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Last year it felt like every TV show was about time travel, with network series Making History, Time After Time, Timeless and Frequency, plus a few others peppered around the dial and streaming. But three of those new time-travel shows have since bitten the dust, with a fourth likely soon to follow.

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Witchblade is coming to TV... again. Image's supernatural comic series has a new show planned for NBC from the team behind Vampire Diaries, and someone out there is hoping the golden age of comic book TV can mean that the second (technically, third) time's a charm for detective Sara Pezzini.

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In The Good Place, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is a woman who dies and goes to the titular afterlife, a quaint paradise that is almost perfect — except for the fact Eleanor is a terrible person who has arrived there by mistake. It's an unusual plot for a primetime sitcom, even more so since The Good Place also functions as a stealthy class on morality (well, not that stealthy, as one of the characters is literally a professor of ethics). But what's really fascinating is how entertaining the show still manages to be.

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NBC just put a lot of faith in DC's foray into the world of superhero comedy — Powerless, the long-in-the-works show about an insurance company working in the DC Comics universe. The show has received a full series order on the network, and to celebrate, DC released the first pictures from the show's pilot last week, which stars Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, an insurance adjuster with a speciality in helping out average people affected by the wanton destruction of superhero fights.

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Every time we hear about it, it amazes us that Powerless, NBC's comedy series about a completely normal insurance company office in the DC comics world, might actually be happening. But now it has its taking a big step towards reality with the casting of Vanessa Hudgens in the lead role.

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It's one of the most important theological questions of our generation: How does God want us to watch TV? Does God approve of services like Stan and Netflix? Certainly not, according to one executive at NBC.