The CW community introduced it’s new 2021-2022 schedule at the moment, and because of an growth into Saturday nights is extra packed than ever earlier than. That mentioned, the brand new schedule does include its fair proportion of shake-ups, because the community continues to mess around with the staggered schedule trigger by their determination to begin the big majority of their dramas beginning January, 2021 because of the COVID shutdown.
“This year, as we begin to return to more normalized production schedules, The CW is firing on all cylinders,” mentioned Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The CW Network by way of a launch supplied to Decider. “The CW dares to defy by expanding our primetime schedule to include Saturday night and becoming a full 14 hour, seven-day-a-week broadcast network for the first time in its history, offering more original series on both our linear and digital platforms, providing more opportunities for our advertisers and affiliates.”
First, the excellent news. As beforehand introduced, The CW renewed practically its total lineup of collection for 2021-2022. That contains Walker (Season 2); All American (Season 4); Batwoman (Season 3); Charmed (Season 4); DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7); Dynasty (Season 5); The Flash (Season 8); In the Dark (Season 4); Legacies (Season 4); Nancy Drew (Season 3); Riverdale (Season 6); and Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4). The community additionally just lately renewed Kung Fu and Superman & Lois for Season 2, and DC’s Stargirl for Season 3, previous to Season 2 even airing for the latter.
Joining these returning collection are new pickups: the All American spinoff All American: Homecoming, which is ready at an HBCU; Naomi, a DC superhero collection headed by Ava DuVernay; a reboot of The 4400 titled 4400 from Riverdale author Ariana Jackson; and the extremely anticipated adult reboot of Legends of the Hidden Temple.
Now, the combined to dangerous information. Powerpuff, the a lot mentioned grownup Powerpuff Girls reboot is being redeveloped with the identical inventive crew and forged, and can now at present be on the schedule. Similarly, Tom Swift, a Nancy Drew spinoff, isn’t but confirmed. And the community has handed on Black Lightning spinoff Painkiller, and Our Ladies of Brooklyn, a drama about millennial nuns. The latter two might be shopped round by their studios, however won’t air on The CW.
Jumping into the schedule correct, there’s loads of information that may perk followers’ ears up. Sunday nights are actually sport nights, with Legends of the Hidden Temple and a brand new, U.S. model of Killer Camp. All American, now successful, sticks to Mondays in Season 4, and is joined by the premiere of 4400.
Tuesdays are their very own story, although, with The Flash taking its conventional 8/7c slot, with Riverdale shifting to 9/8c after it, as an alternative of the Wednesdays at 8/7c slot it has aired in for the earlier 5 seasons. That’s not all: each The Flash and Riverdale will kick off their new seasons this Fall as five-episode occasions, earlier than persevering with at some later level to complete off their eighth and sixth seasons, respectively.
Wednesdays are additionally shaking up as The CW’s new superhero night time, with Legends of Tomorrow anchoring the 8/7c slot, adopted by Batwoman, leaping from Sundays to Wednesdays for Season 3.
Thursdays are regular with new hit Walker returning for Season 2, adopted by Legacies’ fourth season. And Friday brings a shock of its personal, with Nancy Drew vacating its Wednesday slot to maneuver to Fridays at 9/8c. Saturdays, in the meantime, are the brand new Fridays, with a mixture of unscripted exhibits Whose Line Is It Anyway? and World’s Funniest Animals.
The extra dramas from The CW, together with All American: Homecoming, Naomi, Charmed, DC’s Stargirl, Dynasty, In the Dark, Kung Fu, Roswell, New Mexico and Superman & Lois will all return midseason in 2022.
The community additionally notes that, protecting with the precedent set over the previous few seasons, each episode of 4400, All American: Homecoming, Bawtoman, DC’s Stargirl, Kung Fu, Naomi, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois, Walker, Killer Camp, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and World’s Funniest Animals might be out there to stream the subsequent day free on each CWTV.com and The CW app.
