THE CW NETWORK REVEALS ITS MIDSEASON 2022 SCHEDULE
“Dynasty” Returns for a New Season of High Drama with Back-to-Back Episodes on Monday, December 20, 2021
“Superman & Lois” Takes Flight for Season Two While a New Hero is Born on “Naomi” on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
“Two Sentence Horror Stories” Scares Up Its New Season on Sunday, January 16, 2022
The Highly Anticipated New Series “All American: Homecoming” Premieres Monday, February 21, 2022
The CW’s Hit Series “Kung Fu” Returns for Season Two on Wednesday, March 9, 2022
“Charmed” Sets Its Spellbinding Season Four Return on Friday, March 11, 2022
Following Their Fall Events, “The Flash” and “Riverdale” Return on New Nights in March
The CW Kicks Off 2022 and Award Season with “The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards” Live on January 9
The CW Network will begin rolling out its new midseason schedule with series debuts and season premieres throughout the winter and into the spring, including the new dramas NAOMI and ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING, and the return of The CW’s hit series SUPERMAN & LOIS and KUNG FU.
Midseason comes early with all of the devilishly delicious drama wrapped in a holiday bow as DYNASTY returns for its new season on Monday, December 20 with back-to-back original episodes (8:00-9:00pm and 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The CW will kick off the New Year in style by honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement at THE 27th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS airing LIVE on January 9, 2022 (7:00-10:00pm ET/PT – check local listings) from The Fairmont Hotel in Century City, Calif, and simulcast for the first time ever on TBS.
The Kent family returns for their second season on SUPERMAN & LOIS on Tuesdays starting January 11, 2022 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the premiere of The CW’s newest superhero series, NAOMI (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). From Oscar(R) nominee/Emmy(R) winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship (“Arrow”), and starring Kaci Walfall (“Army Wives,” “Power,” “The Lion King” on Broadway) in the title role, NAOMI follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book-loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. When a supernatural event shakes her small hometown of Port Oswego, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, with a little help from her fiercely loyal best friend Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones, “Kevin Can Wait”). She also has the support of her adoptive, doting parents, veteran military officer Greg (Barry Watson, “7th Heaven,” “The Loudest Voice”) and linguist Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar, “The Fix”). After an encounter with Zumbado (Cranston Johnson, “Filthy Rich”), the mysterious owner of a used car lot, leaves her shaken, Naomi turns to tattoo shop owner Dee (Alexander Wraith, “Orange Is the New Black”), who becomes her reluctant mentor. While unraveling the mystery of herself, Naomi also navigates her high school friendships with both military kids and local townies, including ex-boyfriend and high school jock Nathan (Daniel Puig, “The System”); Annabelle’s longtime, loyal boyfriend Jacob (Aidan Gemme, “Deliver Us From Evil”); proud “townie” Anthony (Will Meyers, “Bad Education”); and fellow comic book enthusiast Lourdes (newcomer Camila Moreno). As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC, NAOMI is written and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and executive produced by Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks. Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park,” “Queen Sugar”) directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. The series is from ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.
TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES debuts its season three with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, January 16 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT) following The CW’s reimagining of the beloved competition series LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
The hit series ALL AMERICAN returns with original episodes on Monday, February 21 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by series premiere of the next chapter in the “All American” saga, ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). From the executive producers of ALL AMERICAN, ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is a young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) experience at Bringston University, where Black excellence is a way of life. The series follows Simone (Geffri Maya, “All American”), a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills who is trying to fight her way back to great after some time away from the court, and Damon (Peyton Alex Smith, “Legacies”), an elite baseball player from Chicago who is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. After Simone’s aunt Amara Patterson (Kelly Jenrette, “Manhunt”), a journalism teacher and activist, exposes a scandal that threatens to derail the school’s beloved baseball program, new coach Marcus Turner (Cory Hardrict, “The Outpost”) is determined to bring a championship back to Bringston the honest way – with Damon’s help. Damon will adjust to his new normal with fellow baseball player and childhood friend JR (Sylvester Powell, “Five Points”) by his side. Meanwhile, as Simone struggles to find her footing, she will get a little guidance from Thea (Camille Hyde, “Katy Keene”), the super-competitive queen bee of the Bringston tennis team, and Keisha (Netta Walker, “Come as You Are”), the school’s unofficial mayor, who will help Simone learn how to live her best life. As they contend with the high stakes of college sports, Simone and Damon will also navigate the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious HBCU. ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is written and executive produced by Nkechi Okoro Carroll, and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and Robbie Rogers. Michael Schultz (“All American,” “Black Lightning”) directed the pilot episode. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Following their epic five-episode events this fall, both RIVERDALE and THE FLASH will return in March on brand new nights. RIVERDALE will make the move to Sundays, starting on March 6 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), while THE FLASH will race over to Wednesdays, returning on March 9 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the second season premiere of The CW’s action-packed hit series KUNG FU (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
On Friday, March 11, CHARMED (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) will continue to conjure up its beguiling magic with its season four debut followed by the return of original episodes of DYNASTY (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The following is The CW’s midseason schedule, including series debuts, season premieres, and midseason return dates:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021
8:00-9:00pm DYNASTY (Season 5 Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Original Episode)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022
8:00-9:00pm PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm NANCY DREW (Midseason Return)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022
8:00-8:30pm WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Original Episode)
8:30-9:00pm WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
9:00-9:30pm WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (Original Episode)
9:30-10:00pm WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022
7:00-10:00pm THE 27th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022
8:00-9:00pm SUPERMAN & LOIS (Season 2 Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm NAOMI (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022
8:00-9:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm BATWOMAN (Midseason Return)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
8:00-9:00pm LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE (Original Episode)
9:00-9:30pm TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (Season 3 Premiere)
9:30-10:00pm TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (Original Episode)
MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022
8:00-9:00pm NAOMI (Series Premiere Encore)
9:00-10:00pm 4400 (Midseason Return)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022
8:00-9:00pm WALKER (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm LEGACIES (Midseason Return)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022
8:00-9:00pm ALL AMERICAN (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (Series Premiere)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2022
8:00-9:00pm RIVERDALE (Midseason Return on Its New Night)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Midseason Return on Its New Night)
9:00-10:00pm KUNG FU (Season 2 Premiere)
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022
8:00-9:00pm CHARMED (Season 4 Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Return with Original Episodes)
What shows are ALREADY cancelled this season? Check the official cancelled shows 2021/2022 list.
