Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

The CW's 2017 18 Primetime Schedule With New Synopses & Times

The CW's 2017 18 Primetime Schedule With New Synopses & Times

Get ready for some catfights!

Supergirl returns for its third season on Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by the new military drama Valor, starring Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr.

Today, The CW was the final network of the big 5 broadcasters to unveil its 2017 fall schedule which included two new shows and many new time slots.

"They put a new twist on a show that existed 30 years ago", said CW president Mark Pedowitz. "We felt it was a very different audience than "This Is Us'".

The CW's 2017-17 prime-time schedule sees Riverdale moving to a new night on Wednesdays, paired with the new Dynasty reboot. However, this move pits Arrow up against NBC's hit show This Is Us-definitely cause for concern.

The series, which follows an elite unit of helicopter pilots, is a slight departure for the CW, which in recent seasons has focused on superhero shows and other genre fare.

RIVERDALE moves to a new night on Wednesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the new drama DYNASTY, a reimagining of the classic primetime soap from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("The O.C." and "Gossip Girl") and Sallie Patrick ("Revenge") (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Rick Haskins, exec VP-marketing and digital programs, said the challenge is similar to The CW's a year ago with "Riverdale", which is based on the old Archie comics.

One potential challenge with "Dynasty" is marketing the nighttime soap to a new generation of viewers. Alas, Berlanti will only have five shows (!) on the network in the fall, with his newest offering, Black Lightning, being held until midseason, where Lucy Hale series Life Sentence will also bow. As for the possibility of bringing back returning cast members, like Linda Evans or Joan Collins, Pedowitz is "completely open to it", but had no announcements to make.

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