*Not that Agents of SHIELD was that boring... but c'mon. It was kinda boring.

In an attempt to score huge numbers like the ones Joss Whedon's Agents of SHIELD attained last night, the Fox network has picked up Gotham—which will recount the adventures of young Commissioner James Gordon (sans a certain gravel-voiced bat-shaped grumpy gus). From Deadline:

It explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series.

Oh, and it's being created by the guy who did The Mentalist—which you don't remember at all, and for very good reason. My hope is that it will be like Smallville—in that young James Gordon will be a dreamy-eyed hunk who takes off his shirt and exposes his rock-hard nipples for no apparent reason.

Good luck, Fox!

Commissioner! Show us your nipples!
  • "Commissioner! Show us your nipples!"