DC superheroes to run ad-free on FOX8

DC superhero series Supergirl, The Flash, Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow are all returning in early October, set to screen across five nights on FOX8 -and all will be ad-free.

They will all screen 8:30pm weeknights, beginning with Gotham, from October 9.

Premiering for the first time in Australia, season three of Gotham continues to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains including The Penguin, The Riddler, the future Catwoman, and the future Poison Ivy. In addition, the new season will also dive into the worlds of the Court of Owls and Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter, a talented hypnotist, teetering on the edge of madness.

On Tuesdays, starting October 10 at 8.30pm, Supergirl, played by Melissa Benoist, is back. In the season three premiere, express from the US, Kara Danvers aka Supergirl, is grappling with giving up her human identity altogether, and only being the “Girl of Steel.” As she struggles with her path forward, she continues to work with the DEO to battle all threats to National City, including new villains, Morgan Edge and the “Worldkiller,” known as Reign.

The Flash season four will kick off Wednesday October 11 at 8.30pm, with Team Flash doing their best to keep moving forward without the Scarlet Speedster, and defeat all the threats that come their way. However, when a new villain too powerful for them arrives in Central City, the team realizes that there is only one person that can help – The Flash (played by Grant Gustin). Now, the team must devise a plan to free their friend from the Speed Force before the city is destroyed – knowing that The Flash that comes out of the Speed Force may not be the same hero as the one who went in it.

Thursday October 12, brings the return of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 8.30pm. In the new third season, the Legends face an existential threat, created by revisiting a moment in time at the end of last season. Having fractured the timeline, the team must find a way to return all the time anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart.

Fan favourite series, Arrow, will conclude the weekly run of DC superstars starting with season six on October 13, at 8.30pm. Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow, played by Stephen Amell, confronts a challenge unlike any he’s ever faced: fatherhood. With support from his team, Oliver is determined to embrace his new role as father to William while still serving and protecting his city as both the Mayor and the Green Arrow. But when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City and threaten his role as protector on three fronts, Oliver is forced to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.

 

Gotham 8:30pm Monday October 9
Supergirl 8:30pm Tuesday October 10
The Flash 8:30pm Wednesday October 11
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 8:30pm Thursday October 12
Arrow 8:30pm Friday October 13

13 Comments:

  1. That’s interesting as it may also mean that Gotham will come up on the buy to watch ones like Fetch TV, Google Play and iTunes, currently it’s also only up to Season 2 with 3 yet to come. However, that’s more to do with they had to wait for the free to air run to end, where as for instance the new season of Suits is on there. Same goes for others that are on Foxtel, The Flash, Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl are all up to date and have aired as they do in the US, as did Legion, American Gods, Outcast and the just finished Preacher.

  2. Good news that Nine have sold Gotham to somebody who wants to air it. Of course S4 starts in two days time in the US. 8:30pm is aggressive: sacrificing all their ad revenue to go up against FTA who will have their best content staggered across them. Doesn’t suit me, will record them on the IQ sometime and watch them when it suits me.

  3. Love the ad-free and the idea of the group programming, as such. Unsure if I like the switch to 8:30 since it will mean these shows will now clash with many others. I barely watch anything at 7:30, so having these on at 7:30 was often a good differentiator.

  4. Awesome! Really the only scripted shows I watch anymore. So happy to see that their ad-free now and that Foxtel is gonna air Gotham fast-tracked (once they get up to date). DCTV Fans rejoice!
    Will Foxtel continue doing a new Gotham every night there isn’t a DCTV show to catch up to the U.S or is it a weekly thing now?

    • Presuming they play out Season 3 weekly (which makes sense since it hasn’t been on Australian tv as yet) I doubt Foxtel will catch up with Gotham until Season 5… And even that’s not assured, since they’d have to air Season 4 (which is just about to start in the U.S) immediately after playing the entire 22 episodes of season 3.

  5. Noooooooo! Gotham is now on Foxtel!?!! Nine couldn’t even stick to playing this out on Saturday nights on GO! anymore!? And yet they keep wondering why people keep going elsewhere for scripted shows..

    • Nine dropped their WB output deal and sold Arrow to Foxtel. With Gotham they were probably just holding out till Foxtel made them a large enough offer, (they certainly weren’t keen to air it themselves burying it at midnight Sat. on Go). FTA is interested mostly in Prime Time Sun-Wed + sport, which includes little US scripted shows. Foxtel are trying to stop their younger subscribers from watching FTA primetime, to keep them subscribing to them instead of Netflix and Stan.

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