DC Comics Is Still The Cornerstone Of The CW In Their 2017 Lineup

The CW has been the home of a large chunk of DC Comics‘ television universe, and that arrangement has been a great fit for the network. The combined power of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends Of Tomorrow has been a real win for them, pulling in fans that had dismissed the network as just for teens. Executive producer Greg Berlanti will also be adding a fifth DC property to the network (although it will not be a part of the official Arrowverse and will most likely not be a part of the crossovers), with Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams an electricity controlling vigilante working to keep the streets of New Orleans safe, being added to the midseason schedule. While Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends will be staying in their regular spots, Arrow will be moving to Thursdays to air after Supernatural, which is entering its thirteenth season of demon hunting.

In terms of new programming, the reboot of the classic soap Dynasty will be joining Riverdale on Wednesday nights. The CW found a surprise hit with its darker take on the Archie comics, so a new take on an older property will add to the drama that has long defined the network. The original Dynasty, along with Everwood, will also be added to the CW Seed app for the binge watchers. Finally, Valor, a new drama about an elite team of U.S. Army helicopter pilots, will aid after Supergirl on Mondays, creating an action packed block to start out the week.

In other changes to the schedule, Jane The Virgin has been moved to Friday nights to pair with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The two critically acclaimed dramedies pair well together and will once again become a must-see television block, without having to worry about a ratings race. Black Lightning and Life Sentence, a show about a woman (Lucy Hale) who learns that she isn’t actually dying of cancer and has to deal with the repercussions to her actions, will join iZombie, The 100, and The Originals on the midseason line up.

Check out the full schedule below.


8:00pm Supergirl

9:00pm Valor (new series)


8:00pm The Flash

9:00pm DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow


8:00pm Riverdale (new night)

9:00pm Dynasty (new series)


8:00pm Supernatural

9:00pm Arrow (new night)


8:00pm Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (new time)

9:00pm Jane The Virgin (new night)