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Gotham TV Show Coming to Fox

Will we finally get the GOTHAM CENTRAL show we've all been asking for?

Here's some fitting news for today. It's being reported that Fox won a bidding war for Gotham, a live-action TV show set in Batman's hometown. The show is supposed to explore James Gordon's story as well as some of the villains that have made the city so well known.

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Warner Bros. TV and Mentalist creator Bruno Heller are on board to bring about a show where Gordon is still a police detective in the Gotham City Police Department. In other words, don't expect Batman anytime soon.

No further information has been released. We'll definitely keep an eye out for more details.

Source: Deadline

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Posted By Knightfall225

Yessss nice move DC

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Edited By Supreme Marvel

Go be cancelled after episode 14.

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Posted By AllStarSuperman

AWESOME!, i hope it crosses with arrow

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Posted By Eternelle


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Posted By Smart_Dork_Dude

I don't believe it. I literally came up with an idea like this a few months ago!!!! Difference was that it would be set in the 30's and 40's, which this probably won't, but still this is uncanny!!! Now this is one time I don't mind Bats getting a show, when there's so many other characters that deserve one, since apparently it won't be about him!!!!! Mainly anyway.

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so...shouldn't it be in WB's channel?......i mean, they are the onew trying to create a live-action universe with arrow......licenses are confusing...

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Posted By kilomac29

I've been waiting for a post since I read the news on Twitter. LOVE this idea. It would be even cooler if they use story lines from Gotham Central, slim chance that happens though.

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Posted By jwalser3

This sounds pretty rad!

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@supreme_marvel said:

Go be cancelled after episode 14.

Will you pipe down? Seriously... internet...

This is awesome news! I'm assuming the Falcone crime family will play a somewhat big role? This is really good news for the lesser known villains, hopefully they'll get some much deserved exposure.

EDIT: I always forget, tone doesn't come through text on the internet. I'm not saying "PIPE DOWN A**HOLE!" I mean it as in... this is time for celebration... take your negativity elsewhere.

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Posted By The Stegman

I'm just gonna say it since it's still fresh in my mind.

DC's "Agents of Gotham"

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Posted By fables87

Should be on CW, but I don't get CW, so this being on FOX is a better move on my part.

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Posted By MatKrenz

This would be amazing.

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Posted By jwalser3

I'm just gonna say it since it's still fresh in my mind.

DC's "Agents of Gotham"

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So funny

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

I would definitely be into this if it moves forward!

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@locuas: The report listed a big bidding war. Just because it's Warner Bros. TV doesn't mean it automatically goes to CW. Like The Big Bang Theory is WB but on CBS (Welcome home).

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Posted By scouts1998

this is now the show i most want to watch after the Dr Who 50th

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Edited By batmannflash

Yes!!! Can we please have Bryan Cranston as Commish. Gordon?? This would also be a great way to introduce Barbara Gordon as well. It has the potential to crossover with Arrow/Flash and maybe go into the DC Cinematic Universe

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Posted By KnightRise

I'm optimistic as always, but DC really needs to alter what appears to be a "catch-up" plan.

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Posted By IDontLikeBirds

So since Fox won the bidding war, does that mean it'll be cancelled after a season, then come back?

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Edited By lifeboy

I want this on cw with arrow. For me and all the other WB/DC loyalists. And where the H is wonder woman's series??? boooooo!

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@batmannflash: He would be an amazing older Gordan but the show is going to be based on his earlier days in Gotham before Batman. I imagine he will be around the age he was in Year One as a Sgt instead of the older commissioner.

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@noj: oh yeah you're right. that's too bad. I really want to see Cranston as Gordon

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Too bad Fox has it they cancel everything.

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Posted By lifeboy

@jwalser3: dude I have no idea what that picture means but that cat is halarious! it helped me get over my fanboy rage :D

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Posted By nappystr8

Great news! I know this is a dream come true for a lot of people, and I can't wait to see just why. If it was CW I'd write it off already, but having Fox involved is a good sign. The very fact that they are announcing this today proves that their decision is aping the Marvel model, but that's not a bad thing.

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Edited By Dernman

This won't last long. Fox doesn't have a good history with keeping shows like this.

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Posted By the_tree

I'm not really interested in a show about a pre-Batman Gotham, but I'll at least give it a shot.

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Posted By Ben049

:D I hope it's good! I love Gotham Central!!!!!

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Posted By Vaccine

Great news.

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Posted By CrazyScarecrow

DC is going to have a Green Arrow, Flash, and Comissioner Gordon show then with a Superman and World's Finest movie. DC is totally going to make this into a DCCU.

Speaking of the show do we know if Bullock, Montoya, and Crispus are going to be on the show with Gordon? And has anyone heard anything else of the Booster Gold and Spectre show?

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Posted By judasnixon
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I want Jay Landsman as Harvey Bullock........

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@g_man: I'm excited for this!!! But kind of wish Fox didn't win the war. Because they always cancel shows after 1 or 2 seasons like Human Target. But I guess Human Target isn't a good example because it did go bad by adding two females for a female audience. -____- I'm also hoping it's in the same universe as Arrow.

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Posted By kidchipotle

I hope this show is half as good as Birds of Prey was. I kid, I kid. The CW sucks, it's a horrible channel, so I'm glad this isn't on there. With it being on FOX, it will actually have a better chance of not being cancelled. I'll give Arrow and Smallville an exception pass because they're focused on actual Super Heroes.

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Edited By Jean_Luc_LeBeau

I've seen it all. When Batman's city! and third tier characters get a show green lit (and I believe it will be successful) before Wonder Woman can even manage a post pilot episode, the games over.

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

I'll check it out when it comes out...but it sounds stupid.

"Hey guys, we've ran out of ideas for another cop show, got any new ones?"

"...Lets make a cop show about GOTHAM!!!!!"

"...OMFG YES!"

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Posted By Eternelle

@gambler said:

I've seen it all. When Batman's city! and third tier characters get a show green lit (and I believe it will be successful) before Wonder Woman can even manage a post pilot episode, the games over.

Haven't you heard? She's too 'tricky'.

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Posted By Jean_Luc_LeBeau
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Posted By GothamRed

"DC, we apparently now will only announce anything immediately after Marvel does something popular that's similar."

I'm not accusing, I'm just saying.

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Posted By cosmo111687

I don't want Fox to produce this show, because then it limits the number of DC characters they can use due to legal constraints. If it was on the CW, then it would have free reign over any DC character. Also, who wants to watch Gotham before Batman?

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Edited By Havenless

DC is well known for building fantastic and wildly successful universes for their characters not named Batman or Superman, and Fox is heralded for routinely turning other companies' heroes into critically-applauded sensations and for staying true to the source material.

I can't think of a single way this could go wrong!

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Posted By MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

This has potential.

I'd rather have a show called "Before Batman" that documents the journey of Bruce Wayne on his path to become to become the Dark Knight.

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Posted By Jean_Luc_LeBeau

I hope they go dark with it. Like The Shield dark.

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Edited By Bloxxeh

Yay! I love this idea. It's DC's counter to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

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@supreme_marvel said:

Go be cancelled after episode 14.

Naw man, only the animated ones go that long.

Sounds awesome, and it's been proven to work with the comic series. I'd love to see this!

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Posted By kaiklown
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Very cool

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Edited By Teerack

But haven't they heard? There is already a Batman show no one is watching!