TV News Bits: ARROW, GOTHAM, RIVERDALE, LUCIFER

Welcome to the latest installment of TV News Bits. In this installment, we have Blu-Ray details on the current seasons of Arrow and Riverdale, an actor making his directorial debut next season, why Gotham can't use the Joker name, and why Lucifer hasn't been saved.


David Ramsey has played John Diggle on Arrow for the show's entire run so far, as well as crossing over into other shows. But now, he's taking on a new role next season. Series star Stephen Amell  has announced on Twitter that Ramsey will be directing episode 11 of the show's seventh season, which premieres in the fall. Other details are currently under wraps.

Ramsey follows actors Tom Cavanagh, who has directed a couple episodes of The Flash, and Tom Welling, who has directed several episodes of Smallville, in the role transition.


Speaking of Arrow, we have details on the season six Blu-Ray release. Warner Bros. has announced (via Green Arrow TV) that Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season hits home video on August 14th. The Blu-Ray set includes all 23 episodes from the season, while bonus features explore Deathstroke, Cayden James, and the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover.

For more details on the Blu-Ray release, click HERE. The season six finale airs tonight at 9 PM EST on The CW.


Another hit CW show heading to Blu-Ray is Riverdale, which just wrapped up its second season this week. Warner Bros. has announced that Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is hitting home video on August 7th. The Blu-Ray set includes all 22 episodes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and other bonus features.

For more details, click HERE. Riverdale returns this fall on The CW.


Gotham has thrown fans for a loop with Joker teases for years, but now, we finally know who it is: Jeremiah, the twin brother of the late Jerome. While Jeremiah has been very Joker-y in his role this season, the show has no plans to actually call him The Joker. Why?

Well, actor Cameron Monaghan explains on Twitter that the show is restricted from using the Joker name and his pure green hair. DC wants to reserve those traits for the movies, and thus, the Gotham crew had to be creative with it. We've heard a lot about how DC has embargoed shows on what they can and cannot do, but allowing Gotham to have Joker and not actually call him Joker is a new one.

Gotham's fourth season finale airs tonight at 8 PM EST on Fox, with its final season airing next year.


Last week, it was announced that Fox has cancelled Vertigo adaptation Lucifer after three seasons. This spawned multiple fan petitions and hashtags, hoping that the show would be picked up by another network. One idea was to bring in The CW, which previously took shows from other networks like Supergirl and Constantine. Well, that's not happening...yet, anyways.

The CW president Mark Pedowitz told Entertainment Weekly and other reporters that there have been no discussions about resurrecting Lucifer. "We are happy with what we have. There’s been no discussion about it. There’s just been no discussion and we’re focused on our own development." If no other network is interested, there is the DC Universe streaming service launching this year...

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