The CW has set its midseason schedule (with premiere dates), which features moves for incumbents Supernatural and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and the addition of new Archie Comics drama Riverdale as well as returning series The 100, Reign, The Originals and iZombie.
Veteran utility player Supernatural had pretty much seen it all, airing on virtually every night (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) during its 12-season run so far. But there was one thing it hadn’t been asked to do until now: open a night at 8 PM. In a first, Supernatural will be the CW’s new Thursday 8 PM anchor, serving as a launch pad for Riverdale.
Supernatural, which is shifting from Thursday 9 PM, will replace in the hour Legends Of Tomorrow, which is being sent to the Tuesday 9 PM berth, replacing No Tomorrow behind The Flash. (No Tomorrow and Frequency both are not be getting back orders, ending their first seasons after 13 episodes.) Frequency will be replaced on Wednesdays by The 100. Meanwhile, since Legends Of Tomorrow‘s sophomore season also is not a full 22 episodes (it is 17 episodes after a 4-episode back order last week), it will share the post-Flash slot with iZombie, which will return in the spring.
The Vampire Diaries will be succeeded in the Friday 8 PM hour by its spinoff The Originals when the mothership series ends its abbreviated final season. On the night, the two TVD shows will be followed by Reign, which will air at 9 PM in midseason.
Here is the CW’s midseason schedule with premiere dates:
8-9 PM – SUPERGIRL
9-10 PM – JANE THE VIRGIN
(Beginning January 24)
8-9 PM – THE FLASH
9-10 PM – DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (New Time Period)
(Beginning February 1)
8-9 PM – ARROW
9-10 PM – THE 100 (Season Premiere)
(Beginning January 26)
8-9 PM – SUPERNATURAL (New Time Period)
9-10 PM – RIVERDALE (Series Premiere)
(Beginning February 10)
8-9 PM – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9-10 PM – REIGN (Season Premiere)
(Beginning March 17)
8-9 PM – THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM – REIGN
TUESDAY, APRIL 4
8-9 PM – IZOMBIE (Season Premiere)
9- 10 PM – IZOMBIE (New Episode)
(Beginning April 11)
8-9 PM – THE FLASH
9-10 PM – IZOMBIE (Regular Time Period)