Just when will fan favorite shows like Arrow and The Flash return to the CW? The network is one of the first to announce official start dates for all its fall shows, which it renewed earlier this year. Eight shows received early renewals, although only seven of them have been given definite start dates for October, 2015.
The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will finally air on the same day, which is important considering The Originals is a spin-off of the former. Both will return for their seventh and third seasons, respectively, on October 8, 2015.
The CW has announced that that is the week for six of its fall shows to return. The Flash is the first to hit TV screens on Tuesday, October 6. iZombie is also getting a fall slot this year, after a successful mid-season debut when shorter season The 100 came to an end in March. It will follow the superhero show, both getting their second seasons.
Arrow will kick off Wednesday nights from October 7 with its fourth season, followed by Supernatural‘s 11th season premiere an hour later. Reign, which aired on Thursdays for the last two seasons, has been moved to Fridays, and its third season will debut on the CW network on October 9, according to the Den of Geek.
There is one of the seven fall shows confirmed missing from the list. Jane the Virgin is getting a later start to the others, with its second season airing on Mondays from October 19. Flickering Myth also states that new comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s premiere will hit TV screens that day.
The eighth of last year’s fall shows is The 100. While it has been given a renewal, there is no confirmation date of when it will start. Many wonder whether it will appear during the mid-season breaks for the main shows, or whether it will appear around March, getting a summer release instead.
There are now questions over when the CW will air Legends of Tomorrow. As it is another shorter series, it is expected either during the mid-season break or as a summer show. With Phil Klemmer now at the helm of the new series, it is moving forward and definitely expected to air before the 2015/2016 season comes to an end.
It is clear that comic books are working well for the CW, and it is no surprise that it is sticking with those new shows. Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are the two longest-running shows, and remain popular with their fan followings, but there are questions about the futures for both as the comic book shows take off.
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