The CW announced Tuesday that its Melissa Benoist-led Arrow spinoff Supergirl will conclude with its upcoming sixth season. The final season, which is slated to return to production later this month in Vancouver, will consist of 20 episodes and premiere in 2021.
The nonpartisan effort kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 15 to encourage The CW’s multiplatform audience to get prepared to vote. Nonprofit partners include Vote.org, Spread the Vote and Vote Smart. Campaign PSAs will feature actors from The CW’s primetime series.
The CW has unveiled its fall schedule, which consists mostly of acquired shows alongside the end of its longest-running original series.
God Friended Me co-star Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman, succeeding Ruby Rose who exited the role after the end of Season 1. Leslie, confirmed to play a new character named Ryan Wilder, will make her debut in the iconic cape and cowl when Batwoman returns to The CW for its second season in January.
The CW and its streaming platforms to become exclusive in-season home to the freshman series.
The CW has opted not to proceed with a second season of Katy Keene. Warner Bros. Television, the studio behind The Riverdale spinoff headlined by Lucy Hale, is planning to explore options for keeping the show going.
Yooli Ryoo today was named senior vice president, broadcasting standards and practices. She will be responsible for the oversight of the screening and evaluation of programming content broadcast on The CW, including primetime, fringe and children’s programs as well as commercials and on-air promos. Ryoo will also be responsible for setting the strategic direction for […]
It imports four alternative series making their U.S. debuts: British horror whodunnit competition Killer Camp, comedic challenge Taskmaster, culinary competition Fridge Wars and docu-series Being Reuben. In addition, two scripted series, Tell Me A Story, and investigative crime drama Coroner, plus comedy Dead Pixels will also premiere.
Actor Hartley Sawyer has been fired from The Flash after a host of his tweets containing misogynist and racist references were surfaced in the past week. The tweets, all from before he joined The CW series, make references to sexual assault and contain racist and homophobic language.
Devils, produced in Italy, joins a slate of acquired and unscripted programming as the network holds its scripted originals for early 2020.
Following the surprise departure of Ruby Rose from the title role at the end of The CW superhero drama’s first season, the show has opted to create a new character to play Batwoman rather than recast Rose’s role of Kate Kane, a cousin of Bruce Wayne.
Ruby Rose, the star of The CW’s freshman drama series Batwoman, is leaving the Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Prods. drama after one season. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season, will continue with the title role getting recast. Neither Rose, nor the Batwoman producers would speak to the reasons for the actress’ exit so early into the series’ life, though sources indicated that it is not related to the stunt injury she sustained during filming of Season 1, which left her facing paralysis and needing emergency surgery.
L.A.’s Finest, Tell Me a Story and Swamp Thing are cornerstones of Fox and The CW’s fall schedules, but all three shows aired on other platforms more than a year ago.
The CW, like Fox, has largely corona-proofed its fall schedule. The younger-skewing broadcast network is delaying the launch of nearly all of its new and returning shows for January — a strategy many industry insiders predicted could occur amid the near industry-wide production shutdown.
The CW has made two additional series pickups for the 2020-21 season. Both a reboot of Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah will air on the broadcaster next season. The two shows join the previously announced straight-to-series orders for Superman & Lois starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch as well as Walker, a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, starring Jared Padalecki.
A new trend is beginning to emerge as broadcast networks look to fill coronavirus-induced programming holes on their schedules. Hours after Fox acquired Spectrum’s L.A.’s Finest, The CW has picked up linear rights to the CBS All Access fairy tale drama series Tell Me a Story. The seasonal anthology has also been canceled at streamer CBS All Access and will not return for a third season.
The CW launched a new PSA campaign this week (#CWGrateful), featuring the stars of the network’s series saying “Thank You!” to everyone who continues to work to help us live, stay safe and keep us healthy — doctors, nurses, police, firemen, grocery store workers, sanitation workers, scientists, truck drivers, delivery people, farmers, to name a […]
Not only are many broadcast TV series seeing their current runs end abruptly, they may need to start production on their next seasons later than usual. In Vancouver, which is home to nearly 20 TV productions, government officials do not foresee life returning to any semblance of normal until the summer, meaning that the shows that traditionally start back up production in late June/early July would have to cool their heels for at least a little bit (if not longer).
The network has unveiled its line-up of summer premieres, including the returning Burden of Truth as well as a lineup of familiar faces ranging from improv comedians to undercover cops.
Neither Supernatural, nor The Flash, nor Legacies will be able to finish their current seasons in the timeframe that was originally planned. All three CW series were among hundreds that were forced to shutdown production due to coronavirus, meaning that they were unable complete shooting and their season endings have now been pushed to an undetermined time later in 2020, according to a source close to the network.
“In light of recent developments and the current guidelines being set by health officials regarding COVID-19, The CW Network has decided to forego its traditional live upfront presentation scheduled for Thursday May 14 at City Center Theater in New York, as we join the community’s efforts to ensure that everyone’s health and safety is our top priority,” the network said in a statement Thursday.
The CW’S newly-minted CEO, Mark Pedowitz (left), and its streaming/branding chief, Rick Haskins, found remarkable success getting audiences to binge their shows on streamers like Netflix and then circle back to the network for new episodes. Granular data and highly-targeted social media messaging are helping them do it.
The CW has scheduled premiere dates for its new DC Universe series Stargirl, the second season of In the Dark and the seventh and final season of The 100.
Betty Ellen Berlamino will be responsible for all network distribution and affiliate relations at The CW as well as serve as the network’s primary liaison with its station groups and MVPDs. Affiliate marketing activities will be jointly managed by both Berlamino and Rick Haskins, president, streaming and chief brand officer.
Rick Haskins now has oversight of the CW’s branding and marketing efforts and the network’s streaming strategy, programming, distribution and operations. (Photo: Jsquared Photography)
The CW, Tastemade, AccuWeather and Microsoft Advertising have joined Community, a video advertising marketplace launched by Xandr, AT&T’s advertising and analytics division. Other Community partners include WarnerMedia’s CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Otter Media and Warner Bros. along with A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Cheddar, Bloomberg, Vudu, VICE, Hearst Magazines, Newsy, Philo, Tubi and Xumo.
The veteran television executive is promoted from president. In his new post he will oversee all creative and business aspects of the network.
The CW is kicking the new year off with a (renewal) bang, picking up additional seasons of 13 current series — basically its entire lineup.
Now that the networks have wrapped their fall runs, TVLine is looking at how each network’s shows are stacking up thus far for the 2019-20 TV season — this time examining The CW.
Dec. 27 is the airdate for America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3, the concert featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart, George Thorogood, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Steve Lukather of Toto, to name just a few. The post-Christmas Monday night special will air as a one-hour special starting at 8 p.m.
DC Universe’s next live-action series Stargirl will get a second run on The CW broadcast network, it was announced on Thursday. Stargirl, which stars Brec Bassinger as the title character, will air new episodes on The CW, one day after they premiere on DC Universe. The series will premiere sometime during the second quarter of 2020. Episodes will also be available on The CW’s digital platforms, including CW Seed.
The CW has set midseason premiere dates for its new series Katy Keene, along with the returns of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Roswell, New Mexico. Midseason also sees a move to Monday nights for remainder of the 15th and final season of Supernatural.