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The recent news of our favorite television shows getting the ax left many of us feeling empty and abandoned. This is especially true for some shows like, Agent Carter, which ended before they truly had their chance to shine.

The MCU and DC conglomerates, in particular, have thrown an array of new series and movies our way. So many, in fact, that it's hard to keep up with anything but the most popular series. Agent Carter may not be renewed for next season, but thankfully, our favorite comic book heroes are popping up on networks at a steady pace.

Arrow, Jessica Jones, and The Flash are a few of 2016's hottest shows. Although these former shows can never be replaced, DC and MCU producers have made a valiant effort at bringing new characters to our home screens. Here are some of DC and MCU's most overlooked television adaptations and some new shows to be on the lookout for:

In the DC Universe...


Lucifer now on Netflix
Lucifer now on Netflix

Based on: The characters derive from the comic book series, The Sandman, which was later created into the spin-off comic, Lucifer, published by DC.

Plot: The devil takes a vacation from Hell and portrays himself as a charming, young British club owner in the City of Angels: Las Angeles. Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) teams up with LAPD detective, Chloe Decker (Lauren German) working to punish those criminals who truly deserve it.

When to expect it: Now on Netflix.


Preacher premiering tomorrow
Preacher premiering tomorrow

Based On: The original comics written by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The show will be produced by Evan Goldberg, Sam Caitlin, and Seth Rogen.

Plot: Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) is a preacher who is on a mission to find God after supernatural happenings at his church.

When to expect it: The season premier aired on May 22, 2016, with Rotten Tomatoes already giving the show a 90%.

Legends of Tomorrow

DC's next big hit
DC's next big hit

Based On: A variety of DC comics; creating a team of characters including Rip Hunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Firestorm, Atom, White Canary, plus villains such as Heat Wave and Captain Cold.

Plot: Rip Hunter goes back in time to 2016 and gathers a team of heroes and villains to help stop the pending dooms that continuously threaten the world. This unlikely bunch work together to prevent Savage from destroying the world and time itself.

When to expect it: Now playing on the CW alongside Arrow and The Flash. The second season is set to premiere in October of this year.

In the Marvel Universe...

Luke Cage

New Marvel show coming to Netflix!
New Marvel show coming to Netflix!

Based On: The Marvel comics character; set to lead into a crossover with a series of shows into the Defenders miniseries.

Plot: An experiment-gone-wrong leaves Luke Cage (Mike Culter) with super-strength abilities. He tries to hide his unique gift and his convict background by disguising himself as an everyday New Yorker. However, after a series of mishaps, Luke is pulled into action in order to save his city.

When to expect it: After the raving reviews from Cage's appearances on Jessica Jones and Daredevil, this hero's show is set to air on September 30th, 2016 on Netflix.

Cloak and Dagger

New Marvel television series
New Marvel television series

Based On: The romantic duo, Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Tyrone Johnson (Cloak), appear in classic Marvel comics such as Spiderman and X-men.

Plot: Two teenagers find themselves endowed with supernatural powers (Tandy can spark light daggers while Tyrone can cloak settings in darkness). As their superpowers develop, so do their feelings for one another.

When to expect it: TBA

The Punisher

The Punisher promo
The Punisher promo

Based On: A spin-off from the Marvel television series, Daredevil, focusing on the classic Marvel comic book character "The Punisher."

Plot: In a gritty R-rated Marvel storyline, Frank Castle uses his unique military skills and weaponry to punish those responsible for killing his wife and child.

When to expect it: TBA. Check out the promo video here.

[Sources: Wikipedia, Den of Geek, IMDb, Superhero Hype, Variety]

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