The CW Slates Its Third Superhero Series for the New Season

After renewing entire fall lineup, network keeps it mostly intact for 2015-16

When you renew your entire fall lineup, as The CW did in January, it doesn't leave much room for new programming. That's why it's not surprising that The CW's 2015-2016 lineup, which the network announced Thursday morning before its upfront presentation, includes only one new fall series. 

"This has been a terrific season for The CW and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience,"  said CW president Mark Pedowitz. After its most-watched season in seven years, "The CW is heading into next season with incredible stability and strength, and continuing its strategy of adding more original programming all year long." 

New drama Crazy Ex-Girlfriend about a lawyer who quits her job and moves cross country to look for love, will air Mondays at 8 p.m. before Jane the Virgin. 

Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals moves to Thursdays at 9 p.m. after The Vampire Diaries, and Reign shifts to Fridays at 8 p.m. Otherwise, the network's fall schedule is identical to its 2014 fall schedule. The CW isn't messing with success or its strategy to bring men back to the network.

Two new series are being held for midseason: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, which features secondary characters from Arrow and The Flash and is The CW's third DC superhero series, and Containment (formerly Cordon) about a mysterious, deadly virus that forces the residents of Atlanta to be quarantined.

The CW fall 2015-2016 schedule (new programs in ALL CAPS):



9-10 p.m. — Jane the Virgin


8-9 p.m. — The Flash

9-10 p.m. — iZombie


8-9 p.m. — Arrow

9-10 p.m. — Supernatural


8-9 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries

9-10 p.m. — The Originals (new time)


8-9 p.m. — Reign (new time)

9-10 p.m. — America's Next Top Model


Beauty and the Beast, CONTAINMENT, DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, The 100