Sunday, January 1, 2017

The CW - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Jefferson Pierce hung up his suit and secret identity years ago. However, with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante, Black Lightning.
  • Cast: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III 
  • Team: W/EP Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, feud for control over their fortune and their children. Told through the perspective of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington - daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington - and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal - a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America's most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere - from reality TV to the polling booths - this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal and, in some cases, murder.
  • Cast: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Sam Adegoke, James Mackay, Robert Christopher Riley, Alan Dale, Rafael de la Fuente, KJ Smith (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick; EP Richard Shapiro, Esther Shapiro; Co-EP Lis Rowinski; D/EP Brad Silberling
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fake Empire Productions
  • Premieres: October 11, 2017

  • Genre: Comedic Drama
  • Logline: When a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to "live like she was dying."
  • Cast: Lucy Hale, Dylan Walsh, Jayson Blair, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons, Elliot Knight, Carlos PenaVega, Riley Smith (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Erin Cardillo, Rich Keith; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; D/EP Lee Toland Krieger
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Tests the boundaries between military discipline and human desire on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets, and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.
  • Cast: Christina Ochoa, Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett, W. TrĂ© Davis, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid, Melissa Roxburgh, Brian Letscher (recurring), Bryan Craig (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Kyle Jarrow; EP Bill Haber, Anna Fricke; D/EP Michael Robin
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television
  • Premieres: October 9, 2017


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Under the training and protection of Sheriff Jody Mills (Rhodes), a group of troubled young woman - all of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy - emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force.
  • Cast: Kim RhodesBriana BuckmasterKathryn NewtonKatherine RamdeenClark Backo 
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Dabb, Robert Berens; EP Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television
  • Notes: Backdoor pilot airing during Season 13 of Supernatural.