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The CW on Wednesday announced its midseason lineup — and it looks quite different from the schedule it launched this fall.
On top of a premiere date for Riverdale, the network is moving both Supernatural and Legends of Tomorrow and also confirming the expected, that freshman No Tomorrow and Frequency will not get anything beyond the initial 13-episode orders this season.
Neither No Tomorrow nor Frequency seemed ripe for a full 22 episodes. In addition to the fact that neither has been a particular breakout in linear ratings, even with strong lead-ins, The CW’s schedule is quite full. Shorter order seasons have become something of a norm for many of its hourlongs, though the network also is clearly open to being fluid with episode counts. Just last week, Legends of Tomorrow earned four more episodes for its sophomore run.
With Riverdale set to bow Thursday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Supernatural will shift to 8 p.m. in that move, with Legends of Tomorrow migrating to Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. that same week. As has become habit for the network, which is employing shorter orders in an effort to fill the calendar with originals, midseason also will see the returns of iZombie (Tuesday, April 4, 9 p.m.), The 100 (Wednesday, Feb. 1, 9 p.m.) and Reign (Friday, Feb 10, 9 p.m.).
Also of note, The Vampire Diaries will sign off for good on March 10. Spinoff The Originals hits the schedule the following Friday, March 17, in the same time slot. Crazy Ex Girlfriend vacates its Friday roost at the end of its sophomore season on Feb. 3.
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