With four months to go before the fall TV season kicks off, The CW have announced the premiere dates for their primetime weekday lineup. While there's no set date for when the fall or spring TV period officially starts, most shows generally appear during a specific window in order to compete with the other networks. Most of the time, they stick with this time frame, meaning you usually know when to expect your favorite shows to return and new ones to arrive. Of course, there's never any telling what day or time a show might air, and what it will be paired with.
For The CW, there's a special challenge as they rarely cancel any of their series. Though a few shows got the axe at the end of this season, many more were renewed. On top of that, the network has announced a number of new series. We've already seen trailers for Valor, Life Sentence, and the reboot of Dynasty during The CW's upfronts. Black Lightning, meanwhile, got its own spotlight as the newest addition to The CW's lineup of DC TV shows (though Black Lightning isn't part of the Arrowverse). Now, we finally know which of the new and returning shows we can expect to see at the start of the fall, and where they'll fall during the week.
The CW has announced its initial fall lineup for the week, with all of their returning favorites and a few new series. Premiering Monday, October 9th is Supergirl season 3, followed by The Flash season 4 premiere and DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 3 premiere on Tuesday, October 10th. Riverdale begins airing at its new time on Wednesdays with its season 2 premiere on October 11th, while Arrow season 6 will follow Supernatural season 13 starting on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, rounding the week on Fridays are Crazy Ex-Girlfriend season 3 and Jane the Virgin season 4, starting on October 13th.
The week will kick off with an interesting pairing, as Supergirl joins forces with new military drama Valor. Tuesday will be all about the fantastical, with Legends of Tomorrow right after The Flash. Wednesday pairs the new Dynasty with hit series Riverdale, offering a block of the network's most outwardly soapy shows. On Thursday, Supernatural will be moving in with Arrow, giving fans all the more reason to wonder if a crossover between the two series will happen at last. The weekday will round out with two of the network's more critically acclaimed series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin.
As for Black Lightning, that DC superhero TV show is expected to premiere midseason in 2018 on The CW, starting off in the spring or filling in for a show with a long hiatus. If that's the case, it may not be getting a full series order. Returning shows on The CW like iZombie and The 100 are also expected to premiere in the spring, meaning a few of the fall shows should be seeing limited runs.
Source: The CW
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