2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: The CW

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the final one announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW.

The CW is coming off its most successful year in almost a decade thanks to break out hit “The Flash,” critically well-regarded new entries “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie,” and their continuing successful slate of genre fare including “Arrow,” “Supernatural,” “The 100” and so forth.

Three new shows are being greenlit – a comedy to serve as a companion to “Jane the Virgin,” another DC series, and a medical containment thriller. Two of them will b held to mid-season, along with the third season of “The 100”.


(Medical Thriller, TBD)
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan, who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD. But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana, and his best friend and fellow officer Jake, are trapped within the cordoned area.

Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 17 year-old Teresa, who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank, an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts, the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus.

On the outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers is leading the government efforts to contain the outbreak, and has asked for Lex’s help in enforcing the cordon – which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates. And the public has reason to be wary, as journalist Leo begins unraveling a conspiracy, finding that something doesn’t add up in the official story being told.

Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise.

“Containment” stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar”); Christina Moses (“Starship: Apocalypse,” “Starship: Rising”); Chris Wood (“The Vampire Diaries”); Kristen Gutoskie (“Beaver Falls”); Claudia Black (“The Originals,” “Farscape”); George Young (“Casualty”); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”); and Trevor St. John (“One Life to Live”).


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
(Comedy, Mondays 8pm)
Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif.

From CBS Television Studios, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”); and Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films).


DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
(Superhero Drama, TBD)
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

DC’S Legends Of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).

The nightly The CW schedule will be as follows:

8pm: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
9pm: “Jane the Virgin”

8pm: “The Flash”
9pm: “iZombie”

8pm: “Arrow”
9pm: “Supernatural”

8pm: “The Vampire Diaries”
9pm: “The Originals”

8pm: “Reign”
9pm: “America’s Next Top Model”

TBD 2015
“The 100,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Containment,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,”

“Hart of Dixie,” “The Messengers”