There are several different things to get into in today’s TV Quick Hits, but let’s begin with some new Legends of Tomorrow casting news!
As first reported over by TVLine, the upcoming second season of the show is going to be introducing us for the first time to Ray Palmer’s mother! Susie Abromeit of Jessica Jones is going to be playing the character in an episode that traces back to the character’s childhood. We’re already getting a Stranger Things vibe from this episode, which really doesn’t surprise us and also shouldn’t surprise anyone else out there given the Netflix show’s popularity. It only makes some sense that the fine folks over at The CW would want to bite off a big piece of that pie! It’s a show that taps into nostalgia and some of the things that all of us loved during our childhood.
Also, it’s nice to see Ray get some more material that shows off different sides of him. Brandon Routh plays an incredibly nice guy, and we love that about him — we want to understand more of why he ended up like this. Maybe we can also see more of his brother Sidney, as well?
For the record, we’ve got a lot of assorted Legends of Tomorrow updates that you can check out at the link here, including more casting news across the board!
Anyhow, for some more news on the day…
Galaxy Quest revival news – Remember the plans from Amazon to get a series version of this off the ground? They were shelved for a while following the death of Alan Rickman, but The Hollywood Reporter claims that the project is now back on with Paul Scheer on board to write the script for the first episode. Scheer is an insanely talented performer and writer, so we have confidence that he will do the project justice.
As for what a series based on the Tim Allen / Sigourney Weaver movie would look like, that’s still hard to say. We just hope that the new series, provided it ends up happening, finds a way to honor the original while also bringing something new to justify its existence. That’s a difficult thing to do since the pendulum can easily swing too much one way or another.
Great ratings start for Marlon – Despite being buried in the middle of summer, NBC still found themselves a ratings winner in the Marlon Wayans sitcom. Following America’s Got Talent last night, the show ended up drawing a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.4 million viewers. This makes the show, at least in the demo, the #1 summer scripted premiere for the major networks. That’s especially true in the comedy realm.
It’s a little hard to tell whether or not Marlon is going to keep this momentum when you consider all of the different variables floating around out there, including that shows tend to fall significantly in their second week on the air.
Still, congratulations to Wayans and everyone else who works on the show! (Photo: The CW.)