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The 2017-18 season for The CW covered Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m between October 9, 2017 and October 5, 2018.

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 The Flash Riverdale Supernatural Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00 p.m. Valor Legends of Tomorrow Dynasty Arrow Jane the Virgin

WinterEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Supergirl The Flash Riverdale Supernatural Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Legends of Tomorrow
9:00 p.m. Valor Black Lightning Dynasty Arrow Jane the Virgin
iZombie

SpringEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Supergirl The Flash Riverdale Supernatural Dynasty
9:00 p.m. iZombie The 100 Life Sentence Arrow Jane the Virgin
The Originals Life Sentence

SummerEdit

Time slot Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 p.m. Supergirl The Flash (R) Supergirl (R) Supernatural (R) My Last Days
Penn & Teller: Fool Us The 100 Burden of Truth Masters of Illusion
The Flash (R)
9:00 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? The 100 The Originals Black Lightning (R) Life Sentence
The Outpost Supergirl (R) The Originals (R) Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)

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.[3]

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

RenewalsEdit

CancellationsEdit

  • Life SentenceThe CW announced the series' cancellation on May 7, 2018 after receiving very poor ratings.
  • The Originals – Julie Plec, the show's creator, announced that the fifth season would be the last on July 20, 2017 via Twitter.[28]
  • Valor — The network announced Valor's cancellation on May 7, 2018 due to low ratings.

ListingsEdit

October 9 - October 27, 2017Edit

October 30 - December 1, 2017 Edit

December 4 - December 29, 2017 Edit

  • Monday, December 18
  • Tuesday, December 19
    • 8:00 pm Big Game (film encore)
  • Wednesday, December 20
  • Thursday, December 21
    • 8:00 pm Supernatural - "War of the Worlds" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Arrow - "Promises Kept" (encore episode)
  • Friday, December 22
    • 8:00 pm Masters of Illusion - "Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 (special presentation encore)
  • Monday, December 25
    • 8:00 pm iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2017 (special presentation encore)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway?: "Marisol Nichols" (encore episode)
  • Tuesday, December 26
    • 8:00 pm The Flash - "When Harry Met Harry..." (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm DC's Legends of Tomorrow - "Helen Hunt" (encore episode)
  • Wednesday, December 27
    • 8:00 pm EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge (special presentation premiere)
    • 9:00 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us - "Hanging Out with Penn & Teller" (encore episode)
  • Thursday, December 28
    • 8:00 pm iHeart Radio Music Festival - Night 1 (special presentation encore)
  • Friday, December 29
    • 8:00 pm iHeart Radio Music Festival - Night 2 (special presentation encore)

January 1 - February 2, 2018 Edit

February 5 - March 2, 2018 Edit

March 5 - March 30, 2018 Edit

April 2 - April 27, 2018 Edit

  • Thursday, April 19

April 30 - June 1, 2018 Edit

June 4 - June 29, 2018 Edit

  • Monday, June 4
    • 8:00 pm Supergirl - "Not Kansas" (new episode)
    • 9:00 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Ross Matthews" (season premiere)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Jeff Davis 8" (new episode)
  • Tuesday, June 5
    • 8:00 pm The Flash - "Mixed Signals" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm The 100 - "Exit Wounds" (new episode)
  • Wednesday, June 6
  • Thursday, June 7
  • Friday, June 8
    • 8:00 pm My Last Days - "Diane" (new episode)
    • 9:00 pm Life Sentence - "Love Factually" (new episode)
  • Monday, June 11
    • 8:00 pm Supergirl - "Make it Reign" (new episode)
    • 9:00 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Andrea Navedo" (new episode)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Jillian Michaels" (encore episode)
  • Tuesday, June 12
    • 8:00 pm The Flash - "Luck Be a Lady" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm The 100 - "Red Queen" (encore episode)
  • Wednesday, June 13
  • Thursday, June 14
    • 8:00 pm Supernatural - "The Big Empty" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Black Lightning - "Black Jesus" (encore episode)
  • Friday, June 15
    • 8:00 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Ralph Macchio" (encore episode)
    • 8:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Tony Cavalero" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Life Sentence - "Then and Now" (series finale)
  • Monday, June 18
    • 8:00 pm Supergirl - "Battles Lost and Won" (season finale)
    • 9:00 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Jonathan Magnum 3" (new episode)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Wanya Morris" (encore episode)
  • Tuesday, June 19
    • 8:00 pm The Flash - "Elongated Journey Into Night" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm The 100 - "Acceptable Losses" (new episode)
  • Wednesday, June 20
    • 8:00 pm Supergirl - "Battles Lost and Won" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm The Originals - "We Have Not Long to Love" (new episode)
  • Thursday, June 21
    • 8:00 pm Supernatural - "Advanced Thanatology" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Black Lightning - "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" (encore episode)
  • Friday, June 22
    • 8:00 pm Harry Potter: A History of Magic (special presentation encore)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Candice Patton" (encore episode)
  • Monday, June 25
  • Tuesday, June 26
    • 8:00 pm The Flash - "Girls Night Out" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm The 100 - "How We Get to Peace" (new episode)
  • Wednesday, June 27
    • 8:00 pm Supergirl - "Girl of Steel" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm The Originals - "Don't It Just Break Your Heart" (encore episode)
  • Thursday, June 28
    • 8:00 pm Supernatural - "Tombstone" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Black Lightning - "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" (encore episode)
  • Friday, June 29

