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Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them-–the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face, and The Joker?

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), Gotham follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Growing up in Gotham City's surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes' hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy's profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham's criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” franchise, “HawthoRNe”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction's most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead”).

While the crime drama will follow Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be.

Gotham is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series (Source: Fox)

Episode Info

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The mob war that Oswald has engineered between Falcone and Maroni comes to a startling conclusion when Fish returns from the dead. Meanwhile, Bruce finds his father's secret, and Barbara and Leslie have a heart-to-heart chat.

Available Episodes

All Happy Families A..
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Season 1 episode 22

The Anvil or the Ham..
Apr 27, 2015
Season 1 episode 21

Under the Knife
Apr 20, 2015
Season 1 episode 20

Beasts of Prey
Apr 13, 2015
Season 1 episode 19

Everyone Has a Cobbl..
Mar 02, 2015
Season 1 episode 18

Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Lt. James Gordon (as Ben McKenzie)
Donal LogueDonal Logue
As Detective Harvey Bullock
David MazouzDavid Mazouz
As Bruce Wayne
Zabryna GuevaraZabryna Guevara
As Captain Sarah Essen
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
As Alfred Pennyworth
Robin L. TaylorRobin L. Taylor
As Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot (as Robin Lord Taylor)
Erin RichardsErin Richards
As Barbara Kean
Camren BicondovaCamren Bicondova
As Selina Kyle
Corey Michael SmithCorey Michael Smith
As Edward Nygma
Victoria CartagenaVictoria Cartagena
As Renee Montoya (episode 2+)



Reviews: 63
Rating: 5 likes, 3 dislikes

not batman-y enough for most avid fans
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Review posted on Monday, September 22nd 2014 at 11:05 pm


Reviews: 11
Rating: 2 likes, 4 dislikes

deleted the show after 10 minutes of episode 1.
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Review posted on Monday, November 24th 2014 at 10:24 pm

2 reviews available
1x22: All Happy Families Are Alike recap: Night at the river, and Selina is at a barrel with several other homeless persons. She hears something from the water and looks out to see Fish arriving on a boat. Fish warns herself at the fire and greets Selina, and says that it will be a brand new day in Gotham before leaving with her people... read more.

1x21: The Anvil or the Hammer recap: The next morning, Barbara comes down and assures Jason that the hour that they slept were great. He offers to tell her about the day that they had planned for them, but Barbara says that she has to go. Jason asks her to stay and Barbara says that they shouldn’t pretend that it's more than what it is. He assures her that he wants her there and admits that he was pretending with her... and then says that he was going to kill her the night they met. However, Jason saw the real her and insists that Barbara is the one that he's been searching for. Barbara doesn't believe him, and Jason releases her and says that she's going to have breakfast with him. She shoves him away and runs for the door, only to discover that it's locked. Jason puts a bag over her head and says that he'll do it the hard way... read more.

1x20: Under the Knife recap: Night in Gotham, and Bruce is walking past the bridge when a teenager confronts him. Selina arrives and orders the teenager away, drawing her knife. Once he leaves, Selina tells Bruce that she went back and the cops are there, and Reggie is dead. Bruce wonders why she killed him, and Selina reminds him that Reggie was going to tell his boss. She insists that she saved Bruce's life, and knows that he wanted to do it as well. Selina tells him to go home but Bruce warns that Bunderslaw will come after them when Reggie doesn't report in. Bruce wants to break into Bunderslaw's safe in his office at Wayne Enterprise. Selina figures that Bunderslaw will have the key on him and tells Bruce to get her close to the man so she can steal it. Before she goes, she tells Bruce not to tell anyone what happened... read more.

1x19: Beasts of Prey recap: On the island hospital, Fish looks out at the helicopter parked nearby. She goes downstairs, greeting patients as she goes. Fish finally comes to an outside door, breaks open the lock and goes outside as the alarm goes off. A jeep pulls up and armed men arrive. Their leader, the Catcher, points out that Fish is outside, and she says that she's the assistant director. The Catcher warns her that he handles anyone who gets outside, and Fish says that she wasn't supposed to know that she's outside. He points his rifle at her and says that the next time she makes that mistake will be her last... read more.

1x18: Everyone Has a Cobblepot recap: Bruce sits at Alfred's bedside and Jim comes back with a bagel for him. Alfred complains about the food and says that he didn't see who attacked him. Bruce says that he didn't see the attacker either, and Jim gets a call from Essen. He apologizes and Alfred says that he's fine and tells him to go. Bruce thanks Jim for going and, once he's gone, asks Alfred why he didn't tell him the truth. Alfred says that he plans to sort out Reggie himself, and admits that he doesn't know why his former friend stabbed him. He then pulls off his monitor wires and tries to get up, and Bruce orders him back into bed. After a moment, Alfred returns to his bed... read more.

Developer: Bruno Heller
Executive Producer: Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, James Stephens (2), John Stephens
Co-Executive Producer: Ben Edlund, Ken Woodruff
Supervising Producer: Jordan Harper, Rebecca Dameron
Producer: Scott White
Co-Producer: Rebecca Cutter

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Recurring Guests

Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean (14 eps)
David Zayas as Sal Maroni (11 eps)
Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins (9 eps)
Alex Corrado as Gabe (8 eps)
J.W. Cortes as Detective Alvarez (8 eps)
Chelsea Spack as Kristin Kringle (8 eps)
Makenzie Leigh as Liza (7 eps)
Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput (6 eps)
Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James (6 eps)
Clare Foley as Ivy Pepper (6 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime
Status: Returning Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2014
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