Don’t you just love coming home on a specific evening, and remembering that your favorite show is on? But what if the powers that be decide to take that comfort away? Most of the time we truly believe that change is a good thing, but in the case of The CW’s new television schedule, we would be hesitant to agree.
At today’s upfronts The CW presented its new fall schedule to the world.
The most noticeable change is the re-arranging of what many people would call The CW’s flag ship universe, the DCTV programs. While Supergirl and The Flash stay in their current spots at Monday’s and Tuesday’s respectively, Arrow has been moved from their prime time slot Wednesday’s to the 9/8c spot on Thursdays. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was taken from its previous spot Thursday night’s to Tuesday’s, and is set to air right after The Flash.
This change in scheduling seems unnecessary, as the network’s strongest programs had built a lovely schedule this year, airing Monday through Thursday at 8pm.
Why is this sudden change in schedule? What is the reason behind moving both Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow to what is often considered a less favourable spots at 9? Why break up the lovely synchronicity that had been created over the past year?
Yet another drastic change comes in the move of Jane the Virgin, who switches from Monday night to the dreaded Friday 9pm spot, joining Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in the line up. Ouch. Is that really the way to treat one of your most successful shows, The CW?
For the October start of the new season, The CW has also added Valor, a brand-new military drama on Monday night, and the Dynasty reboot on Wednesday night.
Noticeably missing are The 100 and iZombie, who are likely to be added to the schedule mid-season.
Take a look at the full schedule for The CW’s next season below. New shows are bolded.
8-9 PM — Supergirl
9-10 PM — Valor
8-9 PM — The Flash
9-10 PM — DC’S Legends of Tomorrow
8-9 PM — Riverdale (New Night)
9-10 PM — Dynasty
8-9 PM — Supernatural
9-10 PM — Arrow (New Night)
8-9 PM — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (New Time)
9-10 PM — Jane the Virgin (New Night)
How does the internet feel about the new schedule? Mad you’ll have to wait a day longer for new Arrow episodes? Glad you’ll have a reason (or two!) to stay home Friday nights?
Does scheduling really matter in an age of digitalized television, where we consume most programs via The CW’s website, app, or even streaming services like Netflix?