This morning, the CW announced it’s fall schedule at the upfronts, the annual presentation of all U.S. networks announcing their new shows and new line-ups. It was revealed today that the CW intends to make 8 pm the DC hour with Supergirl on Monday, The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday; to borrow a joke, the CW should basically change its name to DCW, right? That might not be too far off, because in the spirit of the Supergirl/Flash crossover, which was one of the former’s highest-rated episodes of the season, the CW is looking to its first mega-crossover of all four series.
While talking to reporters in a conference call this morning, Mark Pedowitz, the head of the CW, teased that when the DC shows crossover this fall, as they have the last two seasons, it will be “the biggest one ever.” Pedowitz offered no other details, which will likely be worked out over the months to come. It will be the first time that Legends takes part in the annual Arrow/Flash crossover even though this season’s two-parter introduced Vandal Savage, and Hawkman and Hawkgirl into the universe. Supergirl, of course, comes with the additional challenge of taking place in another universe. Is a Crisis in the work?
Speaking of Supergirl difficulties, Pedowitz said that the switch in networks won’t have too much of a difference on the way that show does business. “I don’t think it will have a major effect on how [the Supergirl producers] actualize what they do,” he said, adding that the CW is where the show should have been all along. Supergirl will be moving production from L.A. to Vancouver as a cost saving effort, which will have the show conveniently situated next to the other CW superhero series.
As for the rest of the CW’s fall schedule, Jane the Virgin will join Supergirl on Mondays, while the new series No Tomorrow and Frequency will follow Flash and Arrow on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Supernatural returns to Thursdays paired with Legends of Tomorrow, and My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air with The Vampire Diaries Fridays. The 100, iZombie, Reign and The Originals will return at midseason along with the Archies-based new series Riverdale.
But the takeaway her is “mega-crossover.” Stay tuned.
The Legends of Tomorrow season finale airs tonight, while The Flash and Arrow wrap up their seasons next week.