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• Upfronts: Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin & More CW Stars React to ‘Supergirl’s’ Big Move and Mega Crossovers
• The CW’s Fall Schedule: Mark Pedowitz Talks SUPERGIRL, DC Crossovers, the Future of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and More
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DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season Finale Preview: A Savage Lifestyle

News and rumors abound regarding DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW’s Season 2, and it all begins with tonight’s Season1 finale, “Legendary.”

The team may have found a way to defeat Vandal Savage. It is tied to three meteors that are due to impact Earth at three separate moments in time. Each moment may require team members to be there to kill Vandal Savage at that particular point on the timeline…effectively killing the immortal madman three times.

Since Kendra’s (Ciara Renee´) and Carter’s (guest star Falk Hentschel) deaths historically are linked to the demise of Savage (guest star Casper Crump), look for some tactical planning to make that happen. Savage has brainwashed Hawkman and kidnaps Kendra back to Nazi Germany during World War II. Will the death of Savage also bring the death of the eternal lovers?

What happens when Rip returns the team to 2016 and lets each member decide his or her own destiny? Watch for Quentin Lance (ARROW’s Paul Blackthorne) to make a guest appearance and tell Sara that her sister, Laurel (ARROW’s Katie Cassidy) had been murdered. Sara may look for a way to travel back in time and save Laurel.

Also, look for dissention among the team members. If Sara finds out that Rip (Arthur Darvill) knew about Laurel’s death, it may alter her attitude about joining him on future missions.

Mick (Dominic Purcell), may be in the mood for vengeance because Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) stepped up to sacrifice himself to save the team, and there could be repercussions.

Executive Producer, Marc Guggenheim, reportedly has said that Miller is being dropped from series regular to being a recurring character throughout the Berlanti-verse.

Expect to see Miller on Legends and THE FLASH next season on what could be as many episodes as in a normal season for either show. Since the Legends travel through time, Captain Cold could be alive throughout the timeline, making the most of Miller’s ties to all 3 current shows.

If this new model that the producers seem to be setting forth… rotating characters through the four shows they will have on The CW next year, ARROW, THE FLASH, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and SUPERGIRL, which is moving over from CBS… the network could be the place to see many DC Comics characters not deemed strong enough to carry a feature film, but are beloved by readers.

One such character could be Booster Gold, a time-traveling member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE who also is Rip Hunter’s father, aka Michael Jon Carter. In the comics, Rip’s given name is “Richard,” but when the Legends went back in time to the orphanage in which Rip was raised, “Mother” referred to him as “Michael,” which could link back to Booster Gold and Booster’s Time Master sister, Michelle Carter.

Booster Gold also is tied to Maxwell Lord (SUPERGIRL’s Peter Facinelli) through the JUSTICE LEAGUE, making another plausible connection to SUPERGIRL if he shows up in the Legends’s orbit.

Jonah Hex (Johnathan Schaech) is slated to return for at least one episode in Season 2.

Then, there is the question of who SUITS star, Patrick J. Adams, will be playing in tonight’s episode. Adams’s character only recently has been listed to be “Alan Scott,” who is the original Green Lantern in the comic books from the 1940s.

Two more characters with ties to WWII also are thought to be up for casting. Rumors are that the series is casting for actors to play Lady Blackhawk and Citizen Steel to debut next year.

Will Adams bring a major shakeup with him? One thing seems certain…the landscape for Season 2 of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW will get a “Rip”-roaring setup tonight and the shockwaves may be felt throughout the Berlanti-verse next season.

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW also stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh and Amy Pemberton. Other guest stars tonight include Cameron Hilts and Blair Penner.

Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak and teleplay by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim.

The season finale of DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW airs tonight (May 19) at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.

On TV Tonight: Thursday May 19, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Grey’s Anatomy The Catch
CBS The Big Bang Theory The Odd Couple Mom The Odd Couple Rush Hour
CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow The 100
FOX Bones American Grit Archer (FX)
NBC Strong The Blacklist Game of Silence
MISC Orphan Black (BBC America)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy)

Orange denotes what the TV Addict is watching and/or recording tonight!

NO TOMORROW Preview: First Look at The CW’s New Romantic Comedy

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NO TOMORROW introduces us to Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor who appreciates order and routine. Whenever she’s making a list, “make a list” is both the first thing on it and the first thing crossed off. But, as you can imagine, her regimented life has its drawbacks. Her on-again/off-again romance with the sweet, but soft-spoken Timothy (Jesse Rath) has sputtered out. Her career has stalled. Her boss, Deirdre (Amy Pietz), a petty tyrant, laughs off her ambitions.