With that in thoughts, right here’s the complete Fall schedule, with precise premiere dates to be introduced afterward.
The CW’s 2021 Fall Primetime Schedule
8/7c – Legends of the Hidden Temple (New Series)
9/8c – Killer Camp (New U.S. Edition)
8/7c – All American
9/8c – 4400 (New Series)
8/7c – The Flash
9/8c – Riverdale (New Night)
8/7c – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (New Night)
9/8c – Batwoman (New Night)
8/7c – Walker
9/8c – Legacies
8/7c – Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9/8c – Nancy Drew (New Night)
8/7c – Whose Line Is It Anyway? (New Night)
8:30/7:30c – Whose Line Is It Anyway? (New Night)
9/8c – World’s Funniest Animals (New Night)
9:30/8:30c – World’s Funniest Animals (New Night)
The CW additionally shared a promo of the upcoming season (which you’ll be able to watch above), and a few graphics, first look footage and synopses for his or her new collection (which you’ll be able to try under):
From Oscar® nominee/Emmy® winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship (“Arrow”), and starring Kaci Walfall (“Army Wives,” “Power,” “The Lion King” on Broadway) within the title function, the DC drama NAOMI follows the journey of a cool, assured, comedian guide–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden future. When a supernatural occasion shakes her small hometown of Port Oswego, Naomi units out to uncover its origins, with slightly assist from her fiercely loyal finest pal Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones, “Kevin Can Wait”). She additionally has the assist of her adoptive, doting mother and father, veteran navy officer Greg (Barry Watson, “7th Heaven,” “The Loudest Voice”) and linguist Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar, “The Fix”). After an encounter with Zumbado (Cranston Johnson, “Filthy Rich”), the mysterious proprietor of a used automobile lot, leaves her shaken, Naomi turns to tattoo store proprietor Dee (Alexander Wraith, “Orange Is the New Black”), who turns into her reluctant mentor. While unraveling the thriller of herself, Naomi additionally navigates her highschool friendships with each navy children and native townies, together with ex-boyfriend and highschool jock Nathan (Daniel Puig, “The System”); Annabelle’s longtime, loyal boyfriend Jacob (Aidan Gemme, “Deliver Us From Evil”); proud “townie” Anthony (Will Meyers, “Bad Education”); and fellow comedian guide fanatic Lourdes (newcomer Camila Moreno). As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in quest of solutions, what she discovers will problem all the pieces we consider about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC, NAOMI is written and government produced by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and government produced by Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks. Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park,” “Queen Sugar”) directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. The collection is from ARRAY Filmworks in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television.
From the chief producers of ALL AMERICAN, ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is a younger grownup sports activities drama set in opposition to the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) expertise at Bringston University, the place Black excellence is a lifestyle. The collection follows Simone (Geffri Maya, “All American”), a younger tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills who’s making an attempt to battle her means again to nice after a while away from the court docket, and Damon (Peyton Alex Smith, “Legacies”), an elite baseball participant from Chicago who’s carrying the load of the world on his shoulders. After Simone’s aunt Amara Patterson (Kelly Jenrette, “Manhunt”), a journalism instructor and activist, exposes a scandal that threatens to derail the varsity’s beloved baseball program, new coach Marcus Turner (Cory Hardrict, “The Outpost”) is set to carry a championship again to Bringston the trustworthy means — with Damon’s assist. Damon will alter to his new regular with fellow baseball participant and childhood pal JR (Sylvester Powell, “Five Points”) by his facet. Meanwhile, as Simone struggles to search out her footing, she is going to get slightly steering from Thea (Camille Hyde, “Katy Keene”), the super-competitive queen bee of the Bringston tennis crew, and Keisha (Netta Walker, “Come as You Are”), the varsity’s unofficial mayor, who will assist Simone discover ways to reside her finest life. As they take care of the excessive stakes of faculty sports activities, Simone and Damon will even navigate the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early maturity at a prestigious HBCU. ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is written and government produced by Nkechi Okoro Carroll, and government produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and Robbie Rogers. Michael Schultz (“All American,” “Black Lightning”) directed the pilot episode. The collection is from Berlanti Productions in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television.
