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5 hours ago, Ailianna said:

For those who don't want to have to go to the article and read the whole thing, the new premiere date is January 3, 2019.

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On 10/30/2018 at 8:48 AM, Amerilla said:

So I wonder if the two extra episodes are going to be Frankesteined together out of material already shot and some bridge scenes added in for narrative coherence -- or what passes for narrative coherence for Gotham -- or if they're actually going to write and shoot new episodes before the final wrap?  

The two 'extra' episodes are probably not a surprise to the crew, etc. It's only being announced publicly now.

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On 11/5/2018 at 9:34 PM, Trini said:

The two 'extra' episodes are probably not a surprise to the crew, etc. It's only being announced publicly now.

They knew before the general public, but I think they got the news relatively recently. A few weeks ago Camren Bicondova said they had received “good news” on set that day, that she couldn’t say what it was but then commented something like “Looks like we’ll be shooting for a while.” The producers probably knew it was a possibility, but it wasn’t confirmed until recently.

They are writing/shooting new material, and it’s going to me smooshed into the series at different points. They are shooting episode 10 now, which is the flash-forward and would have been the finale. But the episode Ben McKenzie is writing (one of the new ones ordered) will air as episode 9. Don’t know if the other new episode will serve as the finale or will also be wedged into the season somewhere. 

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Season 5 premiere screening and panel with the cast at The Paley Center in New York:

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Hyperrealism aside, FOX’s Gotham presents a gritty city on the edge of chaos—a “dark, stricken place where even the shadows seem to be alive,” as Newsday put it—while simultaneously celebrating not only heroes themselves, like GCPD detective Jim Gordon, but humanity’s superheroic commitment to compassion and morality under even the most menacing circumstances. The ingeniously crafted origin series returns for its fifth and final season on Thursday, January 3, at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Central), with hints of the arrival of iconic characters both good (Batman) and bad (Bane). Can’t wait, right? Neither can we, which is why the Paley Center is presenting this preview screening of the season-five premiere, followed by a conversation with the cast and creative team.

https://www.paleycenter.org/2018-gotham

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On 30/10/2018 at 8:48 AM, Amerilla said:

So that will get them to 100 episodes, right?

Two more gets them right to 100. I wonder if we'll get 12 straight weeks or if there will be a break somewhere. I'd imagine FOX would want the finale to air during a sweeps month (either February or May).

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Congrats on 100 episodes. :) I can't wait.

Now how about a Gotham movie? "The First Fight", or something like that. Keep the cast as is or add an A-lister to help sell it...and then we can really have David Mazouz's coming out party.

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Somehow I missed seeing this until just now (it was posted last night).  FYI, there are a lot of scenes from the season so, depending on how spoiler-averse you may be, you should approach with caution.

 

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On 12/3/2018 at 9:22 AM, Danielg342 said:

Two more gets them right to 100. I wonder if we'll get 12 straight weeks or if there will be a break somewhere. I'd imagine FOX would want the finale to air during a sweeps month (either February or May).

I recall reading somewhere that 100 episodes is the magic number for a show to go into syndication. I don't know if that applies anymore.

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3 hours ago, Gobi said:

I recall reading somewhere that 100 episodes is the magic number for a show to go into syndication. I don't know if that applies anymore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_episodes

This is what I understand- 100 episodes used to be the benchmark for syndication, but in more recent years, that requirement has been lowered to 88, because, I'm guessing, 88 episodes is easier to hit (88 episodes is four standard broadcast seasons of 22 episodes each, whereas the 100th episode would not come until midway through the fifth season). This is why (in most cases) a series that has a third season always gets a fourth, since the show is close enough to syndication that the network figures they might as well give it to them (and probably because the profits they can get from selling the show to syndication would make up for any losses the network might incur from lower ratings in a fourth season).

100, I think, is still the benchmark for a show to consider itself a "hit". The Criminal Minds team didn't think they made it until they hit their 100th episode. Even though it seems like "100" is just an arbitrary benchmark, it still has meaning so I'm guessing that's why FOX commissioned enough of a fifth season to get Gotham to 100. Maybe Warner Brothers cut them a deal too, I don't know.

It's why I wasn't surprised Gotham got a fourth season after some iffy ratings in the third season, since it was too close to syndication for FOX to cut them off. It's also why I thought we'd get at least an abbreviated fifth season since this show is such a marquee show and had enough of a fervent fanbase that it required a proper finish.

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From Gotham panel at Fan Expo Vancouver yesterday (Saturday) - you can go to this twitter page to read more tweets from this panel...

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On 1/6/2019 at 10:45 PM, Danielg342 said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_episodes

This is what I understand- 100 episodes used to be the benchmark for syndication, but in more recent years, that requirement has been lowered to 88, because, I'm guessing, 88 episodes is easier to hit (88 episodes is four standard broadcast seasons of 22 episodes each, whereas the 100th episode would not come until midway through the fifth season). This is why (in most cases) a series that has a third season always gets a fourth, since the show is close enough to syndication that the network figures they might as well give it to them (and probably because the profits they can get from selling the show to syndication would make up for any losses the network might incur from lower ratings in a fourth season).

100, I think, is still the benchmark for a show to consider itself a "hit". The Criminal Minds team didn't think they made it until they hit their 100th episode. Even though it seems like "100" is just an arbitrary benchmark, it still has meaning so I'm guessing that's why FOX commissioned enough of a fifth season to get Gotham to 100. Maybe Warner Brothers cut them a deal too, I don't know.

