The CW has unveiled its Fall 2019 schedule, which pairs Batwoman with Supergirl on Sundays and moves Arrow to Tuesdays with The Flash. It's been seven years now since Arrow launched the network's shared DC TV universe, and the franchise has grown by leaps and bounds since then. At the moment, the Arrowverse includes not only Arrow and The Flash, but also DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and animated series like Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Vixen on CW Seed. The property will only continue to expand this fall, with the addition of the Ruby Rose-led Batwoman TV show.
Rose made her debut as the other Caped Crusader, Kate Kane, on last year's Arrowverse Elseworlds crossover event, but her series was only just ordered by The CW last week. The network's other recent acquisitions include a new adaptation of the Nancy Drew books (starring newcomer Kennedy McMann) and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, which features Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale as the titular character. Now, with the 2018-2019 season drawing to a close this month, The CW is looking forward to its post-summer programming slate.
The network revealed its entire Fall 2019 roster this morning, setting Batwoman and Supergirl to air back to back on Sunday nights (starting at 8 pm), and Arrow to air Tuesdays after The Flash. Meanwhile, All American and Black Lightning will air Monday nights, followed by Riverdale and Nancy Drew on Wednesdays, and Supernatural and Legacies on Thursdays. Charmed, which previously aired with Supergirl on Sundays, will now air back to back with Dynasty on Friday nights instead. And finally, Legends of Tomorrow's next season and Katy Keene will both premiere midseason.
As jam-packed as The CW's original programming slate will be this fall, shows like Batwoman will have a little more room to breathe in the foreseeable future. Arrow, for starters, is about to begin its eighth and final season, which will be shortened to coordinate with this year's Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths (an event that promises to permanently change the DC TV landscape). Elsewhere, Supernatural is also preparing to enter its endgame and will start wrapping things up when its fifteenth and final season premieres in the fall. Of course, The CW won't be hurting for programming once they're done, between these new TV series, current hits, and returning midseason offerings like In the Dark, The 100, and Roswell, New Mexico.
Still, it's only fitting that Arrow finish its run by airing alongside its very first spinoff, The Flash, this fall. Something similar could be said for Batwoman being paired with Supergirl as the lead-in to the week, much like the latter and Charmed offered a double dose of women-led genre entertainment on Sunday nights this past year. And with Crisis on Infinite Earths promising to shake the Arrowverse to its core this December (or something to that effect, anyway), it seems there may be other as-yet unforeseen changes on the horizon for these small screen DC superheroes and the network they call home.
Source: The CW