CW president says the crossover will be “the biggest one ever”
The CW held their annual upfront presentation this morning and, considering they announced their fall schedule weeks ago, there were few surprises. It was actually during an advance conference call with reporters that crossover news we’ve all been waiting for was announced.
Just imagine what our superhero crossover episodes are going to look like come December.
Variety reports that CW president Mark Pedowitz says planning is underway for a crossover event between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. He gave no details, but said he was confident that Greg Berlanti and the rest of the producing team will make sure “our annual crossover event this fall (will) be the biggest one ever.”
Pedowitz also talked about how the move to Vancouver would affect Supergirl’s production, saying, “I don’t think (the move) will have a major effect on how they actualize what they do.” There is speculation that Calista Flockhart might not make the move, but Pedowitz says she wants to stay with the show and they were in discussions with her.
Broadcasting & Cable had more on the upfront presentation, including the news that Supergirl will keep the same 8/7c timeslot it held on CBS. Here’s the full fall schedule for The CW:
Monday: Supergirl, Jane the Virgin
Tuesday: The Flash, No Tomorrow
Wednesday: Arrow, Frequency
Thursday: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural
Friday: The Vampire Diaries, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The 100, iZombie, The Originals, Reign, and new show Riverdale (based on the long-running Archie comics series) will premiere mid-season.
Pedowitz was clearly enthused about the network’s fall slate, saying:
“We are thrilled to have Supergirl on The CW this fall, joining our popular roster of DC heroes. Plus, we have three new series lined up for next season that perfectly fit our brand, with the smart, charming comedy No Tomorrow and the high-stakes drama Frequency this fall, and the subversive take on small-town life, Riverdale, at mid-season. With these four new series added to the strongest, most competitive schedule we have ever had, The CW just keeps getting better.”
It was also revealed that talks to move Supergirl to The CW only began about a week and a half ago. “Our parent company recognized this is the right place for it,” Pedowitz said. “We truly believe it’s going to help to us.”