Summer is a time of happiness for people who like going out and enjoying the sun, but for us TV nerds, it’s a deprived time when many of our favourite network shows are taking a break before returning in the fall. Series like The CW’s ever-growing collection of DC TV efforts – The Flash, Arrow, LoT and Supergirl – are all currently off the air, but at least now we have some dates to set aside and count down to, as we wait for autumn to roll around again.
Unlike last year, this season will see all four shows that make up the Arrowverse returning in one week, as opposed to last year when the premieres were staggered across a fortnight. Following a schedule change that happened mid-season, Legends of Tomorrow will remain airing on Tuesday night after The Flash. Originally, it aired on Thursday. That spot has now been taken up by Arrow, which previously aired on Wednesdays and now follows The CW stalwart Supernatural.
Take a look at the full schedule below:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9
8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm VALOR (Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
8:00-9:00pm RIVERDALE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Series Premiere)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
8:00-9:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00pm CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Premiere)
Comic book fans may also want to take note of when Riverdale, the teen drama based off Archie Comics, is airing. Oh, and if any hardcore DC nerds are thinking that Valor is a spinoff show featuring Supergirl‘s Mon-El – who goes by the name Valor in the comics – we have to sadly inform you that it’s not. The show is actually a new military drama starring Matt Barr.
Finally, a fifth DC TV series will also air on The CW next season in the form of Black Lightning, which will premiere in a mid-season slot in 2018. We don’t have an exact date for it just yet, but we’ll let you know once we hear more.