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When I heard the concept for Gotham I was not very impressed. Batman a la Smallville. The most interested part of Batman to me, is Batman. Pull that out of the mix and I just really do not care. Has the trailer changed my opinion at all?

Yes and no.

The trailer is good. It sets up the series nicely and established the key players. Jim Gordon, now portrayed by The OC and Southland‘s Ben McKenzie, is a very interesting character. And here he is a bit tougher than we are used to. Donal Logue and Robin Lord Taylor also stand out in the mix, Logue is Harvey Bullock while Taylor is the man who will become the Penguin. Jada Pinkett Smith is the sore thumb. It could just be how the trailer is pieced together, but Smith feels over the top in a Catwoman movie kind of bad. Here is hoping that she is a bit less annoying in the series.

Gotham has a lot of potential, but along with that potential are a lot of things that can go wrong. Lets hope that Fox gives the series the room to grow and doesn’t cancel it before its time, as it did with other genre series Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Excited to see Batman (well, Bruce Wayne) come to the small screen? How will it compare with Arrow and Agents of SHIELD? What other comics do you want to see adapted for TV?

So much going on in the world of TV, lets focus on some of that today!

  • Steven Spielberg’s upcoming TNT sci-fi series Falling Skies finally has a release date! It will launch with a 2 hour premiere on June 19 at 9pm, than ove into a regular Sunday 10pm timeslot. The new alien centered series stars TV vet Noah Wyle (ER). If it is half as good as Spielberg’s past sci-fi TV effort Taken, I’ll be tuning in.
  • TNT has also announced dates for the new seasons of its original programming. Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano and the great Scott Bakula returns on June 1st at 10pm for the last 6 episodes of its second season. June 1st will also see the premiere of Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell) legal series Franklin Bash. It will have a 10 episode first season. June 14th will see the launch of new seasons of both the Jason Lee starer Memphis Beat and the Jada Pinkett Smith hospital drama Hawthorne, where she is joined this season by singer/actor Marc Anthony. June 26th sees the return of crime series Leverage and July 11th is the start of new seasons of veteran shows The Closer and Rizoli & Isles.
  • I wonder who would play Charlie Sheen in a TV Movie about this rise/fall and “winning”? Sheen has endorsed Rob Lowe to take over for him on Two and a Half Men… he might make a good Charlie Sheen though. Hmmmm. Maybe Sheen could even finance the movie, he just filed a law suit against Warner Brothers for 100 million dollars. Dr. Evil style yo.
  • My Future Girlfriend, the new webseries from the creators of We Need Girlfriends finally has a release date! Ragtag Productions will release the first episode of the five episode sci-fi influenced series on April 1st! Hopefully we’ll get a teaser to post soon!
  • This past Monday House took on zombies in a dream sequence and back at Halloween we saw Community faced with a zombie like invasion, what other shows would you like to see the characters take on zombies in? How would members of The Office fare? I think the doctors at Grey’s would get eaten pretty quickly. Chuck and company would easily defend the Buy More from the undead. Sound off in the comments with what shows and characters you’d like to see face a zombie invasion!
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