The CW is getting ready for a huge summer! The home of Arrow and many more has announced its lineup for the warm months, and it is explosive! There will not be just one or two new shows, but six new series launching this summer.
Bulletproof, Pandora, The Big Stage, Hypnotize Me, Mysteries Decoded, and Red Pull Peaking will join a slate of returning series. Here is what you need to know.
Bulletproof. A crime procedural set in London’s East End, Bulletproof follows undercover cops Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters) as they pursue hardcore criminals. The duo’s relationship is always at the fore.
Along with Nick Love, the series is co-created by stars Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters. Clarke and Walters also executive produce the show alongside Britannia’s Allan Niblo, Endeavour’s Michele Buck, No Man’s Land’s Judy Counihan, and The Sweeney’s Nick Love.
Pandora. Okay, sci-fi fans, The CW will have you covered in the summer. Set in the year 2199, Pandora will follow a resourceful young woman, whose identity is a mystery she must investigate. It could mean her being the savior or destruction of humanity.
At Earth’s Space Training Academy, she and her friends have learned to defend the galaxy against humans and aliens. Could that fold into her identity at some point? Stay tuned. Castle’s Mark A. Altman, NCIS’ Steve Kriozere, Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, and Chris Phillip executive produce.
The Big Stage. Big Time Rush's James Maslow and Elizabeth Stanton will host the new talent show. There are no competitive elements at play on The Big Stage. Instead, it is a chance for mega-talents to take the stage and show off their skills. It is executive produced by David McKenzie and David Martin.
Hypnotize Me. Taye Diggs hosts this comedy game show, which is based on the U.K. show You’re Back In The Room. As part of the game, contestants will be hypnotized and then tasked with doing ordinary things. Their state of mind is compromised by the hypnosis, which leads to a set of hurdles they must overcome. Lego Masters’ Karen Smith and Dancing with the Stars’ Joe Sungkur executive produce.
Mysteries Decoded. Prepare to take a deeper dive into some of America’s most well-known unsolved mysteries. Mysteries Decoded will open cases spanning Area 51 to the Salem Witch Trials, to shed new light and offer closure on history’s most confounding mysteries. It is led by U.S. Navy veteran turned private investigato, Jennifer Marshall. The series will be executive produced by Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat.
Red Bull Peaking. This docu-series offers viewers an “unfiltered” look at the perspective of select athletes. Red Bull Peaking follows athletes for three days, chronicling the events prior to, during, and after a “landmark event in their career.” Extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart, and Jenny Rissveds will be among those featured. Scott Bradfield, Charlie Rosene, and Gus Roxburgh will executive produce.
Some shows will return with new seasons as well. This summer will see the second season of Smallville star Kristin Kreuk’s legal drama Burden of Truth, premiering Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The second season of the fantasy series The Outpost will bow on Thursday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.
Masters of Illusion will return on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose Line Is It Anyway? will return with new episodes on Monday, June 17. The evening will kick off with Penn & Teller: Fool Us starting at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Midseason series Jane the Virgin, In the Dark, The 100, and iZombie will continue airing into the summer. So, those shows will offer another familiar slate of programming to enjoy as the summer takes you away from your fall favorites. All told, there will be no shortage of new entertainment coming your way on The CW.
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