But then Evie meets someone new — the charming and free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse) — and the attraction is immediate. Xavier encourages Evie to “carpe that diem”, because it’s more fun that way. Also, the Apocalypse is nigh, according to Xavier.  He believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid destroys us all. That’s why he made an Apocalyst – a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world ends. So with the help of her friends – Hank (Jonathan Langdon), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue), a droll nihilist – Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

Corinne Brinkerhoff (JANE THE VIRGIN and THE GOOD WIFE), Maggie Friedman and Ben Silverman will serve as executive producers.

NO TOMORROW will air on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW (see The CW’’s full fall schedule).

FREQUENCY Preview: First Look at The CW’s New Police Drama With a Twist

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Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) wants people to know she’s nothing like her father when FREQUENCY begins. Back when Raimy was eight years old, her father, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), and went deep undercover. Frank was corrupted and killed as a result of the operation. At least, that’s what everyone believes, because no one really knows about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was tasked with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police.

Frank’s former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy’s mentor and friend, and he wants her to let go of the anger she feels about her father’s death. But Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson).

Twenty years later, Raimy can’t believe it when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. After getting over the shock, Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy’s life in the present – and there have been tragic consequences.

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Jeremy Carver (SUPERNATURAL), Toby Emmerich (THE NOTEBOOK), John Rickard, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will serve as executive producers.

FREQUENCY will air on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW (see The CW’’s full fall schedule).

THE 100 Season Finale Sneak Peek: The City of Light

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The season finale of THE 100 is upon us. And with The CW’s reveal this morning that the series won’t return til next spring, it’s going to be a yearlong wait if tonight ends on a cliffhanger (as we’re sure it will).

Last week, Clarke’s plan to infiltrate Polis was thwarted by Jasper, who had secretly taken the chip the week before. A.L.I.E. was on to their every move and used that knowledge to take Clarke prisoner and threaten her with Abby.

Of course, there great Wanheda resisted for a good while, until Bellamy and Murphy could get to Clarke. By the end of the episode, Abby, Kane and Indra’s lives were all in the balance and Ontari (the last reachable Nightblood) was braindead.

In “Perverse Instantiation – Part Two,” Clarke will make another difficult decision and decide to go into the City of Light and take on A.L.I.E. from within. She plans to receive the flame while getting a transfusion from Ontari to perhaps fool the A.I.

Thankfully, Abby is alive and disconnected from the chip, so she can help her daughter ascend to save all their lives. Two endings for the finale were reportedly filmed, so only a select few know how it will all end.

Who will live and die? Can Clarke defeat A.L.I.E. in the City of Light? And most importantly, what can we expect from Clarke’s highly anticipated reunion with Lexa?

Don’t miss tonight’s season finale of THE 100 airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SUPERNATURAL Season Finale Photos: Will Amara Be Defeated?

SUPERNATURAL season finales usually culminate in a big battle and a cliffhanger and we are likely working our way up to both again as season 11 comes to a close.

The CW is keeping mum about details regarding the finale. All they’ve said is “God (guest star Rob Benedict) comes to a decision about Amara (guest star Emily Swallows) that has direct repercussions for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).”

But here’s what we do know, thanks to the preview: the Winchesters are going to build a “soul bomb” to blow Amara to kingdom-come, because it seems like God’s plan to lock her up isn’t going to work any longer. Billie is also stopping by to lend some reaper assistance (maybe to help the brothers collect souls?). Unfortunately, Rowena says that Dean is going to have to *be* the bomb. Will the eldest Winchester make it out of his confrontation with Amara alive? And what about God, who was weakened by Amara in the penultimate episode?

Don’t miss the season finale of SUPERNATURAL airing on  May 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. But don’t worry, SUPERNATURAL fans, The CW has already renewed the show for a 12th season!

The CW’s Fall Schedule: Mark Pedowitz Talks SUPERGIRL, DC Crossovers, the Future of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and More

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The CW released its new fall schedule this morning and there are a few notable developments. SUPERNATURAL and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND have moved nights and SUPERGIRL is coming to the network from CBS for its second season. THE ORIGINALS and REIGN are also both being held until midseason, which is a new development for both shows.

During a conference call with journalists, The CW President Mark Pedowitz talked about the network’s new season and the future of some of its shows.

DC Crossovers. Expect to see The CW host a huge DC universe crossover extravaganza this season with the addition of SUPERGIRL. The network is planning on having the crossover episodes in December and they say this year’s crossover will be “the biggest one ever”.

SUPERGIRL. What are their expectations for SUPERGIRL, which rated quite highly on CBS? Pedowitz believes the show will perform a little less than it would if it was on CBS, but that it will be one of their top 3 performers in terms of ratings for next year. Will they adjust any tone for SUPERGIRL now that it’s on The CW? They will be sitting down with Greg Berlanti and his team soon, but the network is confident in their relationship with Berlanti and trust what his team will be doing. Pedowitz said that season 1 was successful overall and now that it’s moved to The CW, “where it should have been in the first place”, there likely won’t be a change in tone. Finally, what role will Calista Flockhart have in the new season given the show’s move from Los Angeles to Vancouver? Pedowitz says that she wants to continue with the show and they’re currently in discussions for how that will play out.

