Next season's Arrowverse crossover event is going to feature an even bigger kick-ass lineup of DC comics superheroes.
The CW announced during its 2018 upfront presentation on May 17 in New York City that Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the stars from Legends of Tomorrow are going to fighting alongside none other than ... Batwoman!The CW 2018-19 Schedule — Plus, Trailers For New Series 'Charmed' & 'All American' (VIDEO)
Plus, the final seasons of 'Crazy Ex' and 'iZombie' confirmed and more new series announcements.
"We will be doing another crossover event this fall on The CW [and] we will be introducing a new character. We will be fighting alongside Batwoman,” revealed Arrow star Stephen Amell.
CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that this will be the first time Batwoman will appear "on any screen" and "we’re adding the city of Gotham into the Arrowverse."
The episode is slated to air in December.
Check back for more details.
After it was announced last year, the Supernatural spinoff series Wayward Sisters became one of the most highly anticipated series coming to television.
The show was to follow fan-favorite character Sheriff Jody Mills and a group of troubled young women, all orphaned by supernatural monster attacks and tragedies. Under Mills' protection, they emerge as a supreme, monster-fighting force.
But The CW has now announced it is no longer moving forward with the show.'Cagney & Lacey,' a 'Supernatural' Spinoff & More Pilots That Weren’t Picked Up
From Sarah Drew's 'Cagney & Lacey' to a 'Supernatural' spinoff, these shows didn't get season orders.
Needless to say, Supernatural fans were extremely upset and started a petition to keep the show alive at the network. So far, there are over 70,000 signatures, and it hasn't gone unnoticed by The CW.
But, unfortunately, no change is going to be made right now.
CW president Mark Pedowitz admitted at the network's 2018 upfront presentation, “We had really great material this year. We’re really excited about the five series we did pickup."
"We are big fans of the characters and the women who played those characters in the series, but we did not feel creatively that the show is where we wanted it to be, and we felt we had a better shot with [Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff] Legacies," he added.'Supernatural' Star Jensen Ackles Teases Playing a New Character in Season 14
Will Ackles make a move to the dark side?
Supernatural executive producer Andrew Dabb, who also was behind the creation of Wayward Sisters, said, "CW has chosen to pass on Wayward Sisters. We love these characters, and have spent almost two years trying to make this show a reality on the network… but there are some fights, sometimes, you can’t win."
Over 14 seasons, the ABC hit has seen a hospital wing’s worth of cast members check out, among them T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh and, most devastating, Patrick Dempsey. More than 100,000 fans signed a petition vowing they wouldn’t watch without McDreamy, yet they stuck around.'Grey's Anatomy' Finale: Will Jo & Alex's Wedding Actually Happen? (PHOTOS)
New photos from the episode tease there will be blood.
Co-showrunner Krista Vernoff says the two were let go so Grey’s could “follow the stories where they want to go.” Considering that Arizona is a lesbian mom and April a devout Christian, the move is particularly stinging to communities that creator Shonda Rhimes admits “are underserved” on TV.
As for how the characters leave, we do know this: April was gravely injured in the penultimate episode — but survived! — and ex–fetal surgeon Nicole Herman (Geena Davis) is back. Will she offer Arizona a job?
Grey’s Anatomy, Season 14 Finale, Thursday, May 17, 8/7c, ABC
[The following contains MAJOR spoilers for the Blacklist Season 5 finale, "Sutton Ross."]
WHOA — you really got us this time, The Blacklist!
Show star Megan Boone wasn't exaggerating when she told us the May 16 finale would bring the "biggest reveal" of the NBC drama's five seasons. Not only did we finally found out what Raymond Reddington's (James Spader) been hiding in that bag, we learned that he's not actually Raymond Reddington — and thus, not Elizabeth Keen's (Boone) father!
Plus, Liz revealed in the final moments that she knew about the DNA test confirming the bones were the real Raymond Reddington, and she'd been manipulating 'Red' to reveal his secret. It didn't work yet — he was interrupted by the FBI's entrance — but expect to see Agent Keen on a real takedown mission next season.'The Blacklist' Star Megan Boone Says the Finale Brings the 'Biggest Reveal' Yet
The actress reveals Season 5 will end with a bang.
TV Insider spoke with showrunner Jon Bokenkamp about this game-changing bombshell, if Red really isn't Liz's father, what's in store for Season 6.
What a twist in those final seconds! How long have plans been in the works to reveal that ‘Red’ isn’t actually Raymond Reddington? Was this plotted from the beginning?
Jon Bokenkamp: Yeah, it really was. Red told Liz in the ninth or tenth episode that he was not her father. She asked him very clearly, ‘Are you my father?’ and he said ‘No.’ There are other clues that have been woven through but it’s a truth that we’ve been working toward for five years now. It’s an underlying part of the mythology that is a great relief to let everyone in on.
So it’s safe to say that he is not Raymond Reddington and this isn’t a misdirect?
I think it’s safe to say that, yes.
What about the paternity issue — is there any chance that he could still be Liz Keen’s father?
I think that’s hard to coexist with that we’ve laid out. Harold Cooper did a blood test. So the idea that this is a misdirect, that he’s really her father, I think that’s sort of hard to align with what we’ve laid out.'The Blacklist' EP Explains That Big Reveal — Is This Red's Other Daughter?
So now that we know he isn’t her dad, will we find out more about why he’s so emotionally attached to her?
I think his emotional attachment to her is one of the more disturbing and strange and surreal things that Liz is trying to wrap her head around. I think that’s a real betrayal, in a way. And I think it’s one of the many questions that is worth coming back for in Season 6: Who is this man? Why did he enter her life?
I remember talking to James [Spader] when we had just finished shooting the pilot and we sort of landed on the idea that what’s fun about this character is that he’s a real enigma. Once you think you understand him, you find out you know nothing about him at all. And I think that’s one of the things that’s been true to the show for the past five years. We get little pieces of the truth, they’re not always the whole truth, but that we’re constantly moving forward. And yet today, we know as little about Raymond Reddington as we did in the first episode.
He’s been living in this identity for 30 years. Is there anyone who knows Red’s true identity?
