View TV Listings >
TVGuide.com

Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford to Exit DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford, DC's Legends of Tomorrow | Photo Credits: Bettina Strauss, Bettina Strauss/The CW

In case you were wondering, the latest news about DC's Legends of Tomorrow has confirmed that today is TERRIBLE.

Deadline reports and TV Guide has confirmed that series stars Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford will depart the CW show as series regulars during the upcoming fifth season. Routh has played Ray Palmer (aka Atom) since the character was introduced in Season 3 of Arrow and subsequently made his way to launch the Legends team. Ford joined the cast as the adult version of Nora Darhk (another character originated on Arrow) in Season 4 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

"Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family," series executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu said in a statement to Deadline. "They have always brought a level of passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show -- both on and off the screen - that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful."

Discover Your New Favorite Show: Watch This Now!

Routh shared the news on Twitter, writing, "#LegendsOfTomorrow fans are the best fans! Thank you for embracing #RayPalmer/ #TheATOM. Thank you to: @TheCW, @warnerbrostv, @DCComics, @LoTWritersRoom @TheCW_Legends @mguggenheim and @GBerlanti."

Ford also took to Twitter to confirm the news and thank the writers, the crew, and most of all the fans. "Endless gratitude to the Legends fandom for embracing me so completely," she wrote. "Nora Darhk is a reflection of survivor's resilience. I hear you. I see you. Your stories and strength inspire me every day."

Though there are no details about how they'll exit the series, the decision was apparently made for creative reasons regarding their storylines. Routh and Ford are expected to film their final episode in October, and it's unclear whether they'll be able to return in a non-series regular capacity in later episodes or future seasons.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow will return Jan. 14 at 9/8c on The CW.



Other Links From TVGuide.com


Ballers to End After Season 5

Dwayne Johnson, Ballers

It looks the clock has run out for Ballers.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who stars and executive produces the series, announced Thursday that Ballers' fifth season will also be the show's last. "Cheers to our FINAL SEASON of @HBO's BALLERS. My heart is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin' with us every season," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "You made us HBO's highest rated comedy for years and most importantly, you helped create and sustain a platform for other actors to have the OPPORTUNITY to work hard, grow and become household names. To me, the opportunity Ballers created for so many others, is the real gold of our show. I love you, I thank you and enjoy our final season of BALLERS. This SUNDAY on @HBO. @SevenBucksProd."

If you're bummed about the cancellation news, there is a silver lining to this rotten situation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series producers knew far in advance that Season 5 would be the last, allowing them to craft an endgame for the series. That means there will be no sudden or unsatisfying ending for fans that have stuck with this show for five years.

Ballers Season 5 premieres Sunday, Aug. 25 at 10:30/9:30c on HBO.

View this post on Instagram

My heart 🖤 is full of gratitude to all of you for rockin' with us every season. You made us HBO's highest rated comedy for years and most importantly, you helped create and sustain a platform for other actors to have the OPPORTUNITY to work hard, grow and become household names. To me, the opportunity Ballers created for so many others, is the real gold of our show. I love you, I thank you and enjoy our final season of BALLERS. This SUNDAY on @HBO. @SevenBucksProd

A post shared by therock (@therock) on



Other Links From TVGuide.com


Literally Nothing Can Stop Us From Watching This Suits Pilot Special

Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, Suits | Photo Credits: USA Network, USA Network via Getty Images

Suits may be in its homestretch as we head towards the Sept. 25 season finale, but USA is taking a short break to remind us all how much we adore the Suits pilot.

On August 28, during a week off for Season 9, USA will go back to the beginning and air the Suits pilot with behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast. From Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel's (Meghan Markle) first meeting to Donna's (Sarah Rafferty) amazing entrance (which totally foretold Darvey's future marital bliss if we have anything to say about it) to Harvey's (Gabriel Macht) first big takedown, you can rewatch the episode that launched it all with some touching cast commentary peppered in.

"Shooting the pilot of Suits was really one of the more incredible creative few weeks of my life," Adams says in the pilot rewatch promo. "We had a group of people who were kind of in the trenches, trying to make each other laugh, trying to make each other cry, just trying to make the most of these moments. And I can't believe that we're still here doing it 10 years later."

Discover your new favorite show: Watch This Now!

Suits airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on USA.



Other Links From TVGuide.com