The CW has revealed the fall premiere dates for when its Arrowverse slate of DC Comics superhero TV shows will return to the network.
The Flash will kick things off on Tuesday, October 9 with its Season 5 premiere at 8 pm, followed by Season 2 of Black Lightning at 9 pm. Supergirl will follow the next week on Sunday, October 14 at 8 pm, with Arrow the next day on Monday, October 15 at 8 pm. Finally, DC's Legends of Tomorrow will return on Monday, October 22 at 9 pm.
The network announced changes to its fall schedule in May, with the biggest shakeups moving Supergirl to Sunday nights, and Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow occupying Monday nights.
The CW’s reclaiming of Sunday nights — it ceded the block in 2009 to local affiliates — gives the network two additional hours of programming a week, allowing for a little more flexibility. A reluctance to run more than four superhero shows at a time had led Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow to share a Monday time slot in the second half of this season, to the displeasure of viewers.
Of course, the announcement also includes the debut dates for the reboot of Charmed, along with the returns of Riverdale, Supernatural, and the final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Below is the complete Fall 2018 lineup for The CW, including premiere dates and times:
TUESDAY, OCT. 98 pm The Flash9 pm Black Lightning
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 108 pm Riverdale (season premiere)9 pm ALL AMERICAN (series premiere)
THURSDAY, OCT. 118 pm Supernatural (season premiere)9 pm ALL AMERICAN (premiere encore)
FRIDAY, OCT. 128 pm Dynasty (season premiere)9 pm Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (final season premiere)
SUNDAY, OCT. 148 pm Supergirl (season premiere)9 pm CHARMED (series premiere)
MONDAY, OCT. 158 pm Arrow (season premiere)
THURSDAY, OCT. 188 pm Supernatural (new episode)9 pm CHARMED (premiere encore)
MONDAY, OCT. 228 pm Arrow (new episode)9 pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (season premiere)
THURSDAY, OCT. 258 pm Supernatural (new episode)9 pm LEGACIES (series premiere)