TV Talk

Flash/Supergirl Musical Crossover Announced and Other TV News

by | August 11, 2016 | Comments

This week in TV news, CBS’ President discusses next season’s lack of diversity, Hamilton‘s director lands a deal at Fox, The Flash and Supergirl will do a musical, and more!


served edt fnl

The first cast photo of the one-off revival/remake of the hit UK television series Are You Being Served? has been released by the BBC. The special will air overseas in September on the BBC as part of a 60 year celebration of the sitcom, which originally ran from 1972 to 1985. It will star John Challis, Roy Barraclough, Mathew Horne, and Sherrie Hewson as pink-haired Mrs. Slocombe, among more. But that’s not the only classic show getting a remake. Others to look forward to include Porridge, Keeping Up Appearances, and Up Pompeii!!


MAN WITH A PLAN stars Matt LeBlanc (pictured) in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife returns to work, and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. After football ends in October, MAN WITH A PLAN will be broadcast Mondays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Elisabeth Caren/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

At TCA this week CBS President Glen Geller was asked to comment on the fact that the networks’ six new fall series star only white men this year. “We need to do better and we know it,” Geller acknowledged. “We are definitely less diverse this year than last year, and we need to do better.” CBS’ new slate: BullMacGyverPure GeniusMan With a PlanThe Great Indoors and Kevin Can Wait feature no women and no non-white actors among their leads. Last time Geller was asked to address the issue, he touted the greater diversity of the ensemble casts in its returning shows.


thomas kail1

Thomas Kail, the renowned director of the triumphant Broadway production Hamilton and the esteemed Grease:Live has launched a production company at 20th Century Fox. Kail’s company, Old 320 Sycamore, has inked a deal with Fox to develop, supervise, and potentially direct both broadcast and cable projects with the media giant.  Per the agreement, Kate Sullivan, who served as Kail’s assistant director on Grease:Live, will act as Head of Development of the company.



Variety reported from TCA that The CW has announced there will be a musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash later in this season. Both shows have cast members with serious musical chops: stars Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are both alums of Glee, and producers cited John Barrowman, Victor Garber, Jesse L. Martin and Jeremy Jordan as being especially excited about the crossover. EP Greg Bertlani said the episodes will use “mostly pre-existing” songs, although the writers hope to pen at least one original song for each episode. This musical crossover is separate from the huge four-show crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow scheduled in November.

Tag Cloud

Song of Ice and Fire CBS All Access CW Seed composers FX Year in Review Set visit TCA 2017 2015 VICE Adult Swim Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt historical drama technology Watching Series crime drama Character Guide Apple X-Men Cosplay Musical Disney Channel BET Marvel Countdown Western Columbia Pictures DirecTV TNT Thanksgiving mutant Horror cinemax 20th Century Fox Ellie Kemper justice league travel Cartoon Network Shondaland Epix comiccon cops sitcom Musicals FOX GLAAD Red Carpet TIFF Disney American Society of Cinematographers CNN Action Trivia Masterpiece BBC cults Sony Pictures anime TBS ITV Valentine's Day serial killer TCM Extras USA Network Esquire ABC Family festivals Comedy Central USA Star Trek Britbox Country The Arrangement Calendar TLC National Geographic Spring TV hist NBC based on movie 45 PBS Pop OWN Nominations Lionsgate Fantasy Reality Podcast TV Land Pirates Nickelodeon blaxploitation crossover Marathons social media CMT Teen crime diversity Rock dceu Fox News Holidays Certified Fresh Nat Geo MSNBC Election 2016 GIFs police drama San Diego Comic-Con Warner Bros. HBO Amazon 2017 Comic Book New York Comic Con Netflix what to watch Comics on TV FXX IFC Films Toys Syfy Bravo NYCC PaleyFest Rocky 24 frames golden globes Oscars Premiere Dates Freeform harry potter Trailer Star Wars streaming TV Box Office cooking LGBTQ dc Paramount Network docudrama Reality Competition TCA A&E Drama GoT zombie First Look science fiction Dark Horse Comics Food Network WGN cats Mystery ratings Sundance Sundance Now political drama spy thriller Mindy Kaling E3 YouTube Premium 21st Century Fox Martial Arts Lifetime romance APB zombies Rom-Com Mary Tyler Moore Creative Arts Emmys Video Games Shudder unscripted transformers Schedule President Walt Disney Pictures CBS talk show SundanceTV TruTV crime thriller Comedy BBC America robots war Winners Pixar Music vampires IFC singing competition Sneak Peek sports adventure Polls and Games DC Comics thriller psycho Acorn TV Paramount period drama ABC VH1 Writers Guild of America History binge El Rey Emmys Super Bowl Summer RT History Ovation DC streaming service Showtime SXSW Awards E! YA medical drama dramedy Tomatazos Hulu Universal Tumblr Sci-Fi Best and Worst Starz aliens Photos finale Logo Interview doctor who jamie lee curtis Spike AMC See It Skip It Superheroes boxoffice Superheroe Lucasfilm politics YouTube Red ESPN Christmas supernatural MTV Biopics Grammys biography Fall TV SDCC The CW Infographic discovery DC Universe Winter TV Animation Kids & Family Ghostbusters 007 Crackle Opinion