GRAYSONS: Learning to wear pants

200810011144McG and SMALLVILLE producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are cooking up a new show for the CW called THE GRAYSONS, all about the youth of Dick “DJ” Grayson. Only a pilot has been ordered at this time, but the show is seen as a replacement for the long-running SMALLVILLE.

CW insiders said they also see the “Graysons” development as a validating gesture by Warner Bros. that the company is still behind its 50% investment in the netlet, particularly following this fall’s strong openings for “Gossip Girl” and newbie “90210.” They believe the studio wouldn’t risk bringing one of its prized franchises to CW if it believed the net was in dire straits.

In the one-hour “Graysons,” which will be set in modern times, young DJ will face challenges involving first loves, young rivals and his family as he grows up. Souders and Peterson have come up with an original take on the character.

What…no acrobat? We’d watch a show about a traveling circus family going around solving crimes! In TIGHTS.


  1. says

    This is excellent news. Even if it sucks. I never got into Smallville, but Dickie is a whole other story.

  2. says

    Guaranteed dialogue from the first episode:

    1) “Sure, that seagull is nice, but I’ve always preferred… Robins.”

    2) In response to, “What, have you been living in a cave?” “Maybe someday…”

    3) In reference to a bat doing something: “You know, I feel like I could learn a lot from that bat, man.”

  3. says

    Do you think we have time to invent a euphemism so filthy that they would be forced to drop this “DJ” bullshit?

    Donkey Jostle!


  4. says

    Finally, something to end decades of fan speculation about what life was like for Dick before the mask.

  5. Tony B. says

    This seems like a really dumb concept. Why would I care about him? He’s really not very cool until he gets some Bat education. I would be more interested in seeing a show of Robin: Year One.

  6. says

    Really bad concept.

    I think a better idea would be Dick Grayson – post Robin, pre Nightwing college years.

  7. mrpeepants says

    ya agreed. there’s only so much u can do in a pre super hero world. just look at smallville.

  8. says

    “I think a better idea would be Dick Grayson – post Robin, pre Nightwing college years.”

    Ooo yes.

  9. rich says

    “What…no acrobat? We’d watch a show about a traveling circus family going around solving crimes! In TIGHTS.”

    That would require a budget. A good budget.

  10. Michael says

    Hollywood continues to fascinate me with what it considers an “original take.”

  11. says

    This dog won’t even make it to air.

    What’s next? The adventures of Peter Parker before he was bitten by the radioactive spider? Of Don Blake before he found the wooden stick?

  12. says

    They should correct themselves in saying that it’s the way too long running Smallville. They should consider doing a mercy kill on the series – it’s lost nearly half its’ cast members.

    How long can they keep this thing running? The guy should have been in a costume by now – however if Tom Welling were to leave – they could just keep the series going with Green Arrow and Black Canary as evident by tomorrow’s episode which is the Green Arrow origin story.

    They should have greenlighted the Aquaman pilot.



  13. says

    Whooo boy. Just when I thoguht what they did to Birds of Prey was the worst they could do. It’s like the crappy ideas of BoP multiplied by the bad ideas of Smallville. I just don’t get what decent stories could come out of this.

    If anything, have it be Robin Year One or Nightwing moving to Bludhaven. Just.. Who the hell came up with this? With all the good stories and characters DC has… Why this?!

    Oh and DJ? DJ? Are you.. what the..? Ow. Just.. ow.

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