Is The CW Prepping a Smallville Spinoff?

... Smallville may be chugging a whole Kryptonite shake at the end of this season, but the world of DC Comics characters may live on in the form of a spinoff. But don't get too excited yet; the CW has merely expressed interest in checking out the rest of the DC catalog for potential series material. The early rumored favorite? The Blue Beetle, who apparently isn't as lame as he sounds. [MTV]

... Jeff Goldblum has called an end to his Law & Order: Criminal Intent experiment and is leaving the show after two seasons. Criminal Intent's future is uncertain, as USA Network has yet to renew it for a 10th season, so Goldblum said, "Yo check this! I ain't sticking around no show that ain't even coming back for certain, yo!" Seriously, he said that. [Variety]

... Glee superstar Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has a mom, and we're going to see her. In picture-perfect casting, Carol Burnett will play Mama Sylvester in an episode airing later this year. And apparently she hunts Nazis. [EW]

... Fox's American Idol is a huge mess, with weird new judges, no more Simon, and a fading profile. Now rumors are fluttering about that Nigel Lythgoe will not only return to executive produce the show, but also to sit at the judge's table. "What an incredible turn of events!" said me, being sarcastic. [EW]

... Diablo Cody, the overrated scribe of the overrated Juno, is coming to network TV! Cody has written and sold a pilot script called Breadwinner to Fox, but details of the show are being kept under wraps. Presumably it features ridiculous dialogue and sweet indie rock. Cody is co-creator of Showtime's United States of Tara. [THR]

... First of all, reality TV hosts should be grateful there's an Emmy category for them in the first place. Second of all, reality TV hosts should STFU. Jeff Probst, host of CBS' Survivor, is outraged—OUTRAGED I SAY!—that this year's Emmy telecast won't feature his category in the broadcast; instead, the award will be handed out during the Creative Arts Emmy presentation the week prior. "It's the latest slap in the face to the genre," said CBS' VP of alternative programming Jen Bresnan. I agree. A slap in the face is wrong! Reality TV really deserves a swift kick to the groin. [THR]


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Aug 18, 2011
"LOL... no one ever stays on Criminal Intent..." I don't know why they got ride of trial by jury, it was great to end those episodes that are now left as figuere out what happaned yourself (cuts before jury reading virdict) turn into 2 part episodes, making SVU and CI (as welll as regular law and order and LA) have a part 2 soley about the DA and the legal case, Kind of like an epsisode of regualar law and order but two parts (CI and SVU being the enforcment part mostly and the trial by jury w/Babe Neworth being the trial,,, like a two episode version of the original LandO format.



I had a valuable point to make but forgot it tottaly...



I think just a justice league( or too a lesser degree, teen titans) would be the best way togo with so signle star but maybe one major villan, with as littlle as 1 hero at a time, you can have teams but make it more about the villans theyre fighting and not one single hero, so no one develops an ego and expects a 4000% pay increase.



Sign Wellington (guy who plays clark now) to some nice money for maybe a 7 episode commitment, then only 5 the next year and phase him out as you phase newer hero's in and build the justice leaugue villan story line. For the most part any hero can handle them (inlesss they bring comic-sepcific villans) rather its martian manhunter , superman, green arrow or a new guy whos neverbeen onCW yet...





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May 19, 2011
Smallville spin-off for sure Laura Vandervoort as super-girl. Call it legion where she appears in to the future to help the league and become a member
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Aug 10, 2010
Not a fan of diablo cody but who are you TV.com nobody to call a movie or person overrated? then again this site is ran by 13 year olds.
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Aug 09, 2010
@00_VuP_00 Don't fret, she'll be back in an episode this season.
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Aug 09, 2010
@ chas031, Laura Vandervoort is in V now. But she did shine on smallville, kinda miss her character. lol
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Aug 09, 2010
Would love a smallville spin-off. You can find an Aquaman pilot online with Justin hartley. Too bad it was canceld.
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Aug 08, 2010
Blue Bleattle is good, buth supergirl would be great. Or... a new Wonderwoman?!
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Aug 08, 2010
psssttttt aquaman ;) I loved the pilot and really wish I could have seen more!
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Aug 08, 2010
Reality is not real everyone! Get over it! All those poor castaways on Survivor have a whole crew watching them do whatever, and they have caterers!!!!!
But really, is television audience so startved to see how people really react in the real world?? Lets air some of the video surveillance that the govt. has on us, now that is reality TV!
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Aug 08, 2010
please just cancel american idol and make it easier on the rest of us!!
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Aug 07, 2010
Big reason that Jeff didn't sign another contract is the series has yet to be recommisioned for another season. It's asking a bit much for an actor to put themselves in working-limbo. Loved him on the show and hope to see him back on tv real soon.
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Aug 07, 2010
Supergirl starring Laura VanderHOTTIE gets my vote, but NOT in smallville or MetropoLois!! Put her on the west coast for some fun in the sun, appropriate beach attire, and let's watch her shine. Guest star any or all of the JLA once or twice for sin-off, oops sPin-off, exposure!! Even some Marvel cross-over characters would work(just ask the publishers)!! Super Baddie Solomon Grundy would work for the arch-nemesis!!
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Aug 06, 2010
Jeff Goldblum is doing a play in London. He has taken to the stage, and that, i believe is part of the reason he is not returning to L&O:CI
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Aug 06, 2010
Black Adam! Now THAT would make for an awesome DC show. Mind you, I'm a bit biased there....
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Aug 06, 2010
I think they should a live action Teen Titan's show that includes Blue Beetle and Static Shock.