The new U.S. model of KILLER CAMP will return to “Camp Pleasant” as a mixture of 13 unfortunate American and British campers navigate by way of new lethal twists and surprises whereas competing to reveal the “killer” amongst them for a share of the $50,000 money prize. Each night time, one in every of them might be viciously dispatched by camp handyman Bruce, who’s again with counselor Bobby (comic Bobby Mair), and an entire host of surprises and hilariously elaborate new murders. Executive produced by Karen Smith and Steph Harris with Ben Wilson as Showrunner, KILLER CAMP is produced by Tuesday’s Child Television and distributed by Keshet International.
This supersized, grownup model of LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE is taken out of the studio right into a “jungle” and scaled up with more durable challenges and far greater prizes on the road. It preserves the unique Nickelodeon collection’ favourite components together with: “Olmec” (the enormous speaking Mayan head), the“Moat Crossings,” “The Steps of Knowledge,” the “Temple Run,” and naturally, the enduring crew names: “Purple Parrots,” “Blue Barracudas,” “Orange Iguanas,” “Red Jaguars,” “Silver Snakes” and “Green Monkeys.” Every episode is a hero’s journey by way of a mysterious jungle. Five groups start the journey, however just one is “strong enough and smart enough” to enter the ominous Olmec’s Temple, keep away from the “dreaded” Temple Guards, retrieve a misplaced treasure, and return it to its rightful proprietor. Based on the unique sport present created by David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone and Stephen R. Brown, LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE is produced by Stone & Company Entertainment and Nickelodeon. The collection is government produced by Scott A. Stone and Marcus Fox (“Paradise Run”).
Over the final century not less than, 4 thousand 4 hundred individuals who had been missed, undervalued, or in any other case marginalized vanished and not using a hint off the face of the planet. Last night time, inexplicably, they had been all returned right away to Detroit, MI, having not aged a day and with no reminiscence of what occurred to them. As the federal government races to grasp the phenomenon, analyze the potential risk, and include the story, an empathetic social employee (Joseph David-Jones, “Arrow”) and hardened neighborhood corrections officer (Ireon Roach, “Candyman”) are among the many civil servants known as upon to take care of the uncanny refugees. The new companions conflict in ideology and method, however step by step discover they’ve extra in frequent than they thought as they grow to be aware of these below their care, together with: a lawyer and resilient younger mom from the early aughts (Brittany Adebumola, “Grand Army”), whose sudden reunion along with her estranged husband (Cory Jeacoma, “Jersey Boys”) and instantly teenaged daughter is instantly rocky; a WWI Army surgeon recent from the Harlem Renaissance (TL Thompson, Broadway’s “Straight White Men”); an influential hidden determine from the Mississippi civil rights motion (Jaye Ladymore, “Empire”); a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable televangelist household in Nineties Chicago (Derrick A. King, “Call Your Mother”); a seemingly shallow however misunderstood D-list actuality TV star (newcomer Khailah Johnson) from Miami, circa 2015; and two wildly totally different unaccompanied teenagers, a vibrant lady (newcomer Autumn Best) whose bell bottoms give away her Nineteen Seventies upbringing, and an introspective, prescient boy (Amarr Wooten, “Liv and Maddie”) whose origin stays a thriller. These unwilling time vacationers, collectively the 4400, should grapple with their not possible new actuality, the truth that they’ve been returned with a couple of…upgrades, and the rising chance that they had been introduced again now for a cause they’re solely starting to grasp. Based on the unique TV collection created by Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria, 4400 is from CBS Studios and is government produced by Ariana Jackson, who wrote the pilot, Sunil Nayar, and Anna Fricke and Laura Terry of Pursued By a Bear.