Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Gotham's 'Joker' Returns, Shark Tank/Dr. Ken Crossover and More

Cameron Monaghan is confirmed to reprise his role as Gotham’s Jerome Valeska, during Season 3 of Fox’s DC Comics-based drama.

The Shameless vet first teased his encore via Twitter with a tell-tale, laugh-filled audio clip.

Gotham showrunner John Stephen said at the TCA summer press tour that during Season 3, “The cult of the Joker, which we started at the beginning of [Season 2],” upon Jerome’s seeming death, “is going to extend and deepen and change a little bit this year, where you have these sort of underground movements that have started to talk about Jerome and what he represented.”

No other details on Monaghan’s return have been disclosed. Gotham opens its new season on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban, Lori Grenier, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary will appear as themselves in a November episode of Dr. Ken when Dave (Albert Tsai) is invited to pitch his Hot Legs Duvet invention on the reality series, TV Insider reports.

* Hulu is nearing a straight-to-series order for The Looming Tower, a 10-episode drama based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book about the events that led to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, our sister site Deadline reports. Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher, Capote), Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology) and Wright will serve as executive producers.

* FYI has ordered the spinoff Married at First Sight: Second Chances, which follows Married Season 3 favorites David Norton and Vanessa Nelson as they get another shot at finding life-long love.

* The final group of presenters for the 68th Emmy Awards (airing this Sunday on ABC) includes Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Bryan Cranston (All the Way), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Minnie Driver (Speechless), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Terrence Howard (Empire), Allison Janney (Mom), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Abigail Spencer (Timeless) and Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor).

* TruTV has given a series order to the comedy I’m Sorry, starring creator Andrea Savage (Veep) and Tom Everett Scott (Southland). Premiering in 2017, it follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.

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10 Comments
  1. Could this mean a Zombie Joker? It would open up many possibilities. And it would explain how the original Joker “survived” downing in a vat of chemicals.

  2. fiberlicious says:

    Sadly, I’m all excited about MAFSSC.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Happy news Cameron is coming back to Gotham in new season!

  4. ReneCat says:

    Doesn’t have to be a zombie…Fish came back as herself why not Jerome? Anyway, I’m all agog.

  5. Paula says:

    Monaghan will shamelessly promote (see what I did there?) Jerome’s return to Gotham because he’s so invested in that role. And he’s being brought back by popular demand. With luck he can now exit his dreary role on Showtime’s dramedy since his 7 year contract commitment to that show has ended.

  6. Lynne says:

    I hope we get Jerome back sooner than later! Cameron posts something Jerome-Gotham-Joker once a week or every couple weeks, hopefully that’s just his fun way of telling fans he’s getting ready to be back.

  7. ScottJ says:

    I haven’t watched Gotham since the show killed him off. It wasn’t intentional. The show just fell off my radar. I guess I’d better try to catch up now.

  8. Phil says:

    Best tv shows I’ve heard in a while.

  9. Tom says:

    I like how they left it where he “inspired” the potential future Joker. As much as I like it, they should have left it be.

  10. Well, we all knew the demise of Jerome Valeska was the biggest mistake the show had in Season 2. His return in some form will be a great thing for the show.