Arrow and Supernatural set to end
Excluding retiring series (Jane The Virgin, iZombie, etc.), The CW once again renewed everything on its schedule from this season as ratings aren’t really a factor when determining the fate of CW programs. Three years ago in fact, CW did renew everything on the schedule.
For next season, even a little-watched reboot of Dynasty was picked up.
Why? Credit (or blame) Netflix as more viewers discover these shows through the popular streaming service. But beginning this fall, all three of The CW’s new series won’t be on Netflix at all as the network has decided to shop the streaming rights to other services in the open market, getting more value from those rights. Veteran CW shows on Netflix are not affected by the move.
But linear remain just as important to The CW as streaming does, whether if it is through Netflix or The CW App. In addition to three new fall series, The CW is moving their affiliation in Chicago from Fox-owned WPWR to Weigel-owned WCIU beginning September 1 and rebranded as “CW26”. WPWR was a CW outlet for three years, inheriting the affiliation from WGN-TV.
Onto the schedule: there are numerous schedule changes on CW’s schedule this fall.Let’s start with Sunday, where veteran Supergirl is paired with the new Batwoman for an all-female superhero night.
All American moves from Wednesdays to the lead-off position on Monday, followed by the third season of superhero drama Black Lightning. Tuesdays have both The Flash and Arrow paired back-to-back with the latter ending its run after next season.
Wednesdays have Riverdale followed by a new drama Nancy Drew, an update of the classic teen-sleuth mystery novels (ABC aired a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mysteries show from 1977-79.)
Thursdays remain unchanged, though Supernatural is finally ending after fifteen years.
Charmed moves from Sundays to Fridays and is paired with Dynasty.
Being held for midseason is Katy Keene, which is a spin-off of Riverdale; In The Dark; Rosewell, New Mexico; and The 100, and of course, filler series such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?
For more details on The CW’s fall schedule, click here: