We might be looking at the beginning of the end for two shows on The CW after the network failed to extend their first season orders beyond what’s already been produced.
The CW announced its full midseason schedule this week, led by the Archie comic-inspired Riverdale kicking off the new year with a Jan. 26 premiere. Also returning is the fourth season of the post-apocalyptic series The 100 on Feb. 1 and the fourth season of The Originals coming a little later, March 17.
Making room, however, are Frequency and No Tomorrow – two shows that have struggled to find their audience this season, and are most likely on their way toward cancellation.
Frequency was a remake of the 2000 movie that originally starred Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. It mostly followed the same premise – except with a daughter played by Peyton List – chatting to her late father (Riley Smith) in the past using a ham radio.
The show’s season finale will air Jan. 25 with The 100 taking over the time slot beginning Feb. 1.
No Tomorrow, based on the Brazilian series How to Enjoy the End of the World, starred Joshua Sasse and Tori Anderson. The Seattle-based series focused on someone making an “apocalyst,” or basically a bucket list of things to do before the world ends.
That show will wrap Jan. 17, replaced with Legends of Tomorrow, which moves to Tuesdays beginning the following week. Legends has been a Thursday staple from its beginning, paired with The 100 and later Beauty and the Beast its first season, and then with Supernatural this past fall.
Supernatural remains on Thursdays, but will move back an hour to 8 p.m. to make room for Riverdale as its lead-out. Legends of Tomorrow will now be the lead-out for fellow DC Comics series The Flash, which will hold its Tuesday schedule slot.
Legends will end its second season March 28, making room for the Season 3 premiere of iZombie on April 4.
The CW will pair up The 100 with Arrow, which spent all last season as the lead-in to Supernatural on Wednesdays.
The Originals will take over the time slot of its origin show, The Vampire Diaries, which signs off for good March 10.
8 p.m. – Supergirl
9 p.m. – Jane the Virgin
TUESDAY (April 4)
8 p.m. – iZombie
TUESDAY (beginning April 11)
8 p.m. – The Flash
9 p.m. – iZombie
WEDNESDAY (beginning Feb. 1)
8 p.m. – Arrow
9 p.m. – The 100
FRIDAY (beginning Feb. 10)
8 p.m. – The Vampire Diaries
9 p.m. – Reign
FRIDAY (beginning March 17)
8 p.m. – The Originals
9 p.m. – Reign
(all times ET/PT)
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