Of Witches And Aliens: What’s On Offer On The CW For The 2018/19 Season

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The colourful world of television keeps a-changing. And with several series on The CW coming to an end this and next season, it surely seems like they are gearing up a whole bunch of new series – whether we’d like them to or not.

In addition to the amount of cancelled and ending series, and the already pretty full schedule The CW will be bringing into the 2018/19 season, they also have a whole new night to fill. The CW has taken back their Sundays, and with a new night joining the program, things have been moved around.

At their Upfronts event earlier this week, The CW revealed a new fall schedule.

Aforementioned Sunday night will now have Supergirl airing at 8pm/7c, with a reboot of the cult classic Charmed following right after. Mondays has DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 8pm/7c, followed by Arrow (who hopefully makes a bit more of its 9pm time slot this time around – where’s all the shirtless-ness gone?). Tuesday continues the superhero trend with The Flash at 8pm/7c and Black Lightning following at 9pm/8c. Wednesday night will be filled with expert teenage drama with Riverdale at 8pm/7c, and new show All American at 9pm. Thursdays will once again feature The CW’s longest-running series to date, Supernatural, followed by Legacies,  another The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spin-off. The week concludes with Friday’s run of Dynasty at 8pm/7c followed by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which will enter its final season.

Noticeably absent from the schedule for now are fan-favorites iZombie, Jane the Virgin, and The 100, as well as new series Roswell, New Mexico and In The Dark, who will be held until mid-season.

Now let’s have a look at those new shows that could easily turn into our new guilty pleasure, or follow into the footsteps of Life Sentence and Valor, which were barely more than a blip on the CW radar.

Monday night’s Charmed reboot is exactly what you’d expect. It consists of three sisters, portrayed by Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, and Sarah Jeffrey, one of which only joins the team during the pilot, who learn that they are witches. As they look for their mother’s killer, they try to navigate their newfound powers. The CW has released a first teaser trailer for the reboot that no one ever asked for, and it looks mildly exciting. The first question of course is, what was wrong with the Halliwells? In a time where dreaded reboot after dreaded reboot hits the screens, we can only hope this one won’t make it to season two.

Speaking of reboots: Roswell, New Mexico, which won’t premier until 2019, will tell the story of a forbidden love between the daughter of undocumented immigrants and an alien. It will star Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn, and more. So far, the CW has not released any footage that we could possibly scrutinize, but they did release a first promo image. Have a look below:

Similarly, The CW has been mum on upcoming comedy In The Dark, which follows a blind woman who becomes the only witness to a murder of her friend, and then goes on to find the killer with her sidekick, dog Pretzel. Sadly there is once again no trailer to judge from, and the first promo picture they released barely gives off anything, but the series features a dog in one of the major roles, so color us excited.

The latest The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies, as mentioned before, will pick up right where The Originals left off. Kind of. It focuses on teenage Hope Mikaelson, who attends The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted alongside Alaric Saltzman’s daughters Lizzie and Josie. It promises to be a supernatural shindig of epic proportions, that will leave Vampire Diaries fans craving more. Matt Davis returns as Alaric, while Danielle Rose Russel takes on Hope once again. Take a look at the beautiful first promo picture below:

And last but not least the, the drama All American rounds up the new CW slate for 2018/19. The Greg Berlanti produced series tells the story of real life athlete Spencer Paysinger, who got recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, and leaves his life in South LA behind to pursue his dream. He is bound to clash with his privileged class mates, but luckily he seems to find a mentor in his new coach. The series stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Cody Christian, and more. Feast your eyes on the extended first look below:

Out of all the options of what could become our new Most Favourite Show on Earth, none of them look all too appealing. The Charmed reboot is DOA, reactions have been negative, and the teaser trailer makes us want to put a stop to this immediately. The Roswell reboot caters towards an older audience that remembers the original, while Legacies is primarily of interests to those who have followed The Originals. This leaves us with All American, which looks like a fitting companion to the always overtly-dramatic Riverdale, and could possibly surprise us in the way that Jane The Virgin or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend did, and In The Dark. In The Dark features a dog, which almost guarantees I will be giving it a try.

What is on your to-watch list for the upcoming season? Share it in the comments!

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