‘Gotham’ Preview: Who is Bridgit Pike?

GOTHAM: L-R: Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in the ÒRise of the Villains: ScarificationÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

They say it usually gets worse before it gets better…and that is just what’s happening to the city of Gotham.

Last week we saw the arrival of Captain Nathaniel Barnes played by Michael Chiklis, who is trying to do what Gordon couldn’t. He’s getting rid of the bad cops and fighting back against the villains that are rising in their city.

Theo Galavan (Frain) is one of those villains. After teaming up with Penguin, we can only imagine the damage those two will cause, especially once Galavan decides to run for Mayor.  But more importantly, why is he so obsessed with Bruce Wayne? He’s just a kid!

On this week’s episode titled “Scarification,” Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous new family in Gotham. The Pikes are a bunch of arsonists and have basically forced their own sister Bridgit  to do their dirty wood. Bridgit Pike (Michelle Veintemilla) is set to portray the female version of Firefly from the comics. Tonight’s episode marks the beginning of a two-week origins story for the pyrotechnic villain.

Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX

GOTHAM: L-R: James Frain in the ÒRise of the Villains: ScarificationÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

The official synopsis for “ScArification”:

“Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham. Then, as the rivalry between the Waynes and the Galavans resurfaces, Gordon struggles to maintain order in the city.

Check out a few clips from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from Gotham Season 2, Episode 5:

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Fox Renews ‘Gotham,’ ‘Empire’ and ‘Brooklyn-Nine Nine’

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Fox has picked up three of its current series for the 2015-2016 season, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, during the network’s session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

Freshman dramas Gotham and Empire will return for Season 2 and Andy Samberg’s comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Season 3.

The Batman prequel was the network’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years, and is averaging a 4.2 rating in Adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers.

Averaging a 5.3 rating in Nielsen’s Most Current measure, Empire has emerged as the No. 1 new series of the season. Following its second episode, it is the only new broadcast drama this season to grow from week one to week two.

Season-to-date, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is averaging a 2.7/7 in Viewers 18-49, up +17% in the key demographic versus last season, and generating the largest year-to-year gains of any sophomore series.

 

 

‘Gotham’ Preview: It’s Time to Meet Harvey Dent

A young Harvey Dent (Nicholas D’Agosto) is headed to Gotham and teams up with Gordon in the Batman prequel. We all know that he will soon play Two-Face, but as of right now, he’s Gordon’s ally.

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Photo Credit: FOX

The network has released the official synopsis along with some stills and and a ton of clips from the episode titled “Harvey Dent,” airing Monday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

GORDON GOES TO ARKHAM ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, ON FOX Trying to close the Wayne murder case, a young Harvey Dent (guest star Nicholas D’Agosto) and Gordon team up, much to Mayor James’ (guest star Richard Kind) chagrin. Meanwhile, Penguin makes contact with Mooney’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) secret weapon, Liza (guest star Mackenzie Leigh) in the all-new “Harvey Dent” episode.

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‘Gotham’ Preview: “The Mask” [Photos & Video]

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In this week’s Gotham young Bruce Wayne has to return to school after time away to mourn the death of his parents. He has a tough time adjusting and ends up fighting with another kid at school. He also gets a visit from a new friend. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock catch a new case.  It seems that a citizen of Gotham is running a deadly fight club.

Check out the official synopsis below along with photos and clips from this week’s all-new episode.

“Gordon and Bullock investigate a Gothamite who runs a deadly fight club for candidates applying for a job at his financial firm. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and gets a visit from a new friend.”

Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

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‘Gotham’ Preview: “Penguin’s Umbrella” [Photo Gallery]

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This week’s episode of Gotham, titled “Penguin’s Umbrella,” seems to focus on the Penguin himself as he reveals a new piece of his strategy that forces Gordon to deal with the consequences of his decision to spare his life. Even though this episode if specific to the Penguin, I feel like all the episodes so far have been focused on him. Each main character’s story centers around their interaction with Oswald Cobblepot, but we’ll see what happens and how he uses Gordon’s decision to keep him alive as part of his new strategy. Although now that Oswald has made his presence known, Detectives Montoya and Allen have no evidence to back up their claims against Gordon.

Meanwhile, the violence between Maroni and Falcone continues to escalate as a new character comes into play.

Gotham airs Mondays 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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FOX Gives Freshman Drama ‘Gotham’ a Full-Season Order

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Looks like the freshman drama series will be sticking around a bit longer. Fox has ordered six additional episodes of the hit series Gotham, bringing it to a full 22-episode season.

