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CW Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for ‘The 100’, ‘iZombie’, ‘Life Sentence’, ‘The Originals’

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Good news, fans! The official countdown can begin for return of The CW’s midseason dramas including The 100, The Originals, iZombie, and the series premiere of Life Sentence. The network announced return dates during the CW’s Winter Television Critics Association presentation.

The new series Life Sentence, starring Lucy Hale, makes its debut Wednesday, March 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following an all new episode of Riverdale (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Dynasty will move to Friday nights, 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT, beginning March 9th.

TV’s favorite rom-com-zom-drama iZombie will return for its fourth season Monday, February 26 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) following DC’S Legends of Tomorrow (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

The Originals returns for its final bloody season Friday, April 20 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The season finale of Jane the Virgin is set for Friday, April 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

The gritty sci-fi drama The 100 is back for its fifth season Tuesday, April 24 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). This date and time will give The 100 a lead in from The Flash for a few weeks, the network’s highest rated show. The season finale of Black Lightning will air Tuesday, April 17 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

Though no trailer has dropped yet for The 100 and isn’t expected to until March (via CW network president Mark Pedowitz), series creator Jason Rothenberg took to twitter after the announcement to let fans know that it’s only a matter of time and season five episode director Antonio Negret agrees that it will be well worth the wait. While this extends the shows hiatus to a whopping eleven months to the day, fans are already prepping their countdowns. One down, 107 more to go.

Following is The CW’s complete midseason premiere schedule. All times ET/PT:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

8:00-9:00 PM             THE FLASH (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM           BLACK LIGHTNING (Series Premiere)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

8:00-9:00 PM             DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM           IZOMBIE (Season Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

8:00-9:00 PM             RIVERDALE (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM           LIFE SENTENCE (Series Premiere)

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

8:00-9:00 PM             DYNASTY
9:00-10:00 PM           THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

8:00-9:00 PM             THE FLASH (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM           THE 100 (Season Premiere)

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