The Flash's team will stretch to make room for another full-time member next season

Another year, another season of The Flash that we wanted to be just a little bit better than it was. Season four did provide slightly more levity than the past couple years, and if you liked the character most responsible for that, then we’ve got some great news for you. (If you didn’t, maybe it’s best to roll with…

Nation's 2 p.m. couch occupiers forced to contemplate a grim, Jerry Springer-less future

One of the shining lights in the cosmic pantheon of mid-afternoon trash TV has suddenly found itself in danger of extinction, as THR reports that Jerry Springer might be shutting down after 27 years on the air. The seemingly endless syndicated sideshow—hosted with detached irony by the country musician, actor, and…

Warner Bros. readies up a big bag of money to keep Greg Berlanti pumping out superhero shows

It’d be hard to overstate the importance of Greg Berlanti to Warner Bros.’ TV fortunes: As the chief architect of almost all of the company’s comic-based projects—including its many DC-branded shows, plus Riverdale—Berlanti has become a huge part of, especially, The CW’s recent gains in approval and appeal. (Dude’s…

The 100 is building a new world that's eerily similar to our own

I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the reviews of the first few episodes of this season of The 100 hailing the show’s decision to move ahead six years in time. From the season premiere onwards, it’s proven to be a smart choice, and the crux of my thinking has been that it’s allowed the characters time to change in…

Keiynan Lonsdale's Kid Flash is running from both Legends Of Tomorrow and The Flash

Keiynan Lonsdale’s Kid Flash has always been tragically underused on The Flash, save for a few times when Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen was too busy screwing up the timeline to do regular superhero action, so it seemed like the perfect solution when he finally popped up on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow for its most recent…

The Flash season finale delivers a whirlwind conclusion to the Thinker saga

We knew it would come down to this in the end: All you need is love. Exactly how that would manifest itself in the fourth season finale “We Are The Flash” is something I never would have been able to predict, and I’m not certain it made any sense at all. But it was fast-paced, exciting, suspenseful, and full-on comic…

Next season will be the last for iZombie, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW confirms

In advance of its upfront presentation—which is taking place in New York City as we speak—earlier today The CW confirmed what fans of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane The Virgin have been anticipating for a while: That the shows will end with their upcoming fourth and fifth seasons, respectively, as Deadline reports. …

Batwoman to make her live-action debut in The CW's next superhero crossover

At a recent convention in Nashville, Arrow star Stephen Amell teased that he’d be making a “really fun announcement” at The CW’s upfront presentation today, and now we know what that announcement is: Batwoman is coming to the next Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends Of Tomorrow crossover event, and the heroes will be…

The Flash gets the most out of its characters as the Enlightenment approaches

“Think Fast,” the penultimate episode of this fourth season of The Flash, peaks early with one of the best action/effects sequence in the show’s history. After DeVoe gains entry to an ARGUS black site by posing as John Diggle (I understood everything about this except how he knows the counter-password to “Elvis…

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How have A.P. Bio, Black Lightning, and other midseason shows panned out?

We’re now in upfront season, the time of year in which the networks and streaming outlets preview their fall lineups. These announcements are usually preceded by some bloodletting, so as we await the decisions from on high—and the inevitable petitions to save this drama or that comedy—The A.V. Club is checking in on…

Team Flash acquires an unlikely ally in a subdued outing

As the fourth season of The Flash approaches its conclusion, “Harry And The Harrisons” is a surprisingly low-key and uncluttered episode this late in the game. The stakes are high, but they feel abstracted: it’s usually a very personal threat at this stage of a Flash season, but this year it’s global. World domination…