Here’s a Brief Tour of DC’s Television Universe

DC Entertainment has become a major force in the television world over the past few months thanks in large part to an aggressive slate at the CW, but there's more where that came from. Constantine may be in purgatory at the moment, but Gotham is a smash on Fox and the company's Lucifer comics series is a likely candidate for next season on that network, as well. With creator-owned properties fleshing out the edgier end of the drama spectrum, expect the DC renaissance to get even more impressive in the next few months. 

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Arrow

This soapy yet action-packed drama follows an eccentric billionaire who returns a changed man after five years on an island with only a bow to help him survive. The cast of lighthearted buddies gives it enough buoyance to feel like more than a low-rent Batman. The CW, Wednesdays at 8.

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The Flash

The Arrow spinoff follows the inexperienced criminologist Barry Allen, now the fastest man alive. He’s getting used to his role, but don’t worry—there’s time travel stuff coming up. The CW, Tuesdays at 8.

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Constantine

A Cockney sorcerer hounded by his guilty conscience, comics superstar Alan Moore’s creation was based on Sting. NBC, Fridays at 8.

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iZombie

Poor, reluctant zombie Olivia “Liv” Moore (get it?). She had the perfect life and now she’s dead, but at least she’s staying active. The CW, Tuesdays at 9 (starting March 17).

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Gotham

Fox has a solid hit this season in this story of Jim Gordon’s early years in the Gotham PD and young orphan Bruce Wayne’s childhood. Fox, Mondays at 8.

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Lucifer

Fox may have optioned the single oddest property in the DC pantheon: the Devil himself. Lucifer got his own complex, cool comic a few years ago, and now it stands a good chance of seeing prime time.

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Preacher

Profane, violent and shamefully funny, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s tale of a Texas minister’s ability to make people do exactly what he tells them to do is coming to AMC courtesy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg