The CW announced its fall lineup in New York, expanding its programming schedule to six-nights per week. The biggest change for comic book fans is the announcement that Supergirl would be moving to Sunday nights.
According to the press release:
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).
So how long do we have to wait for the next season of our favorite shows? According to The CW, the fall schedule kicks off in October, with the exact dates announced later.
Supergirl getting moved for a third time seems a bit odd, as it and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have been bumped around the schedule each season. Perhaps trying to claim the Sunday through Wednesday block, The CW is nailing down a comic book schedule for fans.
The biggest drawback I see in the Sunday change is NFL football. If Thursday nights killed shows, then Sunday night is going to be worse.