Welcome back to a proper Upfronts season, the moment when network TV reveals all their secret plans for the fall television season (such as it is anymore). In the wake of a destructive pandemic and in the face of the inevitable takeover of streaming, networks are playing it safer and safer: canceling fewer shows, ordering fewer comedies, and greenlighting familiar titles.
Our final entry is The CW, which, thanks to an unprecedented purge of shows, is introducing the largest slate of new programs: 5 new fall series, and 2 midseason shows. Of those 5 fall series, two are spinoffs of popular CW series, one is a ridiculous reality series, and two are Canadian series they’ve imported. It’s a weird mix, but what else would you expect from The CW?