There certainly were. There were people who figured it out, as we saw tonight — Tom, Mr. Kaplan — most of those people have died but is there somebody out there who might know? That’s probably fair to say yes. Or even if they’re not aware of who he is or what his motivations are, that they might be able to pull the thread of the truth that would be threatening to him in away that he would not like.'The Blacklist' Star Ryan Eggold to Lead NBC's 'New Amsterdam' Hospital Drama
Ryan Eggold will play the lead in 'New Amsterdam.'
Dembe seemed to have some issues with Red’s behavior in tonight’s episode. Could he be one of those people who knows the truth about him?
Dembe and Reddington have an incredibly close relationship — Dembe may be the closest person to him. What he knows, I don’t know that I want to speak to that. But I think that Dembe has a very specific moral compass that’s not always in line with Reddington’s. He has told Reddington a number of times that Elizabeth deserves to know the truth, that he shouldn’t continue in the way that he’s misleading her. So I think Dembe is a really interesting storyline to explore.
Liz made it clear at the end that she’s not alone in her mission to take down Red. Does that mean we’ll be getting a lot of Jennifer next season?
I hope so! I think we’re in a really interesting place with the show, Liz is in a really interesting place. She’s made an incredible transformation this year. For the first time, she has a secret from Reddington that she’s holding on to. She’s not at all the person that we met in the pilot, she has learned a lot from her husband — who was incredibly good at misleading people and playing on their emotions. She’s learned a lot from Reddington.
So I think she’s an incredibly different and potentially dangerous person. She is sufficiently motivated to pose a real threat to Reddington and she’s ultimately not in a healthy place right now, which is a great launching pad for our next season.
How will this new mission affect Liz’s role in the FBI? Will she still be working with Red?
My instinct — it’s too early for me to really know — my instinct is that, if I was Elizabeth Keen, I wouldn’t tell Reddington anything. I would keep this a secret. My instinct says that she should keep up the ruse that everything’s OK now, and that they’ll move forward. She’ll probably be doing a bit of investigating on her own and try to chip away at this very enigmatic character.
On a brighter note, Samar woke up and accepted Aram’s proposal! Does that mean we’ll get a wedding next season?
Well, weddings never really turn out the way we hoped on The Blacklist. I would suggest that perhaps they elope. But yes, certainly do look brighter. There’s a glimmer of hope for those two, which is great. I really enjoyed that storyline, and it’s a refreshing ray of hope which I’m excited about.
It was great to see Ryan Eggold back as Tom — even if it was just in Liz’s imagination. Will we see him back next season guiding her?
I think with any of the characters on the show that are beloved that we always want to keep it open that maybe there’s some way, like what we did tonight, to sort of bring them back — even if it’s just for a moment.
I think the bigger thing now is that Ryan’s now the star of his own show [New Amsterdam] on NBC, which may make it a little more difficult for Tom Keen to slip on the glasses and creep over to The Blacklist. But he’s a friend of the show and I was thrilled that he came back for that ghostly, emotional reunion between him and Liz.
Will we now see Liz move on romantically?
I think that’s definitely a possibility. That’s very interesting, that’s something I’d like to see. I don’t know yet but I think that definitely would be a great story.
And finally, we loved the John Waters cameo! How did that come about?
We in the writers room have loved John Waters for a long time. We have tried to find, a number of times, ways to work him into the show. We’ve had a number of characters that we thought might be right but ultimately didn’t work, for whatever reason. And I actually saw part of his show in Omaha this past December and he was so wonderful and strange and nostalgic. I walked out of there thinking, ‘We just have to have him on the show.’
So it ended being a cameo, which I think is great. I love that Red’s a fan and I love that they can trade fashion advice. They seem like two peas in a pod. I’d love to go to dinner with the two of them. I’d just be a fly on the wall, I’d hang out and listen.
The highly-anticipated second season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why debuts Friday, May 18, and ahead of the big premiere date, TV Insider had the chance to speak with actor Christian Navarro who plays the ever mysterious Tony Padilla.
Plucked from the pages of Jay Asher's 2007 novel of the same name, Tony's character played a vital role in Season 1, and Navarro promises there's plenty more of this intriguing character in fans' future.Everyone Has a Secret in the '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Trailer (VIDEO)
Hannah wasn't the only one who suffered.
The first season focused on the story of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), the reasons for her shocking suicide, and the turmoil Clay (Dylan Minnette) — the boy who loved her — faced after not being able to save her. In Season 2, even fans of the original source material will be surprised by the story, as these new episodes continue past the story told in Asher's book.
Below, Navarro talks about where the story is headed, why he thinks this season is just as important as the first, and what it was like working closely with co-star Kate Walsh.
When does the story pick up this time around, since Season 2 isn’t based on Jay Asher’s book?
Christian Navarro: Season 2 takes place five or six months after the actions of Season 1, and we’re moving straight into a court case. Olivia Baker (Kate Walsh), Hannah’s mom, is suing the school district for negligence in her daughter’s suicide. Around the intrigue of that court case, we’ll be exploring all of the other character’s perspectives from some of the events that happened during Season 1, as well as continuing to tell the story. But you’re really spending a lot more time with the other characters, and not so much with Hannah this season.'13 Reasons Why' Sneak Peek: Netflix Reveals First Look at Season 2 (PHOTOS)
Will someone be held responsible for Hannah's suicide?
Tony Padilla is kind of an enigma in a lot of ways — he’s so cool. Was there anything that influenced your approach to the character — be it other actors or iconic characters?
Well, when we first started, I was presented a storyboard for the idea of Tony, and they had a lot of classic actors on there. They had some [Marlon] Brando, some James Dean. With that comes this teenage angst, specifically with James Dean, that he brought to all of his roles, and the mystery behind a person like James Dean and some of the characters he played.
But I just really try to stay true to what Brian Yorkey — the showrunner — what he created with Tony, which is this guy who’s really complex and multifaceted and multidimensional. [Tony’s] not any one thing, which is very important for all of us. We didn’t want him to be a stereotypical gay guy, we didn’t want him a stereotypical greaser. He lives as this complex individual and I think that’s more reflective of people in everyday life.
The first season really focused on the mystery around Tony. Will fans learn more about him this year?
Absolutely, I think we definitely explore a lot more about Tony’s life and why he was left the tapes and what it means for him to have the tapes and to be responsible for Hannah’s story. We also do a really good job of leaving just as much mystery as we did last year, hopefully generating a lot more interest moving forward. So that we get a third season or a fourth season and we can continue to tell this story.
