TV News: DC, Stewart, Justice, FOX, Orphan

DC Super Hero Girls
Production has officially begun on the animated action-comedy series “DC Super Hero Girls” from Warner Bros. Animation, with plans for it to premiere on Cartoon Network in 2018.

In the series, we follow the teen versions of Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl as they deal with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life and superhero shenanigans. Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Justice League Action”) serves as executive producer. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart and HBO have cancelled plans for a digital animated project that satirises cable news. HBO confirms that it intends to continue developing other content with the former “The Daily Show” host.

The reasons for the cancellation have been put down to “technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material.” [Source: The Wrap]

Chicago Justice
NBC has cancelled “Chicago Justice,” the newest and lowest-rated entry in the franchise, after one season. Dick Wolf’s other three shows – “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med,” were renewed earlier this month.

“Chicago Fire” is NBC’s second-highest-rated and most watched drama series behind breakout “This Is Us”. It averages a 2.3 rating in Live+7 whereas ‘Justice’ scored just a 1.5. [Source: TV Line]

FOX has officially passed on picking up its five remaining TV pilots to series. Those potential shows being scrapped include the TV remake of “Behind Enemy Lines,” the Lauren Graham-led “Linda From HR,” the Eva Longoria-led “Type A” and the quirky Antarctica comedy “Thin Ice”.

There are efforts underway to shop some of the pilots, notably Sheldon Turner’s University Project which tackles college sexual assault. Fox will also proceed with filming the pilot for its post-apocalyptic vampire drama “The Passage.” [Source: Deadline]

Orphan Black
The final trailer for the fifth and final season of “Orphan Black” has been released by BBC America. The Tatiana Maslany-led clone series will return on Saturday, June 10th.