Constantine Will Join the Crew on Legends of Tomorrow
Matt Ryan has reprised his role as Constantine across several episodes of Legends of Tomorrow this season and according to showrunner Phil Klemmer he will be become a regular member of the crew next year. The well-regarded Constantine TV series was cancelled by NBC after one season back in 2015, but the character has since made guest appearances on The CW’s Arrow-verse shows starting with an episode of Arrow in its fourth season. Constantine will now become a regular in that universe starting with the fourth year of Legends of Tomorrow. LoT has not been officially renewed yet, but I expect that one plus all of the Arrow-verse shows to be back next year. The bad news for fans who might be hoping that this could lead to a revival of the Constantine TV series is that is appears The CW is not doing any new development of DC Universe shows. But at least we will get the master of occult back on a weekly basis, and Matt Ryan will also be voicing the character in the animated series that will debut this Saturday March 24th on CWSeed.com.
Ratings Results of Interest: Timeless and Ash vs. Evil Dead Are Slipping
On Sunday, NBC’s Timeless slipped to a 0.7 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 2.8 million total viewers for its second Season 2 episode. Those are not disastrous numbers for its timeslot just yet, but this show needs its fans to get out in force to support it on the social networks. Over on Starz, Ash vs. Evil Dead appears to be losing the battle with the Nielsens as it slipped to a series low 0.06 rating rating with 176K total viewers. That show has been getting killed since the network scheduled directly opposite The Walking Dead this season. And speaking of TWD, it staved off the “Walking Dexit” for a week as it held at a 2.8 rating with 6.7 million total viewers. Over on FOX, The Last Man on Earth returned to the schedule–with little notice as expected–and managed only a 0.7 rating with 1.6 million total viewers which tied its series low. FOX Chairman Gary Newman has said that one is a bubble show, but it still seems to squeak by each year.
On Friday, Agents of SHIELD held at a 0.5 rating with 2.1 million total viewers. But that show continues to see decent delayed viewing gains and Disney could still insist that ABC keep it around another year to have a Marvel Universe tie-in on the network it owns. On Thursday, FOX’s Gotham slipped to a series low 0.6 rating with 2.6 million total viewers. FOX Chairman Gary Newman has said the network would like to find a place for that one on next year’s schedule, but they may reconsider that if it stays at these levels. Freeform’s Beyond improved from last week’s low to a 0.09 rating with 241K total viewers, but those can hardly be considered good numbers for that show.
On Wednesday, Syfy’s Channel Zero remained low for its third season finale, pulling a 0.09 rating with 241K total viewers. That show has already been renewed through a fourth season, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the network backed out of that if it does not have commitments in place that will compel it to move forward with another season. If not, consider its fourth year to almost certainly be its last. Over on FOX, The X-Files slipped to a 0.7 rating with three million total viewers for its second to last Season 11 episode. All indications are that this will be the show’s last season, and I’m not sure FOX would want it back at these levels.