July 2 - July 27, 2018 Edit

  • Monday, July 2
    • 8:00 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us - "The Rematch" (new episode)
    • 9:00 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Greg Proops 1" (new episode)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Marisol Nichols" (encore episode)
  • Tuesday, July 3
  • Wednesday, July 4
    • 8:00 pm The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala (special presentation encore)
    • 9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Grace Byers" (encore episode)
  • Thursday, July 5
    • 8:00 pm Supernatural - "War of the Worlds" (encore episode)
    • 9:00 pm Black Lightning - "Equinox: The Book of Fate" (encore episode)
  • Friday, July 6
  • Monday, July 9
  • Tuesday, July 10
  • Wednesday, July 11

July 30 - August 31, 2018 Edit

September 3 - October 5, 2018 Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The CW Acquires Drama Series ‘Burden Of Truth’ Starring Kristin Kreuk For Summer - Deadline
  2. The CW Network Expands Its Summer Programming Slate Acquiring New Series "The Outpost" from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment - The Futon Critic
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Summer Premiere Dates & Schedule Updates - The CW Philly
  4. TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘The 100’ premiere even with 2017, ‘Chicago Med’ low - TV By the Numbers
  5. 5.0 5.1 ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Gotham’ and NFL adjust up: Thursday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  6. 6.0 6.1 TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ leads, ‘Arrow,’ ‘SWAT,’ ‘Station 19’ finales improve - TV By the Numbers
  7. Originals all hold, ‘Modern Family’ rerun adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  8. ‘NCIS,’ ‘Alex, Inc.,’ ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘The Flash’ adjust up, ‘For the People’ down: Tuesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  9. 9.0 9.1 ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘MacGyver,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ & more remain unchanged: Friday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  10. Olympics adjust down, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ rerun up: Friday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  11. 11.0 11.1 ‘Empire,’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘Goldbergs,’ ‘Blacklist’ adjust up, ‘Dynasty’ adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  12. TV Ratings Friday: ‘Once Upon a Time’ ticks up, ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Hawaii Five-o’ lead - TV By the Numbers
  13. 13.0 13.1 ‘Voice,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Bull,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ & ‘The Mick’ adjust up, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ down: Tuesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  14. TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘The Middle’ ends on up note, ‘The Voice’ goes low - TV By the Numbers
  15. TV Ratings Friday: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ leads again, ‘Jane the Virgin’ finale steady - TV By the Numbers
  16. ‘American Idol’ and ‘Kevin Can Wait’ adjust up: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  17. ‘The Goldbergs’ and Riverdale’ adjust up, ‘Chicago PD’ and ‘Life Sentence’ down: Wednesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  18. ‘Empire’ and ‘The Voice’ adjust up: Wednesday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  19. TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Empire’ remains on top, finales mostly steady - TV By the Numbers
  20. 20.0 20.1 ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Good Doctor’ adjust up, other CBS shows and ‘The Brave’ down: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  21. ‘9JKL’ adjusts up: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  22. ‘The Voice’ adjusts up, ‘Superior Donuts’ adjusts down: Monday final ratings - TV By the Numbers
  23. TV Ratings Monday: ‘The Bachelorette’ premiere fairly steady, Stanley Cup Finals solid for NBC - TV By the Numbers
  24. ‘The 100’ Renewed For Season 6 By The CW - Deadline
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2018-19 Season – The Futon Critic
  26. ‘iZombie’ Renewed For Season 5 By the CW - Deadline
  27. Jane the Virgin - To End After Season 5 – SpoilerTV
  28. "An announcement..... #The Originals" - Julie Plec (@julieplec) - Twitter