The CW sets Fall 2019 premiere dates for returning series like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Riverdale, Supernatural, All American, Charmed, Dynasty and Legacies as well as new TV shows like Batwoman and Nancy Drew. Since The CW expanded to Sunday nights, the network has had six days a week of original programming, spanning a number of genres. However, The CW may be best known for their superhero TV shows, which include the Arrowverse series - Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow - with Black Lightning and Riverdale also being a fellow comic book adaptations.
This fall, The CW will expand its superhero offerings with the addition of a Batwoman solo series starring Ruby Rose as Kate Kane aka. Batwoman. The character of Batwoman was introduced during Elseworlds, the Arrowverse's 2018 crossover event. Elseworlds and each of The CW's Arrowverse shows have since been building to Crisis on Infinite Earths, which will be the network's 2019 crossover event. With the addition of Batwoman, Arrow season 8 set to end the flagship Arrowverse series and Crisis on Infinite Earths expected to shake up the rest of the universe, the 2019-2020 season may be The CW's most highly anticipated. Now the network has revealed when its fall slate will kick off.
Like recent years, The CW's new season will launch in early October with Supergirl and Batwoman anchoring a Sunday evening with female-fronted programming. Elsewhere, The Flash and Riverdale keep their 8pm time slots of Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Arrow, which has moved around in recent years, joins The Flash on Tuesday nights. Being held for midseason are new series Katy Keene, and returning shows Legends of Tomorrow; The 100; Roswell, New Mexico; and In the Dark. Check out The CW's Fall 2019 premiere dates below (new series in bold).
Sunday, Oct. 6 - 8pm Batwoman (series premiere), 9pm Supergirl (season 5 premiere)
Monday, Oct. 7 - 8pm All American (season 2 premiere), 9pm Batwoman (premiere encore)
Tuesday, Oct. 8 - 8pm The Flash (season 6 premiere), 9pm Batwoman (premiere encore)
Wednesday, Oct. 9 - 8pm Riverdale (season 4 premiere), 9pm Nancy Drew (series premiere)
Thursday, Oct. 10 - 8pm Supernatural (season 15 premiere), 9pm Legacies (season 2 premiere)
Friday, Oct. 11 - 8pm Charmed (season 2 premiere), 9pm Dynasty (season 3 premiere)
Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 8pm The Flash (new episode), 9pm Arrow (season 8 premiere)
Monday, Oct. 21 - 8pm All American (new episode), 9pm Black Lightning (season 3 premiere)
In addition to its superhero offerings, Riverdale has proved to be a success for The CW, with its dedicated fans and beloved cast. Each season of Riverdale has focused on a central mystery that Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and their pals investigate, so it makes sense for the series to be paired with Nancy Drew. The Nancy Drew series trailer teased a darker, more adult tone than the teen sleuth is typically associated with, but that'll allow it to fit in perfectly on The CW.
Along with contemporary series like All American and Dynasty, as well as fellow supernatural dramas like Supernatural (which is ending after season 15), Charmed and Legacies, The CW undoubtedly has a schedule that leans more toward genre fare. But The CW has also found success by listening to its viewers rather than ratings, keeping beloved series around even if they aren't major heavy-hitters. As a result, fans of all these series are no doubt excited to see them return to The CW this fall.