CW Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Lands on Mondays, ‘Vampire Diaries’ & ‘Originals’ Join Forces on Tuesdays, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Held for Midseason

The CW is the last broadcast network to release their fall 2015-16 schedule, and if you’ve been watching this past season, you’ll notice that not much has really changed. Seriously, there’s one new show this fall.

New comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gets pairs up with returning series Jane the Virgin during the 8 p.m. time slot while The Flash and iZombie stay put on Tuesdays. Wednesdays aren’t changing either, however, fang-favorite The Originals is moving to Thursdays, immediately following The Vampire Diaries at 9 p.m. Finally! The two vampire shows are airing on the same night!

CW president Mark Pedowitz announced today during the upfront presentation that the third season of Reign will move over to Fridays, aka where shows go to die. But he says he’s hoping that doesn’t happen because the show skews a bit older and won’t be up against anything Shonda related. But didn’t you just move The Originals to that very same time slot you were afraid of?! I’m confused.

Anyways, let’s get to some more of the new shows we’re totally psyched about like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Julie Plec’s new drama series Containment. Both shows are being held for midseason along with returning shows The 100, Whose Line is it Anyway? and Beauty and the Beast.

New Series Descriptions

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends.  Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself.  Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. CONTAINMENT stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar”); Christina Moses (“Starship: Apocalypse,” “Starship: Rising”); Chris Wood (“The Vampire Diaries”); Kristen Gutoskie (“Beaver Falls”); Claudia Black (“The Originals,” “Farscape”); George Young (“Casualty”); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”); and Trevor St. John (“One Life to Live”).  Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, CONTAINMENT is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”) and David Nutter (“The Flash,” “Arrow”

Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Television Studios, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”); and Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films).

CW Fall 2015 schedule

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.



9:00 p.m. “Jane the Virgin”

The Flash -- "The Flash is Born" -- Image FLA106a_0037b -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW


8:00 p.m. “The Flash”
9:00 p.m. “iZombie”

ARROW -- "Guilty" -- Photo Gallery


8:00 p.m. “Arrow”
9:00 p.m. “Supernatural”

THE ORIGINALS -- "They All Asked for You" -- Photo Gallery


8:00 p.m. “The Vampire Diaries”
9:00 p.m. “The Originals” (New night)

Reign -- "Forbidden" -- Image Number: RE215a_0396.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scotland and France and Toby Regbo as King Francis II -- Photo: Sven Frenzel/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.


8:00 p.m. “Reign” (New night)
9:00 p.m. “America’s Next Top Model”

Photo Credit: The CW

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