The fifth place network has released its schedule prior to its Upfront presentation to the sponsors today, and it has a heavy dose of superheroes. Supergirl, which has flown over from CBS, will now lead off Mondays for The CW and could help revitalize what has been a disastrous night for the network the last few years. The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow will all remain in their current 8 PM EST timeslots on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday respectively. New series Frequency (based on the movie of the same name) will get the post-Arrow hour, and Supernatural will move to Thursdays after LoT. Vampire Diaries will remain the lead on Friday nights with non-genre entries taking up the remaining timeslots. Held off until mid-season are The 100, The Originals, iZombie, and the Archie comics based Riverdale. There are not a lot of surprises with this schedule and the network is mixing its genre and non-genre entries pretty well while playing to its strengths to lead out each night. Supergirl could bring viewers back to Mondays for the net and provide a good lead-in to the critically-acclaimed but low-rated (non-genre entry) Jane the Virgin. While Supernatural fans will follow that show to any night and The Flash and Arrow will continue to provide a strong anchor on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can see The CW’s full schedule at this link.
I will be compiling the full preliminary Fall schedule for the broadcast networks later this week or early next, so be sure to keep an eye out for that and other breaking news that might come from the still ongoing Upfronts.