The final network to announce its fall schedule, The CW, made their move this morning by announcing as few moves as possible. Chances are, if you like The CW’s schedule how it is right now, you will be 60 per cent pleased with how it will look in the fall. Small moves happen on Monday and Tuesday as the netlet benches two returning shows and two new series till midseason and premiering two shows in the fall, including its highly anticipated new superhero show.
By the way, have you seen this yet?
Awesome, right? Unfortunately The Flash and Arrow won’t be stopping crime this fall back-to-back. Like The Vampire Diaries and The Originals last fall, The CW has opted to spread the spin-off love by keeping Arrow Wednesdays at 8 pm and launching The Flash Tuesdays at 8 pm. The Flash will now be the lead-in for the long-running Supernatural, which returns for its tenth season in September, while Supernatural’s former lead-in, The Originals, will kick off the week Monday’s at 8 pm. Jane the Virgin, a new comedy series based on a telnovella about a girl who accidentally gets artificially inseminated, will air after The Originals Mondays, and is the only other new show to premiere on The CW in the fall.
The 100, The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Whose Line is it Anyway? and America’s Next Top Model will keep their current days and times. Beauty and the Beast and Hart of Dixie will return at midseason, and will be joined by the Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) undead comedy iZombie, and the Revelations-based The Messanger.
“This is a different CW than we were just a few years ago. Our audience is broader and more inclusive than it has ever been, and we are growing on-air and on all digital platforms,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“We just finished our most-watched season in three years, and our schedule is as strong as it has ever been, with more vibrant and more diverse programming. Next season, with super hero action shows like Arrow and The Flash, epic fantasies like The Vampire Diaries and Reign, the apocalyptic worlds of The Messengers and The 100, and the outrageous comedy of Jane the Virgin and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, we will build and expand our audience even more, and keep our momentum going with the kind of high-octane, high-impact entertainment that our viewers love.”
UPDATE: In breaking Arrow news, TVLine is reporting that John Barrowman is being upgraded to series regular next season, and will playing arch-bad guy Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer full-time.
Here’s the fall CW schedule:
8:00-9:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH (New Series)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
8:00-9:00 PM ARROW
9:00-10:00 PM THE 100
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00 PM REIGN
8:00-8:30 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
8:30-9:00 PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
Source: Coming Soon