CW fall schedule: 'Arrow' spinoff held for midseason
The CW has released its fall schedule, and the biggest news is what’s not there: The eagerly anticipated Arrow/The Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow won’t be unveiled until 2016, and neither will the network’s new outbreak drama Containment.
In fact, only one new show will debut on the network this fall: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which stars Rachel Bloom as an “unhappy lawyer who quits her job and moves across the country in search of love, with her inner monologue providing irreverent musical interludes.” Ex-GF (yes, we’re already abbreviating it, and we’re confident it will stick) will be paired with Jane the Virgin on Monday nights.
Other moves include:
— Reign going to Fridays for its third season.
— The Originals shifting to Thursdays, where it will be paired with its flagship, The Vampire Diaries—creating a one hour Julie Plec block. (The CW’s answer to Shonda Rhimes, perhaps?)
— This year’s midseason debut iZombie will return in the fall, but one of this season’s fall shows—The 100—won’t return until midseason.
“This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience,” said CW’s president Mark Pedowitz. “We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW’s most watched series ever with The Flash, and with The Flash and Jane the Virgin, we received more critical acclaim than ever before.”
8-9 P.M. — CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
9-10 P.M. — Jane the Virgin
8-8 P.M. — The Flash
9-10. PM. — iZombie
8-9 P.M. — Arrow
9-10 P.M. — Supernatural
8-9 P.M. — The Vampire Diaries
9-10 P.M. — The Originals
8-9 P.M. — Reign
9-10 P.M. — America’s Next Top Model