The Flash, Arrow, and Gotham Get New Seasons. Constantine in Doubt.
Just before the Golden Globes, The CW confirmed it was renewing both The Flash and Arrow for new seasons. It’s not much of a shock considering both series have been juggernauts and a bright spot for the network.
Fox made it official that Gotham will also be getting a second season. The show based on Batman has had consistent and decent ratings making this not surprising at all.
The other comic turned television show Constantine isn’t looking as solid. NBC discussed the series’ future. The show has its Friday timeslot changed to an earlier 8pm from its 10pm time when the show returned from its winter break. That switch actually led to lower ratings and didn’t help.
NBC president Jennifer Salke at a TCA press tour said:
Still talking about [whether to renew the show]. We wish the show had done better live. It has a big viewership after [live airings] in all kinds of ways, and it has a younger audience. The live number is challenging. It hasn’t kind of come out of Grimm the way we wanted it to. We love the show. I think it’s fair to say we’re really still talking about it.
Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt added:
We got on the bandwagon of these shows based on comic books, and maybe there are too many of them. It’s a popular series of comics, but it’s not The Flash. It’s not Batman, so maybe it suffers a little bit there. But as Jen said, it’s a show we really liked. We love Matt Ryan, who is the star of it. I think we did right by the fans who didn’t like the film that was made of it, and I think the future is still up in the air on that show.
Not encouraging at all for fans of the show.