The CW Reveals Its Winter Schedule
While the CW is obviously a US network its shows and acquisitions are largely Canadian made so let’s see what is on the way.
As a network the CW is an interesting outlier, largely their ratings for shows seem to be an afterthought. That ability to ignore ratings likely comes from the partnership of CBS Entertainment Group and Warner Bros Studios and Networks that forms the network.
It might seem strange for a network with seemingly such a small footprint could give birth to such large fandoms like SPN, Riverdale and Arrowverse. They are incredibly good at mobilising interest in Social Media for their shows helped by their targeted demographics. Also helped in no small part by the usual CW to Netflix pipeline that spreads those shows around the world.
Anyway moving on to the schedule the two major items of interesting seem to be Superman & Lois returning for season 2 and the premiere of Naomi. Both DC Comics projects though not much seems to link them beyond that. The Man of Steel has been around for nearly 80 years while Naomi debuted in comics just over two years ago.
The continued success of these two projects might be a large indicator for whether the CW will continue to host DC related shows in the years to come. The network currently airs The Flash, Batwoman, Stargirl, Superman & Lois and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
While we are of course looking forward to seeing the second season of Superman & Lois our interest is more peaked by two shows Nancy Drew (already returned) and the second season of Kung Fu. You can find out how Nancy Drew absolutely blew me away here. The second season didn’t stumble and expanded the lore with some interesting new potential antagonists.
The second show we are looking forward is Kung Fu Season 2. Despite the huge baggage that comes from that name the show impressed in its debut season. The well-choreographed fight scenes and well written insights into an Asian American family made the show an almost instant hit something we hope continues.
Check out the upcoming schedule below
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021
8:00-9:00pm DYNASTY (Season 5 Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Original Episode)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022
8:00-9:00pm PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm NANCY DREW (Midseason Return)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022
8:00-8:30pm WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Original Episode)
8:30-9:00pm WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
9:00-9:30pm WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (Original Episode)
9:30-10:00pm WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022
7:00-10:00pm THE 27th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022
8:00-9:00pm SUPERMAN & LOIS (Season 2 Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm NAOMI (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022
8:00-9:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm BATWOMAN (Midseason Return)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
8:00-9:00pm LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE (Original Episode)
9:00-9:30pm TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (Season 3 Premiere)
9:30-10:00pm TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (Original Episode)
MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022
8:00-9:00pm NAOMI (Series Premiere Encore)
9:00-10:00pm 4400 (Midseason Return)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022
8:00-9:00pm WALKER (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm LEGACIES (Midseason Return)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022
8:00-9:00pm ALL AMERICAN (Midseason Return)
9:00-10:00pm ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (Series Premiere)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2022
8:00-9:00pm RIVERDALE (Midseason Return on Its New Night)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Midseason Return on Its New Night)
9:00-10:00pm KUNG FU (Season 2 Premiere)
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022
8:00-9:00pm CHARMED (Season 4 Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Return with Original Episodes)