The CW Renews ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, and More

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This morning at the TCA press tour, The CW officially announced renewals for it’s seven of it’s most popular series including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Jane The Virgin. Freshman series No Tomorrow and Frequency, however, did not make the cut.

CW President Mark Pedowitz released a statement:

“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas. Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”

Renewals for midseason series such as The 100, The Originals, iZombie, and newcomer Riverdale have yet to be announced.

The renewal of Arrow comes as a relief to fans of the series. After struggling with two misfires, both the disappointing season three and the atrocious fourth season, the continuation of the emerald archer’s crusade was uncertain earlier this year. The star of the series, Stephen Amell told EW:

“I do really believe that this season is sort of a throw-down-the-gauntlet year for us, where we’re either going to do what we do and do it well or it’s the last year. If we find that magic formula — which is not magic, it’s just hard work and playing to your strengths — then the show could go on for a really long time.”

Although the fifth season has been a bit of a rollercoaster in terms of quality, it has managed to improve greatly over the fourth season but that isn’t saying much considering just how bad last season was.

The grounded, gritty, street-level crime drama has evolved greatly since it’s introduction back in 2012. From the introduction to superpowers and magic to the spawning of the largest shared television universe in history, Arrow has given The CW it’s most successful endeavors with the mega crossover events featuring the heroes of ArrowThe FlashSupergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow teaming up to face a threat together.

Next year the series will continue to evolve and reinvent itself as the series will drop the flashback component, which will now have caught up with the present day storyline. Back in October executive producer Wendy Mericle told CBR News:

“What’s interesting about Season Five, just having been there from the beginning and knowing Marc (Guggenheim) and Andrew (Kreisberg) and Greg (Berlanti) as well as I do, the show was conceived in many ways as a five-year thing. Those flashbacks will be gone after this season. I think it is going to be a different… not a different show, but it is going to have to be reinvented in Season Six, because we’re closing a chapter for sure.”

The end of the flashbacks will free up some of the budget and allow the producers to focus on telling a great story without worrying how to tie the drama back to Oliver’s time away from Star City. Although the end of the flashbacks doesn’t mean we won’t ever have any again as we have now seen the series most recently flashback to season one in sort of a retcon move to add new layers to Oliver’s first year as a vigilante.

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‘The Flash’: “Invasion” Clip; Producers Preview

The four-night crossover event officially began at the end of Supergirl last night Well, sort of… The crossover will feature the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow coming together to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The Dominators are an Alien race interested in harnessing the gene that gives metahumans their powers to enhance members of their own species.

Ahead of tonight’s episode of The Flash — which is technically part two of the crossover but really the beginning — The CW has released a clip which has all of the heroes trying to decide just who exactly is in charge as the heroes take on their greatest challenge yet. It’s going to be interesting see the three major teams from their respective shows learn how to work together in effort to save the world.

Executive producer Todd Helbing takes us inside the episode to give us a preview of the formation of the super-team, teasing The Dominators as the creepiest thing you’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t quite describe them as the creepiest things ever but they are sure are ugly.

The Flash airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Part three of the four-night crossover will continue tomorrow night on Arrow before concluding Thursday night on Legends of Tomorrow.

SOURCE: THE CW

‘The Flash’: “Behind The Teams” Featurette

The CW is set to make history tonight as it begins it’s four-night crossover event “Heroes v Aliens”. The crossover will see the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The Dominators are an Alien race interested in harnessing the gene that gives metahumans their powers to enhance members of their own species.

Ahead of the crossover, The CW has released a behind the scenes video from The Flash titled “Behind The Teams”. The featurette offers a look into the filming of the scene that features the heroes of all four shows uniting to face the alien threat. It’s good to know that no matter what the Arrowverse is facing, HR will always have his coffee on hand.

The four-night crossover event “Heroes v Aliens” begins tonight at the end of Supergirl. The crossover will then continue tomorrow night on The Flash, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow Thursday night.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SOURCE: THE CW

CW Four-Night Crossover “Heroes v Aliens” Trailer #2

The CW has released another trailer for the upcoming four-night crossover event which begins this Monday at the end of Supergirl. The story arc which features The Dominators invading Earth will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow Thursday night.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SOURCE: THE CW

‘Supergirl’ Clip Previews Four-Night Crossover Event

The upcoming four-night crossover event on The CW is almost here. The event titled “Heroes v Aliens” will see the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow come together to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The Dominators are an Alien race interested in harnessing the metagene (the gene that gives metahumans their powers) to enhance members of their own species.

The event begins at the end of Supergirl on Monday, November 28th, and will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow that Thursday night.

Ahead of this Monday’s episode of Supergirl, The CW has released an exclusive clip to TV Line which features Alex (Chyler Leigh) about to come out to her mother (Helen Slater) when Thanksgiving dinner is suddenly interrupted by an unexpected guest. You can watch the clip here.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

CW Four-Night Crossover “Heroes v Aliens” Official Trailer

The CW has released an official full trailer for the upcoming historic four-night crossover event “Heroes Vs. Aliens” and it looks fantastic!  The heroes of all of The CW’s superhero shows will come together in to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The CW looks to have gone all out, crafting what executive producer Marc Guggenheim claimed was the most ambitious filmmaking in the history of network television.

The four-night crossover event begins at the end of Supergirl on Monday, November 28th, and will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow that Thursday night.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Arrowverse Four-Night Crossover Gets a New Teaser Plus New Posters

The CW is about to make history with its epic four-night mega crossover event titled “Heroes Vs Aliens”. The crossover will see the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow all come together to take on the evil alien invaders, The Dominators. The Dominators are an Alien race interested in harnessing the metagene (the gene that gives metahumans their powers) to enhance members of their own species.

Ahead of the crossover event, The CW has released a new found footage teaser that suggests this isn’t the first time the evil aliens have made their way to Earth. Could the time traveling heroes of Legends be taking the heroes of Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl back in time to prevent the alien threat from invading in the future??

Four new posters have also hit the web. The posters are rather serviceable as they feel a bit rushed in design and don’t feature the best photoshop, most notably the poster for Arrow.

The four-night crossover event begins at the end of Supergirl on Monday, November 28th, and will then carry over to The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and conclude on Legends of Tomorrow that Thursday night.

The crossover episode of Arrow also happens to be the series’ 100th episode and will see the return of many cast members including Katie CassidyJohn BarrowmanNeal Mcdonough, and Susanna Thompson.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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