Matt Murdock was discovering and testing his skills and spirit. In which case, we are probably destined to see the red suit before the season’s final episode.
Over on The CW, they’ve released an image of what Brandon Routh will look like wearing the Atom suit.
And it looks good.
We’ve been watching Ray Palmer (Routh) tinkering with the tech for a while and we’ll finally see what he can do with it on February 25th.
Hey Josh Holloway fans:
If you like Josh Holloway, you’ll be happy to know he has a new series coming out on USA called Colony.
It seems to be an interesting, if not slightly off the beaten path story for a show, where it is described as,
“a naturalistic drama about a family that’s torn by opposing forces and makes difficult decisions as its members balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some people choose to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences.”
Cool huh? They describe a show and you still don’t know what the flip it’s about!
Holloway will be joined by Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead).
I had liked his last show, Intelligence, but it wasn’t quite right for the general Nielsen family. I hope to like this one too.
CBS was not getting the numbers they wanted from Thursday night’s series, The McCarthys’, so they pulled it from the line up.
They did not announce whether they will air the remaining few episodes of the series or not.
And in case you had not caught the news, last weekend’s Super Bowl became the most watched show in the history of U.S. television.
Per NBC’s press release:
- 114.4 Million Watched Patriots-Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, Tops Last Year’s Super Bowl by 2.2 Million
- 47.5 Household Rating is Best in 30 Seasons, Since Super Bowl XX in January 1986
- NBC Sports Live Extra Sets Super Bowl Record Averaging 800,000 Viewers per Minute
AND while we’re chatting about Super Bowl Sunday, Hallmark’s Kitten Bowl II, which was much more entertaining than most of the Super Bowl ads, pulled in 1.3 million viewers and did well for the network.
Yes… I caught about half an hour of it and it was pretty cute.
via Hallmark’s press release
Hallmark Channel’s 2nd annual Kitten Bowl, America’s newest Su-purr Sunday gridiron tradition, intercepted sports fans and animal lovers nationwide yesterday – February 1, 2015 – reaching 1.3 million Total Viewers (up 28% over last year’s inaugural telecast) during its 12-3p premiere. In addition, the program was up double digits across key demographics over Kitten Bowl I, capturing 284,000 W25-54 (+37%); 248,000 W18-49 (+38%); 394,000 A18-49 (+40%); and 423,000 A25-54 (+28%).
Kitten Bowl II was also the cat’s meow on social media. #KittenBowl (and related Hallmark Channel terms) trended #1 on Twitter for hours on Sunday, garnering over 50,000 tweets, reaching nearly 36 million, and driving Hallmark Channel to experience its biggest Tweet day in network history. The program was also a hot topic on Facebook, trending in the Top 10 into the wee hours of Monday morning and reaching 1.7 million unique users — more than double the activity from the previous year. (Sources: TweetReach and Facebook Analytics).
Syfy announced that production on the third season of Defiance started up in Toronto this last week.