It’s hard to see why The CW’s Batwoman pilot was such a hit at Comic Con.
The first season that Supernatural premiered on The WB Network, it was uncertain as to whether it would get a second season. The year was 2005 and it was a time of difficult transition that combined The WB and The UPN networks to form The CW, where the new direction was soon for shows geared towards teen girls (Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire Diaries). A supernatural, sci-fi, horror show about two demon-hunting brothers hardly fit into the target demographic at the time. But along with all the magic, mystery and urban legends that the show tackled each week, something magical was also happening with the viewing audience. The show was connecting on an unprecedented level to a wider audience, not just teen girls, thus building its fanbase with each passing episode. A fanbase which then took to social media en masse to spread the word and gain even more support. Those early actions blossomed into a voracious fanbase who kept the show in the public eye and indirectly helped in keeping it on the air for the next decade and counting. The true magic was not in the ghosts, witches and legends encountered every week, but in the way the relationship between brothers Sam and Dean Winchester resonated with that growing audience and kept them coming back for more. The chemistry, and enduring real-life friendship between actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles came together to create a bond between unforgettable characters that has endured for 14 seasons and shows no sign of slowing down.
Despite the scary elements, at its core Supernatural was, and still is, all about family. A theme which truly comes full circle as the show reaches the milestone 300th episode airing tonight Thursday, February 07, 2019 and brings back a character that fans have waited over a decade to see, for a truly magical family reunion.
The CW has handed out early renewals for 10 of its current programs: Arrow, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Legacies, Riverdale, “Supergirl” and Supernatural.
With the 300th episode of Supernatural coming up, TNT is celebrating the show’s run with a marathon of the top 25 fan-favorite episodes, beginning at 10am/9C, on February 4th.
The full schedule follows.
The CW has announced the premiere dates for two highly anticipated new shows – Roswell, New Mexico and In the Dark.
A more diverse take on the Jason Katims and the Melinda Metz novels, Roswell, New Mexico makes use of the idea that the city and surrounding area are ground zero for alien encounters.
Roswell, New Mexico premieres on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (9/8C).
The network’s full mid-season schedule follows.
Season three of Riverdale will introduce Jughead Jones’ mother, Gladys, and kid sister, Jellybean (who prefers to go by JB).
Gina Gershon (left) will recur as Gladys Jones and Trinity Likins will recur as JB.
They will debut on Riverdale during the Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (The CW, 8/7C).
The CW has released two promotional videos for its Charmed reboot (premiering Sunday, October 14th).
As many of you know, I have a love/hate relationship with The 100. When its good, its REALLY good and one of my favorite shows on TV, when its bad its really bad. I promised I wouldn’t watch or cover season five, but once again I’m hooked and loving all the non-Octavia moments this season.
Episode 5 looks like another solid installment. Hit the jump for lots of photos and clips for this week’s episode! Omar Madha directed the episode written by Nick Bragg (#505). Original airdate 5/22/2018.
What up people! The show that vexes me to no end, The 100 returns to The CW for its 5th outing this week and I have to say the first episode of season 5 made me remember why I used to adore this show. Unfortunately, after the greatness that is episode 1, episode 2 brought me crashing down to earth (see what I did?) and reminded me why the show drives me NUTS. I won’t bore you with the Tedious Plot Summary (TPS) because if you are watching S5, you know the characters already. This review is based on the first 4 episodes and contains minor spoilers. The 100 returns to The CW Network, Tuesday, April 24th.
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.
Thanks to shows like The X-Factor, America’s Got Talent and now CW’s Masters of Illusion which airs Friday nights on the CW Network, magic has made a big come back. One of these master magicians, Nathan Burton recently appeared on The CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. I had a chance to have an interesting email interview with Nathan. Masters of Illusion airs Friday nights on The CW.