The CW fall 2016 schedule welcomes Supergirl, which allows the network to do a four-way crossover with The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
“Next season, ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and now ‘Supergirl’ will join forces in our annual crossover event, our biggest ever,” CW chief Mark Pedowitz said Thursday during the network’s upfront presentation.
“Supergirl” flew from CBS, where its first season aired, to CW. It will air at 8/7c Mondays this fall. “The Flash” airs Tuesdays, “Arrow” on Wednesdays and “Legends” on Thursdays.
The new comedy “No Tomorrow” and new drama “Frequency” will debut this fall. “Riverdale,” a dark look at the Archie comic books, will debut at midseason.
The network also is holding veteran shows “iZombie,” “The 100,” “Reign” and “The Originals” for midseason.
Below are the renewed and canceled shows, along with the CW fall 2016 schedule. Descriptions and trailers for the new shows are included.
Renewed: “The 100,” “Arrow,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “iZombie,” “Jane the Virgin,” “The Originals,” “Reign,” “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries”
Canceled: “America’s Next Top Model” (moving to VH1), “Beauty and the Beast,” “Containment”
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Det. Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), when he became corrupted and was killed. Or so the story goes. Few people know Frank was part of an undercover sting operation. Now, 20 years after her father’s death, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio—it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They’re both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy’s life in the present—and there have been tragic consequences.
Additional cast: Anthony Ruivivar as Deputy Chief of Police Stan Moreno, Mekhi Phifer as Lt. Satch Reyna, Daniel Bonjour as Daniel, Lenny Jacobson as Gordo
Production company: Warner Bros. Television with Lin Pictures
Executive producers: Jeremy Carver, Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz
Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s 24-year-old cousin, lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olsen. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Based on DC Comics’ characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Production companies: Berlanti Productionswith Warner Bros. Television
Executive producers: Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter
Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor, appreciates order. Her romance has fizzled and her career is stalled. When Evie meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), the attraction is immediate and electric. He brings a jolt of joyful, rollicking romance into her life. Xavier encourages Evie to carpe that diem, because it’s more fun that way and because, well, the apocalypse is nigh. He believes humankind has a mere eight months and 12 days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust. That’s why he made an Apocalyst—a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world goes kaput. He wants Evie to make a similar list and join him. Based on the Brazilian format from Grupo Globo.
Additional cast: Sarayu Blue as Kareema, Amy Pietz as Deirdre, Jesse Rath as Timothy, Jonathan Langdon as Hank
Production companies: CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Electus
Executive producers: Corinne Brinkerhoff, Maggie Friedman, Ben Silverman
The CW fall 2016 schedule
All times CT. New shows (or new to the network) are in ALL CAPS.
7 p.m. SUPERGIRL(moves from CBS)
8 p.m. Jane the Virgin
7 p.m. The Flash
8 p.m. NO TOMORROW
7 p.m. Arrow
8 p.m. FREQUENCY
7 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
8 p.m. Supernatural (new night)
7 p.m. The Vampire Diaries
8 p.m. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (new night)
New 2016-17 TV shows — The CW
This new show will debut at midseason, along with returning series “iZombie,” “The 100,” “Reign” and “The Originals.” Scroll down for fall 2016 schedule.
As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events have made all-American teen Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) realize he wants to pursue a career in music despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with his music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him—certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind—as is his fractured friendship with classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. Recent New York transplant Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie, even tough she feels a spark there. Riverdale’s Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. Based on the characters from Archie Comics.
Additional cast: Luke Perry as Fred, Archie’s dad; Mädchen Amick as Alice, Betty’s mom; Marisol Nichols as Hermione, Veronica’s mother
Production companies: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions
Executive producers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater