The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fifth and final one announced today. Here’s a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW.
The little network that could has grown formidable thanks to its policy of rewarding loyalty and sticking with shows to give them a chance. As a result its line-up has been so strong that almost all of it was renewed for this year. In fact it’s such a stacked schedule now it means there’s five shows being held until mid-season (rather than the usual two or three) just to fit it all.
There’s three new additions, along with the inclusion of “Supergirl” which is transferring over from CBS and will likely mean more crossovers with the three other Berlanti-produced DC shows on the network. The schedule has also been juggled about so there’ll be a DC show every night at 8pm from Monday to Thursday.
(Time Travel-Mystery, 9pm Wednesdays)
Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always hated her father, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) who left her and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley) behind when he went on an undercover sting operation and got himself killed in 1996 when she was just eight years old. Twenty years on, a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades. Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him about his death. Armed with that knowledge, he survives but changes history with tragic consequences. Can the pair of them rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love? Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar, Daniel Bonjour and Lenny Jacobson also star while eremy Carver (“Supernatural”) and Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie”) executive produce.
(Romance Drama, 9pm Tuesdays)
Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor, appreciates order but this has stalled her life. Then she meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), and the attraction is immediate and electric. He encourages her to seize the day because he believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust and has a bucket list of things to do before that. With the help of her friends – Hank (Jonathan Langdon), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue), a droll nihilist – she must decide whether he is certifiable and whether that even matters. Corinne Brinkerhoff and Ben Silverman (“Jane The Virgin”) along with Maggie Friedman (“Witches of East End”) are executive producers.
(High School Dramedy, Mid-Season)
A subversive take on the “Archie” comics. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom – and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) has realised that he wants to pursue a career in music and not follow in his dad’s footsteps-despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). His friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is fractured, the girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush after being away all summer, and new student Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) arrives in town from New York and there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie. Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. Also onboard are Ashleigh Murray, Madchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, and Madelaine Petsch. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,”) and Greg Berlanti (“The Flash”) are executive producers.
The nightly The CW schedule will be as follows:
9pm: “Jane the Virgin”
8pm: “The Flash”
9pm: “No Tomorrow”
8pm: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
8pm: “The Vampire Diaries”
9pm: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
“The 100,” “iZombie,” “The Originals,” “Reign,” “Riverdale”
“America’s Next Top Model,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Containment”