'Crisis on Infinite Earths' to return to The CW for April rerun to make up for shows halted by COVID-19 crisis

The CW has announced that they will air a rerun of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' in April so we can keep ourselves entertained during this 'Crisis'


                            'Crisis on Infinite Earths' to return to The CW for April rerun to make up for shows halted by COVID-19 crisis
Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Ruby Rose, Caity Lotz (IMDb)

The coronavirus pandemic is still sweeping across the world and as a result, quite a few of our favorite shows are temporarily going off the air. For Arrowverse fans, that means there won't be any new episodes of 'The Flash' or 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' for a while but there is a silver lining. 

The CW has announced that they will air a rerun of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' in April so we can all get our Arrowverse fix and keep ourselves entertained during this 'crisis'. If you missed out on the crossover event when it originally aired between December 2019 and January 2020, this is the perfect opportunity to get yourself updated.

Right now it seems most of The CW schedule for April will be taken up by reruns of old episodes, which we suppose is still better than not having the shows on air at all. Here's how the reruns have been scheduled.

On April 7, instead of the regularly scheduled episodes of 'The Flash' and 'Legends', The CW will air Part 1 and Part 2 of 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. 'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 9 'Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One' will air at 8 pm ET on April 7, followed by 'Batwoman' Season 1 Episode 9 'Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two' at 9 pm ET the same day.



 

The 'Crisis' story shall continue on April 8 with 'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 9 'Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three' airing at 8 pm ET in place of 'Riverdale. On April 9, 'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 8 'Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four' shall air at 8 pm ET, preempting 'Katy Keene', and the final 'Crisis' episode, 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 Episode 1 'Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five' shall air at 9 pm ET, replacing 'Legacies' on the schedule. 

For those who need a bit of background, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' was the Arrowverse's sixth annual crossover and the biggest one by far, bringing in characters from across all the shows associated with the superhero universe to face a threat on a multiversal scale. In the storyline, the heroes of the Arrowverse are brought together by a cosmic entity known as the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) to face his antithesis the Anti-Monitor (also played by LaMonica Garrett), a being who destroys universes to feed his own power.

The event brought together heroes from a number of DC properties including 'Arrow', 'The Flash', 'Legends of Tomorrow', 'Supergirl', 'Black Lightning' and 'Batwoman' as well as smaller appearances by characters from the 1990 'The Flash' series, the short-lived 'Birds of Prey', 'Smallville', Brandon Routh's 'Superman Returns', Tim Burton's 'Batman' movie, and the 1966 'Batman' series. The event also featured cameos by Ezra Miller's version of Barry Allen / The Flash from the DC Extended Universe and characters from shows like 'Titans', 'Lucifer', and the upcoming 'Stargirl' series.

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