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‘Superman and Lois,’ ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Reboot Ordered to Series at CW

The CW has ordered both “Superman and Lois,” starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, and its “Walker, Texas Ranger” reboot with Jared Padalecki to series. Both projects are still in the script stage, with their first episodes set to be shot this spring in advance of the network’s upfront presentation in May. “Superman and Lois” will follow […]

Mark Pedowitz Named CW Chairman and CEO

Mark Pedowitz has been named chairman and CEO of the CW Network. The veteran television exec’s new deal will keep him ensconsed at the ViacomCBS-WarnerMedia  joint venture, where he has served as president for nearly a decade. Pedowitz last renewed his deal with the CW two years ago this month. The extension and elevation solidify […]

The CW Renews ‘Batwoman,’ ‘Riverdale,’ 11 Other Series for 2020-2021 Season

The CW is renewal happy. The network has handed out early greenlights to new seasons of almost every single show on its slate, including a second season of “Batwoman,” a seventh season of “The Flash” and a fifth season of “Riverdale.”  The CW’s other new fall show “Nancy Drew” is also on the long list […]

TV Ratings: ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover Second Part Matches First

The second part of the CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” “Arrowverse” crossover matched the impressive TV ratings put up by the first part on Sunday night. Monday’s episode scored a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and drew 1.69 million total viewers, up a hair from the 1.67 million who tuned in for part 1. Later on, […]

TV Ratings: ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover Propels CW to Season High, ‘Miss Universe’ Down 18%

Last night’s epic “Arrowverse” crossover episode  “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (part one of two) propelled the CW to its highest TV rating of the season so far. The episode came in at a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and drew 1.67 million total viewers, the second highest viewership for any episode on the network this […]

TV Ratings: ‘Batwoman’ Fall Finale Ticks Up

“Batwoman” used her sprawling cape to glide to a solid TV rating on the CW in its fall finale. The series ticked up from last episode a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49, and drew just over 1 million total viewers, the same amount as last time around. “Supergirl” came in at a 0.2 and just […]

DC Universe Series ‘Stargirl’ to Air Episodes on CW Day After Streaming Debut

The CW and DC Universe are teaming up for the upcoming live-action series “Stargirl.” The CW will broadcast each episode of the series the day after its debut on the streaming service, with new episodes dropping weekly. In addition, every episode will be available to stream on The CW’s digital platforms following the linear broadcast. […]

‘Kung Fu’ Series Reboot Moves to CW With ‘Blindspot’ Team Onboard

The planned reboot of the classic series “Kung Fu” is on the move. The one-hour series, which was previously set up at Fox with a put pilot order, is now in development at The CW. In addition, Albert Kim has exited the project, with Christina M. Kim now attached to write and executive produce and […]

‘Superman and Lois’ Starring Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch in the Works at CW

The CW is developing a series about Superman and Lois Lane starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. The potential series would follow the world’s most famous super hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. “The Flash” […]

TV Ratings: ‘Batwoman’ Stable Up Against NFL, World Series

“Batwoman” was up against two unfamiliar foes in the NFL and the World Series in the Sunday night TV ratings, yet the CW show managed to remain stable week-to-week. The Ruby Rose show scored a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49 and was watched by 1.26 million total viewers, almost exactly the same as in both […]

‘The 100’ Prequel Series in the Works as Backdoor Pilot at The CW

“The 100” may be coming to an end, but the world of the show could very well be living on. Variety has confirmed that The CW will a backdoor pilot during the show’s upcoming seventh season that will set up a potential prequel series. Set 97 years before the events of the original series, the […]

Live+3 Ratings for Week of Oct. 7: ‘Batwoman’ Doubles, ‘This Is Us’ Tops Scripted

After swooping in with a solid debut in Live+3, the CW’s “Batwoman” doubled in week 2 after three days of delayed viewing to a 0.6 rating from a 0.3. That figures is still down a 0.1 ratings point on the tally from its premiere. “This Is Us” finished as the top scripted show in Live+3, […]

What to Watch on TV This Week: ‘Watchmen’ Debuts, ‘Arrow’ Returns for Final Season

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, the highly anticipated “Watchmen” premieres on HBO, and “Arrow” returns for its eighth […]

The CW to Develop Female-Led MMA Drama

The CW is getting into the mixed martial arts ring. Variety has learned that the broadcaster is developing a one-hour drama about a young woman who begins training in MMA. Titled “American Fighter,” the series follows JoJo Raines, who has a dead end life in a dead end town, hanging out with her friends because […]

Wayne Brady to Recur on ‘Black Lightning’ Season 3

Wayne Brady is going to have to get his lines straight. The comedian, known for his work on the improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” has joined the cast of the CW series “Black Lightning” for season 3. Brady is set in a recurring role and will first appear on the show in […]

TV Review: ‘Nancy Drew’

In a roundabout way, “Twin Peaks” may be the most influential show in today’s teen TV.  It’s roundabout because it’s not actually “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch’s brilliant, flawed soap opera about trauma, Americana, and, ultimately, itself that’s doing the influencing. The CW’s “Riverdale,” loosely based on the Archie Comics series, cracked the code that what […]

‘All American’ Season 2 Scores Three Additional Episodes at CW

CW drama “All American” has been picked up for an additional three episodes. The show’s sophomore season will now consist of 16 episodes total. That is in line with the first season of the high school football series, which was also 16 episodes. The second season debuted on Monday night, netting a 0.3 rating in […]

‘Batwoman’s’ Rachel Skarsten on Identity Reveal, Playing a ‘Redeemable B—-‘

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series premiere of “Batwoman.” It only took one episode for the CW’s latest DC adaptation, “Batwoman,” to reveal the hidden identity behind its big bad — not only to the audience but to the titular heroine herself. The menacing Alice (Rachel Skarsten) came face-to-face […]

Rachel Maddow Cast in ‘Batwoman’ at The CW

The CW’s new “Batwoman” series sent up the signal for someone to play a radio personality with a “penchant for snark,” and Rachel Maddow answered the call. The MSNBC host has been cast in the role of Vesper Fairchild, who is described as a TV and radio figure who once had a romantic relationship with […]

The CW Looks to the Future as Its Parent Companies Evolve

It’s been more than 13 years since netlets The WB and UPN joined forces to form The CW network. The joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS continues to hum along as a broadcast home for fare from both companies’ in-house TV studios, such as upcoming series “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew.” But as each owner […]