If you're a fan of the comic and superhero genre, you've had plenty of amazing content to sink your teeth into this year. From the CW's powerhouse offerings of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash, iZombie, and Riverdale to FOX's Lucifer, Legion, and Gotham, not to mention ABC's Agents of SHIELD, NBC's Powerless, and of course AMC's The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and Preacher, there has been plenty of goodness to go around.
Thing is, not every show can find a place in a network's schedule, and there are only so many slots. While most of the aforementioned shows have been renewed, there are a few that are still on the bubble. Some have a better chance of being renewed than others, so hit the next slide to see which of the currently outside looking in shows will be returning and which ones will be sitting out.
The shows on the bubble right now include iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, Gotham, and Powerless. Powerless is the newest of the bunch, while iZombie, Agents of SHIELD, and Gotham have all developed fandoms over several seasons. It will be interesting to see who makes the grade and who doesn't, as there are numerous properties in development from Marvel, DC, and more.
Arrow still has some storylines left to resolve before the fifth season comes to a close. You can view the synopsis for the latest episode, "Underneath", below.
Things get intense when Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are trapped in the bunker together. Meanwhile, Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Andreson) and Diggle (David Ramsey) deal with their martial issues.
Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. "Underneath" will debut on May 3.
As for The Flash, the next episode is titled 'The Once and Future Flash, and you can find the synopsis for that below.
Barry (Grant Gustin) travels to the future to find out Savitar's still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris (Candice Patton). Upon his arrival in 2024, Barry encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people, profoundly impacted by their showdown with Savitar. It will be up to Barry to infuse a sense of hope back into the team, as he proves to be hero his future friends have been waiting for. Meanwhile, back in 2017, the hunt for Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) continues. Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. "The Once and Future Flash" debuts on April 25.
While the other DC shows have all been renewed, there is one still on the outs at the moment. CW's iZombie typically serves as a midseason show, taking over while the Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow go on sabbaticals.
The ratings for iZombie haven't been stellar, but they also haven't been bad. It's a constant for CW and is well reviewed by fans. It is likely to be renewed by the network, at least as of now. The synopsis for the latest episode can be found below.
NAMASTE — To help Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) solve the murder of a lifestyle guru, Liv (Rose McIver) consumes his brain and takes on his zen approach to life. Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) old boss, Katty Kupps (guest star Christina Cox, "Arrow"), is getting closer to discovering the truth while also getting closer to Ravi. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) and Peyton (Aly Michalka) continue their budding friendship, much to Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) dismay. Lastly, Major (Robert Buckley) is struggling a bit at his new job.
Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Graham Norris.
iZombie airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.prevnext
Fox's Gotham is another steady presence on the network. It doesn't overperform like Legion but gives enough reward to put it higher on the list than other Fox shows. There are enough other shows on Fox's bubble that Gotham should get renewed. The show seemed to hit its stride content wise this year, and hopefully, that continues into its fourth season.
You can find the synopsis for the spring premiere below.
Nygma convinces himself that he doesn't need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as "The Riddler." Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma's mind games, while Gordon learns troubling news about his father's death. Meanwhile, the Court of the Owls reveals its next move.
The spring premiere of Gotham, which is titled "Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name," will air Monday, April 24 at 8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT on FOX.prevnext
Agents Of SHIELD
Agents of SHIELD seems to be on the list of possible cancellations every year, but fan reactions to the actual episodes improved a lot this season. Unfortunately, it keeps popping up on the bubble, and pulling their well received Ghost Rider storyline midseason didn't help either.
Still, the indications seem to be that the show will get at least one more season, but that might end up being its last.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all new time period, Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. 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.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.prevnext
While the switch in premises opened up more storyline opportunities, it somewhat stunted the momentum that Powerless built up before it aired. Now that fans have seen what the show is, mixed to lethargic reactions seem to be the result.0comments
If a DC show is going to kick the bucket, it's going to be Powerless, which is a shame since the original premise had such potential.
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don't need superpowers to be a hero.prev