05.18.17 THE CW ANNOUNCES 2017-18 FALL SCHEDULE Supergirl Soars on Mondays at 8pm, Followed by Thrilling New Military Drama Valor Tuesday Stays Super-Powered With The Flash Back at 8pm, Followed by DC's Legends of Tomorrow Wednesday is Two Hours of Delicious Drama With Riverdale at 8pm and the Reimagined Dynasty at 9pm The Winchester Boys and Team Arrow are Back-to-Back on Thursday, with Supernatural at 8pm and Arrow at 9pm Friday Nights Double the Laughs with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at 8pm Paired with Jane The Virgin, Moving to Its New Night at 9pm Life Sentence, Starring Lucy Hale, and New DC Series Black Lightning Set for Midseason NEW YORK (May 18, 2017) – The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, Dig Down. "The CW has transformed over the past few years, from a linear network into a true multi-platform success. Whether it's on broadcast, on VOD, OTT, digital, or mobile, we are reaching those viewers everywhere they are, with opportunities for our advertisers across every platform," said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "Next season we have four new scripted series, continuing our mission of adding more original programming to schedule all year long. In the fall, we have the action-packed new military drama VALOR, and a new version of the iconic soap DYNASTY, giving us two new female-focused series that add more balance to our primetime lineup. For midseason, we have the heartwarming comedy LIFE SENTENCE, starring Lucy Hale, a terrific actress; and we have the exciting new series BLACK LIGHTNING, based on the DC character. Next season, we will have our strongest schedule ever, with a broad range of series to appeal to both women and men, across a wide range of demographics. And we will continue to provide our advertisers new opportunities to reach our audience, the youngest of any broadcaster, on every platform." SUPERGIRL returns for its third season on Mondays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the new military drama VALOR, starring Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Tuesdays remain super-heroic, with the fourth season of THE FLASH (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) once again followed by DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). RIVERDALE moves to a new night on Wednesday (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the new drama DYNASTY, a reimagining of the classic primetime soap from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C. and Gossip Girl) and Sallie Patrick (Revenge) (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Thursday nights reunite the Winchester brothers with Team Arrow, with SUPERNATURAL (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by ARROW (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), now on a new night. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is back on Friday nights (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by JANE THE VIRGIN on a new night (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The CW will launch its 2017-18 season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later. The season will once again kick off with the exclusive telecast of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL. The CW will also celebrate the holiday season with an exclusive telecast of the IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL; air dates will be announced at a later date. Following is The CW's 2017-18 Primetime Schedule and accompanying details on all the programs. THE CW's 2017-18 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE MONDAY 8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL 9:00-10:00 PM VALOR (New Series) TUESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH 9:00-10:00 PM DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE (New Night) 9:00-10:00 PM DYNASTY (New Series) THURSDAY 8:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL 9:00-10:00 PM ARROW (New Night) FRIDAY 8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Time) 9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (New Night) All Times ET/PT MONDAY 8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (@TheCWSupergirl #Supergirl) SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist) Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex's life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. At the DEO, Kara works for J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood), the Martian Manhunter, and alongside her sister, Alex, and best friend, Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan). Also in Kara's life are media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), a photo journalist who moonlights as Guardian, a masked vigilante, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), and Mon-El of Daxam (Chris Wood), whose planet was ravaged by Krypton's destruction. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash), Robert Rovner (Private Practice, Dallas) and Jessica Queller (Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, Felicity). 9:00-10:00 PM VALOR (@CW_Valor #Valor) An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit's first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia. Nora's boyfriend, First Lieutenant Ian Porter (Charlie Barnett), suspects she's not telling him the full story, and Jess Kam (Corbin Reid), Jimmy's wife and Nora's friend, is frustrated and furious at being kept in the dark. Meanwhile Thea, (Melissa Roxburgh) the enigmatic CIA officer charged with investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred. With Nora still recovering from a gunshot wound suffered during the mission, the commander of the Shadow Raiders, Col. Robert Haskins (Nigel Thatch), grounds her from flying. But when it's discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive by a group of ruthless terrorists, Nora is determined to join Gallo back in the cockpit to rescue their friend. As preparation and training intensify, Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire as they wonder who they can trust, and whether the secrets they're hiding will help save Jimmy...or put them all in terrible danger. VALOR stars Matt Barr (Sleepy Hollow), Christina Ochoa (Animal Kingdom), Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire), W. Trè Davis (Shades of Blue), Corbin Reid (How to Get Away With Murder), Nigel Thatch (Selma) and Melissa Roxburgh (Star Trek Beyond). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Bill Haber (Rizzoli & Isles), Anna Fricke (Being Human), Kyle Jarrow (Lost Generation) and Michael Robin (Nip/Tuck). TUESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH (@CW_TheFlash #TheFlash) Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry's life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother's life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs -- Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) -- Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it. Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) and Todd Helbing (Black Sails).