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Superhero TV doesn't get bigger or more explosive than The CW's Arrow-verse, which currently fills up just less than half of the network's entire fall premiere slate. Now that Supergirl has wrapped up its third season in some pretty surprising ways, The CW has released its detailed fall line-up, with premiere dates announced for The Flash, Arrow and the other Arrow-verse series, as well as longtime fave Supernatural, new series Legacies and all the rest. And you might just notice the network's new Sunday night entries as well.
Sunday, October 7
8 p.m. - iHeartRadio Music Festival Night One (Two-Hour Presentation)
Monday, October 8
8 p.m. - iHeartRadio Music Festival Night Two (Two-Hour Presentation)
Tuesday, October 9
8 p.m. - The Flash Season 5
9 p.m. - Black Lightning Season 2
Wednesday, October 10
8 p.m. - Riverdale Season 3
9 p.m. - All-American Series Premiere
Thursday, October 11
8 p.m. - Supernatural Season 14
Friday, October 12
8 p.m. - Dynasty Season 2
9 p.m. - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 4
Sunday, October 14
8 p.m. - Supergirl Season 4
9 p.m. - Charmed Series Premiere (Reboot)
Monday, October 15
8 p.m. - Arrow Season 7
Monday, October 22
9 p.m. - Legends of Tomorrow Season 4
Thursday, October 25
9 p.m. - Legacies Series Premiere
Let's start off by continuing our Arrow-verse talk. Nora West-Allen and The Flash Season 5 get to kick off The CW's entire fall lineup on October 9, which is a pretty special privilege. (I'm obviously not counting the iHeartMusic festival as normal scripted programming.) And with Black Lightning following it up, Tuesday nights are the only nights of comic book programming that The CW is keeping the same for the new fall season. Plus, those are the only two superhero show premieres for that week, which is fairly interesting.
Some days later, Supergirl's changed-up cast is making the move from Monday nights to Sunday nights with its October 14 debut for Season 3. Arrow is flipping from Thursday nights to Monday nights when October 15 rolls around for Season 7. And Legends of Tomorrow is sticking to Monday nights with Season 4, but is being pushed back an hour to air after Arrow. So now, the entire Arrow-verse is contained within the Sunday-Tuesday primetime hours.
Meanwhile, The CW will be premiering three new shows when the fall rolls around. Perhaps the most highly anticipated of the bunch is Legacies, the vampires and werewolves-filled spinoff of The Originals. Another will be the network's latest headline-making reboot, with its Charmed update introducing a new generation of viewers to this trio of familial witches. And then paired with Riverdale is another series about high school students and their parents, All American, which was inspired by the life story of former NFL football player Spencer Paysinger.
As for the network's mainstays: The CW is keeping its acclaimed and criminally under-watched Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Friday nights, with Dynasty around to keep it company, and Riverdale and Supernatural are sticking with their familiar time slots. That should keep both shows' wildly vocal fanbases content. This schedule clearly implies that other returning CW shows like The 100 and iZombie are being held until midseason scheduling starts up.