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The 2017–18 schedule for The CW covers Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The network first announced its fall schedule on May 18, 2017, the mid-season schedule on November 16, 2017, the winter-spring schedule on January 7, 2018, and the summer schedule on April 10, 2018.

All fall shows premiered the week of October 9, 2017.

Schedule Edit

  • New series are highlighted in bold.

Fall Edit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Supergirl (10/9-12/4) The Flash (10/10-12/5) Riverdale (10/11-12/13) Supernatural (10/12-12/7) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (10/13-12/8)
9:00 p.m. Valor (10/9-12/11) Legends of Tomorrow (10/10-12/5) Dynasty (10/11-12/13) Arrow (10/12-12/7) Jane the Virgin (10/13-12/8)

WinterEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Supergirl (1/15-2/5)
Legends of Tomorrow (2/12-4/9)
The Flash (1/16-3/13) Riverdale (1/17-3/28) Supernatural (1/18-3/8) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (1/5-2/16)
9:00 p.m. Valor (1/1-1/29)
iZombie (2/26-3/26)
Black Lightning (1/16-2/13) Dynasty (1/17-2/7) Arrow (1/18-3/8) Jane the Virgin (1/26-2/9)

SpringEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Supergirl (4/16-6/18) The Flash (4/10-5/22) Riverdale (4/18-5/16) Supernatural (3/29-5/17) Dynasty (3/9-5/11)
9:00 p.m. iZombie (4/9-5/28) The 100 (4/24-6/26) The Originals (4/18-6/20) Arrow (3/29-5/17) Life Sentence (4/27-6/15)

SummerEdit

Early summerEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (6/25-9/3) The 100 (7/10-8/7) Supergirl (R) (5/23-6/27) Supernatural (R) (5/24-7/19) Masters of Illusion (6/29-7/27)
9:00 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (6/4-9/3) The Outpost (7/10-10/2)

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The Originals (7/11-8/1) Black Lightning (R) (5/24-8/16) Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R) (6/29-10/5)

Late summerEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (6/25-9/3) The Flash (R) (8/14-10/2) Burden of Truth (7/11-10/3) Supernatural (R) (8/2-10/4) Masters of Illusion (8/10-10/5)
9:00 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (9/24-10/1) The Outpost (8/21-10/2) Supergirl (R) (8/8-10/3) The Originals (R) <small<(8/23-10/4)</small> Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R) (6/29-10/5)

SeriesEdit

Returning seriesEdit

New seriesEdit

Not returning from 2016–17 seasonEdit

Time slot shiftsEdit

FallEdit

Arrow exchanged its 8:00 p.m. Wednesday time slot with Riverdale's 9:00 p.m. Thursday time slot on October 11, 2017. Due to low viewership, Jane the Virgin moved its Mondays at 9:00 p.m. time slot to Fridays at 9:00 p.m., swapping positions with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which moved to 8:00 p.m on Fridays prior to Jane the Virgin on October 13, 2017.

WinterEdit

Starting February 12, 2018, Legends of Tomorrow shifted from its Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. slot to Mondays at 8:00 p.m., replacing Supergirl for nine weeks, which returned to the schedule on April 16, 2018 after a prolonged hiatus. Starting February 26, the fourth season of iZombie aired on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. following Legends of Tomorrow, unlike its previous three seasons, which aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. after The Flash.

SpringEdit

In order to hold a suitable time slot for Life Sentence, Dynasty moved to Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. following the conclusion of the third season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, prior to Jane the Virgin starting March 9, 2018. Due to significantly low ratings, Life Sentence was temporarily pushed off the Wednesday night schedule. This move allowed a more effective time slot for The Originals' final season, which premiered Wednesday, April 18 following Riverdale. Life Sentence returned to The CW's schedule on Friday, April 27 at 9:00 p.m. following Dynasty. In order to increase viewership and ratings, The 100's fifth season aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. following The Flash, the most viewed series on the network, in the spring. From May 23 to June 27, encore episodes of Supergirl aired at 8:00 p.m. prior to The Originals on Wednesdays.

SummerEdit

Encore episodes of the entire first season of Black Lightning will air on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. from May 24 to August 16, following Supernatural for thirteen weeks. The 100 will move to Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on July 10, as a lead-in for the new series The Outpost. After the conclusion of the fifth season of The 100 on August 7, The Flash will return as encore episodes starting Tuesday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. Following The Originals series finale on August 1, encore episodes of Supergirl will return Wednesday, August 8. Beginning Thursday, August 23, encore episodes of The Originals' fifth season will begin airing.[4]

