The CW Announces 2016 Fall Premiere Dates For Full Comic Book Show LineUp, And Other Series
Many other networks have already released their 2016 fall and winter lineups, but it’s better late than never for The CW. This is the one that so many fans have been waiting for, as it will bring back huge shows such as Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, while also delivering day upon day of comic book shows each week. Now, it’s time to learn the premiere dates of The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and the newly acquired Supergirl.
NBC and FOX have both already announced their fall TV plan, so it’s not like The CW is the last network to do so. A lot of fans couldn’t wait for this one as they knew it would bring about four nights a week where comic book shows filled the airwaves.
As reported by TV Line, this does not yet include the winter midseason shows that will return at a later date. Those shows include iZombie, The 100, Reign, and The Originals. Joining those midseason shows will be the debut of Riverdale, which tells the live-action story of Archie Andrews and his other comic book friends.The early slate of TV shows includes some big-time hits for The CW, and it’s all set to get underway on Oct. 4. The addition of Supergirl means that fans will have comic book TV shows on four of the five main nights each week. That includes Superman, who will debut on the former CBS show in the first two episodes of this season.
Here is the full fall 2016 lineup as released by The CW with a couple iHeartRadio music specials taking place in that first week of October.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
- 8 p.m. – The Flash
- 9 p.m. – No Tomorrow
- 8 p.m. – Arrow
- 9 p.m. – Frequency
Thursday, Oct. 6
- 8 p.m. – iHeartRadio Music Festival — Night 1
Friday, Oct. 7
- 8 p.m. – iHeartRadio Music Festival — Night 2
Monday, Oct. 10
- 8 p.m. – Supergirl
- 9 p.m. – No Tomorrow (encore presentation)
- 8 p.m. – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- 9 p.m. – Supernatural
Monday, Oct. 17
- 9 p.m. – Jane the Virgin
Friday, Oct. 21
- 8 p.m. – The Vampire Diaries
- 9 p.m. – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Finishing out each week will be a strong combination of The Vampire Diaries and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which should easily gain viewership on Friday nights. No Tomorrow and Frequency are the only two brand new shows on the fall lineup.For those that are excited about all the comic book TV shows, don’t forget that a mega-crossover event has already been confirmed for all four series. Sometime in December, viewers will see Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have a crossover story that will likely lead into the midseason break.
Some fans may not be thrilled that they have to wait even longer for shows like The 100 and Reign to return, but there will be plenty to entertain them until the winter. The CW has stacked their lineup and made sure that each day of the week is as strong as another. Seeing a rise in ratings for the comic book TV series is something that really pushed them to bring in Supergirl.
The CW is a network that has really made its own identity in the past few years, and they’ve done it in a big way. Shows like Supernatural and iZombie (which is also based off a DC comic book series) have cult followings, while the comic book lineup just keeps getting better and better. Arrow is a giant in its own right, but has since had The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and now Supergirl added to it. Believe it or not, The CW is making its climb up the network ladder and should not be ignored when its 2016 fall season premieres.
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