The biggest news is CBS’s “Supergirl” has been given the thumbs up for a full launch of season one for this Fall. Another new show on the Eye Network starring Glee’s Jane Lynch still awaits word of its fate. “Angel From Hell,” an SF comedy centers on two characters - Amy and Allison - one a human and the other her guardian angel. CBS is looking to bring a spinoff of the “Limitless” film to the small screen. The movie starred Bradley Cooper, the show has cast Jake McDorman. Bradley will executive produce the series along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and will begin where the film left off. Finally, “The Big Bang Theory” will return for season nine. It is contractually locked-in through season ten.
Marvel fans may need to genuflect a dozen or so more times as ABC’s “Agent Carter” is still riding the fence in the minds of execs. A decision for its future has yet to be announced. However, while fans await the fate of Peggy Carter they can rest easy about “Marvels Agents of Shield.” It will be returning this Fall along with an as yet untitled ‘Shields’ spinoff series.
Over at The CW Julie Plec remains a strong influence on its programming with the renewal of two of their highest rated series returning. “The Vampire Diaries” comes back minus Nina Dobrev and the Michelson family returns for season three on “The Originals.” Also coming from Plec is a futuristic series about an epidemic break out and those stuck within the quarantine zone. Titled “Condor” it will join two other news shows at The CW - a reboot of “Tales From the Darkside,” and a ”Dead People,” series from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company. It follows a cab driver who can talk to ghosts and those experiencing a near death episode and will star Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) in the lead. Finally, on The CW news is pretty reliable that an as yet untitled Arrow/Flash spinoff is in the works for the Fall and it will feature cast from both shows including Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell along with Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) and Ciara Renee (Law & Order: SVU). Others shows returning are “The 100,” “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supernatural.”
Kevin Bacon's days of hunting down weird and psychotic bad guys is over because the network is pulling the plug on “The Following.” However, Fox is boasting the return of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson with another long-gestating installment of “The X-Files.” Also returning is the highly rated series “Gotham,” and a new horror/thriller titled “Scream Queens.” Also on the must see list from Fox is a series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “Minority Report.” Paramount and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV are the weight behind this one. Two new series titled “Frankenstein” and “Lucifer” are still awaiting final approval from the suits at Fox.
NBC has a few shows listed for their new lineup. The “Heroes Reborn” miniseries is a definite while the Danny Pudi (Community) SF comedy “Strange Calls” while still on the fence at the time of this writing will likely get the go for Fall lineup. The new show “Unveiled” from hit makers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible, A.D.) looks to be a shoo-in for the Peacock Network. It stars Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) as one of several misguided guardian angels entangling themselves in the lives of human beings undergoing great crisis. Good news for wesen fans, “Grimm” will be back. The new series “Emerald City” is a lock. It will be based on the fantasy book series “Land of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. 10-episodes have been given the go ahead. We are still awaiting news on the Rob Lowe dramedy titled “Apocalypse.” The show will co-star Megan Mullally and deal with the last days of human beings on planet Earth as it awaits collision with an oncoming, unstoppable comet.
Over on cable “The Preacher” starring Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) is a go for AMC. "Doctor Who" returns to BBC and BBC America. HBO will bring back “Game of Thrones” for at least one more season. "Orphan Black" just began season three and has already been approved for a fourth. And, at Netflix the “Daredevil” series has already been approved for a second season.
The fate of all these shows, as well as many still unlisted, will be revealed beginning May 10, 2015 when all the networks begin announcement of returning series and roll out new product for advertisers to ponder.