The end of the The Flash’s second season set up a storyline familiar to comic book fans: Flashpoint. But how much of season three will Flashpoint be a plot point? We have that information in today’s TV-Cap, along with a synopsis for season four of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a tease for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and more.
Consequences. Kevin Smith interviewed the cast of The Flash on behalf of IMDb while at Comic-Con, and obviously, they talked about season three. Grant Gustin said the season is “pretty Flashpoint focused right now, which I think we are going to see the repercussions coming out of Flashpoint.” He continued, “There will be ramifications all season long from Flashpoint.” But he added, “I think we can state… Flashpoint does not last all season long.” So, it sounds like Flashpoint will kick things off, and by that, I mean it will screw everything up, and then the team will deal with clean-up. [Comic Book Resources]
Host Responsibilities. The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will air on January 8 next year, and they’ve announced their next host: Jimmy Fallon. [Variety]
Leveraging History. NBC didn’t have to travel through time to bring its new drama Timeless to the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. Series executive producers Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan talked about the adventurous tone of the series, the time travel rules, and historical settings for the action. Get the full rundown here at Nerdist.
What Does It Mean? We know a little about Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but with the premiere so far away (November 25!), there are still lots of secrets. But! Is this Instagram pic featuring Pop-Tarts and an apple hinting at a new addition to the Gilmore family? On one hand, it’s a nod to a scene and line from the season one episode “Concert Interruptus.” Lorelai gives Rory and her friends Pop-Tarts until the pizza arrives. But the apple? In the season five episode “Blame Booze and Melville,” we learned Lorelai craved apples when she was pregnant with Rory. Does this mean either Lorelai or Rory is pregnant? [Instagram]
They’re Determined. NBC is being persistent with their pilot for Cruel Intentions. It didn’t score a series pick-up–they held out because of space issues. But NBC isn’t letting go, and they’re considering pushing the show out online–that distribution platform would give them more leeway with the content. [TVLine]
Feel the Love. Ahh, remember the romantic aspects of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? If you don’t, think about the series and the role love played in the story. It moved the needle more than anything else. Brush up on the relationships of the supernatural drama in this post by Jessica. (P.S.: Spike > Angel)
Who Do You Support? When you need a distraction from the current election cycle in the United States–and if you’re like me, you frequently need a distraction–why not turn your eyes to Westeros? HBO has created a Game of Thrones voting website where fans can cast their ballots for candidates such as Daenerys Targaryen on Jon Snow. Learn more at TheGOTParty.com. [Nerdist]
Timeline Clue. Star Trek: Discovery will undoubtedly explore new worlds, etc., but we don’t know when they’ll do that. Or do we? Series producer Bryan Fuller told Ain’t It Cool News there’s a clue in front of our eyes that says when the series takes place. Fuller said, “There’s a big clue in the number of the ship [NCC-1031] that indicates when we’re set.” Given the Enterprise is NCC-1701, does this mean it’s pre-Star Trek: The Original Series like Enterprise? [Slashfilm]
Surprise, There’s a Deadly Threat. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fourth season will arrive on ABC on September 20, and the network’s released an official synopsis to summarize the events ahead: “In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell…” And it goes on for two more paragraphs. Read ’em at ComicBook.com.
Sitcom Spin. One of the many lovable aspects about Netflix’s Stranger Things is its setting in the ’80s. But what if it was a family sitcom rather than a mysterious, creepy series? YouTuber Tim Bennett imagines that universe in the above video, and I am so on board. [Nerdist]
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