The CW makes major changes for its fall 2017 schedule


The CW has unveiled its schedule for the 2017-2018 TV season, featuring an unfamiliar line-up. But don’t worry: they still love superheroes and soaps.

Once a year, the broadcast TV networks gather to sell their wares to advertisers at the so-called “upfronts”. In addition to presenting footage from their new shows and answering questions from the media, they reveal their schedules for the upcoming season. ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS went through the process earlier this week. Today was all about The CW.

So, when will your favorite shows return? Check out The CW’s fall 2017 schedule below:


8 p.m.: Supergirl
9 p.m.: Valor


8 p.m.: The Flash
9 p.m.: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow


8 p.m.: Riverdale
9 p.m.: Dynasty 


8 p.m.: Supernatural
9 p.m.: Arrow


8 p.m.: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9 p.m.: Jane the Virgin

As you can see, it looks pretty different from their spring schedule. First of all, there are a couple new titles.

Dynasty is a remake of the 1980s soap opera about a wealthy Denver family. Like the original, it kicks off with the unexpected engagement between the family patriarch, Blake Carrington (Grant Show), and his secretary, this time a Hispanic woman named Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Judging by the trailer, there will be no shortage of melodramatic intrigue. It and Riverdale should make a fine pairing.

Meanwhile, Valor continues the growing trend of military thrillers. It follows the exploits of two Army helicopter pilots, Nora (Christina Ochoa) and Gallo (Matt Barr), who cover up a botched mission. Of course, since this is The CW, they’re sleeping together. At least it looks entertaining, unlike NBC’s bombastic The Brave and CBS’s self-important Seal Team.

The CW also presented trailers for Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s superhero drama Black Lightning and Bill Lawrence’s dramedy Life Sentence. Both will premiere next spring.

Several of the network’s returning series will air at new times. Riverdale moves from Thursday to Wednesday, taking the place of Arrow, which moves after Supernatural and opposite NBC’s hit This Is Us. This will be Arrow’s first stab at the 9 p.m. slot. Lastly, Jane the Virgin shifts from Monday to Friday, reuniting with the critically acclaimed yet chronically low-rated Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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The Originals, The 100, and iZombie are scheduled for midseason debuts.