May 14, 2020 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network.
“This year, The CW has made the proactive strategic decision to launch its new season in January 2021, rolling out a line-up of our signature returning series which will be joined next year by our four new series, including the return of the DC’s most iconic superhero in SUPERMAN & LOIS, the return of the Texas Rangers in WALKER, the reimagined KUNG FU and the rebellious drama THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH. And by moving our new season to January, we are stocking our fall with a balance of original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming that fits The CW brand and provides fresh programming through the fourth quarter,” said Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The CW. “In 2021, The CW will have more original scripted programming throughout the year, week in and week out, than we have ever had, fueling our multiplatform ecosystem, which combines linear TV, our best in class AVOD services and unparalleled reach on social media. Additionally, next year, The CW will have full stacking rights to eight series to stream on our free, ad-supported digital platforms.”
“As we manage the current crisis, we’ve developed a methodical programming strategy for this year and well in to next that we believe works for The CW, our advertisers, affiliates and audience, while keeping the health and safety of our productions and creative partners front of mind,” Pedowitz added.
The acclaimed drama ALL AMERICAN tackles its third year, back on Mondays (8-9 PM), paired with a jolt of justice with the fourth season of BLACK LIGHTNING (9-10 PM).
THE FLASH races back for season seven on Tuesday (8-9 PM), followed by the brand new series starring Earth’s mightiest superhero and the Daily Planet’s most intrepid journalist in SUPERMAN & LOIS (9-10 PM).
One of TV’s most talked about series RIVERDALE returns for season five anchoring Wednesday (8-9 PM), followed by a second season of sleuthing from The CW’s iconic detective NANCY DREW (9-10 PM).
Jared Padalecki returns to The CW starring in the new series WALKER premiering Thursday (8-9 PM), followed by the return of the supernatural student body of The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted for the third season of LEGACIES (9-10 PM).
The magic is back with a new season of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on Fridays (8-9 PM) followed by the hit improv series WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (9-9:30 PM and 9:30-10 PM).
The CW returns to Gotham City for a second season of crime fighting as BATWOMAN premieres on Sundays (8-9 PM), followed by the power of season three as CHARMED (9-10 PM) returns to Sundays.
Additionally, The CW has seven original scripted series lined up for its 2021 midseason which includes two new series, KUNG FU and THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH, joining returning series DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, DYNASTY, IN THE DARK, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO and SUPERGIRL.
With The CW’s new season set for January 2021, The CW has crafted a line-up of fresh programming for the Fourth Quarter 2020, featuring a balanced mix of original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, including SWAMP THING, TELL ME A STORY, CORONER, DEAD PIXELS, PANDORA, THE OUTPOST, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS, MASTERS OF ILLUSION, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? and PENN & TELLER: FOOL US.
Following is The CW’s primetime schedule for its new season launching in January 2021 and accompanying details on all the programs as well as its Fourth Quarter 2020 primetime schedule.
THE CW’S NEW SEASON PRIMETIME SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2021:
8-9 PM- ALL AMERICAN
9-10 PM- BLACK LIGHTNING
8-9 PM- THE FLASH
9-10 PM- SUPERMAN & LOIS (New Series)
8-9 PM- RIVERDALE
9-10 PM- NANCY DREW
8-9 PM- WALKER (New Series)
9-10 PM- LEGACIES
8-9 PM- PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (New Night)
9-9:30 PM- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
9:30-10 PM- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Night)
8-9 PM- BATWOMAN
9-10 PM- CHARMED (New Night)
Following is The CW’s primetime line-up for Fourth Quarter 2020 and accompanying details on all the programs scheduled, which features a mix of original scripted and acquired programming, including the return of SUPERNATURAL for the conclusion of its final season.
THE CW’S FOURTH QUARTER 2020 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:
8-8:30 PM- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
8:30-9 PM- WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
9-10 PM- PENN & TELLER: FOOL US
8-9 PM- SWAMP THING
9-10 PM- TELL ME A STORY
8-8:30PM- TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES
8:30-9 PM- DEAD PIXELS
9-10 PM- CORONER
8-9 PM- SUPERNATURAL
9-10 PM- THE OUTPOST
8-8:30 PM- WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS
8:30-9 PM- WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS
9-10 PM- PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Encores)
8-8:30 PM- MASTERS OF ILLUSION
8:30-9 PM- MASTERS OF ILLUSION
9-10 PM- PANDORA