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Nerdy Fact #1766: Shortly after introducing the Suicide Squad on CW’s Arrow, DC told the show’s producers to write off or kill the characters that made up the team, and abandon any future storylines that related to them (including one about Harley Quinn). This was because Warner Bros. was in the process of developing their own version of the Suicide Squad for the 2016 movie.

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Release Dates, Director Set For The Flash/Supergirl Musical
The long-awaited musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash will take place on The Flash [...]

The long-awaited musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash will take place on The Flash on March 21, with a lead-in on Supergirl the night before, Warner Bros. Television and The CW revealed today.

The episodes will presumably take place on Earth-1, since the bulk of the story will take place on The Flash, although other Earth-38 characters besides Supergirl will be featured. It isn’t clear whether there will be stories told on both Earths or whether those characters will follow Supergirl through the multiverse.

The sixteenth episode of Supergirl’s second season will lead into the event, followed by most of the story taking place on the seventeenth episode of The Flash season 3.

The episode will be titled “Duet,” and will be directed by Dermott Downs. According to The CW, the episode is highlighted by singing performances from Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, Carlos Valdes, Jeremy Jordan, and John Barrowman, while also including non-singing guest star appearances from Supergirl’s David Harewood and Chris Wood.

(We’re kind of holding out hope for a simple refusal to sing from Harewood’s J'Onn J'Onzz, a la Corbin Bernsen’s cameo in the Psych musical.)

No word yet on who will be cast as The Music Meister, the main villain of the piece. Guest appearances from Garber and Barrowman, though, indicate a larger scale for the crossover since currently those two are busy duking it out on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Executive producer Greg Berlanti had previously told ComicBook.com that he planned on using Garber’s vocal skills for the crossover. Garber also sang in an episode of Legends this year, as an attempt to infiltrate a Nazi gathering while the team was tracking a time abberation in World War II.

Earlier reports had suggested that Joss Whedon could be under consideration to direct the crossover, but if true, it looks like he and The CW couldn’t make it work. Downs, a former child actor who appeared in Shazam! and Freaky Friday in the ‘70s, has become one of The Flash’s go-to directors. He has helmed the season 1 finale as well as both Grodd episodes and The Flash’s installment of the “Invasion!” crossover. He has also directed a number of episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, including next week’s midseason premiere.

Sheldon: Why are you crying?
Penny: Because I’m stupid!
Sheldon: That’s no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.
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Sheldon Lee Cooper & Penny

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DOO CENTRAL'S FUN FACT FRIDAY: THE HEX GIRLS

Hey guys! Have faith in me because this week’s Fun Fact Friday post is on time! This week will be about everyone’s favorite cartoon eco-goth rock girl band, the Hex Girls!

For those Scooby-Doo fans who are (somehow) not familiar with the Hex Girls, the band is a fun girl band consisting of Thorn, Dusk, and Luna! Thorn (her real name being Sally McKnight) is the lead singer and guitarist of the band and is voiced by Jennifer Hale. Dusk is the band’s drummer and back-up sings. Dusk is voiced by Jane Wiedlin. The other back-up singer and keyboardist of the band is Luna who is voiced by Kimberly Brooks.

Fun Fact: While Vincent Van Ghoul has appeared in two different Scooby-Doo series (The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), the Hex Girls are the only characters in the franchise to be introduced in a movie and then appeared in another movie as well as two of the TV series.

The Hex Girls were introduced in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost. They assisted Mystery Inc. in stopping the ghost of Sarah Ravencroft from causing mass chaos and destruction with her witchcraft. In this movie, Thorn’s real name is revealed to be Sally McKnight and she is 1/16 Wiccan on her mother’s side of the family.

Four years after the release of Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost, the movie Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire came out and this movie also featured the Hex Girls in a music competition in Australia.

Later that year, the Hex Girls would appear in the fifth episode of season two of What’s New, Scooby-Doo? titled “The Vampire Strikes Back”. The gang traveled to a Transylvanian castle to see the Hex Girls recording a new music video but arrive to find that they are considering breaking up due to fears of a vampire that’s been haunting them! Thanks to Mystery Inc. though, they were able to capture not one, but two vampires and save the band from calling it quits!

