Fall TV 2016: When Will The CW Shows Come Back?

Fall TV 2016 officially started this week. The likes of The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy are all back. But what about The CW shows? They were nowhere to be seen on the list of fall TV shows returning this week, according to the Inquisitr. Here’s a look at when they will return.

The Flash and Arrow

First up will be The Flash and Arrow, two of the most popular programs on The CW. Both of these shows will be the first to appear on the network.

The Flash will air on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c. Arrow will follow it on Wednesday, October 5 at the same time. Neither program has changed nights or positioning, which suggests great things for the two shows.

They will both be followed by two new shows that The CW has picked up. The new programs are No Tomorrow and Frequency, and there are high hopes for both of them.

Supergirl, Supernatural, and Legends of Tomorrow

The week after will air the premieres of most of the other The CW shows. Supergirl kicks off the week on Monday, October 10 at 8/7c. The CW decided to stick to its original slot on CBS, even though it does mean a change for its programming.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, October 13 at 8/7c, meaning that there will be a superhero program to watch Monday to Thursday every week during the fall TV 2016 schedule.

Supernatural starts back this same week too, but with a change of nights. It gets a Thursday night slot starting on October 13. The time slot hasn’t changed with the Supernatural Season 12 premiere at 9/8c, straight after Legends of Tomorrow.

Jane the Virgin, The Vampire Diaries, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The rest of the CW shows come back a week later. Jane the Virgin sticks to its Monday night slot at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central with the premiere airing on October 17.

Friday nights will get a slight change. October 21 starts with The Vampire Diaries Season 8 premiere, which will be the last premiere for the show. The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is confirmed as the last and will only have 16 episodes.

In the 9/8c slot Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs. This will be a strange transition since it will go from a supernatural program to a comedy. The CW usually reserves its comedy programs for a Monday night. Those who stream or watch on playback won’t feel it as much as those who watch live, but maybe this is a sign that The CW knows how its fans watch the fall TV programs.

The Originals, iZombie, and More

TV Guide reminds fans that The Originals and others have been moved to the midseason lineup. There are mixed opinions over why this has happened. While The CW has said that it wants to strengthen the midseason lineup with the shows, there are possibilities that The CW is getting ready to cancel the programs.

The Inquisitr previously reported that The Originals Season 4 would only get 13 episodes compared to the usual 22 episodes per season. This could be one of the signs that it is going to be axed completely next year.

The 100 and iZombie were both originally midseason programs, and both moved to the fall TV scheduling for their second seasons. The 100 Season 3 was moved back to the midseason slot, which is where it will remain for Season 4. iZombie Season 3 will be moved to the midseason slot.

Reign is the only other show that usually gets a fall slot, but the show will not get that this year. The fall 2016 schedule is full, and there are rumors that Reign Season 4 won’t air until May 2017!

Will your favorite CW shows come back for the fall TV 2016 schedule? Take a look above and get the dates in your diaries. It won’t be long now.

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