TV News: Batwoman, Son, Sly, Elite, Riverdale

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The Ruby Rose-led “Batwoman” series on The CW debuted to a 0.5 rating and 1.8 million viewers, a solid start for the network and well above their two shows which debuted last Fall. The fifth season of “Supergirl” also screened with a 0.4 rating and 1.3 million total viewers – up from the show’s fourth season. [Source: Variety]

Prodigal Son
Two weeks into the Fall TV season, the Michael Sheen and Tom Payne-led serial killer family FOX drama series “Prodigal Son” has received the first full season pickup, taking the crime procedural from thirteen to twenty-two episodes for its debut season.

Payne plays a cop consulting psychologist and Sheen his murderous imprisoned patriarch and so far the series has been the top-rated new show of the new season in Live + Same Day along with getting a 50% bump in delayed viewing. [Source: Deadline]

The International
CBS has handed a put pilot order for “The International,” the one-hour drama with Dolph Lundgren attached to star and Sylvester Stallone attached to direct. Ken Sanzel will write and executive produce and CBS Television Studios will serve as studio on the project.

Lundgren would star as Anders Soto, described as a one-man covert black-ops team working for the U.N., who is called in to find asymmetrical solutions to the world’s most delicate and complex problems. He is part negotiator and part international spy. [Source: Variety]

Netflix has renewed its Spanish-language teen thriller drama series “Elite” for a third season. Netflix announced the recommission, saying the season has already wrapped filming and will arrive on the service in 2020.

The soapy teen series follows the intrigue at Las Encinas, an exclusive boarding school in Spain. The new season sees Leiti Sene and Sergio Momo join a cast that includes Danna Paola, Itzan Escamilla and Miguel Bernardeau. [Source: Twitter]

The CW has released a new trailer for the fourth season of “Riverdale,” the clip teasing what’s to come in the episodes including a scene from Luke Perry’s special tribute episode which serves as the season premiere on October 9th. Shannen Doherty will make an appearance in a guest-starring role in that episode.