2016-2017 CW season will launch in October, led by the third season premiere of ‘The Flash’
Mark your calendars — The CW has officially unveiled the premiere schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 television season! And, of course, that includes all four Arrowverse shows: Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and the new-to-CW premiere of Supergirl.
As usual, The CW is skipping the busy premiere month of September and holding back the start of their season until October. The Flash will kick things off on Tuesday, October 4, followed the next day, October 5, by the premiere of Arrow.
The following Monday, October 10, will see the arrival of Supergirl on The CW, and that Thursday, October 13, Legends of Tomorrow will return for its second season.
Here’s the full schedule, including other CW favorites like Jane the Virgin and Supernatural, as well as new shows Frequency and No Tomorrow:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm NO TOMORROW (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
8:00-9:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm FREQUENCY (Series Premiere)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00-10:00pm IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHT ONE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
8:00-10:00pm IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHT TWO
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL (The CW Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm NO TOMORROW (Premiere Episode Encore)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
8:00-9:00pm THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season Premiere)
After the staggered premieres, having all four shows airing together night-after-night each week from Monday through Thursday is going to be mind-blowing. Supergirl premiered far ahead of Arrow and The Flash last season on CBS, and Legends of Tomorrow didn’t begin until mid-season.
Supergirl‘s second season begins with a lot of changes, as the show is not only moving to a new network, the production itself will be moving from Los Angeles to Vancouver (where the other three shows are produced). The two-part premiere will see the first full appearance of Superman on the show, recently announced to be played by former Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin.
Arrow begins it’s fifth season with a new status quo: Oliver Queen is now the mayor of Star City, and the rest of Team Arrow has disbanded (with the exception of Felicity). We’ll also see Ollie travel to Russia in the final year of flashbacks, as we learn how he obtained that infamous Bratva tattoo.
Barry’s actions in the season finale of The Flash will set up a massive overhaul in the show’s third season, as Barry will likely return to find the present completely changed. We know Tom Cavanagh will still be around as a series regular, likely playing the original Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, and we may meet Caitlin’s mom this season, as well.
Citizen Steel, Vixen, Hourman, and at least one other (currently) unnamed hero will be joining the cast of Legends of Tomorrow when it begins its second season. Based on the season finale, it seems we’ll be learning a lot more about the Justice Society of America, so it’s a fair bet we’ll also see John Wesley Shipp reprise his role as the Earth-3 version of the Flash.
Less than four months to go until your favorite shows return, so get those premiere party plans started! We should learn much more about what’s to come on all four shows at San Diego Comic-Con in a few short weeks.