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Upfronts 2017: The CW

By Zach

The CW has transformed itself into a mecca of nerdy television with their quartet of DC shows, iZombie, Supernatural and The 100 while also maintaining their soapy past with things like Riverdale and Reign.  There’s a mix of all those coming up in the fall, including the fifth DC show in Black Lightning.  Check out what’s cancelled, what’s renewed and what’s new from The CW below.


  • The Vampire Diaries (series ended)
  • Frequency
  • No Tomorrow
  • Reign (series ended)


  • Arrow
  • Supergirl
  • The Flash
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • iZombie
  • Riverdale
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Supernatural
  • The 100
  • The Originals
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us

New Shows



A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. Features the 1% in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals.


Black Lightning

Jefferson Pierce made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.


Life Sentence

Hourlong dramedy centers on a young woman who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. When finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”



The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.


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