After establishing two DC Comics based superhero TV shows, Arrow and The Flash, the CW decided to put a new spin on the Arrowverse by putting an ensemble of heroes into an original time travel story. The result was Legends of Tomorrow, now halfway through its second season.
After spending season 1 chasing down Vandal Savage, Legends underwent a soft reboot for season 2, wherein the series’ plot was refocused on the various time-traveling heroes acting as time cops, rather than tracking down a singular foe throughout various points in history. The shift has paid off for the series creatively, as it still allows Atom, White Canary, Firestorm, newcomer Citizen Steel and more to hop around the time stream, but it frees them up from the burdens of such a straightforward narrative. Now, the group is free to make a quick trip to feudal Japan before visiting Jonah Hex in the Old West, all without having to worry whether or not an immortal villain slipped through their fingers yet again.
And now, after the winter hiatus, Legends of Tomorrow is headed back into the time stream, but as a new trailer for season 2.5 reminds viewers, the show is moving to a new night, Tuesdays at 9 pm. It’s a big move for the show, as it has aired on Thursdays at 8 pm since it first premiered, following the same pattern as predecessors The Flash on Tuesdays and Arrow on Wednesdays. Supergirl (which moved to The CW in 2016), airing at 8 on Mondays. One DC show a night, four nights in a row. But that format is no longer.
That’s right, the next time Legends of Tomorrow airs, it will be on right after The Flash. While it disrupts the four-nights-a-week formula The CW had going with its DC TV shows, it might help give Legends a ratings boost, or at least make crossovers a little easier between the shows, since they can complete more of a story in one night.
Not that Legends of Tomorrow is lacking for stories. When we last left the Legends (the term they prefer over heroes) a potential romance was being teased between Mick and Amaya, Sara and Jax both learned that Martin accidentally created a time anomaly, in the form of his daughter, several villains from their pasts (Reverse-Flash, Damian Darhk, and Malcolm Merlyn) all teamed up against them, and the audience learned the location of missing Captain Rip Hunter, though the Legends still don’t know where he is or how to rescue him. Now it seems we’ll get to find out what will become of these dangling story threads a few days early.
Legends of Tomorrow season 2.5 premieres on its new night on The CW Tuesday, January 24 at 9 p.m.
Source: The CW