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The CW 2016/2017 Schedule / TRAILERS & THOUGHTS

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No Tomorrow -- "Pilot" -- Image Number: NOT101c_0139.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Joshua Sasse as Xavier and Tori Anderson as Evie -- Photo: Eddy Chen/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

MONDAYS

8- SUPERGIRL

9- JANE THE VIRGIN

TUESDAYS

8- THE FLASH

9- NO TOMORROW

WEDNESDAYS

8- ARROW

9- FREQUENCY

THURSDAYS

8- LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

9- SUPERNATURAL

FRIDAYS

8- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

9- CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

MIDSEASON

REIGN

THE ORIGINALS

THE 100

RIVERDALE

iZOMBIE

THOUGHTS

What’s good:

  • Keeping tentpoles The Flash & Arrow in the same timeslots. But the contrary was highly unlikely anyway. And adding Supergirl to the mix on mondays, paired with Jane The Virgin for a “girl night”.
  • Arrow & Frequency put together makes sense in term of viewership. They’re both more adult than other shows.
  • The 100 & iZombie are good midseason options.

What’s bad:

  • Keeping Riverdale in the bench for a midseason launch is both a shocker and a weird decision. This show will be noisy… The only acceptable explanation would be if they don’t want to do 22-episode season. Then they would premiere it in the spring, possibly in Legends of Tomorrow timeslot.
  • The Vampire Diaries + Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pair means only one thing: The CW doesn’t believe the Rachel Bloom show will be a success one day but wants it on the fall schedule because of possible nominations and Emmy wins…
  • No Tomorrow paired with The Flash. I’m not totally sold on the idea. But it shows the network is very high on the series. Good to know.

The CW’s Fall Schedule revealed / Trailers

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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND – MONDAY – 8pm

JANE THE VIRGIN – MONDAY – 9pm

THE FLASH – TUESDAY – 8pm

iZOMBIE – TUESDAY – 9pm

 

ARROW – WEDNESDAY – 8pm

SUPERNATURAL – WEDNESDAY – 9pm

 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – THURSDAY – 8pm

THE ORIGINALS – THURSDAY – 9pm

 

REIGN – FRIDAY – 8pm

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – FRIDAY – 9pm

 

MID-SEASON

THE 100

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

CONTAINMENT


The CW | 2015/2016 – Fantasy Schedule

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 Those are predictions based on feelings and NBC final schedule may end up very differently! It will be announced on Thursday. Stay tuned and until then, enjoy the read!

Dramas renewed: SUPERNATURAL / THE VAMPIRE DIARIES / ARROW / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / THE ORIGINALS / THE 100 / REIGN / THE FLASH / JANE THE VIRIGN / iZOMBIE

Dramas ordered: LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND / CORDON

MONDAYS

8pm- JANE THE VIRGIN

9pm- iZOMBIE

The CW can’t wait to launch iZombie‘s second second after a good and very stable run since midseason on Tuesday after The Flash. Light fare Jane The Virgin should move at 8 and iZombie return at 9. It makes a great feminine pair. Cheerleader Death Squad would have been great there but hey… wasn’t ordered, weirdly and sadly.

TUESDAYS

8pm- THE FLASH

9pm- CORDON

The CW didn’t order a lot of new shows and Cordon seems the only one that can be ready for fall. They should put it behind their highest show, The Flash, for 13-15 weeks, and then give it to spin-off DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

WESNESDAYS

8pm- ARROW

9pm- THE 100

I wouldn’t change anything on Wesnesday. Arrow has lost steam and The 100 is a safe player. Supernatural can go back there at midseason, possibly ending in summer.

THURSDAYS

8pm- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

9pm- THE ORIGINALS

It’s about time to broadcasting those two together. Hopefully, it will give them a little more strenghth.

FRIDAYS

8pm- AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

9pm- REIGN

Reign wasn’t totally worth its renewal. It makes sense to give it a run on Friday (where Hart of Dixie didn’t do that bad).

MIDSEASON

SUPERNATURAL / LEGENDS OF TOMORROW / CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

About Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a run behind Whose line is it anyway? at midseason on friday is a possibilty. A duet with Jane The Virgin is also an option but moving iZombie again would be a mistake.

What do YOU think?

CW’s 5 most exciting projects for 2015/2016 pilot season

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The following article is based on descriptions mixed wih talents attached ONLY. None of the scripts have been read at this point. 

What are The CW’s needs for next season:

– A Supernatural spin-off, to be able someday to let the original show die, finally… Another planted spin-off is in the works after the first one didn”t make it last year.

– News shows which aren’t adapted from DC Comics, to diversify its offer.

