Every night of The CW is going to have a different lineup this fall.
But the biggest mystery about The CW’s new schedule: Where will the network put its CBS transplant Supergirl?
Turns out, The CW made the most conservative choice possible: Exactly where CBS had been airing the series. Supergirl is staying put at Mondays at 8 p.m., so fans won’t have to change their viewing schedule just because the show has switched networks. Supergirl will lead into the third season of acclaimed-yet-ratings-challenged dramedy Jane the Virgin. “We are beyond thrilled to have Supergirl and Melissa Benoist to join our roster of DC heroes,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “Just imagine what our superhero crossover episode is going to look like come December.”
The other notable decision is that The CW is moving Supernatural — again! The 12th season of the fan-favorite drama (and handy time slot utility player) is shifting back to Thursdays at 9 p.m., where it will get a lead-in from D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow. The last time Supernatural was on Thursdays was back in season 5.
The CW’s new fall shows are pre-apocalypse bucket list romantic comedy No Tomorrow (Tuesdays at 9), and time-travel mystery thriller Frequency (Wednesdays at 9).
The CW is also breaking up The Vampire Diaries and spin-off The Originals. TVD is going to be staying on Friday nights, where it shifted earlier this season, while The Originals has been pushed to midseason. (As a result of Supergirl sticking to its Monday night timeslot, cult favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will now be paired with The Vampire Diaries on Fridays.)
Other midseason entries for The CW alongside The Originals will include its Archie Comics reimagining Riverdale, plus returning series iZombie and The 100.
Here’s the full schedule:
THE CW’s 2016-17 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL(New Network)
9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM NO TOMORROW (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM ARROW
9:00-10:00 PM FREQUENCY(New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL(New Night)
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Night)