Last we saw him, Tony seemed to have regret over not having shared the tapes with Hannah’s parents. Will we see this guilt continue?
One of the greatest pleasures [from my] time on Season 2 was getting to work with Kate Walsh, who plays Olivia Baker. So we really get to explore the aftermath of the Bakers having heard these tapes, what it means for Olivia, what it means for Mr. Baker, and how having confided this to Olivia deepens our relationship. She and I, we love to work together.
Tony’s part in Hannah’s story was huge, and based on teasers, it looks like that was only the beginning. Will Tony be as aware of what’s going on this time around?
Season 2 is what happens after they all go through something like [Hannah’s suicide]. Do they fall apart, do they grow apart, and then is it more difficult to come back together? Definitely. Tony starts off at a place of fear and feeling alone, so hopefully what you see during this season is him coming to terms with that and seeking help for someone who is generally helping others always.
What makes this role so important? Does it feel personal to you at all?
It definitely has special meaning because I think — particularly as a Latino — I think that this is one of the few roles on TV at the moment that is as complex and as vulnerable as it is. And I get to really explore lots of different stored aspects of humanity with this guy, and I’m really grateful for that.'13 Reasons Why' New Season 2 Intro Tackles Suicide, Abuse & More (VIDEO)
Stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and more speak out on mental health.
Is it personal? I think the relatability of the show is really the main factor of its success. And particularly with the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up movement. All of that popped three months into filming Season 2, and it was apparent that the story we’re telling about sexual assault, bigotry, gender bias, and sexual identity bias, all of these things are very real and happening in high schools across the world. Everyone’s thinking and talking about it. I think that we’re lucky to be on a show that’s as topical as it is.
We’ve seen some images of Tony pretty roughed up. Should fans be worried about him?
I think they should worry about everybody – we’re not holding on to anything or anyone. [The writers have] done a great job staying true to the original story. We’ve got an incredible writing staff, so they expanded this universe, dug deep into these characters. I think Season 2 is really about everyone individually on this journey trying to find meaning and trying to find justice. So people should be worried about everyone.
Were you nervous returning to the show after its overnight success, or was it business as usual?
Maybe not nervous because of its success… I was definitely nervous about reprising a role, I had never done that before. The goal was to be as truthful as possible and to really honor Tony’s story and his character. So I was just nervous about the possibilities of where we could go, what it would mean for me depending on where we went. But I’m really happy with the story that the writers cooked up this year. I think in a lot of ways we have a better product — and I thought we had a great Season 1. I’m really excited for people to see it.
The show tackles some serious topics, how do you and the rest of the cast keep things light on set?
You know, we definitely hang out outside of set, we really are — it sounds cheesy but every single one of us has said the same thing — we really are a family. I think if you are working on a show with this sort of magnitude and the input that it has, I think it kind of bonds you in a way that’s irrefutable. So we take care of each other, we try to keep things light when the cameras aren’t on because we’re dealing with such intense subject matter. Then we also have our own things, I have a wonderful puppy that keeps me sane and reminds me of all good things in the world when I need to reminded, so that’s definitely how I cope.8 Burning Questions We'd Like to See Answered in '13 Reasons Why' Season 2
We have more than a few reasons to be curious about this show's second season.
Does Tony have a new boyfriend? There’s speculation about that, since in previews seen with Ryan (Tommy Dorfman) and a new character Caleb, but not Brad. Could there be any truth to that?
Henry Zaga — brilliant actor, great man — who played Brad, he’s no longer with us [on the show]… But we were lucky because one door closes and another one opens and we found RJ [Brown] who plays Caleb. And we really get to explore a beautiful friendship and relationship between these two characters. I’m so excited for RJ, for the world to see him cause he’s just a really quality actor and beautiful to work with. But the storyline between the two of them is one I think that everyone will relate to and hopefully will make people get the feels.
There are a number of new characters being introduced this season, who should we be paying attention to?
The beauty of a show like ours is that every role is integral to the story. So we do have a bunch of new characters coming on, they will all play integral parts, and you’ll feel for them. You’ll fall in love with some of them, you’ll hate some of them, but the writing staff’s done a really good job of making each of them just as important as all of the characters that are coming back. Good or bad, everyone will be getting the feels.
What should fans get out of this season, are there new lessons to be had?
Thematically we really explore community, and a sense of responsibility for community. At the end of this season, I hope they take away that we are responsible for each other and that being aware and listening attentively are some of the most powerful tools we can use in order to take care of each other. What it means for one person to heal isn’t necessarily what it means for another person… As well as a bunch of questions from what will no doubt be another gut-punching season.
13 Reasons Why, Season 2 Premiere, Friday, May 18, Netflix
The Season 14 finale of Grey's Anatomy is sure to be a tearjerker. Not only will fans see a Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers) wedding, but it's also goodbye for series regular characters April (Sarah Drew) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw).
Arizona is heading off to New York to work with her mentor Nicole (Geena Davis) at the newly founded Robbins-Herman Center for Women’s Health. And April is presumably going to depart because of her ex-fiancé Matthew, with whom she's again involved.April Survives on 'Grey's Anatomy': See Sarah Drew's Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The actress shared some images from the emotional May 10 'Cold as Ice' episode.
The description for this episode of the medical drama teases that the day won't go according to plan and reveals the doctors "discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white."
Watch the trailer below, and check out photos from the Season 14 finale episode in the gallery above.
Grey's Anatomy, Season 14 Finale, Thursday, May 17, 8/7c, ABC
'For the People' EP Tom Verica on That Time He Played Grace's Ex on 'Will & Grace' (And If He Will Again!)
Devotees of Will & Grace recall in the show’s pilot that Grace left her no-good fiancé Danny at the altar. The dumping happened off-screen, but Danny (Tom Verica) popped up in the flesh in a subsequent episode in which Grace briefly renewed their dysfunctional dynamic.
And since we’ve seen several characters from the series’ original run pop up again — Leo (Harry Connick Jr.), Beverly Leslie (Leslie Jordan), Val (Molly Shannon), Smitty (Charles C. Stevenson Jr.) — maybe Danny will, too, when Will & Grace returns next fall.Debra Messing on the 'Will & Grace' Finale & Who She Wants to Guest Star Next
Plus, which big names she's hoping will stop by next season.
