The CW Sets October Premiere Dates, Focuses on 'Flash'
The network is putting a lot of promotion behind the "Arrow" spinoff, heavily repeating its planted pilot and encoring the first two episodes after the parent series.
The CW will roll out its fall schedule in October this year, again on the heels of another telecast for the iHeartRadio Festival.
Freshman drama The Flash also gets a great deal of fanfare, with repeats of last season's backdoor pilot airing during premiere week and encores for the comic book series' first two episodes getting special airings after parent series Arrow.
Following The Sept. 29 and 30 airings of iHeartRadio, network flagship The Vampire Diaries is the first to hit the schedule (with Reign) on Oct. 2. The Originals, The Flash, Supernatural and Arrow all debut the next week — with Jane the Virgin, America's Next Top Model and The 100 getting tiered arrivals over the following two weeks.
See the full schedule below.
Monday, Sept. 29
8:00-10:00pm iHeartRadio Festival Night 1
Tuesday, Sept. 30
8:00-10:00pm iHeartRadio Festival Night 2
Wednesday, Oct. 1
8:00-9:00pm Arrow (Encore, “The Scientist” with Barry Allen)
9:00-10:00pm Arrow (Encore, “Three Ghosts” with Barry Allen)
Thursday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00pm The Vampire Diaries (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm Reign (Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 6
8:00-9:00pm The Originals (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm Supernatural (Retrospective Special)
Tuesday, Oct. 7
8:00-9:00pm The Flash (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm Supernatural (Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Oct. 8
8:00-9:00pm Arrow (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm The Flash (Premiere Encore)
Monday, Oct. 13
8:00-9:00pm The Originals
9:00-10:00pm Jane the Virgin (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Oct. 15
9:00-10:00pm The Flash (Episode Two Encore)
Friday, Oct. 17
8:00-9:00pm Jane the Virgin (Premiere Encore)
9:00-10:00pm America's Next Top Model (Cycle 21)
Wednesday, Oct. 22
9:00-10:00pm The 100 (Season Premiere)