TV News: DS9, Watchmen, Seinfeld, Arrow

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Aron Eisenberg, the actor who played the cheeky Ferengi child turned Starfleet cadet and later lieutenant Nog in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has died at the age of 50. Eisenberg’s widow shared the information on Facebook on Saturday night, the cause of death is unknown at this point but Eisenberg passed away yesterday. [Source: Facebook]

HBO’s “Watchmen” showrunner Damon Lindelof has made it clear before that the new series is not an adaptation of the Alan Moore comic but rather a follow-up set decades later. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly this week ahead of the show’s October 20th premiere, Lindelof explained how to categorize the show:

“Look, [the new series] certainly fits into the ‘sequel’ box, and definitely doesn’t fit into the ‘reboot’ box. We treat the original 12 issues as canon. They all happened. We haven’t done any revisionist history, but we can maneuver in between the cracks and crevices and find new stories there. We wanted to make sure our first episode felt like the beginning of a new story rather than a continuation of an old story. That’s what I think a sequel is — the continuation of an old story.”

Mere days after Netflix secured the exclusive streaming rights to the series, Viacom has acquired the exclusive cable syndication rights to “Seinfeld” in a deal with Sony Pictures Television.

Beginning October 2021, the full library of all “Seinfeld” episodes will leave their long-time cable home on TBS and will air across Viacom’s entertainment brands, including Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. Catch-up episodes will be available through Viacom brands via authenticated VOD, websites and apps. [Source: Deadline]

Arrow & Black Lightning
The CW has premiered key art for both the third season of “Black Lightning” and the eighth and final season of “Arrow”. The ‘Lightning’ poster offers a tease of Jefferson Pierce’s (Cress Williams) new costume. Both shows return in early October.

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