The band made their most recent appearance in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. They appeared in episode seven of season one titled “In Fear of the Phantom”. The Hex Girls are in Crystal Cove for a concert and the gang attends. Mystery Incorporated’s history with the band is rebooted in this series. Due to Fred hurting Daphne’s feelings, she writes a song and performs it with the Hex Girls going by the name Crush.

The Hex Girls appeared in one other episode in this series; episode 18 of season 2 titled “Dance of the Undead”. An undead ska band is terrorizing Crystal Cove turning all who hear their music into dancing zombies. Shaggy and Scooby, immune to the hypnotizing music, finds the Hex Girls who are performing on a cruise ship and convince them to aid in stopping the ska band. In this episode, unlike their first appearance in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated series, the Hex Girls are seen wearing their original outfits from the movies.

Something awesome to know about the Hex Girls is that they’ve been voiced by the same voice actors in all of their appearances in the Scooby-Doo franchise!

Hope you guys enjoyed this week’s Fun Fact Friday post! If you guys have any ideas, please send them in! I’d love to hear what you guys want more information about!

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Supergirl Casts Teri Hatcher in ‘Mysterious New Role’

Another “Super”-franchise veteran has joined “Supergirl”: Teri Hatcher, as announced Tuesday by Warner Bros. Television.

Hatcher will play a “mysterious new role” for a multi-episode arc. It’s not specified at this time when she’ll make her debut, beyond this winter, or for how many episodes she’ll appear.

“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all-time favorite Lois Lane,” “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg [Berlanti], and the fans.”

Starring Melissa Benoist as the title character, “Supergirl” airs 8 p.m. Mondays on The CW.

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I’m just gonna tell you. I’m just… I’m gonna tell you and trust that you know that I am still me. The night of the boat party. I got scratched. And that’s why I broke up with Major. And it’s why I got a job at the morgue. So that I could get brains. Because that is what I have to eat to stay me. Or this version of me. There are z o m b i e s in the world, Peyton. And I’m one of them.

‘We All Float Down Here’ (inspired by Stephen King’s 'It’) by Ghoulish Gary Pullin

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Hogwarts Subjects [1/10]: Potions

“There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don’t expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. However, for those select few who possess the predisposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.”

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L i f e” or whatever we zombies agree to call the daily grind, means being bombarded with almost constant reminders of the things we can no longer enjoy. Cheeseburgers. A rosy complexion. Progeny. Sex, on the other hand. That’s back on the menu for this zombie.

As The Vampire Diaries is preparing for its final season, The CW is developing another vampire drama: The Lost Boys.

Rob Thomas (iZombie, Veronica Mars) is executive producing and writing a series based on the 1987 horror-comedy cult classic for Gulfstream TV and Warner Bros Television.

The show is planned as a seven-season anthology, with each one taking place in a different decade. The first season is set in San Francisco in 1967. The characters and setting will change every season, but the vampires - who never age - will remain the same.

I can’t say I’m a frequent viewer of The CW, but Thomas’ involvement makes this project promising. Besides, you can’t deny that his idea is pretty ingenious.

Wentworth Miller has entered a series regular contract with 'Legends' producing studio Warner Bros. TV, with his duties spread over the different Greg Berlanti DC shows, for the time being 'Legends' and 'Flash.'
  • What Everyone Wants to See: The explosion of the Oculus has scattered Leonard Snart across the timeline. He appears and vanishes, skipping through Legends, Flash, and Arrow, helping one instant and then disappearing the next. It takes the team ages to figure out what is happening, at which point they launch a four-episode arc to stitch him back together, just in time for him to become a series regular again for Season 3. Whereas Season 1 ended with him saying "There are no strings on me," Season 2 ends with him smirking up at Mick and Sara saying, "I'm a real boy."
  • What No One Wants to See: Greetings. It is I, the Leonard Snart from the past who never got on the Waverider, and who never experienced any of that amazing and beloved character development that took me from wistful rogue to Legend and Hero. WE HIT THE REBOOT BUTTON. ARE YOU NOT EXCITED?