The CW Network will officially launch its New Season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network.
“This year, The CW has made the proactive strategic decision to launch its new season in January 2021, rolling out a line-up of our signature returning series which will be joined next year by our four new series, including the return of the DC’s most iconic superhero in SUPERMAN & LOIS, the return of the Texas Rangers in WALKER, the reimagined KUNG FU and the rebellious drama THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH. And by moving our new season to January, we are stocking our fall with a balance of original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming that fits The CW brand and provides fresh programming through the fourth quarter,” said Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The CW. “In 2021, The CW will have more original scripted programming throughout the year, week in and week out, than we have ever had, fueling our multiplatform ecosystem, which combines linear TV, our best in class AVOD services and unparalleled reach on social media. Additionally, next year, The CW will have full stacking rights to eight series to stream on our free, ad-supported digital platforms.”
“As we manage the current crisis, we’ve developed a methodical programming strategy for this year and well in to next that we believe works for The CW, our advertisers, affiliates and audience, while keeping the health and safety of our productions and creative partners front of mind,” Pedowitz added.
The acclaimed drama ALL AMERICAN tackles its third year back on Mondays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), paired with a jolt of justice with the fourth season of BLACK LIGHTNING (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
THE FLASH races back for season seven on Tuesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the brand new series starring Earth’s mightiest superhero and the Daily Planet’s most intrepid journalist in SUPERMAN & LOIS (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
One of TV’s most talked about series RIVERDALE returns for season five anchoring Wednesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by a second season of sleuthing from The CW’s iconic detective NANCY DREW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
Jared Padalecki returns to The CW starring in the new series WALKER premiering Thursday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the return of the supernatural student body of The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted for the third season of LEGACIES (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The magic is back with a new season of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on Fridays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the hit improv series WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
The CW returns to Gotham City for a second season of crime fighting as BATWOMAN premieres on Sundays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the power of season three as CHARMED (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) returns to Sundays.
Additionally, The CW has seven original scripted series lined up for its 2021 midseason which includes two new series, KUNG FU and THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH, joining returning series DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, DYNASTY, IN THE DARK, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO and SUPERGIRL.
With The CW’s new season set for January 2021, The CW has crafted a line-up of fresh programming for the Fourth Quarter 2020, featuring a balanced mix of original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, including SWAMP THING, TELL ME A STORY, CORONER, DEAD PIXELS, PANDORA, THE OUTPOST, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS, MASTERS OF ILLUSION, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? and PENN & TELLER: FOOL US.
Following is The CW’s primetime schedule for its Fourth Quarter 2020 (Fall Schedule).
08:00-08:30PM – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
08:30-09:00PM – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
09:00-10:00PM – PENN & TELLER: FOOL US
08:00-09:00PM – SWAMP THING
09:00-10:00PM – TELL ME A STORY
08:00-08:30PM – TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES
08:30-09:00PM – DEAD PIXELS
09:00-10:00PM – CORONER
08:00-09:00PM – SUPERNATURAL
09:00-10:00PM – THE OUTPOST
08:00-08:30PM – WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS
08:30-09:00PM – WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS
09:00-10:00PM – PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Encores)
08:00-08:30PM – MASTERS OF ILLUSION
08:30-09:00PM – MASTERS OF ILLUSION
09:00-10:00PM – PANDORA
All Times Eastern/Pacific
Following is The CW’s primetime schedule for its new season launching in January 2021.
THE CW’S NEW SEASON PRIMETIME SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2021
08:00-90:00PM – ALL AMERICAN
09:00-10:00PM – BLACK LIGHTNING
08:00-09:00PM – THE FLASH
09:00-10:00PM – SUPERMAN & LOIS (New Series)
08:00-09:00PM – RIVERDALE
09:00-10:00PM – NANCY DREW
08:00-09:00PM – WALKER (New Series)
09:00-10:00PM – LEGACIES
08:00-09:00PM – PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (New Night)
09:00-09:30PM – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
09:30-10:00PM – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
08:00-09:00PM – BATWOMAN
09:00-10:00PM – CHARMED (New Night)
All Times Eastern/Pacific
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents (Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister (Shannon Dang), pre-med brother (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice … all while searching for the ruthless assassin (Gwendoline Yeo) who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her. Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman, KUNG FU is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Quinn’s House and Berlanti Productions, with writer/executive producer Christina M. Kim (“Blindspot,” “Lost”) and executive producers Martin Gero (“Blindspot,” “LA Complex”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”).
THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH
The bucolic tranquility of Greylock, New Hampshire is upended when a massive vein of coltan – an incredibly valuable mineral used in tech – is discovered under the town. State-backed mining company Lydon Industries swoops in with plans to extract the mineral …
plans that include wiping Greylock off the map. With her friends and family in danger of losing their homes, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper (Stella Baker) vows to stop Lydon’s bulldozers. It won’t be easy. Leading Lydon’s efforts is Sarah’s estranged brother, Danny Cooper (Luke Mitchell). After enduring a difficult childhood at the hands of his mother, former state senator Ellen Cooper (Megan Follows), Danny is eager to exact his revenge on a community he feels abandoned him.
