SUPERNATURAL Sneak Peek: Trapped In the Bunker

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At the end of the last episode of SUPERNATURAL it was revealed that the British Men of Letters had successfully managed to brainwash Mary Winchester. When faced with her pleading sons, she turned her back — and her gun — on them. Now the Brits are planning on take down all of the American hunters and they’ve locked Sam and Dean in their own bunker to slowly run out of air and die. Toni Bevell — newly returned from England — also made an apperance. But Ketch seems determined to get rid of her so that he can rise through the ranks of the organization and locked her in there with the Winchester brothers.

Now the boys are faced with finding a way to escape their home and save their mother from her brainwashing. Dean suggests they kill Toni to buy themselves an extra day of air, but she tells the boys that she’s the only one who can successfully un-program their mother. Of course, the only way to even get Mary back is to get out of the bunker and in order to do that the boys are going to start digging to see if they have any items or spells in there with them that could help.

Related: See photos for the two-hour finale of SUPERNATURAL

Meanwhile, in the second hour of the finale the brothers do make their way out of the bunker and come up against Lucifer, who seems determined to ensure that his child is born.

The two-hour SUPERNATURAL season finale airs tonight (May 18) beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. And if you didn’t hear the news coming out of the network’s Upfront presentation, SUPERNATURAL will be doing an animated SCOODY DOO episode in season 13.

LIFE SENTENCE: First Look at the CW’s New Lucy Hale Comedy Series

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LIFE SENTENCE follows Stella (Lucy Hale), a girl who has spent the last eight years living like she was dying (because she was). To deal with her impending death, Stella traveled the world, faced her darkest fears and found true love on a whirlwind trip to Paris. But when Stella finds out that her cancer has been cured, she is suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the “live in the moment” decisions she made, including marrying a total stranger.

And if that’s not enough, she also finds out that her “perfect family” isn’t so perfect after all. Turns out, because she was dying, everyone in her life hid their problems from her. But, now that she’s well, all bets are off. Stella is shocked to learn that her parents, Peter (Dylan Walsh) and Ida (Gillian Vigman), have fallen out of love, partly because Peter spent their retirement helping Stella make the most of her final days, and partly because Ida has fallen in love with her best friend (Stella’s godmother), Poppy. Also, it turns out Stella may be responsible for the fact that her sister, Elizabeth (Brooke Lyons), gave up her own dreams to take care of Stella and start a family with her husband Diego (Carlos PenaVega), just to give her parents something positive to focus on. Then there’s Stella’s often overlooked brother, Aiden (Jayson Blair), who’s pushing 30 and still lives above the garage, sells Adderall to soccer moms and uses Stella’s cancer to guilt them into sleeping with him.

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And, of course, there’s her husband Wes (Elliot Knight), a handsome Londoner who she agreed to spend the rest of her life with, thinking that would only be six to eight months, tops. Now that their forever just got a whole lot longer than they were expecting, Wes begins to worry that he can’t continue to pretend to be her perfect husband for the rest of his life. With a real future suddenly in front of her, Stella’s cinematic life snaps into reality, and instead of living like she’s dying, she will have to learn to live like she’s living, and help her family and friends do the same.

LIFE SENTENCE will air midseason on The CW (see The CW’s full fall 2017 schedule).

BLACK LIGHTNING: First Look at The CW’s New DC Superhero Show

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BLACK LIGHTNING is coming to The CW. It will mark the fifth DC superhero show on the network’s schedule, although it will not be part of the ARROW-verse (and, hence, not part of the annual crossover).

In the show, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community.

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Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.

But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Greg Berlanti (ARROW, THE FLASH), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (BEING MARY JANE), and Sarah Schechter (ARROW, THE FLASH) will serve as executive producers.

BLACK LIGHTNING will air midseason on The CW (see The CW’s full fall 2017 schedule).

VALOR: First Look at The CW’s New Military Drama Series

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VALOR revolves around an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders. The group is sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, but it goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa) — one of the unit’s first female helicopter pilots. — and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr). Unfortunately, the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) is unknown.

Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia. Nora’s boyfriend, First Lieutenant Ian Porter (Charlie Barnett), suspects she’s not telling him the full story, and Jess Kam (Corbin Reid), Jimmy’s wife and Nora’s friend, is frustrated and furious at being kept in the dark. Meanwhile Thea, (Melissa Roxburgh) the CIA officer charged with investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred.