TV Insider ran into Verica at an ABC press party earlier this year and asked the actor – who serves as executive producer of For the People – if he’d be open to reprising his sitcom role.
“I’d be back in a heartbeat,” Verica responded. “Debra [Messing] and I had such joy in fleshing out that relationship in the short period of time that we had, which was evidenced by Danny coming back for the wedding episode [in Season 4].”
Scandal, another Shonda Rhimes show that Verica helmed last season, aired opposite Will & Grace, so did he have a chance to check it out?
“I have,” he said. “It’s fantastic. It really has not lost a step in any way, shape or form. In the landscape of television now, it’s definitely one of the best.”
Will & Grace, Returns, Thursdays, Fall 2018, NBC
Since its premiere 30 years ago in 1988, Roseanne has never shied away from tackling important and relevant issues — and Season 10's penultimate episode was no exception.
In the episode aptly titled "Netflix & Pill," it's abundantly clear that our title character is in trouble. Beginning with her entrance to the Conner family kitchen, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) tells her husband Dan (John Goodman) that there's a problem.
"My knee is killing me, and a bunch of my pain pills are missing," Roseanne says, shaking a bottle.'Roseanne' to Steer Away From Politics & Focus on Family in Season 2 of the Revival
The revival made a splash in the first season when it tackled politics.
Throughout the entire revival season, Roseanne has been complaining about her bum knee — a hint that is suddenly a big red flag as this episode progresses. Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) notes that they need to figure out who took the pills due to the country's serious opioid problem.
Before the revival premiered, Barr revealed that the show would tackle the opioid issue plaguing America today, but the shock of finding out that it's Roseanne herself who's been abusing drugs is almost too much to comprehend. Dan picks up on the issue when they celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary by drinking some champagne and eating their free honey baked ham.'Roseanne' Episode About Muslim Neighbors Was Barr's Idea, Says EP
Her character must confront her prejudice in the new 'Go Cubs' episode.
When Roseanne begins acting drunker than she should be with a couple of drinks in her system, Dan questions her state, and with little inhibition Roseanne reveals she has secret bottles of pain pills all over the house. The next morning, Dan confronts her at the kitchen table.
"It's not like I'm a drug addict," she says.
Dan isn't satisfied though. "All lies. 45 years of marriage, you've never lied to me like this before — or have you?" he questions.All of the Hot-Button Issues the 'Roseanne' Revival Has Addressed So Far
The ABC revival doesn't shy away from much.
Roseanne justifies her behavior by telling Dan how much pain she's in and that the pills are a way to cope with her predicament — the Conners can't afford surgery for her knee. "I got these pills because I'm going to be dealing with this for a long time," Roseanne states.
When Dan tells her to book the surgery, it seems like maybe things will get better, but when she's left alone to ice her knee, she unscrews the cover to the old-fashioned plastic pain aide and extracts another stash of pills.
What could this mean for the Conner matriarch? Hopefully, some more answers will be given in the finale airing May 22, but until then, let us know what you thought of the episode and its handling of drug addiction in our poll below!
Roseanne, Season 10 finale, Tuesday, May 22, 8/7c, ABC
The conscious Synths are back!
AMC’s sci-fi thriller Humans, which told the story of woke androids — before Westworld — returns for a third season on June 5. This time, we find ourselves in a new reality where the awakened Synths are hated, feared and oppressed by the human population.'Humans' to Return for a Third Season on AMC
The robot drama, set in England, will resume filming in the fall.
Meanwhile, the humans have created a new of species of submissive servant androids. As one Synth family struggles to survive, human beings Joe and Laura and their kids struggle to stay— well, human.
Luckily, you don't have to wait until next month to get a peek at Season 3. TV Insider has an exclusive first look at the season via a featurette showing the creation of the new Synths — something never seen on the show before!
Check it out in the full clip below:
Humans, Season 3 Premiere, June 5, 10/9c, AMC
[Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the 2-hour midseason finale of Freeform's Shadowhunters]
Talk about an explosive cliffhanger. Last night's Shadowhunters two-hour midseason finale was one wild ride after the next!
So many crazy moments went down that we can hardly catch our breath. From Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) giving up his magic to save Jace (Dominic Sherwood) only to leave himself completely helpless alongside a dying (?!) Alec (Matthew Daddario), to Simon (Alberto Rosende) blowing up (?!?!) Lilith (Anna Hopkins) and potentially Clary (Katherine McNamara) — we can't wait to see what's in store for Season 3B.'Shadowhunters' Midseason Finale: Showrunners Answer All the Big Questions
A hot new romance? New powers — and a loss of them? Clary? Find out what's to come in Season 3B!
TV Insider sat down with McNamara to chat about what's next for Clary and what the rest of the gang. "Nobody escapes the events of Episode 10 unscathed," she explained, adding, "It'll be interesting to see how all the characters deal with the loss [of Clary]."
Check out the video below for more scoop on Season 3B and Kat's answer to the question everyone will be asking after the episode: Is Clary Dead?!
What do you think happened to Clary? Let us know in the comments below!
Shadowhunters returns later this year with the second half of season 3, Freeform
For explorer and adventurer Josh Gates (he’s visited 108 countries!) hot spots are more like “not spots.”
“The show isn’t called Legendary Locations because the epic places we visit are well-known, but because they have incredible backstories,” Gates says. “I share my secret list of thrilling unknown destinations.”5 Legendary Questions With New Travel Channel Host Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho answers five questions ahead of the premiere of his Travel Channel special 'The Legend of...With Chris Jericho.'
Can you give an example of a thrilling unknown destination?
Josh Gates: We’ve all seen the Great Wall of China. But in the May 23 episode, we visit India to see the second-largest continuous wall on the planet. If you polled 100 people, probably all of them would never have heard of it. It has an ancient story of faith behind it that makes it a holy place for pilgrims.
Do natural wonders make the cut?
Yes. We travel to New Zealand in the May 16 show, to the Waitomo Caves, where incredible glowworms live deep within the caverns. In that same episode, we also look at a lesser-known part of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, which is carved into sandstone cliffs and featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.Jane Goodall Discusses Nat Geo Documentary 'Jane' & Memorable Animal Encounters
The acclaimed film debuts March 12 on National Geographic.
