Kevin Smith to Direct ‘Flash’ Episode

TCA 2016: Episode set to air in May

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“Clerks” director Kevin Smith is set to direct an upcoming episode of CW’s “The Flash.” The air date is set for May.

The announcement was made Sunday morning at the top of the broadcast network’s Television Critics Association press junket.

“The Flash” is a standout ratings-wise on the last-place English-language broadcast network. To be fair to CW, the young-skewing channel isn’t as focused on the 18-49 demographic as its competition.

In other CW news release Sunday morning, “Vixen” star Megalyn E.K. is set to appear on “Arrow.”

Also, Broadway star Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon,” “Allegiance”) is due to appear on the season finale of the network’s struggling — but critically acclaimed — “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”