'The Flash' returns in January 2021 but not 'Supergirl' and 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', here's when they'll air
The CW has come up with a coronavirus-proof schedule for all its shows
The coronavirus pandemic threw a spanner in the works for films and television studios. Films were indefinitely delayed or pushed to a later date, while the seasons of television shows were forcibly cut short and had to end a couple of episodes before their original finale. It looks as if things are slowly returning to normal in the US, as The CW shared an announcement of shows returning in fall, January 2021. While 'The Flash' and 'Black Lightning' are mentioned, the schedule does not mention 'Supergirl' or 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', even though both the shows had been confirmed for another season, leaving fans panicked. However, due to 'Supergirl' star Melissa Benoist's pregnancy, the show has been delayed.
In the 9pm slot for Sunday, 'Charmed' will air instead of 'Supergirl' after 'Batwoman'. And on Tuesdays, after 'The Flash', 'Superman And Lois' will air instead of 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow'.
Perplexed fans have commented on the post, "Is Supergirl over?" Another fan wrote, "Where is Legends?!" Another anxious fan wrote, "Where is Supergirl???"
"What about Green Arrow and the Canaries? I really need it. Where are Supergirl and LOT? Swamp Thing was renewed for a second season?" asked another fan. "It seems like DC has kinda doubled down on CW shows for some reason? I just read that Flash is gonna a season 7 and I know that Arrow is done but, Legends? Supergirl? What's up with them? And now we have Superman, Swamp Thing and Star Girl being added? (sic)" a fan tweeted.
Fans needn't fear, as the network has confirmed that both the shows will return in the middle of 2021. "As we manage the current crisis, we've developed a methodical programming strategy for this year and well into next that we believe works for The CW, our advertisers, affiliates and audience, while keeping the health and safety of our productions and creative partners front of mind," The CW CEO Mark Pedowitz told The Hollywood Reporter, while calling the strategy a "proactive strategic decision".
So it's going to be quite a while before we get to see our heroes zoom back into action.