The CW today took the wraps off its 2014-15 schedule, which features a new superhero series in the lineup along with a new hourlong comedy. The new season rolls out in October.
B&C reports that the new comedy is "Jane the Virgin," part of a new Monday lineup consisting of returning show "The Originals," which is being shifted from Tuesday to the 8 p.m. Monday slot, with "Jane" leading out from it at 9 p.m.
"A second new series, 'The Flash,' based on the DC Comics character, will move into the 8 p.m. Tuesday time period vacated by 'The Originals.' The series is spun out of a storyline from action drama 'Arrow,' and launches 24 years after CBS premiered its ill-fated attempt to adapt the character to television," the story reports.
The report notes that the scheduling for "The Flash" had a lot to do with what the competition was up to.
"In a conference call with reporters, CW President Mark Pedowitz hinted that 'The Flash' was scheduled at 8 p.m. Tuesday only after the CW learned that ABC would move fellow superhero series 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' from that same time period to 9 p.m.," the report notes.
Said Pedowitz: “Sometimes it’s good to be opportunistic."
Here's the CW Fall 2014 schedule:
(New programs in UPPERCASE. All Times ET)
8:00-9:00 p.m.: The Originals
9:00-10:00 p.m.: JANE THE VIRGIN
8:00-9:00 p.m.: THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Supernatural
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Arrow
9:00-10:00 p.m.: The 100
8:00-9:00 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Reign
8:00-8:30 p.m.: Whose Line is it Anyway?
8:30-9:00 p.m.: Whose Line is it Anyway? (encore)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model