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.
After operating on a five nights of original programming a week schedule, The CW expands to six next season and so many of their shows scored renewals. To fit the night, the schedule has been shuffled around a bit with the five DC Comics-inspired shows now kicking off the week from Sundays-Tuesdays with the new “Charmed” reboot also tucked in there.
Five new series have been ordered, two of which are being held to mid-season, but interestingly all are dramas. In fact, the network seems to be decidedly moving out of the comedy arena with the confirmation this morning that upcoming seasons of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie” will all be their last.
Of the five new shows two are originals, one is a spin-off and two are reboots. Here’s what’s in store:
(Football Drama, 9pm Wednesdays)
When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. The story is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. Greg Berlanti, April Blair and Rob Hardy executive produce the series which stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur and Cody Christian.
(Supernatural Drama, 9pm Sundays)
A reboot of the classic 1990s show. Set in the fictional college town of Hilltowne, the story follows the lives of three sisters – Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie Vera (Sarah Jeffery) – who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are three of the most powerful witches of all time. Together they possess the “Power of Three”, which they use to vanquish supernatural demons and tear “down the patriarchy.” Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki co-star in the series from many of the executive producers on “Jane The Virgin”.
(Supernatural Drama, 9pm Thurssdays)
The story of the next generation of supernatural beings from “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” this one being set at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. These young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves… will these witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be – or the villains they were born to be? Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shaghasemi, and Matt Davis star in the series which retains many of the producers from “The Vampire Diaries”.
In the Dark
A hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected and blind twentysomething whose life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk, stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of a sweet teenage friend of hers in the alley outside her apartment. But when the police arrive, including a charming detective, there is no body to be found. Devastated, she is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk. Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Kathleen York, Derek Webster and Morgan Krantz star while Corinne Kingsbury, Jon Collie, Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock and Michael Showalter executive produce.
Roswell, New Mexico
(Sci-Fi Drama, Mid-Season)
Roswell native Liz Ortecho reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with her ailing father. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans, her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer and soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael. Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John and Karan Oberoi star.
The nightly The CW schedule will be as follows:
8pm: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
8pm: “The Flash”
9pm: “Black Lightning”
9pm: “All American”
9pm: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
“The 100,” “Black Lightning,” “iZombie,” “In the Dark,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Roswell, New Mexico”
“Life Sentence,” “The Originals,” “Valor”