“Kung Fu” to Make Its Series Debut on Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm
The Sixth Season of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
Premieres Sunday, May 2 at 8pm as
“Batwoman” Moves to Its New Time at 9pm
“Charmed” Returns to Fridays on May 7 at 8pm Followed by
The Season Four Premiere of “Dynasty” at 9pm
Season Three of “In The Dark” Begins Wednesday, June 9 at 9pm
New Series “The Republic of Sarah” Premieres Monday, June 14 at 9pm
The All-New One Hour Special “World’s Funniest Animals: Spring Fling”
Airs Friday, April 30 at 8pm
February 24, 2021 (Burbank, CA) ─ The CW Network today announced premiere dates for new series KUNG FU and THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH as well as the new season premieres of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK. The network also announced new times for BATWOMAN and CHARMED.
The new series KUNG FU, starring Olivia Liang, Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan, will debut Wednesday, April 7 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by an original episode of NANCY DREW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). RIVERDALE will be on a pre-planned hiatus and is currently scheduled to return for the back half of season five on Wednesday, July 7 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is set to make its season six premiere on Sunday, May 2 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by an original episode of BATWOMAN which moves to its new time period an hour later at 9:00-10:00pm on Sundays.
DYNASTY returns for its fourth season premiere on Friday, May 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) following an original episode of CHARMED (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) as it returns to Fridays.
Season three of IN THE DARK begins Wednesday, June 9 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) following an original episode of KUNG FU (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
Starring Stella Baker and Luke Mitchell, new series THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH premieres Monday, June 14 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) following an original episode of ALL AMERICAN (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
As with BATWOMAN, NANCY DREW, WALKER and SUPERMAN & LOIS, every episode from this season of KUNG FU and THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH 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.
The all-new special WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS: SPRING FLING will bring on the cuteness Friday, April 30 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by an encore episode of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The following is The CW’s schedule of Spring 2021 premieres. All times ET/PT:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
8:00-9:00pm KUNG FU (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm NANCY DREW (Original Episode)
FRIDAY, APRIL 30
8:00-9:00pm WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS: SPRING FLING (All-New Special)
9:00-10:00pm PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Encore Episode)
SUNDAY, MAY 2
8:00-9:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm BATWOMAN (New Time Period)
FRIDAY, MAY 7
8:00-9:00pm CHARMED (New Time Period)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
8:00-9:00pm KUNG FU (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm IN THE DARK (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, JUNE 14
8:00-9:00pm ALL AMERICAN (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH (Series Premiere)
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About Kung Fu TV Show
"All American," "The Flash," "Kung Fu," "Nancy Drew," "Riverdale," "Superman & Lois" and "Walker" Renewed for Next Season
"We are beyond proud to continue to share the stories of Nicky Shen and Courtney Whitmore, two strong, powerful young women at the center of this new generation of hit shows for The CW in KUNG FU and DC'S STARGIRL," said Pedowitz. "While each boasts remarkable talent on both sides of the camera, KUNG FU and DC'S STARGIRL have not only treated fans to some visually stunning action and high-flying heroics, but they also both strike very powerful emotional chords as they delve into the family dynamics and personal relationships at their core, and we are so excited to see what happens next."
The premiere episode of KUNG FU has been seen by a gross audience of more than 3.5 million viewers, including delayed L+7 viewership on The CW as well as encore weekend airings on its affiliated stations and sister cable network TNT. KUNG FU saw its audience grow in week 2 on an L+7 basis. Last year's series premiere of DC'S STARGIRL was The CW's most watched summer debut in 6 years. Season two of DC'S STARGIRL premieres Tuesday, August 10 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
In KUNG FU, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea's fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice... all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her.
Christina M. Kim wrote the pilot episode and serves as executive producer/co-showrunner of KUNG FU with Robert Berens. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Martin Gero and David Madden also serve as executive producers. Hanelle Culpepper directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. KUNG FU is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn's House in association with Warner Bros. Television and is inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman.
The CW drama series DC'S STARGIRL follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) as she leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC's very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America. In the thrilling second season, Courtney and her friends take on one of the most frightening adversaries in DC's mythology - the dark entity of corruption known as Eclipso.
The series focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns' career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane crash.
DC'S STARGIRL stars Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl, Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan, Amy Smart as Barbara Whitmore, Yvette Monreal as Yolanda Montez/Wildcat, Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel/Dr. Mid-Nite, Cameron Gellman as Rick Tyler/Hourman, Trae Romano as Mike Dugan, Hunter Sansone as Cameron Mahkent, Meg DeLacy as Cindy Burman/Shiv and Nick Tarabay as Eclipso. Geoff Johns ("The Flash," "Titans," "Batwoman," "Superman & Lois") is the showrunner and executive produces DC'S STARGIRL with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Based on the characters from DC, DC'S STARGIRL is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
KUNG FU and DC's STARGIRL join the previously announced 13 current series The CW has ordered for the 2021-2022 season, including second seasons of SUPERMAN & LOIS and WALKER, 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.
Like all of The CW's upcoming new shows, every episode of KUNG FU and DC's STARGIRL, as well as the current seasons of BATWOMAN, NANCY DREW, SUPERMAN & LOIS and WALKER, 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.
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
Cast: Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo and Tzi Ma
Executive Producer/Writer: Christina M. Kim
Executive Producers: Martin Gero (Quinn’s House); Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter. David Madden (Berlanti Productions)
Director/Co-Executive Producer: Hanelle Culpepper
Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman
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