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The CW Looks To Superheroes And Established Properties To Save The Day

The CW Looks To Superheroes And Established Properties To Save The Day

Remember a few years ago when the CW (CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), parent company) had just said good-bye to "Smallville," and its slate was superhero-less for the first time ever? Things certainly have changed.

For the first time in network history, the CW will enter the fall with four superhero programs anchoring its lineup. Monday through Thursday will each kick off the night with a different group of comic book characters, including the re-assigned "Supergirl."

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The CW decided to keep the one-time CBS drama in its Monday's at 8 p.m. slot, where it will be paired with established hit "Jane The Virgin." The network will then use "The Flash" and "Arrow" to lead into the channel's two new freshman entries "No Tomorrow" and "Frequency."

Thursday's "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" will be teamed with "Supernatural," which shifts to yet another day and time. Mainstays "The Vampire Diaries" and "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" will then round out the week.

The biggest news though may be what's not on the schedule, and that's the live-action adaptation of the "Archie" universe. "Riverdale," which looks like a mix between "90210" and "Melrose Place," will be held for mid-season.

The decision is actually very much in line with the other networks, which have similarly made the call to hold back some of the most buzzing projects.


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