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DC Comedy ‘Powerless’ Loses Showrunner to Creative Differences

DC Powerless Showrunner Ben Queen Leaving
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If ever you wondered how NBC might sustain a Powerless comedy set within the DC universe, its showrunner is left to wonder as well. Reports confirm Ben Queen has departed the superhero-adjacent insurance comedy ahead of production, owing to differences with Warner Bros.

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NBC’s DC ‘Powerless’ Confirms First Supervillain in New Preview

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NBC’s DC office comedy Powerless skipped out on a first trailer by its midseason placement, but with a full debut scheduled for Comic-Con 2016, the series has at least a few new details to offer. New interviews with the cast tease not only the first official DC villain featured in the show, but additional details of the main characters.

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Hawkman, Lex Luthor and More Cameo in NBC’s DC ‘Powerless’ Trailer

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NBC’s half-baked DC comedy Powerless won’t officially make its impact until sometime at midseason, but the full trailer managed to make its way online ahead of schedule. Get it while it’s hot, as DC namedrops galore rain down on the superhero insurance comedy!

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Here’s NBC’s ‘Powerless’ Take on DC Superhero Crimson Fox

NBC Powerless Crimson Fox Set Photos
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We weren’t particularly surprised to learn that NBC’s office comedy take on the DC universe Powerless would scrape a few bottom-barrels for its costumed heroes and villains, and now they’ve already begun hitting the streets. A new set photo reveals our first look at a live-action “Crimson Fox,” which looks … well, orange.

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Here are the DC Heroes Reportedly in NBC Insurance Comedy ‘Powerless’

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DC Comics shares an interesting relationship with its TV properties, always dancing around some of the major heroes and villains, to the point that NBC’s proposed office comedy Powerless might have slim pickings. Now, a new report on the pilot script supposedly identifies the first notable comic brawl, along with some familiar allies of the Super Friends.

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DC ‘Powerless’ NBC Comedy Adds ‘Firefly,’ ‘Community’ Alum and More

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We’re still on the fence over DC’s intent to script an NBC comedy about Powerless insurance adjusters, even after yesterday’s casting of Vanessa Hudgens, but the latest additions certainly help. Not only has Firefly favorite Alan Tudyk signed on, but so too has Community alum Danny Pudi and actor Christina Kirk.

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NBC DC Comedy ‘Powerless’ Still a Thing, Now a Thing With Vanessa Hudgens

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DC properties have had a much easier time keeping afloat on TV than in theaters, but a Powerless comedy like NBC’s insurance-themed take could be something of a wild card. Nonetheless, we have our first Powerless star, now that Vanessa Hudgens has signed on for a lead role in the pilot.

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‘Heroes’ Monster Tim Kring Threatens More Seasons After ‘Reborn’

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A few short weeks ago, the world gathered in celebration at NBC’s suggestion that Heroes Reborn might represent the franchise’s end, with no plans to continue any subsequent seasons. Now, millions of voices suddenly cry out in terror, as creator Tim Kring threatens a “future volume” of Heroes, with NBC’s support.

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David Goyer Admits ‘Constantine’ Was a Mistake for NBC

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We’re just weeks away from Constantine star Matt Ryan conjuring a magical resurrection on The CW’s Arrow, but many still lament the character’s own home at NBC casting him out into the cold of cancellation to begin with. Now, executive producer David Goyer admits that NBC might not have proven a wise home for the demon-fighting detective, who could have lived longer under a different model.

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Review: ‘Heroes Reborn’ Feels Like NBC Drunk-Dialing an Old Ex

Heroes Reborn Review
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NBC's 'Heroes Reborn' drops the cheerleader, but can't save world (or itself) from repetition. Our early spoiler-free review, before the superhero series takes flight once more in Thursday's premiere!

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