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Nora, meanwhile, is grounded from flying while she’s still recovering from a gunshot wound suffered during the mission. But when it’s discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive by a group of ruthless terrorists, Nora is determined to join Gallo to rescue their friend.

Bill Haber (RIZZOLI & ISLES), Anna Fricke (BEING HUMAN), Kyle Jarrow (LOST GENERATION) and Michael Robin (NIP/TUCK) will serve as executive producers.

VALOR will air Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW (see The CW’s full fall 2017 schedule).

DYNASTY: First Look at The CW’s Rebooted Primetime Soap Opera

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DYNASTY is returning for a new generation on The CW this fall. The show introduces us to Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) – a charismatic, cunning woman who is poised to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire – or so she thinks. Her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta for what Fallon believes is the announcement of her promotion. But she’s actually horrified to learn that the reunion is actually to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Cristal is beaitufl – and almost as young as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out – but she isn’t just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake.

But despite her strength, the Carringtons’ world proves challenging to Cristal. As she clashes with the staff, including Blake’s butler Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, they all make it very clear Cristal doesn’t belong. Hoping to take down Cristal, Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), the family’s chauffeur (and Fallon’s secret lover) to help expose her as a fraud. But when that backfires — and Blake chooses Cristal over his own daughter — Fallon sidles up to Blake’s biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek her revenge.

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Cristal’s world is, however, turned slightly upside down when her nephew, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal’s past. Now Cristal’s carefully concealed history could bring her future crashing down.

Josh Schwartz (GOSSIP GIRL), Stephanie Savage (GOSSIP GIRL), Sallie Patrick (REVENGE), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original DYNASTY) and Brad Silberling (JANE THE VIRGIN) will serve as executive producers.

DYNASTY will air Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW (see The CW’s full fall 2017 schedule).

SUPERNATURAL Will Do an Animated SCOOBY DOO Episode in Season 13

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SUPERNATURAL is getting….animated?

Today at The CW’s Upfront presentation, SUPERNATURAL stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles went on stage to announce that the show would be doing a SCOOBY DOO episode — complete with animated Sam and Dean Winchester (see photo below). No further details are known at this time, but we’re sure more news will come out of Comic-Con this summer.

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SUPERNATURAL will air this fall on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW (see The CW’s full fall 2017 schedule).

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Photo courtesy of Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue)

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season 3 Teasers: A Runaway Groom and a New Man

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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND almost ended with Josh and Rebecca’s wedding….until Josh pulled a “runaway groom” and headed off to join the priesthood, leaving Rebecca at the altar.

Now, thanks to The CW, we have a few details about season 3 coming out of the network’s announcement of their fall 2017 schedule:

“When last we left our intrepid and at least slightly nutty heroine, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), she was at her wedding, abandoned at the altar by her obsession, Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III). In that moment, Rebecca found herself in a cliffhanger. Literally, because she, like, almost flung herself off a cliff. Instead, she found an unexpected well of strength inside herself and finally stood up to her abandoning father, flanked by her fierce girl squad. Phew. It was QUITE the wedding. So, what’s a girl to do now? Why, get revenge of course. Because Josh Chan, love of her life? He’s crossed over to the dark side — ergo, he must die, unless of course he sees the error of his ways and realizes he and Rebecca are meant to be. But will he? It might be a bit tough to figure out, since he ran off the day of the wedding to be a priest. (Did we mention it was QUITE the wedding?) There’s also the matter of Rebecca’s friends and how far they will follow her attraction now that it’s turned possibly just a touch fatal. Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin), now in training to be a legal eagle, has to decide how far to walk the gangplank for her cookie, Rebecca.”

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“Meanwhile, Valencia (Gabrielle Ruiz) and Heather (Vella Lovell) will be facing giant obstacles and challenges in their personal lives. Hey, it’s not like anyone in West Covina ever gets to just be happy. In season three, we will also spend more time with a new man in Rebecca’s orbit, mega WASP Nathaniel Plimpton III (Scott Michael Foster), who will collide with her like a very handsome meteor. He may seem all alpha on the outside, but has his own daddy issues to work out. See above, no one in the Cov gets to just be happy right away.”

