‘The Flash’ to stop running
The CW series of superheroes The FlashThe show will end with its ninth season next year in a short run of 13 episodes.
The show, based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen, who is the fastest man in the world, was the first spin-off from Arrow, helping to launch the subsequent ‘Arrowverse’, with titles produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. TV.
Its cancellation follows the one of its franchise stablemates Naomi BatwomanAnd Legends Of TomorrowThis year, earlier.
Executive producer Eric Wallace confirmed the show’s end in a statement: “Nine seasons! Nine years of saving Central City, while taking viewers on an emotional journey that was full of humor, heart and spectacle. Barry Allen is at the start line for his last race.
“So many amazing people have given their talents, time, and love to bring this wonderful show to life each week. So as we get ready to honor the show’s incredible legacy with our exciting final chapter, I want to say thank you to our phenomenal cast, writers, producers, and crew over the years who helped make The Flash such an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.”
BBC axes ‘Mock The Week’
The BBC, a UK pubcaster, has ended its comedy panel show. Mock The WeekAfter 17 years and 21 season.
The show, which is produced by Angst Productions and hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain, takes a satirical look at current events in the UK and around the world.
The BBC said: “The next series of Mock The WeekIt will be the last. We are really proud of the show but, after 21 seasons, we have taken the difficult decision in order to create room for new shows.”
Seafaring murder mystery: C5 order
Channel 5 UK ordered HMS MurderClapperboard has a new series of murder mystery stories.
Endeavor Content produces the series of 8 x 60 minutes. Endeavor Content will distribute it worldwide. Jack Grayling is a new cabaret performer.
Jack meets Kate Woods, a newly promoted First Officer on a cruise to Southampton. Fierce and ambitious, she’s a woman in a man’s world with plenty to prove. After a passenger is found murdered in their first port of call, Kate’s dream of her own command is thrown into jeopardy and Jack finds himself thrust back into his former life as a detective.
Mike Benson, MD of Clapperboard, said: “We’ve seen a lot of murder mystery shows in recent years – but not many featuring murder, mystery and a cruise ship cabaret singer solving crimes! HMS Murder is probably our most ambitious series to date, filmed across eight different countries as well as a 6,000 cabin luxury cruise liner sailing the med.”