Nancy Drew

CW: Too much of a good (usually) thing?

If consistency is a virtue, then … well, the CW is our most virtuous TV network.
But if variety is the spice of life? This spice rack is almost empty.
The mini-network is in its premiere week now, two weeks after the big guys started. It has two new shows – the impressive “Batwoman” and the not-bad “Nancy Drew” — and lots of same-old.
Many of those shows have followed “Arrow” (shown here), which is starting its final, 10-episode season, “Who would have thought it would spawn six shows, a whole universe?” asked Mark Pedowitz, the CW’s programming chief. Read more…

CW’s fall line-up: Batwoman, Supergirl and lots of fem-power

The rise of female superheroes will get another boost this fall:
Now Batwoman and Supergirl will be back-to-back on Sundays, TV’s strongest night.
“Batwoman,” a spin-off of the just-ended “Gotham,” is one of only two new shows this fall on the CW mini-network. The other is “Nancy Drew,” about a teen crimesolver. A third one, “Katy Keene,” will wait until mid-season, along with four returning shows. Read more…