The CW’s announced their expanded 2019 summer primetime schedule will include the debut of six new series. The newcomers will join returning shows Burden of Truth, Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and The Outpost to make up the network’s summer lineup. In addition, four midseason series – iZombie, Jane the Virgin, In the Dark, and The 100 – will continue into the summer months.
The CW’s summer season kicks off on June 2nd with the second season premiere of Burden of Truth. Kristin Kreuk stars in the legal drama which will air on Sundays at 8pm ET/PT. Per the network: “After fighting for the justice of five sick girls in her hometown of Millwood, corporate attorney Joanna Chang (Kreuk) finds herself at a top law firm in Winnipeg ready to make a fresh start away from her previous firm. There, a new client draws her into the shadowy world of hackers, activists, and a political movement that won’t take any prisoners. The case leads Joanna through many twists and turns, until she eventually becomes a killer’s target. Her estranged father tries to assist her, which leads to an event that will change both their lives forever.”
Masters of Illusion returns for its sixth season with back-to-back episodes Friday, June 7th at 8pm ET/PT. The series debut of The Big Stage follows at 9pm ET/PT. Elizabeth Stanton and James Maslow host The Big Stage which is described as the “ultimate non-competitive platform for talented acts from around the world to display their mastery of performance, with disciplines ranging from singing and stand-up routines to impressive acrobatics and aerial dance, along with everything in between.”
The sixth season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us joins the network’s lineup on June 17th at 8pm ET/PT, with Whose Line Is It Anyway? taking the 9pm ET/PT time slot.
Season two of the fantasy drama The Outpost premieres on July 11th at 9pm ET/PT. The adventure series stars Imogen Waterhouse and Jessica Green and is executive produced by Dean Devlin, Jonathan Glassner, Marc Roskin, and Rachel Olschan-Wilson along with series creators Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin.
The Outpost season two picks up after the defeat of Dred. After reclaiming the Outpost, “Talon (Green) and Gwynn (Waterhouse) prepare for war. Talon delves deeper into demon summoning, while Gwynn recruits allies. The Prime Order trinity known as ‘The Three’ reveal mysterious powers as they send spies, assassins, and a devastating weapon to the Outpost. As Talon uncovers the legacy of her people, she must decide who to trust, and separate her real friends from her enemies before the Prime Order attacks.”
Details on The CW’s New Summer Series: (Premiere dates to be announced)
Bulletproof: Adrenalin-fueled and packed with compelling characters, Bulletproof follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.
Hypnotize Me: Hypnotize Me is a comedy game show, hosted by Taye Diggs. Based on the hit U.K. format (You’re Back In The Room), the show features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons… after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, these contestants need to work together as a team. However, their entranced states cause hysterical hurdles that not only sabotage their progress, but reveal aspects of their personalities neither they, their family nor their friends have ever before witnessed!
Mysteries Decoded: Over the course of each hour, the investigative documentary series Mysteries Decoded will delve deeper into some America’s greatest unsolved mysteries, exploring newly discovered evidence and utilizing high-tech tools in reopening each case. From Area 51 to the Salem Witch Trials, each investigation is led by Jennifer Marshall, an accomplished U.S. Navy veteran turned top-notch Private Investigator, as she mobilizes a team to embark on the formidable quest to bring closure to these long-lingering historical puzzles.
Pandora: Set in the year 2199, Pandora is a sci-fi action series about a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction.
Red Bull Peaking: Red Bull Peaking is an unfiltered, intimate portrait of athletes, told in their own words and experienced from their perspective, during the 72-hour period immediately before, during and after a landmark event in their career. These up-close and personal narratives include iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds.