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Gotham takes viewers back to the beginning before there was a Batman. It explores the origins of the Caped Crusader when Bruce Wayne's parents were brutally robbed and murdered before his eyes while he was just a boy in the streets of Gotham City. The show also follows a young James Gordon and his early days on the Gotham City police department as a detective. Gordon encounters a corrupt police department where officers and detectives do more work for the criminal element of Gotham City instead of the people. He attempts to fit in with the police force as best as he can so he can bring about some much needed change and return law and order to Gotham City.

As Gordon strives to find the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents, he uncovers some of the lowest of Gotham's criminal element that will one day become enemies of Batman including The Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman. He also forms a bond with the young Bruce Wayne that will one day bring them back together to fight crime in Gotham City as Batman and Commissioner Gordon.

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on FOX
3 Seasons, 58 Episodes
September 22, 2014
Action & Adventure, Crime, Superhero
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  • With Jerome unconfined with one target in mind, Bruce and Alfred's safety is jeopardized. Meanwhile, Gordon's uncle Frank comes for a visit, and Nygma and Penguin must confront their problems face-to-face, with possible deadly results.

  • Fleeing from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight attempts to revive Jerome and, in turn, triggers his acolytes around Gotham City. Meanwhile, Selina's mother's intentions in Gotham are made known, and the power play between Penguin and Nygma rises as Barbara's plot is set in place.

  • Falcone puts a hit on Gordon after finding out that he shot Mario. Gordon and Bullock learn about a follower of Jerome, who plots to resuscitate him. Meanwhile, Penguin spins out of control before the biggest t.v. interview of his Mayoral occupation, and Bruce and Selina cope with Selina's mother's return to Gotham.

  • As the virus starts to spread in Gotham, the lab that is working on a cure is compromised. Mario and Gordon battle prior to the wedding, Selina runs into an unexpected face and Barbara goes to Nygma with news about Isabella.

  • On the eve of their rehearsal meal, a threat to Mario and Lee is revealed, and Falcone looks to Jim for assistance. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for revenge and Bruce finds out more about The Court of Owls.

  • Gordon and Bullock grow suspicious of Barnes, and comb because of evidence of the killing at Lee and Mario's engagement bash. Nygma turns to Penguin when he hasn't heard from Isabella. Meanwhile, Ivy reveals her identity to Selina and Bruce, but soon leads them to trouble.

  • Barnes starts to feel the results of a recent occurrence and begins to go crazy. Meanwhile, Nygma is out of his depth in his relationship with Isabella and Carmine Falcone hosts an engagement celebration for Lee and Mario.

  • After coming in contact with a drug by the hand of Mad Hatter, Jim Gordon gets escorted on a psychedelic trip and must face his past, present and future. Meanwhile, Penguin wrestles with Nygma's new relationship.

  • Mad Hatter sets his sight on his next victims, forcing Jim Gordon to make some hard choices. Meanwhile, Penguin and Nygma's relationship develops, and a familiar face returns to Nygma's life.

  • Crime in Gotham is at an all-time record, as Penguin fights to uphold his promises to the city. Meanwhile, Butch travels down a dark path with the infamous Red Hood Gang and Bruce starts to investigate Ivy's whereabouts.

  • Penguin gains power as he narrows in on the nomination for Mayor of Gotham. Meanwhile, Gordon turns Alice into the GCPD for the bounty. Also, Bruce and Alfred race to find Bruce's doppleganger after learning he's assumed Bruce's identity.

  • Fish Mooney takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange, forcing Gordon to reluctantly team up with journalist Valerie Vale to find her. Penguin rises in popularity after criticizing the work of the GCPD and Bruce's investigation of the Court of Owls is compromised. Meanwhile, Ivy Pepper is reintroduced into Gotham city.

  • Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce's doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens.

  • While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius stay at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will face a new threat as Hugo Strange's inmates put together a plot to escape and begin their new lives in Gotham.

  • Hugo Strange welcomes a familiar face to Gotham after he resurrects Fish Mooney in Indian Hill. Later, Bruce discovers a friend is in danger and teams up with Gordon, Alfred and Lucius, while uncovering more of Strange's experiments.

  • Azrael is free in Gotham City, which triggers Penguin's desire for revenge. Also, Bruce request the assistance of Selina Kyle to help find Professor Strange, as he escapes arrest for his experiments.

  • Gordon and Bruce question Professor Strange about Project Chimera, which leads Strange to send the newly resurrected Galavan to confront Gordon. Meanwhile, Nygma investigates who Professor Strange is.

