The CW Network has revealed premiere dates for its new season primetime schedule beginning in January 2021, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network.
The CW’s new season kicks off right after the New Year as new episodes of fun, funny family favorites WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (8:00-8:30pm and 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT) and PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) move to Friday nights starting January 8, 2021. The CW’s new season opening weekend continues on Sunday, January 10, 2021 with the debut of the inaugural CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS (8:00pm-10pm ET/PT) celebrating excellence in Superhero/Comic Book/Video Game, Science Fiction-Fantasy, Horror, Action and Animation genres of Film and Television/Streaming.
Tuesday, January 12 sees the return of fan favorite horror anthology series TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES to The CW for its second season with back to back original episodes (8:00-8:30pm and 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the U.S. premiere of the acclaimed Canadian supernatural drama TRICKSTER (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Based on the best-selling novel “Son of a Trickster” by Eden Robinson and created by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer (“RISE,” “Nuuca”) and Tony Elliott (“Orphan Black”), TRICKSTER stars newcomer Joel Oulette as Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water, but when he starts seeing strange things — talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters — his already chaotic life is turned upside down. Additional cast includes Crystle Lightning (“Outlander”), Kalani Queypo (“Jamestown”), Anna Lambe (“The Grizzlies”), Joel Thomas Hynes (“Little Dog”), Craig Lauzon (“Royal Canadian Air Farce”), Gail Maurice (“Cardinal”) and Georgina Lightning (“Blackstone”). Executive produced by Streel Films’ Michelle Latimer, Tony Elliott, and Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, TRICKSTER is a CBC original series, produced by Sienna Films (“Cardinal”). Latimer also directed all six episodes. Sienna Films is a Sphere Media company. Abacus Media Rights handles international sales.
Javicia Leslie (“God Friended Me”) is ready to don the cowl as Ryan Wilder and become Gotham’s new defender in BATWOMAN which returns Sunday, January 17 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). A brand new season of CHARMED will begin Sunday, January 24 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
Critically acclaimed ALL AMERICAN returns for its third season Monday, January 18 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Starting February 8, Mondays power up with BLACK LIGHTNING (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) following an original episode of ALL AMERICAN.
Wednesdays are red hot this January with the return of RIVERDALE for its fifth season starting on January 20 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the sophomore season of NANCY DREW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
Jared Padalecki is back on The CW’s Thursday nights with the series debut of WALKER on January 21 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by an all new season inside the halls of the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted in the premiere of LEGACIES (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The CW sets up a super Tuesday in 2021 as the world’s first superhero and the world’s most intrepid reporter balance saving the world and raising their family in The CW’s all-new series SUPERMAN & LOIS, premiering Tuesday, February 23 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), paired with the return of the Scarlet Speedster in the network’s most watched series THE FLASH (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
The following are the premiere dates for The CW’s new season starting in January 2021. All times ET/PT:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
08:00-08:30PM – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Cycle 9 Premiere)
08:30-09:00PM – WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore Episode)
09:00-10:00PM – PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Season Premiere)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
08:00-10:00PM – CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS (Two-Hour Special Event)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
08:00-08:30PM – TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (Season Premiere)
08:30-09:00PM – TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (Original Episode)
09:00-10:00PM – TRICKSTER (U.S. Series Premiere)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
08:00-09:00PM – BATWOMAN (Season Premiere)
09:00-10:00PM – TBD
MONDAY, JANUARY 18
08:00-09:00PM – ALL AMERICAN (Season Premiere)
09:00-10:00PM – TBD
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20
08:00-09:00PM – RIVERDALE (Season Premiere)
09:00-10:00PM – NANCY DREW (Season Premiere)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
08:00-09:00PM – WALKER (Series Premiere)
09:00-10:00PM – LEGACIES (Season Premiere)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
08:00-09:00PM – BATWOMAN (Original Episode)
09:00-10:00PM – CHARMED (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
08:00-09:00PM – ALL AMERICAN (Original Episode)
09:00-10:00PM – BLACK LIGHTNING (Season Premiere)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
08:00-09:00PM – THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
09:00-10:00PM – SUPERMAN & LOIS (Series Premiere)