Drama Scripts ordered: around 20

Drama pilots ordered last year: 6

5-6 Drama Pilots should be ordered this year

Observation: It’s hard to tell if The CW had a strong year so far, since two new shows out of four have yet to premiere (iZombie, which got a chance to shine, and The Messengers, which is sent to a Friday certain death). But with The Flash, the network found a great hit, an even bigger one than its spin-off Arrow, which is rare and quite surprising to say the least. Jane The Virgin is not a ratings success but it’s the first CW show which won a Golden Globe (for best comedy)! But at the same time, The Vampire Diaries is fading, The Originals is already a disappointment, The 100 doesn’t get the ratings it deserves and Reign is just so-so. Plus, Hart Of Dixie isn’t dead yet.

For next year, The CW needed another DC Comics show in my opinion. Just one. But as it turns out, The Atom one won’t be ready on time, Teen Titans landed on TNT and Supergirl went to big sister network CBS for very mysterious reasons (I still think it could join CW’s schedule in the end, despite what Nina Tassler said). Here are some of the projects that could be ordered to pilot, but know the CW probably has scripts we never heard of…

CHEERLEADERS DEATH SQUAD (CBS Television Studios)

What?  a disgraced CIA agent-turned-teacher at an elite Washington D.C. prep school  trains a select few students to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency

Why? FOX will have its Scream Queens when The CW could have its Cheerleaders. It’s hard to take this pitch seriously, just imagining how those boys and girls will look like when doing espionnage things: models chasing, the hair in the wind, trying to look clever at the same time… But it is produced by Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids creator Marc Cherry. That could only mean one thing: there will be a lot of humor, writers won’t take themselves too seriously so it could be a lot of fun! And also very repetitive. It might be a cool companion for female-oriented Jane The Virgin.

FIRST LADY (Warner Bros. Television)

What? one woman’s rags-to-riches journey from illegal immigrant to the White House, where she battles injustice and her own sordid past which has come back to haunt her

Why? This one too could be a companion for Jane The Virgin, and it’s adapted from the Chilean series Primera Dama. It’s ridiculous, especially if the heroine really becomes the first lady of The United States, but you never know… It is produced by Jennifer Garner, a woman of taste. Maybe she saw a potential where no one else could…

THE MAGELLAN (Warner Bros. Television)

What?  revolves around what happens when a mysterious global cataclysm strands a group of students, teachers and crew on a Semester at Sea sailboat; With the entire planet seemingly covered in water, they begin to wonder if they are the only survivors left. As they explore their strange — yet strangely beautiful — new world, this group of strangers must join forces to survive, all while facing the equally daunting challenges of friendship, family and even love.

Why? I have no idea how the Spanish series El Barco is doing over there, but The Magellan is the american adaptation of this apocalyptic drama and it sounds exciting, the way The 100 sounded like when the project was first announced. It will probably require quite a big budget but Warner Bros. proved many times they can do it well (unlike ABC Studios and its atrocious green screens). Jennifer Johnston from The Following is writing.

THE PHOENIX PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television)

What?  three friends who, in an attempt to combat apathy, take an anarchistic, dangerous and morally questionable approach to save society from itself

Why? the creator of this show, Martin Gero, already got a pilot order for one of the three projects he developed this year –Blindspot at NBC- so it could prove complicated to do both. This one sounds original, and more personal, but it’s hard to tell where it’s headed. But it is billed as a “vigilante drama”, so these guys will pretend to be superheroes. And the CW doesn’t really need new ones, especially when they don’t come from prolific DC Comics universe…

UNTITLED ANDREW HINDERAKER PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television)

What?  a peek behind the curtain of Hollywood’s hip-hop dance scene, centering on a top-flight back-up dancer who dreams of becoming a choreographer

Why? Musical shows are still very much trendy but dance oriented ones are nowhere to be found. Maybe it’s time to give it a chance (just forget the horrible Hellcats), especially since it’s produced by John Wells. We can expect something smart and interesting from him. Plus, it’s adapted from real choreographer Kenny Wormald’s life. Could feel real.

Note: The CW still have a Misfits remake in the works but I think we all agree they’d better not touch it. It’s way too crude and crazy for them.

The CW working on a DC Comics “Atom” TV Show

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While renewing most of its shows, The CW revealed at TCA they were in very early stages of developing a possible “The Atom” TV series from DC Comics, after fellows “Arrow” and “The Flash” became huge hits for the channel.

Producer Greg Berlanti said he was not allowed to talk about it, but still he did. After introducing the character of Ray Palmer aka “The Atom” in Arrow‘s season 3, he announced a spin-off about this particular character played by Brandon Routh was in the works at The CW. The superhero is known for his ability to shrink and expand himself, and other objects, to advantage. Since Berlanti insisted on the fact it was still in very early stages, it probably means they won’t order any pilot for it during the traditionnal pilot season which just started. Meaning: it won’t happen sometime soon. Maybe because they know they have to leave room on their fall schedule for… CBS’s Supergirl! Another “Ringer situation” seems very likely…

Other news: CW’s chief Marc Pedowitz told reporters at TCA another Supernatural spin-off was in development after their first try last year which ultimately didn’t go to series; and 5 to 6 pilots will be ordered in the next few weeks, with probably two of them appearing in next fall’s schedule.