Fall TV Preview

The CW's Fall Schedule Opens in Early October, The Flash Gets Big Boost

The Flash Casting Girder Villain

For a third year running, The CW is launching its fall TV season in October, opening with Vampire Diaries and Reign and then finishing things up later in the month by dialing up The 100.

Most notably amidst the roll-out plan, the highly buzzy superhero spin-off The Flash will get two aprés-Arrow showcases following its launch (on Oct. 7), while Supernatural is getting a “retrospective special” as it heads into Season 10.

The CW is the third network to show their hand, following NBC and CBS.

On tap for midseason: Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie and the new series iZombie and The Messengers.

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All told, The CW’s sked looks like this. New shows in CAPS; click title for details.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
8 pm The Vampire Diaries
9 pm Reign

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
8 pm The Originals
9 pm Supernatural
retrospective special

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7
8 pm THE FLASH (new)
9 pm Supernatural

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8
8 pm Arrow
9 pm The Flash (premiere encore)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
9 pm JANE THE VIRGIN (new)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
9 pm The Flash (Episode 2 encore)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
8 pm Jane the Virgin (premiere encore)
9 pm America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 21 will have premiered Aug. 22)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
9 pm The 100

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: The Carrie Diaries, Nikita, Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People