How did you catch the travel bug?
My mom’s British, so I went to England as a kid with my parents. The cathedrals and castles made it a magical fairy-tale place for a young person. That was the first time I thought, “Oh man, there’s this really big world out here.”
Your top three travel tips: Go!
Make room for travel—prioritize it, save for it. Get scared. Memorable experiences happen out of your comfort zone, so take even just one day out of a relaxing vacation and have an adventure! Keep a travel journal. In 10 years, even a few scribbles of what you felt, saw and how it affected you is more impactful than phone photos.
Legendary Locations, Wednesdays, 10/9c, Travel Channel
TV News Roundup: 'The Perfectionists' Trailer, Sneak Peek at Final 'Nashville' Episodes, and a 'This Is Us' Twist
The Pretty Little Liars spinoff series, The Perfectionists, just dropped its teaser trailer, and the new show (coming to Freeform in 2019) looks haunting. Everyone in Beacon Heights has just as many secrets and tells just as many lies as the people in Rosewood.The Final Episodes
In the trailer for the final episodes of Nashville, the cast weighs on the season's most dramatic moments and complicated storylines. The last episodes begin Thursday, June 7, at 9/8c on CMT.A New Role
New Girl funnyman Max Greenfield has landed the leading male role on CBS' new comedy The Neighborhood (fka Welcome to the Neighborhood).
He's replacing Josh Lawson and will star opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the series written by Jim Reynolds and directed by James Burrows. Greenfield plays Dave Johnson, a friendly Midwestern man who moves his family across the country to Los Angeles.What Could Have Been!
Splitting Up Together costar Oliver Hudson revealed on the LadyGang podcast that he read for the role of Jack Pearson on This Is Us and his audition went so well he was called back for a chemistry read with Mandy Moore.
But, he decided not to pursue the role!
"I had a 10-day fishing trip planned. It’s my life. Fishing is a big part of my life and it was this 10-day fishing trip," he explained.
"And my agent says, 'We have to test, and they really like you, and this, this, and that.' And I said, 'Oh, I’m supposed to go on a fishing trip'… And he’s like, 'Okay, yeah, so? I mean, this is a big thing,'" he revealed. "And I said, 'You know what? I’m going to do my fishing trip.'"
We all know the role went to Milo Ventimiglia, and This Is Us has become one of the hottest shows on television.
Designated Survivor might have a second life.
ABC recently canceled the political drama series starring Kiefer Sutherland after two seasons, but Deadline is reporting that Canadian entertainment distribution company, eOne, is interested in picking the show up for another season.Canceled TV Shows 2018: Which of Your Favorite Series Are Coming to an End?
Plus, say goodbye to 'Kevin Can Wait,' Fox's 'Lucifer,' ABC's 'Designated Survivor,' and many more.
An exec reportedly told the website, "We’re right at the beginning but there’s more to play on that one" and the company confirmed they're "in active discussions with other parties for further series of the show."
Meanwhile, at the 2018 ABC Upfronts on May 15 in New York City, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said the decision to cancel Designated Survivor was "a hard one."
"[The show] did well in delayed viewing but its Live+Same Day delivery in the 10 PM hour had become challenging," he added.
But ... "creatively, the show had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn in terms of the number of showrunners," Dungey continued. "We were less confident about the creative path forward than the other shows we brought back."Ask Matt: Who's to Blame When Left Hanging By Cancellation ('Lucifer,' 'Scorpion'), Woe Over 'Rise,' 'Expanse,' 'Designated Survivor'
Plus, more feelings on not-renewed shows like 'Rise' and 'The Expanse.'
Network TV upfronts are taking place this week, and Fox has released a slew of trailers for its upcoming fall lineup, including the return of Last Man Standing.
The network, which made headlines for canceling fan favorites like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, and The Mick, revealed its new schedule, which accommodates the network's recent acquisition of the NFL's Thursday Night Football.Fox Announces 2018-19 Fall Schedule; 'Lethal Weapon' Recasting 'Not Our Choice'
What will Fox's network look like come fall? We've got the scoop on the Fall schedule and when Rent will finally air.
Below find the shows slated to air this fall and get a look at what to expect with some exciting new trailers.
LAST MAN STANDING
The Baxters are returning after being canceled by ABC over a year ago. Fox has revived the family comedy about a man and his life with three daughters as he struggles to maintain his masculinity while surrounded by women. Tim Allen returns as Mike Baxter alongside fellow costars Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson.
THE COOL KIDS
From executive producer, Charlie Day, this comedy about a group of friends living in a retirement community will have you in stitches. The show stars plenty of accomplished stars including David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Martin Mull (Veep, Roseanne), Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), and Vicki Lawrence (The Carol Burnett Show).Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' to Return on Fox for the 2018-2019 Season
But fans of Fox's recently canceled 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' aren't too happy with the network.
Inspired by his his real life, Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show, Get Out, Insecure), is the star of this self-titled comedy about a husband and father who has his life flipped upside-down when he learns his wife is having an affair. On his journey to becoming a single father post-divorce, viewers are guaranteed some laughter. Alongside Howery are stars Sinbad (The Sinbad Show, A Different World), Jess "Hilarious" Moore (Wild 'N Out), and Jordan L. Jones (NCIS: Los Angeles).
Based on a trilogy of novels by the same name, this series is written and produced by Friday Night Lights' Liz Heldens, produced by Ridley Scott (The Martian), and Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield).Fox Stakes out a New Vampire Series With 'The Passage'
Justin Cronin's sprawling novels just took a bite out of the network's fall schedule.
The story follows Project Noah, which is a secret medical facility dedicated to performing tests and experiments in an effort to erradicate all disease, but the work could have serious consequences. When facility recruits a young girl for experiments, one federal agent will become her protector. The Passage stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Pitch) and Saniyya Sidney (Fences, Hidden Figures).Why Fox Revived Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing,' in Their Words
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In this drama a woman who was wrongly convicted of murder becomes an unsung hero for those in similar circumstances when she becomes a criminal defense lawyer. As someone who experienced what its like to receive judgement by the public for something she didn't do, this underdog lawyer goes head to head with the one responsible for sending her to prison in the first place.
