The CW has revealed its fall 2021 programming slate, including unscripted series that will be airing on Saturday and Sunday nights following the network’s recent decision to expand its primetime slate (via The Hollywood Reporter). The lineup sees the new hit drama series Walker remaining on Thursday nights along with Legacies, while Batwoman will be moving to a new slot on Wednesday nights, paired up with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Riverdale is moving to Tuesdays, airing behind The Flash, and Nancy Drew will now air on Friday nights.
New scripted series like Ava DuVernay’s Naomi and the spinoff All American: Homecoming will debut in midseason 2022. The other series scheduled for midseason include Charmed, Dynasty, In the Dark, Kung Fu, Roswell, New Mexico, Stargirl, and Superman & Lois. Tom Swift, the Nancy Drew spinoff, as well as the live-action sequel series Powerpuff are still being considered for series orders.
You can check out The CW’s fall 2021 lineup below! Episodes for a majority of these series will be available to stream on The CW app and CWTV.com the day after airing.
8-9 p.m. — All American
8-9 p.m. — The Flash
8-9 p.m. — DC’S Legends of Tomorrow
8-9 p.m. — Walker
8-9 p.m. — Penn & Teller: Fool Us
8-8:30 PM — Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8-9 p.m. — Legends of the Hidden Temple (New)
Additionally, the network has announced three specials that have been ordered, including the original movie The Waltons’ Homecoming, The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special focusing on an animated spoof of TV cast reunions, and Beebo Saves Christmas, an animated show focused on the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow character.
The Waltons’ Homecoming will mark the 50th anniversary of 1971’s The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, which introduced the Walton family to television audiences. The movie’s success led to CBS ordering The Waltons to series, where it ran for nine seasons and spawned follow-up movies. The new movie will star Bellamy Young (Prodigal Son, Scandal) as matriarch Olivia Walton and Logan Shroyer (This Is Us) as the family’s oldest child, John Boy. It follows a similar story to the original: In 1933, the Walton family is concerned that patriarch John Sr. won’t make it home for Christmas. John writes that he will make it home after all, but when a storm threatens his arrival, Olivia sends John Boy to look for his dad — a journey that will change his life.
Richard Thomas, who played John Boy in the original series, will narrate the film. Magnolia Hill Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Sam Haskell, writer/co-executive producer Jim Strain, and director Lev L. Spiro are all collaborators of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings on Netflix.
The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special will bring the Mystery, Inc. gang to the Warner Bros. lot to reminisce about their favorite cases and how they were filmed. They soon discover, however, that the studio has its own monster problem. Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television produce in association with Warner Horizon and Abominable Pictures.
Beebo Saves Christmas will find the fuzzy toy-turned-furry god venturing to the North Pole in search of the true meaning of Christmas after an efficiency-minded elf decides the holiday would be better without Santa Claus. The voice cast includes Ben Diskin, Kimiko Glenn, Yvette Nicole Brown, Keith Ferguson, Chris Kattan, Ernie Hudson, and Victor Garber.
Matt Maala (Legends of Tomorrow) and Kevin Shinick (Disney XD’s Spider-Man) wrote Beebo Saves Christmas. Sam Register, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, Phil Klemmer, Grainne Godfree, Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu executive produce.