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The CW Reveals 2019-2020 Schedule: Batwoman to Anchor Sundays; Shuffles and Genre Pairings

The CW announced its schedule for the 2019-2020 season, one that’s expected to be a big one for the youngest TV network. WB relic holdover Supernatural is coming to an end after 15 years, and Arrow, which helped reinvent the network into the home for superhero dramas, will also wrap. Stability will be more important than ever, as will be successfully launching new series.

“The CW heads into next season riding a wave of creative momentum and expansion, with more original programming all year round, and a new Fall line-up boasting scripted series in every single time period across our six-night schedule.  We have 14 returning series for next year and adding to that three exciting new shows, including our newest superhero, the thrilling BATWOMAN, the mystery and suspense of NANCY DREW and the aspirational KATY KEENE, based on the Archie Comics characters,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.  “As the original multiplatform network, combining our linear broadcast and our best in class Ad-supported digital services with our ability to harness social like no one else, The CW’s distinct brand and programming strategy perfectly positions this network to grow and thrive in the current media landscape.”

The CW heads to Gotham City for the first time with Ruby Rose starring as BATWOMAN premiering on Sundays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by SUPERGIRL (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

Acclaimed drama ALL AMERICAN heads to a new night on Mondays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the tight-knit family of superheroes on BLACK LIGHTNING (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

The CW’s biggest multiplatform hit THE FLASH isback on Tuesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the final season of ARROW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) on a new night.

RIVERDALE returns for season four anchoring Wednesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by The CW’s suspenseful, supernatural take on the iconic detective NANCY DREW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

Sam and Dean Winchester bring their journey to a conclusion as SUPERNATURAL returns for its 15th and final season Thursday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the supernatural student body of The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted returning for the second season of LEGACIES (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

CHARMED (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) and its formidable “Power of Three” heads to a new night, followed by the return of the warring Carrington and Colby clans on DYNASTY (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

The CW has five original scripted series lined up for midseason including the aspirational new series KATY KEENE, based on characters from Archie Comics, along with returning series DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, IN THE DARK, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO and THE 100.

The CW will once again launch its 2019-20 season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later. The IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to kick off the new season with an exclusive two-night telecast.  Air dates will be announced at a later date.

Stay tuned for trailers and synopsis for the upcoming CW dramas.

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