Vixen and the DC Universe. Pedowitz noted that any of the DC characters have the potential to be spun off into a live action show. They are very pleased with the animated version and happy it got a new season. In addition, they were happy about the appearance of live action Vixen in the DC universe live-action shows. There’s also a possibility of her appearing again in the new seasons of the DC shows, but he’s leaving that to the producers right now.

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RIVERDALE. Pedowitz says that RIVERDALE is basically a show about the “secrets of a small town”. They’re going to show a new twist for Archie, Veronica and Betty. But there’s also a big adult presence between Veronica’s mother, Archie’s father and the other adults. It’s a more layered piece than we’ve seen with previous attempts to make the Archie comics into a series.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. There’s been no decision yet about the future of the show and whether this is the final season. Pedowitz hopes it’s not, but they haven’t determined that yet.  In addition, they’re not ready to announce how many episodes the show will have next season, but apparently that will be determined in the coming weeks with the producers.

THE ORIGINALS. Despite the fact that the show has been held until midseason, The CW says that they’re still a big believer in THE ORIGINALS. But they wanted to have CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stay in the fall and there’s only so much space on the schedule. So they made a choice to have THE ORIGINALS premiere at midseason and help boost the schedule across the whole season.

SUPERNATURAL. The possibility of another SUPERNATURAL spin-off came up again (as it has ever since the first attempt failed) and while it sounds like there are no plans at the present time, Pedowitz has said that if the executive producers have an idea for a new spin-off, they are open to hearing it.

THE 100. The fact that the show is being held until midseason isn’t related to any controversy the show courted in season 3.  The CW is a big believer in THE 100 as a midseason show and they’re supportive of the storytellers and how they tell their stories. They believe THE 100 is a very binge-worthy show and the fall is a good time to let people catch up on season 3 before season 4 begins.

The CW Announces its 2016-2017 Primetime Schedule

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The CW is the fifth and final network to unveil its 2016-2017 primetime schedule during Upfronts week (see NBC, Fox, ABC and CBS’ new fall schedules). The CW renewed nearly all of its existing series, which didn’t leave a lot of room on its schedule, so the network only ordered 3 new shows, which is line with recent years. One interesting new development for the network is the fact that SUPERGIRL is moving from CBS to The CW, which means that the network will have four DC universe shows for the new season (ARROW, THE FLASH, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and SUPERGIRL).

In terms of returning series, SUPERNATURAL is moving nights after staying on Wednesdays for several years, THE ORIGINALS is being held until midseason and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is moving to Fridays. The network will also be premiering the new seasons in October as they have been now for several years.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

Monday
8:00 p.m. SUPERGIRL (relocated from CBS)
9:00 p.m. JANE THE VIRGIN

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. THE FLASH
9:00 p.m. NO TOMORROW (new series)

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. ARROW
9:00 p.m. FREQUENCY (new series)

Thursday
8:00 p.m. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
9:00 p.m. SUPERNATURAL

Friday
8:00 p.m. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00 p.m. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

Midseason: RIVERDALE (new series), THE 100, iZOMBIE, REIGN, THE ORIGINALS

SUPERNATURAL Season Finale Preview: The Big Showdown

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God and Lucifer brought dysfunctional family reunions to a whole new level in the penultimate episode of SUPERNATURAL. Lucifer just wanted an apology for God giving him the Mark of Cain and then locking him away when it corrupted him. God resisted at first, but eventually admitted he had done wrong by Lucifer. Still, despite the mending of age-old bridges, God and Lucifer wouldn’t be enough to lock Amara away again. So the Winchesters suggested they approach the demons (via Crowley), the angels and Rowena/the witches for some extra muscle.

Dean kept suggesting they kill Amara instead of just locking her away, but God insisted they needed darkness to continue to exist in the universe, even if it was locked up. Meanwhile, Amara got the location of the bunker out of the prophet we met last week and headed there. At the same time, God rallied his troops. Rowena lured Amara to their location, but her witches were taken down by the Darkness easily. The demons came next and did some damage to her, but Amara was still walking. God went to lock her away again, but she was having none of it. She burned Lucifer out of Cas and then attacked her brother, dealing him a big and near-fatal injury. Thus began the end of the world.

We’re heading for the big showdown with Amara in the SUPERNATURAL season finale next week, but will of them survive? From the looks of the preview below, our heroes are trying to collect souls to build a bomb big enough to kill Amara. But Dean will actually be carrying the bomb inside of himself. Will he make it out alive?

Don’t miss the season finale of SUPERNATURAL on May 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.