THE CW NETWORK SETS ITS MIDSEASON SCHEDULE

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 “Dynasty” Returns for a New Season of High Drama with Back-to-Back Episodes on Monday, December 20, 2021

 “Superman & Lois” Takes Flight for Season Two While a New Hero is Born on “Naomi”

on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 “Two Sentence Horror Stories” Scares Up Its New Season on Sunday, January 16, 2022

 The Highly Anticipated New Series “All American: Homecoming”Premieres Monday, February 21, 2022

 The CW’s Hit Series “Kung Fu” Returns for Season Two on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

 “Charmed” Sets Its Spellbinding Season Four Return on Friday, March 11, 2022 

Following Their Fall Events, “The Flash” and “Riverdale” Return on New Nights in March

The CW Kicks Off 2022 and Award Season with “The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards” Live on January 9

November 5, 2021 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will begin rolling out its new midseason schedule with series debuts and season premieres throughout the winter and into the spring, including the new dramas NAOMI and ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING, and the return of The CW’s hit series SUPERMAN & LOIS and KUNG FU.

Midseason comes early with all of the devilishly delicious drama wrapped in a holiday bow as DYNASTY returns for its new season on Monday, December 20 with back-to-back original episodes (8:00-9:00pm and 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

The CW will kick off the New Year in style by honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement at THE 27th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS airing LIVE on January 9, 2022 (7:00-10:00pm ET/PT – check local listings) from The Fairmont Hotel in Century City, Calif, and simulcast for the first time ever on TBS.

The Kent family returns for their second season on SUPERMAN & LOIS on Tuesdays starting January 11, 2022 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the premiere of The CW’s newest superhero series, NAOMI (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). From Oscar® nominee/Emmy® winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship (“Arrow”), and starring Kaci Walfall (“Army Wives,” “Power,” “The Lion King” on Broadway) in the title role, NAOMI follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. When a supernatural event shakes her small hometown of Port Oswego, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, with a little help from her fiercely loyal best friend Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones, “Kevin Can Wait”). She also has the support of her adoptive, doting parents, veteran military officer Greg (Barry Watson, “7th Heaven,” “The Loudest Voice”) and linguist Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar, “The Fix”). After an encounter with Zumbado (Cranston Johnson, “Filthy Rich”), the mysterious owner of a used car lot, leaves her shaken, Naomi turns to tattoo shop owner Dee (Alexander Wraith, “Orange Is the New Black”), who becomes her reluctant mentor. While unraveling the mystery of herself, Naomi also navigates her high school friendships with both military kids and local townies, including ex-boyfriend and high school jock Nathan (Daniel Puig, “The System”); Annabelle’s longtime, loyal boyfriend Jacob (Aidan Gemme, “Deliver Us From Evil”); proud “townie” Anthony (Will Meyers, “Bad Education”); and fellow comic book enthusiast Lourdes (newcomer Camila Moreno). As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC, NAOMI is written and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and executive produced by Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks. Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park,” “Queen Sugar”) directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. The series is from ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES debuts its season three with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, January 16 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT) following The CW’s reimagining of the beloved competition series LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

The hit series ALL AMERICAN returns with original episodes on Monday, February 21 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by series premiere of the next chapter in the “All American” saga, ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).  From the executive producers of ALL AMERICANALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is a young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) experience at Bringston University, where Black excellence is a way of life. The series follows Simone (Geffri Maya, “All American”), a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills who is trying to fight her way back to great after some time away from the court, and Damon (Peyton Alex Smith, “Legacies”), an elite baseball player from Chicago who is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. After Simone’s aunt Amara Patterson (Kelly Jenrette, “Manhunt”), a journalism teacher and activist, exposes a scandal that threatens to derail the school’s beloved baseball program, new coach Marcus Turner (Cory Hardrict, “The Outpost”) is determined to bring a championship back to Bringston the honest way — with Damon’s help. Damon will adjust to his new normal with fellow baseball player and childhood friend JR (Sylvester Powell, “Five Points”) by his side. Meanwhile, as Simone struggles to find her footing, she will get a little guidance from Thea (Camille Hyde, “Katy Keene”), the super-competitive queen bee of the Bringston tennis team, and Keisha (Netta Walker, “Come as You Are”), the school’s unofficial mayor, who will help Simone learn how to live her best life. As they contend with the high stakes of college sports, Simone and Damon will also navigate the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious HBCU. ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING is written and executive produced by Nkechi Okoro Carroll, and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and Robbie Rogers. Michael Schultz (“All American,” “Black Lightning”) directed the pilot episode. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

Following their epic five-episode events this fall, both RIVERDALE and THE FLASH will return in March on brand new nights.  RIVERDALE will make the move to Sundays, starting on March 6 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), while THE FLASH will race over to Wednesdays, returning on March 9 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the second season premiere of The CW’s action-packed hit series KUNG FU (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

On Friday, March 11CHARMED (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) will continue to conjure up its beguiling magic with its season four debut followed by the return of original episodes of DYNASTY (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

 

Please note the following scheduling items: 

SUPERMAN & LOIS will premiere on Tuesday, January 11 at 8p.

NAOMI will premiere on Tuesday, January 11 at 9p. The premiere episode will repeat on Monday, January 17 at 8p.

TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES will premiere Sunday, January 16. Episodes will air back-to-back Sundays at 9p & 9:30p.

ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING will premiere on Monday, February 21 at 9p.

RIVERDALE will move to air Sundays at 8p, effective March 6.

THE FLASH will move to air Wednesdays at 8p, effective March 9.

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KUNG FU will premiere on Wednesday, March 9 at 9p.

CHARMED will premiere on Friday, March 11 at 8p.

Two original episodes of DYNASTY will air on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 8p and 9p. They will not be seamless. DYNASTY will air Fridays at 9p, effective March 11.

To recap:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 20218:00-9:00pm                 DYNASTY (Season 5 Premiere)9:00-10:00pm                DYNASTY (Original Episode)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 20228:00-9:00pm                 PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Midseason Return)9:00-10:00pm                NANCY DREW (Midseason Return)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 20228:00-8:30pm                 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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 20228:00-9:00pm                 SUPERMAN & LOIS (Season 2 Premiere)9:00-10:00pm                NAOMI (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 20228:00-9:00pm                 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Midseason Return)9:00-10:00pm                BATWOMAN (Midseason Return)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 20228:00-9:00pm                 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, 20228:00-9:00pm                 NAOMI (Series Premiere Encore)9:00-10:00pm                4400 (Midseason Return)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 20228:00-9:00pm                 WALKER (Midseason Return)9:00-10:00pm                LEGACIES (Midseason Return)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 20228:00-9:00pm                 ALL AMERICAN (Midseason Return)9:00-10:00pm                ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (Series Premiere)

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 20228:00-9:00pm                 RIVERDALE (Midseason Return on Its New Night)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 20228:00-9:00pm                 THE FLASH (Midseason Return on Its New Night)9:00-10:00pm                KUNG FU (Season 2 Premiere)

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 20228:00-9:00pm                 CHARMED (Season 4 Premiere)9:00-10:00pm                DYNASTY (Return with Original Episodes)

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