It's why I wasn't surprised Gotham got a fourth season after some iffy ratings in the third season, since it was too close to syndication for FOX to cut them off. It's also why I thought we'd get at least an abbreviated fifth season since this show is such a marquee show and had enough of a fervent fanbase that it required a proper finish.

A couple of years ago, MeTV aired reruns of "Planet of the Apes" (TV series) (1974).  The total number of episodes in that series were 14.  

Chicago Fire has been on for 7 seasons with 153 episodes and is not in syndication.

https://onechicagocenter.com/2018/08/10/chicago-fire-syndication/

Chicago Med has been on for 4 season with 77 episodes and is not syndication.

Chicago PD is syndication, on several different channels 6 seasons 122 episodes.

ETA:  the problem with Gotham going into syndication has more to do with the fact that it is a serial.   I don't think there are many, if any, stand alone episodes. 

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Gotham Boss Talks Series Finale's Batman Reveal, Bruce/Selina Reunion... and a Catwoman Spinoff?
By Matt Webb Mitovich / April 25 2019, 5:59 PM PDT
https://tvline.com/2019/04/25/gotham-recap-season-5-series-finale-bruce-becomes-batman/ 

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Gotham showrunner John Stephens is currently out of the country, but he obliged TVLine by answering via email a few Qs about the series’ very final hour.

TVLINE | Do you have a personal favorite moment from the series finale, Batman reveal excepted?
It’s hard to say. I really like the scene between Selina and Bruce on the rooftop. To me it has a great feeling of fated-ness, where I know these two people still care about each other but that Bruce’s mission is going to keep them apart. I also really like the scene in Ace Chemicals with Jim, J and the Bat. It feels like, no surprise, the most Batman-y moment we’ve done.

TVLINE | Was there any thought/attempt to have adult Bruce actually appear in that nonetheless beautiful scene with Selina?
No. We wanted to maintain the sense of mystery about him, both as Bruce and Batman, until the very end of the episode. The story was predicated upon that mystery, that none of the characters would actually see him till the very end, so whether it was Bruce or Batman, we wanted to keep him hidden.

TVLINE | Talk about what you wanted from your design for J(eremiah).
A whole team of people went into that — our amazing wardrobe designers, our hair and make up departments, and Cameron Monaghan. That said, our intention was to evolve the character one step further from what we’d seen with Jeremiah and Jerome in their various iterations. There was a sense of greater performance, but also we wanted to go for something that touched even more on the horror inherent in the character. Which I think really comes out.

TVLINE | Why was Oswald “thicker in the middle”?
You know, Matt, when you get older your metabolism slows down. Also, there’re a lot of carbs in prison.

TVLINE | Was there a possible Catwoman spinoff lightly planted here…? One starring Lili Simmons and maybe set in the years just before Bruce returns?
I don’t know that it’s planted. I’d say… hopeful?

TVLINE | Any Easter eggs that you took great pleasure in, which we might have missed?
To tell that would be undoing the whole concept of Easter eggs, now wouldn’t it!

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David is starting college in the fall (he's going to Stanford). Donal was offered a role in Star Wars but couldn't take it because of Gotham (he's a friend of JJ Abrams). Robin is currently unemployed.

Also, the panelists were all open to bringing their characters into the Arrowverse, so long as it was consistent with Gotham's "aesthetic" and characters.

GOTHAM Cast Panel – FanFest New Jersey 2019
Published on Jun 30, 2019, by Fandom Spotlite

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Um, Barbara, you murdered your daughter's grandparents...

Gotham's Barbara Coldly Questions Baby Daddy Jim's Fitness as a Father in Deleted Final Season Scene [VIDEO]
By Matt Webb Mitovich / July 8 2019,
https://tvline.com/2019/07/08/gotham-deleted-final-season-5-scene-barbara-jim/ 

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A trip down memory lane take a sharp and brutal turn in this exclusive deleted scene from Gotham‘s fifth and final season.

In the above clip from Season 5, Episode 8, Barbara Kean (played by Erin Richards) gives Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) the answer to a question he had asked earlier in the hour, when trying to tell his ex apart from “shapeshifter” Jane Doe — quizzing the ladies on where they first met.

That warm-ish and semi-fuzzy moment leads to talk of Barbara’s fate, once reunification happens with Gotham and the mainland. Will Jim have his baby momma’s back?

Jim then reiterates his resolve to be a part of Batgirl-to-be’s life. But is that necessarily music to Babs’ ears? Press play above to hear her counterargument against his sort of paternal guidance.

This deleted scene is one of several featured on Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season, available Tuesday, July 9 on Blu-ray and DVD. Other extra supplementing the final season’s 12 episodes are the featurettes Best Moments at NY Comic Con 2018 and Modern Mythology, in which the producers and cast explore the final chapter of Gotham as it pushed Bruce Wayne to finally accept his destiny, the mantle of The Dark Knight.

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Dragon Con 2019: Gotham Panel, Original Audition Scene
Published on Sep 2, 2019, by Chie

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Robin Lord Taylor and David Mazouz talk about their original audition scenes at Dragon Con 2019, September 1.


And here's video of the entire panel session...
Gotham Cast: Becoming DragonCon 2019
Published on Sep 2, 2019, by gmanlewis

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