ReceptionEdit

  • New series are highlighted in bold.
Series Season Episodes Time slot First aired Last aired Avg. viewers (millions) Difference
Date Viewers (millions) Date Viewers (millions)
The 100 5 13 Tuesday 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
April 24, 2018 1.39[5] August 7, 2018[4] TBD TBD TBD
Arrow 6 23 Thursday 9:00 p.m. October 12, 2017 1.52[6] May 17, 2018 1.35[7] 1.28 ↓ 0.48
Black Lightning 1 13 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. January 16, 2018 2.31[8] April 17, 2018 1.68[9] 1.73 N/A
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 3 13 Friday 8:00 p.m. October 13, 2017 0.62[10] February 16, 2018 0.60[11] 0.63 ↑ 0.04
Dynasty 1 22 Wednesday 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 p.m.
October 11, 2017 1.26[12] May 11, 2018 0.58[13] TBD N/A
The Flash 4 23 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. October 10, 2017 2.84[14] May 22, 2018 2.12[15] 2.22 ↓ 0.64
Jane the Virgin 4 17 Friday 9:00 p.m. October 13, 2017 0.68[10] April 20, 2018 0.64[16] 0.64 ↓ 0.32
Legends of Tomorrow 3 18 Tuesday 9:00 p.m.
Monday 8:00 p.m.
October 10, 2017 1.71[14] April 9, 2018 1.41[17] 1.51 ↓ 0.30
Life Sentence 1 13 Wednesday 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 p.m.
March 7, 2018 0.67[18] June 15, 2018 TBD TBD N/A
The Originals 5 13 Wednesday 9:00 p.m. April 18, 2018 0.97[19] August 1, 2018[4] TBD TBD TBD
Riverdale 2 22 Wednesday 8:00 p.m. October 11, 2017 2.34[12] May 16, 2018 1.29[20] 1.37 ↑ 0.33
Supergirl 3 23 Monday 8:00 p.m. October 9, 2017 1.87[21] June 18, 2018 TBD TBD TBD
Supernatural 13 23 Thursday 8:00 p.m. October 12, 2017 2.10[6] May 17, 2018 1.61[7] 1.69 ↑ 0.01
Valor 1 13 Monday 9:00 p.m. October 9, 2017 1.20[21] January 29, 2018 1.07[22] 0.96 N/A
iZombie 4 13 Monday 9:00 p.m. February 26, 2018 0.99[23] May 28, 2018 0.76[24] 0.76 ↓ 0.11

RenewalsEdit

CancellationsEdit

Series Date Notes Ref.
Life Sentence May 7, 2018 Cancelled after one season. [29]
The Originals July 20, 2017 Ending after five seasons. [30] The series will conclude on August 1, 2018.[4]
Valor May 7, 2018 Cancelled after one season. [31]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named the100
  2. The CW Acquires Drama Series ‘Burden Of Truth’ Starring Kristin Kreuk For Summer - Deadline
  3. The CW Network Expands Its Summer Programming Slate Acquiring New Series "The Outpost" from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment - The Futon Critic
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Summer Premiere Dates & Schedule Updates - The CW Philly
  5. TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘The 100’ premiere even with 2017, ‘Chicago Med’ low - TV By the Numbers
  6. 6.0 6.1 ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Gotham’ and NFL adjust up: Thursday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  7. 7.0 7.1 TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ leads, ‘Arrow,’ ‘SWAT,’ ‘Station 19’ finales improve - TV By the Numbers
  8. Originals all hold, ‘Modern Family’ rerun adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  9. ‘NCIS,’ ‘Alex, Inc.,’ ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘The Flash’ adjust up, ‘For the People’ down: Tuesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  10. 10.0 10.1 ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘MacGyver,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ & more remain unchanged: Friday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  11. Olympics adjust down, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ rerun up: Friday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  12. 12.0 12.1 ‘Empire,’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘Goldbergs,’ ‘Blacklist’ adjust up, ‘Dynasty’ adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  13. TV Ratings Friday: ‘Once Upon a Time’ ticks up, ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Hawaii Five-o’ lead - TV By the Numbers
  14. 14.0 14.1 ‘Voice,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Bull,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ & ‘The Mick’ adjust up, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ down: Tuesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  15. TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘The Middle’ ends on up note, ‘The Voice’ goes low - TV By the Numbers
  16. TV Ratings Friday: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ leads again, ‘Jane the Virgin’ finale steady - TV By the Numbers
  17. ‘American Idol’ and ‘Kevin Can Wait’ adjust up: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  18. ‘The Goldbergs’ and Riverdale’ adjust up, ‘Chicago PD’ and ‘Life Sentence’ down: Wednesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  19. ‘Empire’ and ‘The Voice’ adjust up: Wednesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  20. TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Empire’ remains on top, finales mostly steady - TV By the Numbers
  21. 21.0 21.1 ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Good Doctor’ adjust up, other CBS shows and ‘The Brave’ down: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  22. ‘9JKL’ adjusts up: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  23. ‘The Voice’ adjusts up, ‘Superior Donuts’ adjusts down: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  24. TV Ratings Monday: ‘The Bachelorette’ premiere fairly steady, Stanley Cup Finals solid for NBC - TV By the Numbers
  25. ‘The 100’ Renewed For Season 6 By The CW - Deadline
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2018-19 Season – The Futon Critic
  27. ‘iZombie’ Renewed For Season 5 By the CW - Deadline
  28. Jane the Virgin - To End After Season 5 – SpoilerTV
  29. Life Sentence, Valor & Wisdom of the Crowd - Cancelled - SpoilerTV
  30. Julie Plec (@julieplec) - Twitter
  31. - TVSeriesFinale