The character of Batwoman won't be recast, following news that actress Ruby Rose won't be returning for a second series of the CW show.
Ruby Rose wanted off Batwoman — and no one was going to stand in her way. Although the actress' sudden, surprising departure from The CW superhero drama after just one season was framed on Tuesday as her choice and her choice alone, sources confirm to TVLine that the split was — at best — a mutual one. […]
Logan Williams, an actor known for playing the younger version of Barry Allen on The CW series “The Flash,” died in April following an opioid overdose, his mother disclosed on Friday.Speaking to the New York Post, Marlyse Williams said that preliminary toxicology results showed that her son Logan died of a fentanyl overdose. She said the 16-year-old had been battling addiction for three years.Williams appeared in eight episodes of “The Flash” during its first two seasons — including the series pilot — as a younger version of Grant Gustin’s titular DC Comics hero. His other acting credits include the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart” as well as guest spots on “The Whispers” and “Supernatural.”Also Read: Melissa Etheridge's Son, Beckett Cypher, Dies at 21Growing up in the Vancouver area, he began acting when he was 9, but according to his mother, he took a break from acting when he was 13. She told the Post that she discovered he had started using cannabis, and later escalated to harder drugs, though she said she is unaware when he began using fentanyl.Marlyse Williams told the Post that she made multiple attempts to help him overcome his addiction, including taking out a second mortgage on her home to send him to treatment centers in the United States and British Columbia. At the time of his death, she said, he had been living in a group home.Marlyse Williams said she came forward in hopes of drawing attention to the opioid epidemic. “His death is not going to be in vain,” she told the Post. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”Also Read: Tyler Perry to Restart Production in July for BET Comedies 'Sistas,' 'The Oval' in AtlantaWhen his death was made public, “The Flash” star Grant Gustin remembered his former co-star in an Instagram post. “Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly,” he wrote. “This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014. I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”Read original story Logan Williams, Teen ‘The Flash’ Actor, Died After an Opioid Overdose, His Mother Says At TheWrap
“The Masked Singer” was crowned No. 1 in TV ratings among the key demo Wednesday night, but couldn’t best NBC’s “Chicago” crossover in total primetime viewers, according to Nielsen.While the audience for Fox’s singing competition slipped double digits from the numbers put up by its week-ago episode, “Chicago Fire” saw its most-watched episode in a year.Find out who was under the Mouse mask on last night’s episode here.Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/7 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “The Masked Singer” scored a 1.7/9 and 6.7 million viewers. “Lego Masters” at 9 p.m. earned a 1.0/5 and 3.1 million viewers.Also Read: Why Former Viacom CFO's Huge Univision Deal Makes Sense: Just Look at TV RatingsNBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/6 and first in viewers with 8.4 million. At 8 p.m., “Chicago Med” posted a 1.2/6 and 8.5 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “Chicago Fire” kicked off its crossover with “Chicago PD” with an episode that pulled in a 1.2/6 and 8.6 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” ended that crossover at 10 p.m. with a 1.2/7 and 8.2 million viewers.CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 5.2 million. At 8 p.m., “Survivor” landed a 1.4/7 and 7.1 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “SEAL Team” had a 0.6/3 and 4.4 million viewers. Another episode at 10 p.m. got a 0.5/3 and 4 million viewers.ABC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/3. ABC was fourth in viewers with 2.6 million. Univision was fifth with 1.6 million.Also Read: CBS Dominates in Early Ratings With Dem Debate Topping 13 Million ViewersFor ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 p.m. opened primetime with a 0.8/4 and 3.8 million viewers. Following two repeats, “Single Parents” at 9:30 p.m. received a 0.5/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 10 p.m., a special “Shark Tank” closed the night with a 0.5/3 and 1.5 million viewers.Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 994,000.The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 649,000. At 8 p.m., “Riverdale” had a 0.2/1 and 699,000 viewers. At 9 p.m., “Nancy Drew” settled for a 0.1/1 and 599,000 viewers.Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Beats NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Crossover in Demo Ratings – But Not in Viewers At TheWrap
Rick Cosnett, an actor known for “The Flash” and “Vampire Diaries,” shared the truth about his sexuality in a touching Instagram post Friday.“Hi everyone. Dramatic pause — I’m gay,” Cosnett said in the video. “And I just wanted everyone to know, because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day, and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood and from society and from being, you know — just life,” he continued.Also Read: TV Pilot Season 2020: TheWrap's Complete Guide“So there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And, um, yeah, that’s actually all I wanted to say.”As of Saturday morning, the video had 53,642 views. Several fans shared messages of support in the comments.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Spinoff 'Katy Keene' Adds Cary Elwes in Mystery Role Connected to Katy's Past“Congratulations for living your truth and expressing yourself!” one user said.“You are wonderful!! It’s still a hard thing to initially say out loud but just know there is a community that loves you for who you are. Very proud of you!!!” another wrote.In addition to playing Detective Eddie Thawne on The CW’s “The Flash” and Dr. Wes Mayfield on “The Vampire Diaries,” Cosnett is also known for playing Elias Harper on “Quantico,” as well as appearing in “NCIS” and “Castle.”Watch the full video below.View this post on Instagram HelloA post shared by Rick Cosnett (@rickcosnett) on Feb 13, 2020 at 3:24pm PSTRead original story ‘The Flash’ Actor Rick Cosnett Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Made a Promise to Myself to Live My Truth’ (Video) At TheWrap
