The CW goes into its expanded 2018-19 (adding a sixth night) season with 10 early renewals, including the network’s longest running series, Supernatural, all of its DCTV titles, critical darlings Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, the dark Archie series Riverdale, and rookie primetime soap, Dynasty.
As if the wait over winter hiatus hasn’t been bad enough, an eerie new promo giving a glimpse of highlights for the second half of the season makes the wait for tonight’s return of Supernatural almost unbearable (The CW, 9pm). The promo titled simply “Keep Grinding” features scary new creatures, some seemingly uncomfortable alliances, and upcoming events that make us fear for the Winchester brothers and even more so for their wayward angel, Castiel. Perhaps we can just keep hitting the replay button to make the hours pass faster until this evening!
[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers from the new episode]
Second Chance premieres on FOX on Wednesday nights (9/8C) and is intriguing enough to be worth your time. Pilots are always a difficult thing to pull off since they have only 45 minutes to introduce characters, provide adequate back-story, and establish the driving force of the series. It is no surprise that things may feel a bit rushed. They also need to be fascinating enough so that the viewer would be interested in tuning in to the series in the weeks to follow. Second Chance delivers a solid pilot covering all the requirements and sets up interesting themes to move the series forward. No doubt there are going to be some high expectations as the series evolves, considering the producers have some outstanding television credits as part of their resumes such as Life, Crisis, 24, Homeland, Tyrant, Law & Order: SVU, and Elementary.
Also, in case you missed it, be sure to check out the Eclipse interview with Executive Producer Rand Ravich and stars Rob Kazinsky for some great character insights.
The CW kicks of its 2015 Fall season with a two night IHEARTRADIO concert on September 29th and 30th.
The Flash and iZombie return Tuesdays, beginning October 6th; Arrow and Supernatural return to their Wednesday night time slots on October 7th. The network goes all vampire on Thursdays with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, beginning on October 8th, and Reign and America’s Next Top Model return on Fridays, as of October 9th.
New series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premiere on Monday, October 19th, leading into Jane the Virgin. Follow the jump for the complete schedule of The CW’s fall premieres.
If you haven’t seen all of Supernatural’s ninth season, you can get caught up by watching TNT next week. The network is running a marathon of Supernatural’s ninth season beginning on Monday, October 6th (10/9C).