NEW YORK (The CW/CW50) – The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule Thursday including four new shows “Valor”, “Dynasty”, “Life Sentence” and “Black Lightning”.
“Supergirl” soars on Mondays at 8pm, followed by thrilling new military drama “Valor”. Tuesday stays super-powered with “The Flash” back at 8pm followed by “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. Wednesday is two hours of delicious drama with “Riverdale” at 8pm (New Night) and the reimagined “Dynasty” at 9pm. The Winchester boys and Team Arrow are back-to-back on Thursday with “Supernatural” at 8pm and “Arrow” at 9pm (New Night). Friday nights double the laughs with “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” at 8pm (New Time) paired with “Jane The Virgin,” moving to its new night at 9pm. “Life Sentence,” starring Lucy Hale, and new DC Series “Black Lightning” are set for midseason.
“Valor” airing Mondays at 9 p.m. this fall focuses on an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit’s first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia.
“Dynasty” airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. this fall follows charismatic, cunning, and poised Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) set to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire – or so she thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn’t to announce her promotion – but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley).
“Black Lighting” coming midseason centers around Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) who is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning.
“Life Sentence” coming midseason follows Stella (Lucy Hale), a girl who has spent the last eight years living like she was dying (because she was). Just like the “manic pixie dream girl” heroines in her favorite sappy cancer movies, Stella traveled the world, faced her darkest fears and found true love on a whirlwind trip to Paris. But when Stella finds out that her cancer has been cured, she is suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the “live in the moment” decisions she made, including marrying a total stranger.
“The CW has transformed over the past few years, from a linear network into a true multi-platform success. Whether it’s on broadcast, on VOD, OTT, digital, or mobile, we are reaching those viewers everywhere they are, with opportunities for our advertisers across every platform,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“Next season we have four new scripted series, continuing our mission of adding more original programming to schedule all year long. In the fall, we have the action-packed new military drama “Valor”, and a new version of the iconic soap “Dynasty”, giving us two new female-focused series that add more balance to our primetime lineup. For midseason, we have the heartwarming comedy “Life Sentence,”, starring Lucy Hale, a terrific actress; and we have the exciting new series “Black Lightning”, based on the DC character. Next season, we will have our strongest schedule ever, with a broad range of series to appeal to both women and men, across a wide range of demographics. And we will continue to provide our advertisers new opportunities to reach our audience, the youngest of any broadcaster, on every platform.”