Fox Releases New Trailers and Teasers for LUCIFER Season 2 and GOTHAM Season 3

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Fox made several announcements for its returning shows yesterday during the network’s TCA presentation and unveiled previews for several new shows. But now the attention turns back to two dramas: LUCIFER and GOTHAM.

Thanks to the network, we now have spoilers for both shows, as well as a dual preview with scenes from the upcoming seasons.

For LUCIFER, the big news is that Luci and Amenadiel’s mother has escaped Hell and the brothers will be teaming up to find her and make sure she doesn’t cause any trouble on earth. We’re also going to be introduced to a new LAPD officer, Ella Lopez. It was also announced that Michael Imperioli will be making a guest appearance as another angelic brother.

At the end of Season One, Chloe watched Lucifer die, only to come back to life, causing more confusion over who he really is. Meanwhile, her estranged husband, Dan (Kevin Alejandro), who is also an LAPD detective, came clean about his involvement in a corrupt case – jeopardizing not only his job, but also their relationship.

In Season Two, Lucifer and his brother, Amenadiel (DB Woodside), who have been sparring over Lucifer’s resistance to returning to the underworld, will now be brought back together for one common goal – to find their mother, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer), who escaped Hell. After all, Lucifer doesn’t take after his dad, so the parent he does resemble is sure to be quite terrifying. Lucifer’s work with the LAPD also is upended when the police force hires Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia), a smart, tough forensic scientist whose mutual belief in both faith and science proves a point of interest to Lucifer.

With mom on the loose, Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris), who has become not only a therapist, but also a confidante to Lucifer, will surely have a lot of advice to dole out. And, by the time she’s done with them, she may need a therapist of her own.

Meanwhile, GOTHAM will be introducing more Super-Villains and revealing more about the Court of The Owels.

The origin story continues on Season Three of GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

Season Three will peel back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith), one of Strange’s subjects. Meanwhile, GCPD Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and Captain Nathaniel Barnes (Michael Chiklis) remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee), and former Wayne Enterprises employee, Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk), discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.

As the city sinks deeper into chaos, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor); Edward Nygma/the future Riddler (Cory Michael Smith); Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman Camren Bicondova); Barbara Kean (Erin Richards), Tabitha Galavan/Tigree (Jessica Lucas) and Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell). The series also will catch up with the future Poison Ivy (Maggie Geha), who, after an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, finds herself reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms; and will dive into the origin stories of Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel), a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness; and the Tweed Brothers.

GOTHAM and LUCIFER return for all new seasons on Monday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Fox Renews GOTHAM for a Third Season

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Fox has renewed GOTHAM for a third season, the network announced tonight.

“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of GOTHAM. For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of GOTHAM and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “This incredibly talented cast has redefined these iconic characters for a new generation, and we couldn’t be more proud of this show.”

GOTHAM is averaging nine million Total Viewers across multi-platforms. GOTHAM ranks among this season’s Top 10 entertainment programs overall among Men 18-49, and places among the season’s Top 5 broadcast dramas among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.

GOTHAM airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

GOTHAM Star Ben McKenzie Reveals When We’ll See Batman

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GOTHAM’s season 2 promotional campaign has focused heavily on the villains rather than the protagonists, specifically Bruce Wayne, but now Ben McKenzie has offered his take on when the series exactly should introduce a full-grown Batman.

At a Wizard World convention in Chicago this weekend, McKenzie spoke up about the series’ plans to reserve Batman until the last possible moment of the series:

“The last frame of the last shot of the last scene of the last, uh, episode of Gotham, whatever season that may be, is Bruce putting on the cape. But it [Gotham] is everything leading up to that.”

TVInsider has debuted the second official photo of the new season, in which Alfred and Bruce enter into the mysterious cavern that was discovered last season. However, series star David Mazouz advises viewers against thinking of the cavern as a “Batcave,” at least yet.

“It changes everything in Bruce’s life. It changes how he sees Alfred, the criminal side of Gotham, even how he sees his parents. It’s definitely not the Batcave. What is down there are clues to Thomas Wayne’s secret life and what he was trying to do before being killed.”

