The CW Network has announced its 2018-19 primetime schedule, expanding to a six-night, Sunday-Friday schedule with 12 hours of original scripted series across the week in primetime this fall!
“It is such an exciting time at The CW. We are thriving, innovating, and now we’re expanding, adding Sunday nights to our primetime lineup this fall. Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule – more than any other broadcast network besides CBS,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“And we have five bold, brash new shows for 2018-19: in the fall, a new version of the beloved fan favorite series CHARMED; the inspiring drama ALL AMERICAN; and LEGACIES, set in the world of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’; and for midseason, the unique new drama IN THE DARK; and the epic romance ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. The CW is bigger, and better than ever before, with more quality content and more ways for advertisers to connect with our valuable young audience, on every platform.”
The CW’s new Sunday night kicks off the week with a one-two punch of empowered and powerful women, with Supergirl soaring over to a new night (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the magical all new Charmed (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), with new faces as the Charmed Ones, but the same heart and humor as the beloved original.
Mondays are action-packed, as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by Arrow shooting over to a new night (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The CW’s highest-rated night remains the same next season, with The Flash back on Tuesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the electrifying new hit Black Lightning (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
Pop culture phenomenon Riverdale is back Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT. And at 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT, new series All American, based on the real life of NFL star Spencer Paysinger, tells the story of a high school football star from South Los Angeles, who is thrown into a new world of challenges and opportunities when he’s recruited by a coach (Taye Diggs) to play in Beverly Hills.
The Winchester boys are back for their 14th season of Supernatural Thursday 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT, followed by the new series Legacies (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Set in the world of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, it’s the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
Friday nights Alexis (Nicollette Sheridan) is back to stir up more trouble for the Carrington and Colby clans in Dynasty (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the final season of the award-winning musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The CW will launch its 2018-19 season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later. The season will once again kick off with the exclusive two-night telecast of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL; air dates will be announced at a later date.
THE CW’s 2018-19 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM CHARMED (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
9:00-10:00 PM ARROW (New Night)
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM BLACK LIGHTNING
8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE
9:00-10:00 PM ALL AMERICAN (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
9:00-10:00 PM LEGACIES (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY
9:00-10:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
NEW FALL SERIES
Stronger together. Thats what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie Mel Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the womens studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mels amused dismay) and going on again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mothers death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesnt know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist whos been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel cant handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But dont worry, theres a perfectly reasonable explanation or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the womens studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal theyre actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And hes not really a professor, hes their Whitelighter, a witchs advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mothers death was no accident she was murdered by unknown dark forces. Its a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together even if they have no idea what theyre really up against. Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, SerDarius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki . Based on the original series, CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica OToole (Jane The Virgin), Amy Rardin (Jane The Virgin), Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane The Virgin), Ben Silverman (The Office), Brad Silberling (Jane The Virgin) and Carter Covington (Faking It).
Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High Schools football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencers mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer its an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billys son, Jordan (the teams starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his fathers attention or the team spotlight with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordans sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. ALL AMERICAN stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair (Reign), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Riverdale), Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Riverdale) and Rob Hardy (Power).
For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Its here that Klaus Mikaelsons daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzmans twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies. LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars) and Gina Girolamo (The Originals).
NEW MIDSEASON SERIES
IN THE DARK
Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twentysomething with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. Shes also blind. Murphy lives with her understanding roommate, Jess, and more reluctantly also lives with her guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her parents, Hank and Joy, own a guide dog school, a venture they opened hoping it would give Murphy a job with some purpose, but so far its just another place where she sleeps off her hangovers, much to the particular chagrin of Joy and Felix, the school administrator tasked with attempting to keep the unprofitable school going. Murphys closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson. Tyson and Murphy became friends after he saved her from a violent mugging, and his kindness and intelligence are currently going to waste as he deals drugs on the street for his older cousin, Darnell. Then Murphys life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk with Pretzel, she stumbles upon what shes sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment. But when the police arrive, including a charming detective named Dean, there is no body to be found and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police arent especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is devastated, and is only held back from spiraling downward even further by her resolve to learn what happened to Tyson. With the help of Jess and Pretzel Murphy is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk even if it means she has to sober up a little. IN THE DARK stars Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Kathleen York, Derek Webster and Morgan Krantz. IN THE DARK is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films, with executive producers Corinne Kingsbury, Jon Collier (Bones), Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock and Michael Showalter (The Big Sick).
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans, her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael. As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca, and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti. Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah, and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, a long-standing government conspiracy spearheaded by Master Sgt. Jesse Manes, along with the politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell, threatens to expose Max and his family, and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz as well as their lives. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John and Karan Oberoi. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals), Chris Hollier (Once Upon A Time), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (The Americans), Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction) and Kevin Kelly Brown (Roswell).