Sarah enlists her friends – fellow teacher Corinne Dearborn (Hope Lauren), police officer Amy “AJ” Johnson (Nia Holloway), and diner manager Grover Simms (Ian Duff) – in the fight against Danny, but there seems to be no way to stop the town’s impending demise … Until Sarah proposes an oddly intriguing solution: Greylock could declare independence. Citing various historical maps, she explains that the land on which Greylock sits was never properly claimed by the United States. If Sarah and her friends can convince the town to vote for independence, Greylock would gain international sovereignty and could protect its land for good.
With the help of a group of supporters that includes three of her teenage students – LA transplant Maya Jimenez (Izabella Alvarez), introspective outsider Tyler Easterbrook (Forrest Goodluck), and preppy “popular girl” Bella Whitmore (Landry Bender) – Sarah and her friends win the vote. And after a federal judge agrees that Greylock isn’t – and never was – part of the United States, the town becomes a new nation. Now, Sarah and her allies must confront an even more daunting task: building a country from scratch. Executive Produced by Jeffrey Paul King (“Elementary”), Marc Webb (“Why Women Kill), Mark Martin (“Rendition”), Jeff Grosvenor and Leo Pearlman, THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH is a production of CBS Television Studios in association with Fulwell 73 and Black Lamb.
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
Having spent last season trying to track down the Loom of Fate in order to bring back their slain comrades, the Legends must now save history from a foe like none they’ve encountered in the past or future. Co-captains of the time-ship Waverider Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) have dealt with monsters, time anomalies, and most recently, villains from Hell, but this season they will face something even more challenging and bizarre … space aliens! After one of their own is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal.
It will take more than the combined powers of a dark magician, John Constantine (Matt Ryan); a semi-reformed arsonist, Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell); historian who transforms into steel, Nate Heywood (Nick Zano); and a brother-sister wind-totem-wielding duo, Zara Tarazi (Tala Ashe) and Behrad Tarazi (Shayan Sobhian) to save the world for a sixth time.
They must recruit a new Legend, a woman who was abducted by aliens when she was a child and supposedly imbued with powers that will help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy… Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”), Grainne Godfree (“The Flash”), Keto Shimizu (“Arrow”), James Eagan (“Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Hellcats”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”).
Season four of DYNASTY will bring even more romance, intrigue and riches to the Carrington clan. Between strangers showing up with new secrets and the family settling old scores, everything in this world is about to get turned on its head. But it’s still a world of privilege and excess as Blake (Grant Show) and Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) take their empires to new heights. On Dynasty there are always galas to throw, relationships to destroy, and backs to be stabbed … literally, in some cases.
Also starring Daniella Alonso, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Rafael de la Fuente, Elaine Hendrix, Maddison Brown, Sam Underwood, Michael Michele and Adam Huber. DYNASTY is from CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Reims (“Jane The Virgin”), Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”), Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”), Chris Fife (“Revenge”) and Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original “Dynasty”).
IN THE DARK
Currently, on season two of IN THE DARK, Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) is a messy twenty-something who struggles on a daily basis to balance her hook ups, her hangovers, and her drug front. She’s also blind. Murphy lives with her best friend, Jess (Brooke Markham), and along with their anal-retentive boss (and sometimes friend), Felix (Morgan Krantz), they run Guiding Hope, a school for guide dogs. But when the trio’s actions land them deep in the world of Chicago’s underground heroin trade, they are forced to use the school as a stash house for drug kingpin Nia Bailey (guest star Nicki Micheaux). Meanwhile, Murphy’s relationship with Max (Casey Deidrick) is tested as every decision she makes directly impacts his fate. Now with Dean (Rich Sommer) back on the force and trying to make things right with Nia, Murphy has to contend with facing her best friend’s murderer, while keeping it a secret from his daughter, Chloe (guest star Calle Walton).
With Darnell’s (Keston John) discovery about Jules’s death, he does his best to walk the line between his loyalties, old and new. And when Guiding Hope’s increase in revenue piques the interest of IRS Agent, Josh (Theodore Bhat), his personal predicament pushes him into a questionable friendship with Murphy. In the third season of IN THE DARK, our characters will continue to find themselves in uncharted waters. Because every time Murphy and crew think they’re free of the Chicago crime world, they find there are certain scandals they simply can’t escape. IN THE DARK is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films, with executive producers Corinne Kingsbury, Ben Stiller (“Escape at Dannemora”), Jackie Cohn, Nicholas Weinstock, Brian Dannelly and Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”).
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
In season three, still reeling from the events of last year, the Roswell aliens and their allies are drawn back together through a threat from a familiar stranger and a murder that has not yet happened. From near and from far, amidst breakups, reunions, scientific advancements and the impending death of someone they hold dear, our heroes must grapple with two central questions: Who enters our lives and defines who we are?
And what power do we really have over our own futures?
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Dean, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Michael Trevino, Trevor St. John and Amber Midthunder. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is from Amblin Entertainment, My So-Called Company and Bender Brown Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”), Christopher Hollier (“Once Upon A Time”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”) and Kevin Kelly Brown (“Roswell”).
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work as Supergirl, keeping National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats.
She’s joined in this pursuit of justice by her sister, Alex, her mentor, Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her friends Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl!
Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”), Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”) and Rob Wright (“Charmed,” “Lethal Weapon”).