The DC Daily Planet: What’s On TV?

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Lots to unpack today, crusaders, so let’s get right to it:

Renewals, cancellations, new orders — ’tis the season to finally know for sure what we’ll be getting for television next year, and while I’m sure we’ll all excited to know that there will be another season of Peggy Carter punching people in the face for JUSTICE, I am equally pumped that CBS has ordered a full series for Supergirl. So much for female-led


projects being too hard to make!

Also coming soon: the CW’s The Flash and Arrow spin-off  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

Cool. I like ensemble shows.

BATGIRL #40. Inspired by PURPLE RAIN. Cover Art by Cliff Chiang. DC Comics. Variant CoverHere’s something new: a professor at Kingston University thinks the new Batgirl was influenced by his own comic series, and is inquiring to DC about the similarities between the two titles. Not because he’s interested in the legal ramifications, apparently, but rather because he’s interested in the cultural effect his research may have sparked. It does seem like Professor Will Booker, author of My So-Called Secret Identity, has cracked the comics code, using pattern recognition to predict what will come next in comics. Interesting stuff!

DC is holding a reality show where eight contestants attempt to develop a live-action Starman movie. Okay.

They’ll also be making three new online shows with Machinina, including Dial H for Hero, which is SO GREAt.

DC responded to Gerry Conway’s post regarding creator rights, and now Conway has written back, and it’s all been pretty civil. Maybe they’re all too tired from moving across the country to really get into it? Conway’s feedback is pretty simple: be clear in your policy, DC, and be proactive in your dealings with creators. Seems simple enough!

I’m just happy it’s the weekend, at last. Tomorrow I have a Muay Thai seminar and a cookout at a lake: what are you up to, readers? And what are your thoughts on DC this week? Tell me, tell me! I shine my spotlight on you.



Laura Harcourt

Laura Harcourt

Part of WWAC's editorial team, Laura has loved comics ever since her very first copy of Betty and Veronica Double Digest. Until her own superhero training is complete, she spends most of her time writing about others. She is most usually found in Western New England and is easily startled by loud noises.