As for Law and Order CI, that's a real slap in the face they phased out four great characters to make way for him and his new cast, and Goldblum doesn't even have to decency to stay on. I always knew it was dumb to phase out what was such a great cast. It took forever for Law and Order CI to get the formula for their show right. It was dumb for them to throw it away. They should have kept Eric Bogosian as Captain Danny Ross and made Detective Robert Goren partners with Detective Zach Nichols. I think it would have made the ultimate partnership.
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Aug 06, 2010
Id be down for a Blue Beetle show if it featured the Jaime Reyes kid and the awesome Ironman like armor he's got. That comic should've never been canned. Id go for a Flash show with the kid that's been on Smallville before. He's got a great smartass-ness about him.
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Aug 06, 2010
JUSTICE LEAGUE LIVE ACTION...FTW
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Aug 06, 2010
Wasn't Justin Hartley supposed to be in the Aquaman spin-off they were going to do or something?? Well, whatever spin-off they decide to do, if they decide to do one, I'd love to see Justin Hartley in it as the lead, preferably in his Green Arrow uniform (Ommmnomnom!!)!
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Aug 06, 2010
i really don't understand the weird hate towards Juno and Diablo Cody. It was a decent movie and Cody hasn't don't anything to earn disrespect. Seriously Roman Polanski comes to mind. There are so many actually hacky, bad movies and writers that actually don't deserve any respect.
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Aug 05, 2010
Law & Order CI lost my interest when the character "Detective Goren" left the Show.
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Aug 05, 2010
When I heard Jeff was leaving I was disappointed - big fan of the Goldblum. But then hearing how the series might not even be returning I can understand why he didn't wish to sign a new contract. Hopefully he'll be back on our screens real soon.
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Aug 05, 2010
that sounds srupid about Ameerican Idol, hopefully if they do a spinoff of Smallville they will actually know how to end it this time, and juno was soooo not overated! >:O
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Aug 05, 2010
THAT WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING IF THEY MAKE THIS A TV SHOW!!
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Aug 05, 2010
Bad news about Goldblum leaving CI and as good as he is in the role I really didn't think CI would last once Vincent D. left the show, That man was L&O:CI just as Jerry Orbach was L&O, Guess that just leaves L&O: Benson and Stabler as the only L&O show on air since LOLA will die before it gets going.
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Aug 05, 2010
LOL... no one ever stays on Criminal Intent...
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Aug 05, 2010
Oh man, what a brilliant piece of casting with Carol Burnett. Very good choice indeed...
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Aug 05, 2010
CW.. instead of make a new show... pick up and bring back ttscc!!!!... Nigel Lythgoe .. this season of AI will definitely sux!..
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Aug 05, 2010
Survivor is the greatest reality show ever made. It won an award for the most influential show on TV and Jeff Probst is a Legend!!!!
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Aug 05, 2010
Doctor Fate would make a great series. Also it's still not too late to get a Supergirl series made.
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Aug 05, 2010
I wouldike to see Nightwing as a series.
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Aug 04, 2010
I'd really want a Green Arrow series, but that may not fit too well with the younger CW demo targets. Justin Hartley with his shirt off in green leather. Be still, my heart :)
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Aug 04, 2010
Blue Beetle is an awesome hero. The current one Jamie Reyes was recently introduced to TV in "Batman The Brave and the Bold". And I think a show about him would do really well. Jamie has to juggle his teenage life with that of his superhero career. And you could get other superheroes to guest. But they'll have to be second stringers like Red Tornado, Plastic Man, Detective Chimp and my favorite DC character Booster Gold.
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Aug 04, 2010
Now that I think about it I wouldn't want a spinoff.
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Aug 04, 2010
Hasn't a Smallville spinoff been talked about for years? I remember a Aquaman series being worked on at some point, also something about a Green Arrow series, and I remember some talks of "early life of Robin from Batman" series where he's a acrobat fighting crime or something, which would include tie-ins with Smallville. I also remember reading loads of discussions of a Justice League series, but I don't think that has ever been announced. And recently something similar about the Justice Society of America..
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Aug 04, 2010
Juno is awesome, you stfu.
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Aug 04, 2010
I'd rather see a A Green Arrow series or maybe a Hawkman series. But maby Blue Beetle would be cool but they really have to establish it on Smallville first.
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Aug 04, 2010
well I hope CI does come back but I cannot blame Goldblum for not wanting to wait around to see if he has work
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Aug 04, 2010
Yes, yes, let's hate on reality TV, that evil, evil reality TV....as no one watches it, blah, blah, blah. Let's face facts, there are more than a few TV execs/critics and viewers who talk that way and the next moment, they're tuning in to shows like Wipeout, any MTV show, etc. Considering the amount of reality shows that are on network schedules, Probst has a point.
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Aug 04, 2010
just reading that Carol Burnett is cast in Glee and it made me laugh immediately. Can't wait to see it.
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Aug 04, 2010
Hey! Leave Diablo alone! The Carol Burnette casting is awesome! Can't wait!
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Aug 04, 2010
I would like to volunteer to be the person to deliver a swift kick to the groin of reality tv.
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Aug 04, 2010
I will immediately believe Carol Burnett hunts Nazis. I can't wait for that episode. And seriously, they give out awards for reality TV hosts? Like what, "most capable of reading rediculously articulated from a teleprompter and seeming enthousiastic! at all times"? Yes, with the exclamation included. Oeh, maybe they give out awards for those who can drag out announcing major twists/elminations the shortest. Maybe they'll stop doing that. Does it show that I really hate reality tv?
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