With Dr. Barry Allen making his first appearance in Starling City, The CW’s ARROW last night climbed to its most watched (3.17 million) episode since February (2/27/13), and matched its series highs in both adults 18-34 (1.1/4) and men 18-34 (1.4/5), according to preliminary Live+Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
To this day, I still can’t believe that Arrow is a show on The CW! Normally, programs on that channel are much more focused on relationships among teens and post-teens. Arrow, on the other hand, has its share of dialogue, but the action and the stories keep me gripped from episode to episode. This week, Barry Allen appears, and I can’t wait to see how they handle this hero-to-be.
Then, too, Netflix is bringing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist to live-action drama. And the Marvel movies are doing well at the box office.
While DC Comics and Warner Bros. may be having trouble getting their properties to the silver screen, the company has had success on the small screen with shows like Smallville and Arrow. It looks like the company is going to continue to expand the DC Universe for home viewers with even more shows in the pipeline.
CW Seed, the digital-only studio of The CW Network, launched today with all-new episodes of four web series, including the third season of the critically-acclaimed hit comedy HUSBANDS, and the premiere episodes of the new digital comedies BACKPACKERS, GALLERY MALLORY and THE P.E.T. SQUAD FILES.
You’ll enjoy listening to my fun interview with Jay Faerber, creator of such great comics as Venture, Dynamo 5, Near Death and Anti-Hero. We talk about the various books he’s scripted, especially Anti-Hero, which you can now go to MonkeyBrainComics.com and get! Jay also talks about Starcrossed, a mid-season CW show he’s on the writing staff of. Don’t miss it!
Then Gianluca Glazer joins me to discuss “News & Previews!” It’s his last segment with me on this podcast, so I wish him all the best as he embarks on new journeys in his life. Thanks so much for all your help during the episodes and behind the scenes, Gianluca!
After the failure of the first Wonder Woman television pilot, one might think the network would go back into hiding. That’s not the case for The CW who is reported to be pushing forward with a new show called Amazon, about a warrior named Iris.
ARROW keeps on hitting the bull’s-eye for The CW. Last night was ARROW’s most watched (3.75M) episode since the series premiere on October 10, and matched its season best among adults 18-49 (1.3/4) and adults 18-34 (1.1/3) according to national Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. ARROW also matched its second best performance in women 18-34 (1.1/3).
Depending on where you are living, and in what time zone, The CW’s premiere of Arrow just wrapped, and it is time for you to flood the comment section with your thoughts.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
Did you watch it? What did you think? Throw the slings and arrows of outrage, or unleash the dogs of praise and satisfaction…
Joss Whedon’s acclaimed “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day,” will make its television debut on Tuesday, October 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.
The CW is teasing Arrow pretty hard at the San Diego Comic-Con, and we’re seeing more clips and pics arrive for the show. From what I hear, early reactions to the show are positive, but I’m going to reserve judgement until I have a chance to see it for myself on October 10, 2012.
The CW Network today announced the launch of an all-new mobile app for iPad, iPhone and Android platforms that offers full-episode streaming of The CW’s primetime series. Available for free download today on CWTV.com, The CW app also includes additional features such as photos, previews and social media integrations enabling fans to share what they’re watching via Facebook and Twitter.