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This THE FLASH Character Is Making a Return and More TV News

This THE FLASH Character Is Making a Return and More TV News

The constant churn of the machine that is the Television Critics Association winter press tour, a.k.a. TCA, means the pile of TV news is high. So, today’s TV-Cap is stuffed to the gills and extra exciting. Read onward to find out about a character being resurrected for The Flash, learn about Gus Fring coming to Better Call Saul, see a Twin Peaks sequel teaser, and much more.

What’s Next? Here’s a bit of awesome to lift your Tuesday: Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the lyrics for and performed “What’s Next?” The tune, presented by The West Wing Weekly with music by Hrishikesh Hirway, is an ode to The West Wing. Yep. [Nerdist]

Chicken for Everyone. Giancarlo Esposito appeared at TCA to deliver Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken and biscuits and to announce he’ll be coming to Better Call Saul in season three. He’ll be reprising his Breaking Bad character, meth kingpin Gus Fring. Read more at Nerdist.

Animated Law and Order. TBS is going the animated route with The Cops. The show will star Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks as two L.A. patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.” It’s set to premiere in 2018. [Nerdist]

Embracing Humor. Misha Collins is dropping by the season finale of Kings of Con, debuting today on Comic-Con HQ, and we have an exclusive clip. Collins is playing a character called Doug, and Doug’s cooking dinner with his monkey. Like you do. [Nerdist]

In the Past. Misha Collins is hopping around in between filming of Supernatural. In addition to Kings of Con, Collins is also appearing in NBC’s Timeless. He’ll have a guest starring role as none other than Eliot Ness. Perfect. Learn all about it here at Nerdist.

Bard Rock. Want to see a different side of William Shakespeare? Good, because TNT’s ready to give you another take. Will, their new drama about the playwright, shows Shakespeare’s 20s. He was a rocker. Yup. Get more information about Will here at Nerdist.

The Return of the Hair! Disney Channel’s giving Rapunzel back her long, magical locks. Tangled: Before Ever After, a sequel to Tangled, is basically a made for TV movie-length pilot for the upcoming Tangled: The Series. Whew. I’m all tangled up in titles. The movie will drop on the Disney Channel in March with Rapunzel and her hair, Flynn, and other familiar faces. [Nerdist]

Bake Some Happiness. Rejoice, American fans of The Great British Bake-Off, because the fourth season of the series (called The Great British Baking Show in the U.S.) has been picked up by PBS. It will arrive on June 16. [Deadline]

Ending Nigh. IFC has announced Portlandia will return for season eight in 2018. They’ve also announced that will be the final season for the quirky comedy about misfits in Portland.

Relatives. Powerless is making another strong connection to the DC Comics universe. Alan Tudyk’s character, Van Wayne, is Bruce Wayne’s cousin. Learn Van’s nickname for his crime-fighting cousin in the above promo. Powerless premieres on February 2. [Entertainment Weekly]

A Numbers Question. We know Game of Thrones will wrap with season eight, but HBO is still figuring out just how many episodes will make up the final season. HBO programming president Casey Bloys appeared at TCA and told TVLine they haven’t formally renewed Thrones for season eight because the number of episodes isn’t nailed down. “The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they [showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] want to do. They’re still figuring it out because I think they’re trying to get a shape of the season,” he said. He’s hoping they deliver more than six episodes (season seven is set for seven episodes). [IGN]

Another Round! Go ahead and treat yourself to a drink. Why? Comedy Central has renewed Drunk History. The 14-episode fifth season will premiere in 2017.

Hello, Agent. Oh. Boy. Showtime’s continuation of Twin Peaks will be here on May 21. Mark the date on your calendar, and then watch the above teaser showing the return of Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper. Dude. [Nerdist]

Recap Corner. Let’s do some catching up, shall we? We have a heaping dish of delicious recaps for you: relive the latest Star Wars Rebels, Sherlock (the series four finale), Gotham, and all of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Warning: spoilers follow for The Flash:

Sort of a Surprise. I bet you thought I forgot about The Flash news. Nah, I just wanted to give everyone a chance to avert their eyes if they prefer to be surprised. The news: Rick Cosnett is coming back as Eddie Thawne. He tweeted about his return, and the announcement follows news that Robbie Amell will also be returning as Ronnie. Hmm. [TVLine]

What in today’s TV-Cap has you the most excited? Head to the comments and let me know.

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