Danny Strong (Empire co-creator) and David Elliot (Four Brothers) team up for this series starring Rachelle Lafevre (Under the Dome, A Gifted Man), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Russell Hornsby (Seven Seconds, Grimm), Brian d'Arcy James (13 Reasons Why, Spotlight), and Nikki M. James (The Good Wife).
COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS
The award winning series is set to return for a third season featuring voyages to realms and worlds that have been uncharted until now. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to host the show produced by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Brannon Braga, and Jason Clark, as well as executive produced, written and directed by Ann Druyan (NASA's Voyager Record, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Contact).
It’s a new chapter in the pro wrestling career of Tenille Dashwood. One where the former WWE superstar Emma can truly say is truly about her. When the 29-year-old was released from the sports entertainment juggernaut last year, the Australian saw it not as an end, but a beginning.
The fan favorite was inundated with booking requests after the no-compete clause ended in February. Among them came from Ring of Honor, who has revved up its Women of Honor division.10 WWE Couples Who Found Lasting Love & Marriage
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“It made me feel things will be okay,” she said on her drive to Toronto in the middle of the ROH War of the Worlds tour. “That there is a different lifestyle out there and this way it can be a bit more rewarding doing things on my time and on my schedule and my way. It can be a little scary in the beginning, not knowing what’s coming.
"But once everything started to unravel and appearances were set, it just feels like the same kind of thing I was doing. It’s just a little more rewarding meeting the fans, having merchandise for them, and all those little things that come with it now.”
Dashwood’s schedule has been jam-packed the last three months, with three or four shows a week every weekend. It's not going to be letting up any time soon, and the consummate worker wouldn’t have it any other way. She appreciates the freedom, feeling it has renewed her passion for the business.
“I feel revived and alive again with wrestling,” she said. “I started this because I love wrestling. Back when I was younger in Australia, I wanted to be a wrestler and loved what I did with WWE.
"It’s completely different now. It’s not five minutes on TV where I’m asked to do such and such. It’s having competitive singles matches every night. There are different opponents every night. I’m meeting new people and improving my own skills every time by working with different people in the ring. It got me going again.”
Since making the transition she has received positive messages from those in WWE and on the independent scene. Cody Rhodes, who took a similar path, has given his own advice.
“We talked about how to go about things and make sure I enjoy it and taking advantage of the opportunities I have now. Just to do the things I haven’t been able to do in years,” Dashwood said.
“With WWE you don’t always get to do things the way you like to do them, so now he said to remember that I’m in control and can do things my way. To be doing things for a reason and to wrestle around the world. And not to do it for job, but to do it because you love and enjoy it and travel and meet people and wrestle. It was to remember all that.”
Dashwood is willing to put in the work and show fans what she is truly capable of after the bell rings. The Orlando resident reflects on some of her favorite matches on the road thus far, including a Women of Honor tournament match with inaugural champion Sumie Sakai.
She marked a milestone with WWE Mae Young Classic participant Toni Storm recently as the first women to main event a Westside Xtreme Wrestling show in Germany. Names like Kelly Klein and Jordyn Grace are also on her list of opponents.
ROH is currently the only company for which she is doing TV, and a promotion Dashwood has gotten unanimously positive feedback about.Former WWE Superstar Bully Ray on His Surprising Ring of Honor Arrival
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“The fans are really dedicated and love wrestling,” she said. “They’re happy seeing me do what I love and to be able wrestle again. find it really rewarding because Ring of Honor has been a great place and is going to be even better as the months come.”
The mindset right now for Dashwood is not to limit herself. The independent scene has opened her eyes to the wealth of talent out there.
And even though WWE isn’t her employer anymore, she remains a fan. The first female Aussie superstar takes pride in the mark she left, opening the door for others to realize their dreams. She watched Sydney natives Peyton Royce and Billie Kay debut on SmackDown Live with a smile.
“I kind of knew it was coming, but I told them not to tell me if it’s happening because I wanted to be in the moment,” Dashwood said. “I called Peyton out. I called her a liar. I said, ‘You’re not at home right now.’ She was like, ‘Oops you got me.’ I said, ‘No, don’t tell me!’ I have been friends with those girls for years.
“I just talked to the girls yesterday. They are on the European tour right now. We always catch up. We stay in contact. They come over my house, and we go into the hot tub. We’re good friends. I’m so excited for them. Seeing them really warms my heart doing what they love. I know what it feels like to have those big moments and that feeling. So, I’m happy for them.”
Dashwood believes she has evolved, showing a new side of herself to audiences. A character that is less of a character and more personal beyond Emma.
“I never really told that part of my story in WWE. How long I’ve been wrestling. That I wrestled in these places all around the world,” she said. “Just like Bayley and Sasha [Banks], I was a fan since I was a little girl as well.
"I left Australia when I was 19 and basically lived on my own the past 10 years trying to follow this crazy dream. I think that is something people are starting to realize. Just finding things out about me. I like that I can continue to travel and meet all the new fans as I go. It has all been really rewarding.”
Dashwood has an immense social media presence where she takes fans along on the adventure that is her life. The platforms allow the star to explore her other passions: fitness, food and travel.
Plans are being made to bring back the Taste of Tenille cooking show, which generated a regular viewership on YouTube. Perhaps this time for a traditional outlet like Food Network? She says a pitch has been written for a TV show, so you never know.
“We’re talking with people now,” Dashwood said. “I have people ask me all the time when the show is coming back. That makes me excited to work on that project. When I’m home I love to cook, and the evolvement of that is when I’m on the road I like to find places.
“Little dives or little local places that people like to hang out and enjoy special food or a city that is known for something I want to try it. I’m a huge foodie. I want to share that with part of my life again … I would love to have a TV show that has to do with travel, food and lifestyle.
"I have fans who have been through everything with me, so I want to give back to them and share what I’m doing more. Right now, it’s about enjoying my life and balancing all that I love.”Ring of Honor Wrestling COO Joe Koff Talks About ROH's 15th Anniversary, How The Company Has Influenced WWE and More
Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff tackles a number of topics heading into the company's milestone 15th Anniversary event on Pay-Per-View.
Ring of Honor Wrestling airs in syndication each weekend in the U.S. (check local listings).