“In OTHER WeCo news, supercouple White Josh (David Hull) and Darryl (Pete Gardner) will be challenged by Darryl’s baby fever. Will Darryl give up his yen for a baby Darryl or Darrylette? And how will Rebecca be entangled in their plans? And what about Rebecca’s mental health? Will she finally turn her attention to the fuel for her romantic fire? This and more, accompanied by a bejillion songs and dances, coming up next on season three of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.”

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND will air Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW this fall.

The CW Upfronts: Mark Pedowitz on the Return of DYNASTY, DC Crossovers, the JANE THE VIRGIN Move and More

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After announcing the network’s new fall 2017 schedule, CW President Mark Pedowitz spoke to reporters about the new shows, scheduling changes and more.

Regarding the return of DYNASTY, Pedowitz said that the show’s executive producers (including Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage) had a great set of credentials and the network wants to be back in business with them. After all, the pair have created two big serial soaps of the 2000s: GOSSIP GIRL and THE OC, so this was a no brainer. Pedowitz believes that the writers have “a new take” on a show that existed 30 years ago. They’ve also talked about bringing back some actors from the original DYNASTY and, if the storylines and people’s schedules work, the network is completely open to it. It’s too soon to predict who might appear as the show has only recently been picked up, but when asked Pedowitz said that they would love to have someone like Joan Collins make a guest appearance if the executive producers want her.

As for VALOR –the other new fall show coming to The CW — Pedowitz has been trying to get a military series on the network for the six years that he’s been there. They’ve tried with two other shows, but the third time turned out to be the charm here. VALOR joins what looks like a trend of military shows coming to the air next season, but Pedowitz believes they’ll have a slightly different take on it than other military shows because they’re The CW.

Meanwhile, JANE THE VIRGIN’s move to Friday nights may have worried some fans who believe that Friday is where shows go to die. But Pedowitz said that, despite the move, the network still believes in JANE. They say that JANE has been a strong show this past season with delayed and digital viewing taken into consideration, but they had new shows to launch so a move was necessary. He did, however, say that they thought re-pairing JANE with CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND was a good move.

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Pedowitz was also asked about superhero fatigue — after all, The CW will have five DC superhero shows on its schedule for next season. Pedowitz believes the network has the best superhero programming available, but they are committed to never having more than four DC shows on at any given time, which means they’ll continue to rotate the shows in and out. And as long as the writers are producing quality programming, Pedowitz believes that people won’t get tired of the genre.

Finally, Pedowitz addressed the question of whether there would be a five-way DC crossover next season. He explained that BLACK LIGHNING is not part of the ARROW-verse and “it’s a separate situation”. However, the network has every intention of doing a four-way crossover later in the year with the four fall DC shows — specifically in November 2017.

On TV Tonight: Thursday May 18, 2017

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ABC Grey’s Anatomy Scandal
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) The Great Indoors (R) The Amazing Race 29 The Amazing Race 29
CW Supernatural Supernatural
FOX MasterChef Junior
NBC Law & Order: SVU (R) The Blacklist
MISC Lip Sync Battle (Spike) Dark Net (Showtime)

The CW Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

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The CW renewed the majority of its existing schedule, so there wasn’t a lot of room for new shows next season, which led to the network picking up four shows. Among the new shows is another pilot based on a DC character — Black Lightning — which brings the total of CW/DC shows to five (basically half their schedule). In addition, the network is rebooting DYNASTY with a more modern version courtesy of the creators of GOSSIP GIRL.

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As for the schedule itself, there are a few shows on the move for next year. For example, JANE THE VIRGIN is moving to Friday nights, while ARROW and RIVERDALE are switching slots.

Monday
8:00 p.m. SUPERGIRL
9:00 p.m. VALOR (new series – watch trailer)

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. THE FLASH
9:00 p.m. DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. RIVERDALE (new time slot)
9:00 p.m. DYNASTY (new series – watch trailer)

Thursday
8:00 p.m. SUPERNATURAL
9:00 p.m. ARROW (new time slot)

Friday
8:00 p.m. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
9:00 p.m. JANE THE VIRGIN (new time slot)

Midseason: THE 100, iZOMBIE, THE ORIGINALS, BLACK LIGHTNING (new series – watch trailer), LIFE SENTENCE (new series – watch trailer)