Who guessed that the miracle fourth season of Superman And Lois on The CW would also be its last? If you did, congratulations, you win a leftover candy apple from three days ago.
Yesterday The CW made the surprise announcement that it was renewing Warner Bros’ Superman And Lois for a fourth season, despite having no money. It was speculated that the show would undergo a budget reduction to make this possible, which would include a culling of the regular cast members. And wow, they sure did. 24 hours later, every actor except five has been given pink slips.
All signs pointed to doom for Superman And Lois, as their network heads abandoned them and neighboring worlds disintegrated around them. But what’s that in the sky? A bird? A Plane? No, it’s…a renewal! The show has been given a fourth season.
You’ve got to hand it to Dean Devlin, the creator of The Librarians — he knows how to stay employed. After producing the first Librarian movie for TNT in 2004, his production company Lightning Entertainment has remained busy for almost twenty years, first through sequels to The Librarian, then with their biggest hit Leverage, then with a “Librarians” series, then with the return of Leverage on Freevee, and now…more Librarians. Except this time, things could be a bit different.
It won’t be long until we say goodbye to The CW. It’s still going to be there, but as a husk of its former self, surviving on Canadian imports and golf. Most viewers will be turning away from the network once Flash or Riverdale wraps up, but for me, the network’s true swan song will be the end of Nancy Drew.
We were bracing for the third season of Superman And Lois to be the last one. All circumstances seemed to point to it: the network it was on collapsing, the studio that was producing it rebooting, there was a WHOLE lot working against it. Why would it live?
Superman And Lois is coming back for its third season soon, but the odds of it going beyond that point are painfully low. Those of you who figured we would never get Lex Luthor at this rate will be happy to be proven wrong: they just confirmed it today. Unfortunately…it isn’t Jon Cryer.
Apparently on the same night that Gotham Knights makes its “sure to be a hit” debut, Superman And Lois will return for its (final?) new season. It makes sense to pair them together, synergy-wise, but we hope Gotham Knights doesn’t get the 8PM slot.
Few shows in recent memory have had more working against them than Gotham Knights on The CW. It’s from a company that’s slashing projects left and right, with plans to throw out all established multiverses (like this one) in favor of a unified DC, and it’s on a network that’s about to collapse. Oh yeah, and it has to share a name with that bomb video game that came out last year.
The CW has at last revealed when we can expect our last trip to Horseshoe Bay to begin. Nancy Drew’s fourth and final season will start May 31 and run on Wednesday evenings, according to the network, which has been unloaded to nationwide affiliate owner Nexstar to do whatever they please with.
It was just yestrerday we were poring over the guest star list for the final season of The CW’s The Flash — which is also the final season of The CW and the final season of the entire Arrowverse — and lamenting how lame said list was. The only confirmed guests were minor stars who had only appeared on The Flash, and John Diggle again. “Come on, guys….this is the end of an era,” I pointed out. “You know what guests we REALLY want. Pull in people from other shows!”
Times are changing. The once-mighty Arrowverse couldn’t last forever, and what remains of it — one last 13-episode season of The Flash — will complete its run in 2023. Today we learned when Flash will return as well as who might be on this last season.