Shortly after NBC announced their own official fall premiere dates earlier today, the fine folks over at The CW have decided to follow their lead and let us know when we can look forward to seeing our favorite shows back once again.
Today, the network officially confirmed the launch dates of a number of different shows across the board, whether you are talking about Arrow season 8 (the final season), Legacies season 2, or new series like Batwoman.
As we’ve noted with some other CarterMatt articles in the past, all the times listed are Eastern. Be sure to adjust accordingly depending on where you are, and we’ll have more updates along the way. Remember, these dates are subject to change — this is just the network projecting out some of what’s coming a good three and a half months in advance.
Sunday, October 6
8:00 – Batwoman (series premiere)
9:00 – Supergirl
It’s a little bit surprising that The CW would choose to lead off their fall season with a brand-new series, but clearly this is them thinking that the presence of Ruby Rose and the popularity of this character will turn the show into an instant hit.
Monday, October 7
8:00 – All American
Strangely, there is no programming airing alongside the football drama for the first couple of weeks.
Tuesday, October 8
8:00 – The Flash
You can ultimately say the same thing here that we did for Monday…
Wednesday, October 9
8:00 – Riverdale
9:00 – Nancy Drew (new series)
Thursday, October 10
8:00 – Supernatural
9:00 – Legacies
Last year, The CW made you wait a while in order to see Legacies season 2 on the air — luckily, they’re not doing that this time around.
Friday, October 11
8:00 – Charmed
9:00 – Dynasty
Tuesday, October 15
9:00 – Arrow
Monday, October 21
9:00 – Black Lightning
It’s not entirely clear why The CW is choosing to wait as long as they are to bring you more Black Lightning, especially since we certainly think that there would’ve been some more enthusiasm about having more of it sooner. The only real explanation we can offer is that the network may be using its October 14 window in order to give you a repeat of a new show like Nancy Drew, as a means to better ensure that it gets off the ground a little bit.
There’s a lot of stuff being left for midseason still at the network, with Legends of Tomorrow being the most notable example. You will also see more of Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark, and The 100 in the near year. The CW didn’t actually cancel a single thing on their schedule from this past season — Jane the Virgin, iZombie, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are all ending, but they had an awareness of it ahead of time.
Want to check out the full NBC fall schedule?
Then be sure to head over to the link here right now! Meanwhile, let us know in the comments what you think about this schedule overall. (Photo: The CW.)