I’m going to send you into the weekend with news about the DC television universe on The CW, and I call that a pretty fine way to kick off a two-day break. Read today’s TV-Cap to get the scoop on what’s ahead for DCTV, including a Supergirl/The Flash musical crossover, get details on how Frequency will differ from the film, learn about the Brave New World series coming to Syfy, and more.
Sing Out. The CW brought their slate of shows to the Television Critics Association‘s summer press tour on Thursday. As home to Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, a decent percentage of the network’s programming is about DC superheroes. Executive producers for those series were on hand to discuss what’s ahead. My favorite highlight came from Greg Berlanti: “There’s gonna be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl and Flash. We have a number of people who can sing across all the shows. That’s not to be confused with the crossover we’ll be doing across the nights in late November/early December.” This is the brightest timeline. Also, Dolph Lundgren is coming to Arrow, Obsidian is coming to the JSA in Legends—get all the DCTV highlights from TCA here at Nerdist. [Image: Lord Mesa]
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She’s a Beast. On the topic of DCTV, please check out this glorious first look at Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Vixen on Legends of Tomorrow. [Comic Book Resources]
A Different Approach. CBS is revamping MacGyver for the fall. Debuting September 23, the series definitely has some things in common with the original run, but they also tried to find their own path. Read about what they’re doing to make this MacGyver different right this way.
Bringing It Back. Nickelodeon seems to be all about embracing the successes of their past recently, and they’re definitely doing that with Rocko’s Modern Life. They’re reviving the cartoon set in O-Town for a special TV movie. No release date is available yet, but we’ll keep you posted. [Nerdist]
Insert Exclamation Point Here. It seems overdue, but Syfy is bringing an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to television. That’s fantastic, but it gets better because they have Grant Morrison on board to co-write and co-executive produce the series. He’ll work alongside Brian Taylor. They’re going to keep busy with a second series, too; it’s based on the Image Comics title Happy. Learn more here.
No Restrictions. The specific release date of Twin Peaks is still up in the air—it’s coming sometime in the first half of 2017—and we don’t know an episode count, but Showtime discussed the format of the series while at the TCAs. Episodes could be longer than 60 minutes and Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said, “I could definitely see longer episodes or this question of how do we release it linearly and how do we release it for people who want to stream it. There may be some difference between the two. There’s all sorts of possibilities.” Everything’s on the table, apparently. [Slashfilm]
Don’t Rip This Apart. Sometimes the best things come back around, and sometimes those best things are Mystery Science Theater 3000. The comedy known for poking fun at old movies is coming back, and the series creator and new actors stopped by Camp Conival at Comic-Con to discuss the direction of the new series. Watch the above and get all the scoop. [Nerdist]
A Humorous Tribute. When Saturday Night Live returns, it won’t have Taran Killam in the cast. We think that’s a real pity, so we’ve rounded up some of Killam’s best sketches to say farewell. You can view Michael’s picks this way.
More TCA Info of Interest. As mentioned, CW took the stage at the TCAs on Thursday. Let’s catch up on some highlights! Executive producers and stars of Frequency stopped by to touch on how the show will differ from the 2000 film of the same name, execs on the apocalypse comedy series No Tomorrow explained how the tone will work, and Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim discussed how they’ll introduce The Ray on CW Seed and that he will introduce the first gay hero to lead a series. Whew.
Are you all in for a musical superhero hour (hours, actually)? Head to the comments and let me know you think it will play out.
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