Its The CW Tuesdays so we are loving us some The Flash and Black Lightning (hoping I get my deep dive recap up in time for tonight’s episode …). But elsewhere, we are excited to see Tobias Fornell return to NCIS and we are adding two new recommendations, This Is Us (on a probationary status) and Bellevue (look up where WGN America is located in your cable subscription). And, as always, Drunk History is a Top Pick for the night!
The State of the Union Address will be taking up most of the oxygen in the room tonight, dominating broadcast TV from 9-11 (ET). But, we persevere! The CW is offering up fresh new episodes of its superhero block, The Flash and Black Lightning (read our deep dive recaps to stay caught up), and Comedy Central is giving us the funnies with new Drunk History. Its business as usual on basic cable tonight, SOTU be damned!
Tonight, Barry is doing thug life time while the Trickster returns to menace Central City on an all new The Flash; in Freeland, Jefferson Pierce is trying to figure out if he should be Black Lightning once again; and at 10pm, the season 5 premiere of Drunk History featuring kickass heroines through time.
Tonight is about the return of The Flash and the series premiere of the highly anticipated Black Lightning. The newest addition to the DC-Arrow verse looks like a solid entry and expect us to be recapping it here at Pop Culture Review.
In honor of the return of new Arrow-verse shows next week and The CW’s Winter TCA this past Sunday where they clarified their scheduling plans, today The Daily Download is focusing on latest trailers for all of your favorite DC shows.
As for scheduling, in case you haven’t heard: Because Black Lightning will be airing in the Legends‘ normal 9pm, Tuesday night slot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow won’t be back for a few weeks. On February 12, it’ll take over Supergirl‘s 8pm, Monday night slot spot for 9 weeks (which is the rest of its season run). And then, on April 16, Supergirl returns for the remainder of its season (ending on June 18). As The CW announced, it’ll be 23 consecutive weeks of new Supergirl/Legends episodes, which is pretty cool.
We’re still a week away from the return of new episodes from the Arrow-verse so in the meantime, we’re soothing ourselves with a repeat viewing of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover event, which is really worth a second viewing.
Also tonight, the 24th Cycle of America’s Next Top Model premieres, featuring the return of Tyra Banks who has come to save her signature show. Also premiering tonight, Undercover High, a thought piece on A&E that asks, “if given the chance, would you go back to HS to see what kids are facing today?”
Today, we’re looking at a few different items including a quick trailer for The Flash (returning in 2 weeks); Netflix’s method of confirming/announcing the Bright sequel; the new music video from Bruno Mars (feat. Cardi B), and the Slender Man trailer which dropped yesterday. After the jump …
While there is still no new The Flash or DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to watch, there are new CBS procedurals so NCIS and Bull have clawed back into our What To Watch, for this week anyway. But, the thing we’re most exctied about is the series premiere of LA to Vegas, a ridiculous looking comedy starring Dylan McDermott that looks so bad its good. Also, Hunting Hitler returns for a season 3 premiere. Yes, there have been 3 seasons of people looking for an undead Hitler.
Listen, when The Godfather is on, you grab your cannolis and you watch The Godfather. And its on tonight. So …
But! Its also mid-season finale night for The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Choices man, they are hard!
If you’re watching anything other The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow tonight, you’re doing TV wrong. Tonight is the final 2 hours of the 4 show crossover which began last night. To catch you up, as Barry & Iris went to say “I do,” Nazi versions of Green Arrow (Dark Arrow) and Supergirl (Overgirl), both from Earth-X (the 53rd Earth no one ever visits), along with Earth 1’s Reverse Flash (Eobard Thawne wearing his Harrison Wells face) crash the nuptials with their Earth-X Nazi SS henchmen and cause all sorts of havoc. Their aim is to kidnap Supergirl so she can (unwillingly) donate her heart to Overgirl who is dying from too much sun radiation. Also, maybe, they want to conquer our Earth while they’re here for … the Fatherland. Also, Felicity told Oliver she doesn’t believe in marriage and doesn’t want to marry him. Oliver is … not handling this well.
Now you’re caught up, so watch the conclusion tonight! Here is what else is on TV.