Fox is the second network to begin full-season pickups and joins the ranks of ABC’s Black-ish and How to Get Away with Murder, which ties with Gotham as Monday’s number one drama on network television.

The Batman prequel is the network’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years.

Gotham is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller serves as director/executive producer along with Danny Cannon as executive producer. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Mazouz, Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, and Sean Pertwee.

Are you tuning into Gotham?

 

‘Gotham’ Heads to “Arkham” in New Episode Preview [Photos and Videos]

The desperate need for power is brewing among Gotham’s key players. Last week, the Mayor mentioned that Arkham district is up for grabs which is the focus of this week’s episode of the same name. Falcone and Maroni (guest star David Zayas) are making a play for the district just as Mooney is planning her revenge against Falcone. Apparently she’s not looking for a girl, but a weapon.

Oswald is moving up in the restaurant business, from dishwasher to manager, thanks to Maroni who has taken a liking to him.

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Here’s the official synopsis from FOX:

“As a contentious city council vote on the future of the Arkham district approaches, politicians on both sides are in danger. Gordon and Bullock must race to protect the council and an old friend visits Gordon in the all-new “Arkham” episode of GOTHAM.”
Guest starring in the episode is: Richard Kind as Mayor James, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Grayson McCouch as Thomas Wayne, Evander Duck as Councilman Kenkins, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Gladwell, David Zayas as Maroni, Brad Calcaterra as Minks, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Frankie Carbone and Mackenzie Leigh as Liza.
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Photo Credit: FOX

Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

‘Gotham’ Preview: “The Balloonman” [Photos]

FOX’s Gotham is off to an interesting start. I’m definitely intrigued enough to keep watching but not on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode. Last week’s episode focused primarily on Selina “Cat” Kyle whereas this week’s episode, titled “The Balloonman,” hones in on a vigilante who kills corrupt citizens by attaching them to weather balloons. Yes, weather balloons.

Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot who started planning his return to Gotham last week and has managed to find a job with someone of great importance and connections to the underworld. Hopefully they won’t tell him he walks like a penguin.

Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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‘Gotham’ Preview: “Selina Kyle” [PHOTOS]

FOX’s highly anticipated fall series Gotham premiered last week and I have to say, I wasn’t really blown away. Sure, I love everyone in the show and I’m a huge fan of the Caped-Crusader but the series and cast weren’t really embracing the campy parts of the show. Ben McKenzie looks so serious the entire time that it’s distracting. I mean, look at his face next time you watch. Also, what’s up with Jada Pinkett-Smith’s on and off accent? Here’s hoping the city of Gotham just needs a little time to find themselves, like most shows do these days.

This week is all about Selina Kyle, who gets tangled up in a child trafficking ring, with guest stars Frank Whaley and Lili Taylor as the bad guys and the one and only Carol Cane as Odwald’s mother.

Episode 1.02 of Gotham titled “Selina Kyle” airs Monday night at 8/7c on Fox.

Check out the official description below including photos from the episode.

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Episode Description (FOX): 

Detectives Gordon and Bullock investigate a child trafficking ring preying on Gotham’s street kids, including Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova). Meanwhile, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) resurfaces in the countryside and begins to make his way back to GOTHAM, leaving victims in his wake in the all-new “Selina Kyle” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone

Guest Cast: Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput, Frank Whaley as Doug, Lili Taylor as Patti, Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Kyle Massey as Macky.

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FOX Summer TCA: ‘Gotham’

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Executive Producer Bruno Heller’s upcoming series is set in Gotham City and, according to FOX’s synopsis, finds James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) two weeks into his job, engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) – basically living his dream and hoping to restore Gotham to all its glory that it once was when he was a kid.

The eager-to-please, young detective is partnered up with Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) who is a bit “rough-around-the-edges,” but a police legend in his own right and sort of a mentor to the young rookie. Together, they “stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

FOX released all of the character images earlier this year. Are you excited to see the origin story of the Caped Crusader and the evil that is brewing in our beloved Gotham?

Gotham premieres on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

Cast: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Erin Richards, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Carmen Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones and John Doman.

Executive Producers: Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens.

Gotham Synopsis:

The good. The evil. The beginning.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” franchise, “HawthoRNe”), mob kingpin CARMINE FALCONE (John Doman, “The Wire”) and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova), OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead”) and EDWARD NYGMA/the future RIDDLER (newcomer Cory Michael Smith).

The crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), as he goes head-to-head with major crimes unit detectives RENEE MONTOYA (Victoria Cartagena, “The Bedford Diaries”) and CRISPUS ALLEN (Andrew Stewart Jones, “Sex & the City”). It also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, ALFRED PENNYWORTH (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.

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