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The second season will make series regulars of Drew Powell‘s Butch Gilzean, Chris Chalk‘s Lucius Fox, Nicholas D’Agosto‘s Harvey Dent, and Morena Baccarin‘s Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Producers will also incorporate such villains as Clayface, the Mad Hatter, Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, Tommy Elliot, and possibly even the Court of Owls, while early episodes will serve as a “pre-embryonic” origin story for the Joker.

In addition to Natalie Alyn Lynd‘s Silver Cloud and James Frain’s Theo Galavan, Gotham season 2 will also feature Michael Chiklis as Captain Nathaniel Barnes, and Jessica Lucas as Galavan’s sister (and future Tigress), Tabitha.

GOTHAM season 2 premieres Sept. 21st at 8PM on FOX.

Photo of the Day: No Laughing Matter for GOTHAM City!

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With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting/instagramming photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, theTVaddict.com thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, courtesy of SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan comes a San Diego Comic Con timed spoiler of Bat-tastic proportions! [Read more…]

We Shine the Spotlight on GOTHAM Star Jada Pinkett Smith

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Jada Pinkett Smith, an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman has added a new role on to her accomplishments playing Fish Mooney, a series regular, on FOX’s hit GOTHAM. In an interview, Smith said she doesn’t know where her character is heading, but she hopes she will make it through the season. [Read more…]

Breaking TV News: An Ogre Is Coming to GOTHAM with Milo Ventimiglia Set for Recurring Guest Star Role

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Former GILMORE GIRLS bad boy, turned NBC HERO is going back to the dark side. Yes, Warner Bros. Television has just announced that Milo Ventimiglia has signed on to guest star on GOTHAM. According to sources, Ventimiglia will play Jason Lennon, aka the Ogre (Editor’s Note: While this Ogre shares a nickname with a character from the DC Comics, it is a different character, not from the DC canon.). “Handsome, wealthy and seductive, the Ogre is a serial killer who has been preying on the young women of Gotham for nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of “tests” as he searches for his perfect mate. When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously. His obsessions, combined with Gordon’s determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy.

Fans can expect their first glimpse of Ventimiglia in episode 19. GOTHAM airs Mondays at 8PM on FOX (CTV in Canada).

Fall TV Preview: GOTHAM

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Starring: Ben McKenzie (“Southland”), Donal Logue (“Terriers”), Jada Pinkett-Smith (“Hawthorne”), Sean Pertwee (“Elementary”), David Mazouz (“Touch”), Zabryna Guevara (“Burn Notice”), Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova, Erin Richards (“Breaking In”), Cory Michael Smith and Victoria Cartagena

Genre: One-hour drama

Premiere Date: Monday, September 22, 8 p.m., Fox

Direct Competition: “The Big Bang Theory” (Sept. 22-Oct. 20) / “2 Broke Girls” (Oct. 27-) and “Mom” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “The Originals” (CW)

Premise (in 140 characters or less): Rookie detective, James Gordon, and his partner, Harvey Bullock, work to solve the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Initial Reaction: The show takes itself too seriously, and outside of key casting, there’s nothing grabbing me here.

Conclusion: Lower your expectations, folks. If you’re expecting a really cool take on what the city of Gotham was like before the arrival of Bruce Wayne’s vigilante persona, you’re not getting it. I was shocked by how much “Gotham” felt like a basic crime procedural (with obvious fantastical exceptions, of course). McKenzie, Logue, Pinkett-Smith and Taylor are well cast as Gordon, Bullock, Fish Mooney and Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin), but good casting rarely, if ever, can actually make up for a script as lacking as this one. The pilot’s almost all exposition, and I had to force myself to care about any of it. That’s not a good sign.

Watch Live, DVR, or Skip?: DVR this one if you’re a Batman aficionado. Otherwise, I don’t know what’s here for you. As someone whose knowledge of Batman spans little outside of the Christopher Nolan trilogy, I can’t say I’m in a rush to see more. If other critics I trust begin praising the show later on this season, I’ll make the effort to catch-up before season two.

Preview: GOTHAM

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Starring: Ben McKenzie (Detective James Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Sarah Essen), Carmen Bicondova (Selina Kyle), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean) and Sean Pertwee (Alfred)

Genre: One-hour drama

Premiere Date: Monday September 22 at 8/7c on FOX

Premise: GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Entertinmanet Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. [Read more…]