It was a great year for the CW. Unlike the other networks that had to find new programming to fill holes in the 2016-2017 season created by the loss of programming, the network will return all of its programs from the 2016-2016 year.
That means the only problem network executives faced was finding a place for two new series and making room for a transplant from CBS in the form of “Supergirl.”
There was much talk when “Supergirl” launched on CBS that it didn’t seem to fit the network lineup and would be better on the CW. Once the action series based on the DC Comics character couldn’t generate the kind of ratings numbers needed to stay on CBS the move was made rather than canceling the series.
The abundance of programming wealth has meant that every night on the CW schedule has been changed either through the addition of a new show or the move of a returning series to a new spot.
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Here are the two original programs joining the CW lineup:
“No Tomorrow” (9 p.m. Tuesdays): The romantic comedy starring Tori Anderson looks at the search for love with a ticking clock. An asteroid is headed toward Earth and will wipe out mankind in a little over eight months.
“Frequency” (9 p.m. Wednesdays): A young detective (Peyton List) looks to prove that she is nothing like her father, an undercover cop who got corrupted and then killed. She discovers a mysterious way of talking with her father in 1996.
Because the CW ordered more episodes of so many returning shows, several series have been pushed to mid-season replacement. Those in include “Riverdale,” a series based on the Archie comic books, plus “iZombie,” “The Originals,” “The 100” and “Reign.”
Shows not returning: “Beauty and the Beast,” ‘America’s Next Top Model,” “Containment,” “The Messengers.”
Here’s the 2016-2017 schedule for the CW:
8 p.m. “Supergirl”
9 p.m. “Jane the Virgin”
8 p.m. “The Flash”
9 p.m. “No Tomorrow”
8 p.m. “Arrow”
9 p.m. “Frequency”
8 p.m. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
9 p.m. “Supernatural”
8 p.m. “The Vampire Diaries”
9 p.m. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”