You can also watch online Sundays at 10/9c on CHARGE! (http://www.watchcharge.com), Wednesdays at 11c on Stadium (watchstadium.com), on Fight Network in Canada (http://fightnetwork.com/tv/), and Mondays at http://ROHWrestling.com.
Jack Abbott’s really regretting that "only a blood Abbott can run the company" clause he established in light of finding out that John’s not his biological pop on The Young and the Restless.
We asked three-time Daytime Emmy winner Peter Bergman, Jack’s portrayer, what this means for his character’s future. Read on to get the scoop and insights from one of daytime’s most thoughtful actors!'Young & The Restless' 45th Anniversary: EP Picks 5 Unforgettable Storylines
The CBS soap celebrates the big milestone this week.
Paternity twists have been a staple on Young and Restless, since the show’s inception. What are your thoughts on Jack not being John’s son?
Peter Bergman: What’s specific about Jack having this issue is how much Jack identifies as being John Abbott’s son. Jack’s name is 'John Abbott.' For years after John died, Jack had conversations with him all the time about what he’d do in a given situation. He was Jack’s best friend, the man who taught him how to be a man. He was all of that. So, needless to say, Jack is thunderstruck!
Jack’s desire to win back control of Jabot Cosmetics in the '90s was all because of his father.
Yes. Jack had screwed everything up. John forgave Jack and he waited patiently while Jack rebuilt it to give it back to his father. This is so much more than, 'Oh, maybe somebody else is my dad?'
Jack has said to Ashley (Eileen Davidson), who is also illegitimate, that she's John's child in every way that counts. Now, Jack has to live by those words.
Yeah, he’s not ready for that. He can say that to Ashley and believe it, but his situation just seems different. She wasn’t walking around trying to be John Abbott.'General Hospital' Star Matt Cohen on GrAva's Future & Returning to 'Supernatural'
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Viewers immediately started weighing in on this story before it has fully played out. Is that a pitfall of social media?
I think, on some levels, fans have always done that. There are no secrets anymore. Rather than try to keep secrets, let’s let the audience in on it, give them the secret, let them imagine how it’s going to play out. And then, show them how it truly plays out.
One thing that’s curious is that Jack’s mom Dina (Marla Adams) calls Jack 'John.'
Can I explain why Dina does this? Absolutely not. But I can tell you our writers have researched this. They have talked to experts. It might be a really informed choice. So maybe this is not an uncommon thing.
Right, but as Jack is not John’s son… why does Dina mistake him for John?
Hopefully, the audience is thinking the same thing you are thinking. Hopefully, the audience is saying, 'Wait, there’s a wrinkle here.' Wrinkles are great.
The fun is in watching them get ironed out.
People ask me, 'How do people get hooked on soap operas?' Here’s how: You go to college and your roommate has always watched a show. You start watching, too, and you ask, 'How can all this happen to one person?' Then you find yourself watching two episodes in a row and becoming involved. And you say, 'Wait a minute. Didn’t that character just say yesterday he loves someone else?' You see incongruities. The audience wants to get in there and find out the truth. We’re going to give them lots of opportunities to do that.
How does all this affect Jack’s relationship with Kyle (Michael Mealor)?
Jack’s been trying to wedge Kyle into the Abbott family and, suddenly, that doesn’t have the same value. Kyle has felt disconnected from his family his whole life. Maybe they’re not that different? Incidentally, Michael was six weeks into the job and I started to see his wheels kick in. In a scene where we’re about to take Dina to the screening, Kyle comes in and Jack gives him John’s cufflinks. All of this is right after he couldn’t get the memory stick back from Victor (Eric Braeden). And just as Kyle’s headed out the door — not written in the script — he stops and looks at the cufflinks.RIP Vivian! Lauren Koslow on Her 'Days of Our Lives' Rival Going to the Great Soap in the Sky
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Maybe he’s torn over his alliance with Victor? Smart choice.
It’s a smart choice for a guy who’s been on our show for two years. It’s a great choice for a guy who’s been on the show for about two months! I am very impressed.
What’s next for Jack? He’s been known to go to some dark places.
There are a number of things. If you spend your life trying to be John Abbott, you’re on your best behavior. Jack’s now asking himself, 'Why am I trying to be such a good guy?' I don’t know where we’re headed but I think [going to dark places] is an interesting idea. Jack’s had to take some of his own medicine. It’s been a very good thing. Who is Jack without all this stuff?
The Young and the Restless, Weekdays, 12:30/11:30c, CBS
Monica Raymund won't be returning as paramedic Gabby Dawson for Season 7 of Chicago Fire.
The actress confirmed she's decided to leave the firehouse drama after six seasons with a note on Twitter:
— Monica Raymund (@monicaraymund) May 15, 2018
As for how Raymund will exit? Dawson's Season 6 finale storyline had her looking into taking a volunteer medic job in Puerto Rico as part of a disaster relief team after she had an intense fight with on-screen husband and firehouse Captain Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) about having a baby.
The other cast members expected to return are: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Kara Killmer, Miranda Rae Mayo, Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso, and Yuri Sardarov.'Law & Order: SVU' and All Three 'Chicago' Shows Renewed by NBC
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Chicago Fire, Season 7, Fall 2018, NBC
No one will ever say Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) leads an uneventful life.
In Season 5 of NBC's The Blacklist, the FBI agent was violently widowed, went off the grid and to the dark side in Alaska, dissolved a bad guy in acid, met her hostile half sister and, finally, put down Ian Garvey (Jonny Coyne), the corrupt marshal who killed her husband, Tom (Ryan Eggold). We asked Boone what on earth is next.'The Blacklist' EP Explains That Big Reveal — Is This Red's Other Daughter?
Now that Garvey is dead, what’s driving Liz in the season finale?
Megan Boone: Liz still doesn’t know why Tom died. She’s racing Red [James Spader] to find out what’s in the duffel bag that’s so imperative for him to keep hidden. Tom risked and lost his life so she could know.
Will she hurt Red, even though he’s her father, to uncover his secret?
Their agendas put them at significant odds. She becomes more of a threat to Red as the episode progresses.'The Blacklist' Star Ryan Eggold to Lead NBC's 'New Amsterdam' Hospital Drama
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Does the FBI step in?
The task force has to make a choice, potentially risking the Blacklist and Red as their informant.
Will we — and Liz — learn whose bones are in the bag?