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THE CW NETWORK GIVES EARLY RENEWALS TO SEVEN CURRENT SERIES FOR THE 2022-23 BROADCAST SEASON
"All American," "The Flash," "Kung Fu," "Nancy Drew," "Riverdale," "Superman & Lois" and "Walker" Renewed for Next Season
March 22, 2022 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today renewed seven of its current scripted series for the 2022-23 broadcast season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network.
"As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation utilizing some of our most-watched series for us to build on for next year and beyond," said Pedowitz. "These dramas are also important to our overall digital strategy, as they are some of our most-streamed and socially-engaged programming, and we look forward to adding more new and returning series to help strengthen and expand our multiplatform footprint."
The current series being ordered for the 2022-23 season include new seasons of ALL AMERICAN (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 9), KUNG FU (Season 3), NANCY DREW (Season 4), RIVERDALE (Season 7), SUPERMAN & LOIS (Season 3) and WALKER (Season 3). These early renewals are in addition to the previously announced alternative series renewals of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Season 9), MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Season 9) and WORLD'S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (Season 3). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
"The phenomenal multiplatform debut of SUPERMAN & LOIS, which delivered for us in a big way on both a linear and streaming basis, is a testament to the creativity, hard work and dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera, especially in this challenging environment," said Pedowitz. "We are thrilled to now have two brand-new bonafide hits in SUPERMAN & LOIS and WALKER, both of which have been renewed for next season along with 11 other of our shows, further positioning us for continued strength and stability for next season."
The super-sized 90-minute series premiere of SUPERMAN & LOIS lifted The CW to its best night of primetime in over two years (since 01/29/19). Additionally, the debut of SUPERMAN & LOIS delivered the largest day-one streaming audience for a new series in the history of The CW.
The audience for SUPERMAN & LOIS soared higher as delayed viewing was factored in, gaining an additional million viewers (1.7million viewers to 2.7million viewers) on a Live+3 basis, while nearly doubling the live-plus same-day viewership among adults 18-34, growing 93% on an L+3 basis.
SUPERMAN & LOIS joins the previously announced 12 current series ordered for the 2021-2022 season including a second season of WALKER, which recently scored The CW's most watched series premiere in 5 years, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 4), BATWOMAN (Season 3), CHARMED (Season 4), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 7), DYNASTY (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 8), IN THE DARK (Season 4), LEGACIES (Season 4), NANCY DREW (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 6) and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
SUPERMAN & LOIS stars Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent, Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Wolé Parks as The Stranger, Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge with Dylan Walsh as General Samuel Lane and Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing.
Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERMAN & LOIS is developed by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing, who serve as executive producers of the series with Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns. Todd Helbing wrote the teleplay for the first episode, based on a story by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing. Lee Toland Krieger executive produced and directed the first episode. SUPERMAN & LOIS is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Like all of The CW's upcoming new shows, every episode of SUPERMAN & LOIS and WALKER, as well as the current seasons of BATWOMAN, NANCY DREW and DC's STARGIRL, will be available to stream on The CW's free digital platforms (The CW app and CWTV.com) following its broadcast on The CW Network.
Superman & Lois will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. The series, which follows the iconic characters as they deal with stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.
THE CW GIVES EARLY RENEWALS TO 12 CURRENT SERIES FOR NEXT SEASON
Network Picks Up "All American," "Batwoman," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew," "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Walker" For the 2021-2022 Season
The CW Orders Additional Episodes of the Current Seasons of "Walker" and "Superman & Lois"
February 3, 2021 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today renewed 12 of its current scripted series for the 2021-2022 season, including its new breakout hit WALKER, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network. Additionally, The CW is ordering 5 additional episodes for this season of WALKER, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 18, and 2 additional episodes of SUPERMAN & LOIS, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 15.
"Though we're just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season," said Pedowitz. "As The CW's 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, WALKER and SUPERMAN & LOIS, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of WALKER, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years."
The current series being ordered for the 2021-2022 season include a second season of WALKER, which recently scored The CW's most watched series premiere in 5 years, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 4), BATWOMAN (Season 3), CHARMED (Season 4), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 7), DYNASTY (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 8), IN THE DARK (Season 4), LEGACIES (Season 4), NANCY DREW (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 6) and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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