It may be losing its namesake character, but The CW’s “Arrowverse” just keeps on growing.On Tuesday, the network placed two script-to-series orders. One for “Superman & Lois,” which will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in as the Man of Steel and Lois Lane, respectively, as well as its “Walker, Texas Ranger” reboot that will feature “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki in the role Chuck Norris made famous.Hoechlin and Tulloch have already appeared multiple times in The CW’s shared DC Comics-based universe, most recently on the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, which wraps up Tuesday night. Here’s the logline for the latest DC Comics series: The world’s most famous superhero (Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Tulloch) deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.Also Read: The CW Lands Jared Padalecki's 'Walker, Texas Ranger' RebootTodd Helbing will write and executive produce “Superman & Lois,” which is based on the characters from DC Comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Along with “Superman & Lois,” The CW is also developing a potential “Arrow” spinoff starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.“Walker” will see Padalecki star as Cordell Walker, a widowed father of two with his own moral code who returns to his home in Austin after two years of undercover work on a high-profile case, only to discover there’s more work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his conservative family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.Anna Fricke is writing and executive producing the series with Dan Lin, which is from CBS TV Studios. The original series with Norris ran from 1993-2001 on CBS. It was created by Albert S. Ruddy & Leslie Greif.Padalecki has co-starred alongside Jenson Ackles on “Supernatural,” which pre-dates The CW’s existence. It first debuted in 2005 on the network’s predecessor WB, and has aired more than 300 episodes. It will end its run in May. Last week, The CW renewed 13 of its series for next season.Read original story ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Reboot and ‘Superman & Lois’ Ordered to Series by The CW At TheWrap
Ruby Rose has revealed that she had to undergo emergency surgery after sustaining potentially life-changing injuries on the set of the new Batwoman TV show.
The CW has given a pilot script order to “Dark Shadows: Reincarnation,” a one-hour gothic horror drama based on the original “Dark Shadows” series by Dan Curtis, TheWrap has learned.Warner Bros. Television is the studio, and Mark B. Perry will write and executive produce.The reimagined show will be a modern-day continuation of the strange, terrifying, and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine — a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group hiding a ghastly secret: For the past 400 years, they’ve lived under a curse that bedevils their blueblood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.Also Read: CW Superhero Shows 'The Flash,' 'Arrow' and 'Supergirl' to Get Audio SeriesMichael Helfant, Bradley Gallo, Tracy Curtis and Cathy Curtis will also executive produce, with Tracy Mercer for Amasia Entertainment.“Reincarnation” is a fitting name for the project, as this is a the third iteration of “Dark Shadows” — the original series aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Curtis was also behind a 1991 remake of the horror series which was canceled after one season.The original series starred Jonathan Frid as the vampire Barnabas Collins, Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman, Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and Alexandra Isles as Victoria Winters. Johnny Depp starred as Barnabas Collins in 2012 a film remake of “Dark Shadows,” alongside Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Hoffman.Read original story ‘Dark Shadows’ Revival in Development at The CW At TheWrap
The 27-year-old actor said he is 'truly sorry' after screenshots of tweets he posted in 2012 lead to an outcry of anger from fans.
Before you all start saying I ought to be banished from Bluebell, hear me out. With Lemon and Levon getting engaged (however accidentally), George leaving Bluebell to become a country music manager, and the happy endings expected to abound for much of the town, it’s hard to imagine much will be left open for another season. “If, in fact, this is the final season of Hart of Dixie, the show is left in a really good place,” actor Wilson Bethel promised then, just a few days after he’d tweeted, “Thank you, Wade Kinsella, for these four wonderful years.
Ain’t no sunshine when Hart of Dixie’s gone… which means fans may need to start looking for the light elsewhere. While The CW has yet to make any official decisions about the Rachel Bilson-starrer, the signs — from the show’s short, 10-episode order to the cast’s farewell-seeming Instagram posts — don’t look great. “The reason we only shot 10 episodes is really because Rachel Bilson is going to have her first little baby, and there’s no Hart of Dixie without the Hart,” explains the actor.
Sophia Bush may have a new cast to pal around with (and date, obviously), but she hasn’t forgotten her roots. The Chicago P.D. star took a break from putting away bad guys to reunite with her One Tree Hill good guys in Paris. Bush, Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton, James Lafferty, Paul Johansson, Stephen Coletti, Torrey DeVitto, and Shantal VanSanten all came together in the City of Light for the “From Wilmington to Paris” convention at the Hyatt Regency Etoile Hotel.