Season Description: The Adventures of Superboy continue as Clark and Lana move off campus from Shuster University to The Bureau for Extra-Normal Matters in Capitol City, Florida. Interning for the Bureau, Clark and Lana follow paranormal activities and aliens – including Superboy himself. Joined by Bureau-crat Matt Ritter and its Chief, C. Dennis Jackson, Clark and Lana must confront some seriously dark and spooky cases. Whether it’s a satanic cult in the episode “Carnivale” or Superboy’s darkest fears in “Mindscape,” Season three not only confronts the Boy of Steel with formidable foes (Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Metallo, etc.), but also the very doubts, fears and “roads not taken” that Superman will one day overcome.The DVD was released burn-on-demand by Warner Archive so that means they don't have a million copies laying around for no one to buy, if you want a copy you can go to either WBShop, Warner Archive or Amazon and they will make you a personal DVD. The set features twenty-six episodes spread across three dual-layered DVDs. The video quality is fair considering where it was taken from, Ilya Salkind's archives I believe, and the audio is crisp and clean. The artwork on the DVD could have used a little bit more work, like the photo of Superboy on the front cover is dark and gloomy, but I'm not going to say anything else, I mean it's not like this was something that was released to stores, it was made for the fans who have wanted to own an official copy of the series on DVD. If you like Smallville - or any other Superman related movie or TV show, you are going to fall for all the characters in this adaption.
Arrow, premieres Wednesday, October 10th at 8/7c | After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine. More on the show.
Beauty and the Beast, premieres Thursday, October 11th at 9/8c | Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, "Smallville,” “Chuck”) is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective, who is haunted by her own tragic past. When she was a teenager, Cat witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Cat would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…though it was strange and terrifying, it was human. More on the show.
Emily Owens, MD, premieres Tuesday, October 16th at 9/8c | At long last, Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer, "The Good Wife") feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her. She’s graduated from medical school, and she’s beginning an internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley, “Smallville,” “Passions”) is also an intern. More on the show.
Erica on Saving Hope: “I personally really enjoy the biology lessons. It’s fascinating what the human body can do. I saw surgeries, I read books, spoke with many doctors. It’s an ongoing process. I don’t think you are ever fully prepared for something like that. It’s not like I had to go to med school or anything but what is really great is that we have medical consultants here on set full time in every facet of our production. Everyone has a consultant: as the script passes through everyone’s hands it has been looked over by a medical professional. So it’s just more about being a sponge and soaking everything up and then having my own take on it.” Read the complete interview.
Synopsis | Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn't an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human. Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother's murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.
The series stars Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Chuck") as Catherine, Jay Ryan ("Terra Nova") as Vincent, Max Brown ("The Tudors," "MI-5") as Evan, Nina Lisandrello ("Nurse Jackie") as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson ("Make It or Break It") as Heather, Austin Basis ("Life Unexpected") as J.T., and Brian White ("The Shield," "The Cabin in the Woods") as Joe.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jennifer Levin ("Without A Trace," "Felicity"), Sherri Cooper ("Brothers and Sisters"), Bill Haber ("Rizzoli & Isles," "Thurgood"), Paul J. Witt ("A Better Life") & Tony Thomas ("A Better Life"), Ron Koslow ("Moonlight") and Gary Fleder ("Life Unexpected").
Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and Catherine (an asst DA in New York); and a secret Utopian society of outcasts living in an underground sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves. The series follows the developing relationship between them and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. In a twist from the original tale, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent's inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is and it is Catherine's former "shallow" self that is the ugliness transformed by their relationship. Written by Peg McNabb
A spokesperson for the USA series tells us that Vandervoort is playing a New York City socialite who stands to receive a large life insurance payout when her wealthy husband dies. The context for the aforementioned clinch, however, is best left a mystery to be resolved when Vandervoort’s episode airs a few weeks into the new run — though this does seem to position her as Neal’s second romantic entanglement since high-tailing it out of Dodge in the Season 3 finale.
How does it feel actually getting to play Wonder Woman... of sorts?Read the complete interview at "TV Guide" now.
Erica Durance: "Of sorts" is the best way to put it and it's probably the best way to play it because you get to have a little bit of freedom and you're not judged quite so harshly. The way that I was able to work with the character Wonder Woman in this is through the eyes of a woman who desperately needed a strong female archetype to look up to, and she had gone through such terrible things and this was her alter ego. I would challenge anybody who said that she didn't think she was Wonder Woman. This is how she found her way out.
So, as an actress, getting to put on the suit and play Wonder Woman was fantastic and then I got this whole other layer because of the way David E. Kelley had written it, to ground it in this kind of humanistic viewpoint, which was lovely.