  • After leaving Arkham Asylum, Barbara attempts to make amends with Gordon. Then, Bruce and Alfred track down one of Thomas Wayne's former friends from Project Chimera, but Hugo Strange disrupts their plans.

  • In an attempt to clear his name, Gordon steals his case file and approaches Nygma for help. Meanwhile, Penguin discovers his step-family's role in his father's death, and awakens from his conditioning.

  • After Gordon is removed from protective custody, he begins to face new threats and dangers inside prison walls. In order to survive, he must rely on a new friend, as well as Bullock and other outside help. Meanwhile, Penguin grows closer to his father, while his step-mother and step-siblings move forward with their own plans for the family.

  • Gordon and Bullock investigate a trail of clues left in a museum robbery, which, unbeknownst to them, were left by Nygma in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. Meanwhile, Gordon's past comes back to haunt him when an anonymous person threatens to expose his hand in Galavan's murder.

  • Alfred and Selina help Bruce on his quest to find his parents' killer, Matches Malone. Meanwhile, Gordon follows up with Edward Nygma on Kristen Kringle's whereabouts and Hugo Strange continues his treatment to reduce Penguin's aggression.

  • As Gordon, Bullock and Barnes continue the search for Victor Fries, they are forced to look to his wife, Nora, for help. Meanwhile, Penguin is introduced to Hugo Strange, and Alfred reveals some crucial information to Bruce about his parents' murderer.

  • Penguin takes a hit for Galavan's murder, but doesn't let Gordon off easily. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock investigate the body-snatching spree of Victor Fries, one of Gotham's preeminent cryogenics engineers.

  • Jim discovers that the Order of Dumas is prepared to sacrifice Bruce at midnight, and turns to Oswald for help. Meanwhile, Leslie gives Jim startling news, Tabitha comes to a decision about her brother, and a new vigilante stalks the streets of Gotham.

  • Gordon challenges a suspect who is linked to Galavan, but fails to gain any information. In the meantime, Bruce gets a little closer to finding out the name of the person who murdered his parents.

  • Gordon and Barnes continue cleaning up Gotham, and Gordon comes face-to-face with one of the city's most dangerous hitmen, Eduardo Flamingo. Meanwhile, Nygma and Penguin cross paths again, and Bruce pressures Galavan into handing over the name of his parents' murderer.

  • Barbara is ordered by Galavan to go after Jim Gordon, while he is attempting to close a business deal with Bruce Wayne. Barnes and Bullock are close to cathcing Barbara, and Nygma comes face to face with someone familiar.

  • Butch guides Penquin and his group to the warehouse where Gertrude is captive, while Penguin plans to get back at Galavan for capturing his mother. Also, Nygma faces the results of a deadly accident.

  • Bridgit Pike finds new hope as she rejoins her brothers and decides to take charge of her future. Also, Kringle and Nygma's relationship moves to a new level and Penguin and Galavan keep fighting to lead Gotham City's underworld.

  • Galavan and Penguin unite with a hazardous group in Gotham. Gordon fights to keep order in the city when the clash between the Waynes and the Galavans returns.

  • Gordon and Captain Barnes are in charge of putting together a law-abiding task force. Also, Penguin gets stuck helping Galavan and Nygma invites Kringle on a date.

  • Gordon and Bullock search for a past enemy and end up in a standoff. Also, a magic show at a children's hospital gala becomes a hostage situation.

  • Gordon is in charge of tracking the murderous prisoner escape from Arkham Asylum. Also, Nygma wants to go out with Kristin Kringle.

  • Detective James Gordon asks for help from Penguin in the second season premiere.

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'Gotham' EP Claims The Joker's Story Will Start This Season

We have already established that The Penguin as he appears in "Gotham" (played by Robin Lord Taylor) is indeed The Penguin, and not The Joker. Even Taylor himself doesn't think it's possible that he'll turn out to be anyone other than Penguin.

If you're one of the disappointed fans who were hoping for an appearance by the Clown Prince of Crime, we have some good news for you.

Bruno Heller, the Executive Producer on "Gotham," has promised us that The Joker will indeed factor into the first and current season of the show, even if only a little.

"We've said you're going to be waiting a bit longer for it, but this is America — nobody wants to wait," Heller said in an interview. "So, we will scratch the surface of that story, yes. But just scratch it — a little tap on the door."

