The CW Network has revealed premiere dates for its new season primetime schedule, beginning in January 2021, it was announced by Mark Pedowitz, chairman and CEO.
The CW’s new season kicks off right after the New Year as new episodes of fun, funny family favorites “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (8-8:30 and 8:30-9 p.m. ET/PT) and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (9 p.m.) move to Friday nights starting Jan. 8. The CW’s new season opening weekend continues Sunday, Jan. 10, with the debut of the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards (8 p.m.) celebrating excellence in superhero/comic book/video game, science fiction-fantasy, horror, action and animation genres of film and television/streaming.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, sees the return of fan-favorite horror anthology series “Two Sentence Horror Stories” to The CW for its second season with back-to-back original episodes (8:00-8:30 and 8:30-9 p.m.), followed by the U.S. premiere of the acclaimed Canadian supernatural drama “Trickster” (9 p.m.).
Based on the best-selling novel “Son of a Trickster” by Eden Robinson and created by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer (“Rise,” “Nuuca”) and Tony Elliott (“Orphan Black”), “Trickster” stars newcomer Joel Oulette as Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water, but when he starts seeing strange things – talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters – his already chaotic life is turned upside down. Additional cast includes Crystle Lightning (“Outlander”), Kalani Queypo (“Jamestown”), Anna Lambe (“The Grizzlies”), Joel Thomas Hynes (“Little Dog”), Craig Lauzon (“Royal Canadian Air Farce”), Gail Maurice (“Cardinal”) and Georgina Lightning (“Blackstone”).
Javicia Leslie (“God Friended Me”) is ready to don the cowl as Ryan Wilder and become Gotham’s new defender in “Batwoman,” which returns Sunday, Jan. 17 (8 p.m.). A brand-new season of “Charmed” will begin Sunday, Jan. 24 (9 p.m.).
Critically acclaimed “All American” returns for its third season Monday, Jan. 18 (8 p.m.). Starting Feb. 8, Mondays power up with “Black Lightning” (9 p.m.) following an original episode of “All American.”
Wednesdays are red-hot this January with the return of “Riverdale” for its fifth season starting Jan. 20 (8 p.m.), followed by the sophomore season of “Nancy Drew” (9 p.m.).
Jared Padalecki is back on The CW’s Thursday nights with the series debut of “Walker” on Jan. 21 (8 p.m.), followed by an all new season inside the halls of the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted in the premiere of “Legacies” (9 p.m.).
The CW sets up a super Tuesday in 2021 as the world’s first superhero and the world’s most intrepid reporter balance saving the world and raising their family in The CW’s all-new series “Superman & Lois,” premiering Tuesday, Feb. 23 (9 p.m.), paired with the return of the Scarlet Speedster in the network’s most watched series “The Flash” (8 p.m.).