The audience will. It’s the biggest reveal we’ve ever had. You’ll look back at the entire series with new eyes.
It’s a huge turn in the mythology and at the heart of the biggest questions that have existed since the pilot. Fans will be stunned.
The Blacklist, Season Finale, Wednesday, May 16, 8/7c, NBC
Six years in space can change a man and, from the looks of it, that is all for the better when it comes to Bellamy Blake (Bob Morley).
Now that the reformed bad boy of The 100 is back on terra firma — and about to flex his heroic side to save his friends — Bellamy will be seeing that his old aggressive ways may run in the family... and more violently than he realized.
But that's just fine for Morley, since it also means getting to play a storyline that will shake up the dynamic with his on-screen sister, while also allowing his character to (maybe) make up for some past sins of his own.Which 'The 100' Character Are You? (QUIZ)
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Hey, welcome back to Earth! I hear you have a pretty big episode this week.
Bob Morley: Well, a lot comes to a head, you know? The thing that I like about Episode 4 is you start to see all the stories start to converge. It's great. You've gotten the backstories of the space crew, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Madi (Lola Flanery), and the bunker, which has been been great. Now the fans will be excited about all of the stories finally coming together.
What can you tell me about the reunions in this episode? I mean, it's nice that they all get to say 'Hey, oh my God, welcome back, blah, blah, blah' but things are still awful.
Yeah. You know there's that brief moment of relief of seeing each other but then, you know, there's that quick realization that they're in a terrible situation right now. In terms of what has happened over the last six years, there's like a little bit of a powwow, but obviously there's a lot of negotiations that Bellamy has to take care of in order to ensure Clarke's safety. So it kind of starts off with Bellamy, the new Bellamy — the 'head and heart' Bellamy — dealing with the Eligius crew. He has to negotiate a deal with them first before there's any steps toward his thoughts of his sister [Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos)].
Understandable. There's a lot to think about there, especially once he sees what she's been up to underground. How do negotiations with Charmaine (Ivana Milicevic) and Eligius go?
Well, you know, he's got the power of the mighty mug, the coffee mug. Just a coffee mug! [Laughs]
Right! Do you think the new Bellamy would ever go through killing the prisoners in cryosleep up in the ship?
That's his bargaining chip and, I think from being so pragmatic and military-esque all of those years, you know, it's something that he takes quite seriously. And he touched on that on Episode 3 where he was like, 'You know, we're already talking about murdering hundreds of people.' It's not something that's beyond him, but it's definitely something that he doesn't want to do again. I mean, being at the helm of a lot of mass murders...The CW Renews 'The 100' for Season 6
Stay alive, Octavia! We are gonna need you next year.
He has done this before.
I know! And then there's the Mt. Weather, there's the ring, there's the killing in the army. There's a few that he's been a part of which, I think he's pretty happy to avoid it now.
Good. Where does Bellamy stand with Clarke now?
Well, that's the interesting thing. The Madi-Clarke, mother-daughter relationship is something that really gonna dictate who Clarke is this season. And I think there's a part of Bellamy that understands what it is to have to be a parent. Obviously, from raising Octavia or [at least] being there for Octavia. So, now he has the the space crew — which is his new family — and his sister to keep in mind, as well. Even though Bellamy and Clarke are probably working toward the same goals, peace or you know, being able to live peacefully, they're doing it from two different angles now. Clarke has Madi, whereas Bellamy's protecting his space crew family... we'll have to wait and see how they work it out.
And what's coming up for you and Octavia? Because this is a relationship that's taken so long to get on its feet and Bellamy is about to see probably the darkest side of his kid sister.
Oh my God, that is going to be one of the major storylines of the season. Obviously, Octavia's gone through a hell of a lot. Bellamy is trying to rekindle with his sister and they're trying to understand each other. It's nice, like the first four seasons kinda wrapped into one where Octavia saw Bellamy go through a change that she just couldn't understand, and now it's vice-versa. The roles are a bit reversed in a sense with her being the Red Queen and all. So, yeah, it's gonna be a long road, you know. It was really interesting for both me and Marie to play it out and see how it worked because Bellamy, in his heart, is much more of a pacifist now rather than an aggressive, protective older brother. The shoe's on the other foot.
The 100, Tuesdays, 9/8c, The CW
Consider Lucifer officially chuffed.
"I was not great, but I can’t tell you how I much have been buoyed by this whole response, it’s been incredible," admits Tom Ellis of the fallout around the unexpected cancellation of his Fox dramedy. After the axe fell Friday evening — "I was genuinely shocked when I found out," he offers — the internet did what it does best and got outraged. Loudly.Canceled TV Shows 2018: Which of Your Favorite Series Are Coming to an End?
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Before you could say "But they saved Last Man Standing?!" the hashtags #SaveLucifer and #PickupLucifer were trending worldwide for days and the cast was deluged with support.
"We knew we had a popular show, something people really adored, but not this much," continues the actor, who's known for being wildly more humble and affable than the hedonist he's played with sexy delight for three seasons (exec producer Ildy Modrovich calls him "all heart"). "I never felt like the numbers on Fox ever really reflected the actual popularity of the show. And that is just modern TV: People find the way to watch a program the way they want to watch it and this outpouring has suggested exactly that."
Noting that "talks are happening" about possible new homes for the show, Ellis stresses that "it’s not going to be an instantaneous thing like Brooklyn Nine-Nine was. It’s worth reiterating that to the fans. But we’re not giving up. If anything this has really galvanized us and picked us up from the floor."
Tonight's season (or possibly series) finale culminates in a poignant cliffhanger sure "to start another torrent of disbelief." Ellis says he's nothing but grateful for his gig as God's fallen son and, even more so, for the viewers who have stepped up. "I was sitting in my flat in London a broken man on Friday, I’m not gonna lie. Then when this stuff started happening, it just honestly infused me with appreciation, really. I am overwhelmed by it."
So don't give up, Lucifans. In fact, one might suggest that you all keep the faith — Ellis sure is. "All we hope when we make the show is that we reach people and it’s very apparent that we have done so," he says with pride. "I sincerely hope we can find a new place so we can keep reaching them."
Lucifer, Season Finale, Monday, May 14, 8/7c, Fox
And check back with TV Insider after the show for a follow-up with executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich!