Everything we know about The CW 2019-2020 season … so far

HI GUYS! It’s Upfronts week and I AM A LITTLE STRESSED OUT. Cancelations, renewals, series orders, THERE IS JUST A WHOLE LOT GOING ON RIGHT NOW. I CAN’T STOP YELLING.

This post is an attempt to organize what we know about what The CW has in store for the fall season: all the new shows, all the renewed shows and, R.I.P. — all the canceled shows.

Send hugs.

Schedule

MONDAY

7 p.m. All American
8 p.m. Black Lightning

TUESDAY

7 p.m. The Flash
8 p.m. Arrow

WEDNESDAY

7 p.m. Riverdale
8 p.m. NANCY DREW

THURSDAY

7 p.m. Supernatural
8 p.m. Legacies

FRIDAY

7 p.m. Charmed
8 p.m. Dynasty

SUNDAY

7 p.m. BATWOMAN
8 p.m. Supergirl

New Shows

Nancy Drew — “Pilot” — Image Number: NCD101d_0213r.jpg — Pictured: Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew — Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Nancy Drew

Description from The CW:

Follows 18-year-old Nancy Drew in the summer after her high school graduation. She thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

Cast: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Scott Wolf, Alvina August
Writer(s): Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
Producer(s): Lis Rowinski, Melinda Hsu Taylor
Director: Larry Teng

T’s Take:

This is very Riverdale, but without the sexy edge. It looks like it could be fun, but it might want to try to steam it up if it’s going to keep the Riverdale audience.

Batwoman — “Pilot” — Image Number: BWN101f_0095.jpg — Pictured: Ruby Rose as Kate Kane — Photo: Elizabeth Morris/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Batwoman

Description from The CW:

Follows Kate Kane, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter who soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Cast: Ruby Rose, Camrus Johnson, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, Rachel Skarsten
Writer(s): Caroline Dries
Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns
Director: Marcos Siega

T’s Take:

Superhero stuff is not my jam, but even I have to admit Ruby Rose is a badass here. I think this might make a lot of the Gotham fans happy.

Midseason

Katy Keene — Image Number: KK_KeyArt_1.jpg — Pictured: Lucy Hale as Katy Keene — Photo: JSquared Photography/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Katy Keene

Description from The CW:

A “Riverdale” spinoff, “Katy Keene” follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.

Cast: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount
Writer(s): Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Michael Grassi
Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater

T’s Take:

Who even knows from this 30-second clip. Who can say?

Cancellations

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Jane the Virgin
  • iZombie

Renewals

  • The 100
  • All American
  • Arrow (eighth and final season)
  • Black Lightning
  • Burden of Truth
  • Charmed
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Dynasty
  • The Flash
  • In the Dark
  • Legacies
  • The Outpost
  • Riverdale
  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Supergirl
  • Supernatural (15th and final season)

See Also: ABC; CBS; Fox; NBC

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2 thoughts on “Everything we know about The CW 2019-2020 season … so far

  1. Question – I don’t pretend to know much about the CW aside from Riverdale is bonkers and I love it. But I have really enjoyed the new take on Charmed…is CW moving it from Sunday to Friday as bad or a sign for the show as the other networks moving things to Friday?

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    1. No — The CW is strange, they virtually never cancel shows. And in fact, they renewed their entire roster of shows that they hadn’t already announced were ending before this season.
      As for Fridays, this will be “Dynasty’s” third season on Friday nights, and it isn’t a ratings powerhouse. The CW allowed “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” to run all four planned seasons (on Friday) despite it being the lowest-rated show on television. And I think in the age of DVRs, the curse of Friday nights is not as much a thing. CBS has great success with its Friday night shows, and both ABC and NBC have started moving shows onto Fridays. I mean, it’s not the BEST night of the week for TV, obviously, but it’s not the death knell it used to be, either.
      “Charmed” did change showrunners for next year, but again, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. They certainly aren’t putting it on Friday because they are going to cancel it after 10 episodes or whatever.

      -T

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