That's not exactly a ringing "you will see Joker this season" statement, but it's something. There are also questions of how the show will handle the character: Joker is often depicted as being roughly the same age as Batman, which would make him a child in "Gotham." Will the show stick with that age range? If so, will Joker already be insane, or will he be a relatively normal kid with the potential to become a psychopath?

Heller also promised that Edward Nygma, who eventually becomes The Riddler, will also begin his path to villainhood in the second half of this season.

So stay tuned, folks: "Gotham" is about to get crowded with evildoers.

'Gotham' Star Robin Lord Taylor Addresses Joker/Cobblepot Rumors

If you've been watching "Gotham" this TV season, you've probably been enjoying the rise of Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, through the ranks of Gotham City's criminal underground.

Fans have been wondering of late, though, whether Cobblepot really is who the show says he is.

A fan theory has picked up momentum among fans of the pre-Batman prequel that Oswald Cobblepot isn't actually The Penguin, but will actually turn out to be The Joker. But what does Robin Lord Taylor, who plays Cobblepot on the show, think about the theory?

"I find it incredibly unlikely, but at the same time, I have no idea what could happen," Taylor said. "I read it, and I was like, ‘Huh.’ I was like, ‘Nah.’ But then I was so impressed at the detail that this person went into… the guy who formulated this theory. I was just amazed at the amount of attention that people are paying to the show. I mean, he was looking at the colors of my vest and my suit, and extrapolating off of that."

We tend to agree with Robin. First off, there's the fact that this character is named Oswald Cobblepot, which is the name of The Penguin in every Batman story ever told. If he suddenly turned out to be The Joker, that would imply that the two are the same person, which would be a major change to the Batman universe.

There's also the fact that, in almost every Batman story, Joker becomes Joker because of Batman. Joker's origin story is muddy and has never been confirmed as canon, but more often than not Batman is either a direct or indirect cause of his madness and his decision to be a sort of antithesis to the Dark Knight.

So, with Bruce Wayne still a kid in prep school, it doesn't make much sense that Joker would come to exist in the current "Gotham" timeline.

Then again, the show has taken a few liberties with some of the show's characters: for example, Edward Nygma (aka The Riddler) works for the Gotham City Police Department, an origin story that has never been told in Batman fiction before. So who knows? Anyone could be The Joker.

'Gotham' Casts 'Masters of Sex' Star as Harvey Dent/Two-Face
"Gotham" is about to have its Harvey Dent.

"Masters of Sex" star Nicholas D'Agosto has been cast in the Fox drama, which centers on future Batman ally and police commissioner Jim Gordon in his early years on the Gotham City police force.

Since this series takes place in a time period where Bruce Wayne is still a child, Harvey Dent will be portrayed as the optimistic criminal prosecutor and future district attorney.

However, looming in his future is his new persona (or half persona, anyway) as Batman's nemesis Two-Face.

D'Agosto made a splash in his role as Ethan on Showtime's "Masters of Sex," romancing Lizzy Caplan's sex researcher Virginia Johnson. However, now that the show is in its second season and taking place in a new location, D'Agosto has been written off the show along with a number of other actors.

"Gotham" is off to a strong start in the ratings as one of the top-performing freshman shows of the Fall season. D'Agosto joins a large cast of other future villains, including Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cory Michael Smith as Riddler, and Camren Bicondova as Catwoman.

'Supergirl' TV Show Gets Picked Up By Your Grandma's Network
Superman was on the CW, his teammate Batman is on Fox, and now his cousin is about to be on CBS.

Numerous outlets are confirming that a new "Supergirl" TV show has landed at CBS, with the network giving it a series commitment. That implies some serious confidence from the network in the show, as CBS would have to pay penalties if they don't pick up the to-be-filmed pilot to series.

It's an interesting spot for a DC Comics superhero show to land, considering that "Arrow" and "The Flash" live on CW and "Gotham" is making its home on Fox. Furthermore, CBS has lately been the home of broad, laugh-track-laden sitcoms and crime procedurals and rarely dips into sci-fi or fantasy.

One has to wonder how a series about a lesser known (but still, thankfully, popular) DC superhero will fit in with the likes of "NCIS" and "Two Broke Girls." Though, if anything, "The Big Bang Theory" fans might be the right crowd.

Still, it's good to see some of the comic book universe's female characters getting a TV show, especially after the failure of NBC's "Wonder Woman" attempt.

This won't be the first time Supergirl has been on screen, as Helen Slater played the role in a 1980's feature film. More recently, Laura Vandevoort played a version of the character in "Smallville." We've already talked about our dream casting for Supergirl, so we'll see what CBS does with it.

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