The CW’s set premiere dates for its 2019-2020 fall primetime lineup which will introduce new shows Batwoman and Nancy Drew. The new dramas join returning comic book-inspired series The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, Riverdale, and Black Lightning when The CW kicks off its fall schedule in October 2019.
Also returning for new seasons are Supernatural, Legacies, All American, Charmed, and Dynasty.
The network’s new schedule pairs Supergirl with Batwoman for a female-powered Sunday night. All American moves to Mondays this fall, and both Supernatural and Arrow (on a new night) enter their final seasons with the 2019-2020 primetime season.
The CW’s Fall 2019 Premiere Dates:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-10:00pm 2019 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL, NIGHT ONE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
8:00-10:00pm 2019 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL, NIGHT TWO
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00-9:00pm BATWOMAN (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERGIRL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
8:00-9:00pm ALL AMERICAN (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm BATWOMAN (Encore of Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm BATWOMAN (2nd Encore of Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
8:00-9:00pm RIVERDALE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm NANCY DREW (Series Premiere)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm LEGACIES (Season Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
8:00-9:00pm CHARMED (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:00-9:00pm ALL AMERICAN (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm NANCY DREW (Encore of Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
8:00-9:00pm ALL AMERICAN (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00pm BLACK LIGHTNING (Season Premiere)
Details on the New Fall Shows:
Batwoman: Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.
After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante.
With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman.
But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Nancy Drew: Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon).
The five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy’s reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes.