Upfronts: The CW Adds Three New Shows

TheCW logoThe CW closed out the week of broadcast upfronts with a 2019-2020 slate that continues the network’s slide into a full service comic book store.

“Batwoman” will join “Supergirl” on the recently-instituted Sunday night schedule of the network that already has “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “”DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Another new addition is  “Kate Keene” the latest parmutation of the Archie Comics world that brought “Riverdale.”

The other new series, “Nancy Drew” is more out of the line of youth fiction — but close enough.

The CW is reluctant to cut shows, so returns “All-American” “Roswell, New Mexico” and the recently started “In the Dark.”

“Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” and “iZombie” are all ending their runs this year to make room for the new shows. “Supernatural” has been announced to return for its 15th and final season in the fall.

The new dramas are:

  • “Batwoman” — Ruby Rose stars as Gotham’s woman in a cape, appearing three years after Batman disappeared. Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy and Elizabeth Anweis, it’s from the Greg Berlanti team that has already brought “Arrow,” “The Flash” and a dozen other shows to the air. Sundays this fall
  • “Nancy Drew” — Kennedy McMann stars as the teenaged detective from the classic young adult novels. The twists include a supernatural presence and Nancy being accused of a murder as well. With Lean Lewis, Maddison Jaizani and Scott Wolf. Wednesdays this fall.
  • “Katy Keene” — Lucy Hale returns as the comic book fashionista, whose New York City roommate happens to be Josie of the Pussycats (Ashleigh Murray). Another one from Berlanti & Co. Midseason.

Returning to the schedule are: “Supergirl,” “All American,” “Black Lightning,” “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Riverdale,” “Supernatural,” “Legacies,” Charmed,” “Dynasty,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Into the Dark,” “Roswell, New Mexico” and “The 100.”

Not returning are “iZombie,” “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin.”

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