Ioan Gruffudd, Ben McKenzie, Grant Gustin
TVGuide.com users have named their favorite new show — and they're positively batty about it!
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Over the past several weeks, we've conducted a series of polls in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, asking users which shows they liked and which they didn't. The competition was fierce, but after nearly 350,000 votes were cast, a champion has emerged...
After a summer of anticipation, Fox's Gotham has lived up to the hype to become one of the fall's biggest new shows.
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TVGuide.com visited the show's New York City set to chat with the show's stars and uncover all kinds of behind-the-scenes goodies. In case you missed it, you can check out all the videos from our trip to Gotham City below.
Cillian Murphy, Ben McKenzie
Gotham is adding another kid villain to its gallery of rogues, because apparently there aren't already enough bad guys to go around.
According to Zap2It.com, Scarecrow will follow in the footsteps of Catwoman, the Riddler, the Penguin, and Two-Face to be the next iconic villain to appear on the show.
Gotham city — Sources close to the Gotham City Police Department have confirmed that the crime rate in the area has nearly tripled in the past month. Many attribute this spike to the recent murders of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne, as well as rising interest in the city's infamous Arkham district, home of the failed Arkham Asylum and turf-war favorite of organized crime.
There are those, too, who blame the increase in back-alley homicides, child trafficking...
Robin Lord Taylor
Gotham's Oswald Cobblepot certainly isn't wasting any time working his way up the food chain.
Since his return to Gotham, the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) has quickly infiltrated the ranks of the Maroni crime organization and also buddied up with Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). "He and Gordon now both need each other," Taylor says...
Fox has ordered six more episodes of Gotham, bringing the freshman drama's order to a full 22-episode season, the network announced on Monday.
"Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason," Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement. "Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we've never seen before. We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire Gotham team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall."
Anyone who watched the first episode of Fox's Gotham could make the argument that James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is actually responsible for turning low-level thug Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) into the man who will eventually become the Penguin.
But did Oswald's descent into evil start before he was marched to the end of that Gotham City pier at gunpoint? On Monday's episode (8/7c, Fox) viewers will meet Oswald's mother, a European immigrant named Gertrude Kabelput — and in a brilliant bit of casting, she'll be played by Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner Carol Kane.
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"If you meet someone's mother, you immediately get an insight into their inner character," creator Bruno Heller tells TVGuide.com...
Katharine McPhee, Elyse Gabel
Happens all the time in the Bat-verse: The bad guys get all the best material. And so it was in the beginning, or at least in the origin story as presented by Fox's stylish, vividly hardboiled Gotham (8/7c), an exercise in pulp-noir chic that, to be enjoyed properly, should be considered more Dick Tracy than Batman in approach.
As Robin might proclaim, if he were around (which he isn't): Holy corruption! The sordid Gotham City on display here reflects executive producer Bruno Heller's time spent on HBO's Rome rather than his sunnier stint with The Mentalist. This city of menace boasts a retro sheen cluttered with jarring contemporary details, projecting what's intended as an out-of-time (or timeless) quality to frame this iconic story. You know how it goes: Young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz of Touch) is orphaned when his wealthy parents are murdered in a back-alley robbery, inspiring a lifetime devoted to vanquishing Gotham's most-wanted goons.
But that's another tale for another time, because the focus of Gotham is on clench-jawed, strait-arrow Detective (future Commissioner) James Gordon, played with a pugnacious dour solemnity by Ben McKenzie.
Ban McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith
Fox's Gotham is arguably the most anticipated new show of the fall season, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's destined to become a hit.
The new drama, created by The Mentalist's Bruno Heller examines the city protected by Batman long before the Dark Knight was around to protect it. Stepping in as the city's hero is rookie detective (and future police commissioner) Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) who, along with his cynical partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), encounter nascent versions of the Batman franchise's villains, including The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), while investigating the murders of the parents of a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).
On the Set: Go behind-the-scenes of Fox's Gotham
But as anyone who watched the first two-thirds of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — last season's buzziest new show — knows, creating a superhero TV series without a superhero can be tricky business....
Can a Batman series succeed without actually containing Batman? Fox hopes so with its new prequel series Gotham.