The CW’s midseason lineup is on the way and it’s time to start juggling shows again. The good news is that iZombie finally has a premiere date. The not-so-good news is that it’s a four month wait.
This is the fifth and final season for iZombie, and seeing as it’s a dead show walking (how ironic), The CW has given it the dreaded summer run, announcing a premiere of May 2. It will run Thursdays at 8.
Of course, The 100 has managed to survive for several seasons in a summer slot, so maybe it’s not too bad. THAT show will premiere its sixth season April 30, taking up the Tuesday 9 PM slot currently occupied by Roswell, New Mexico.
Before either of them come back, Jane the Virgin will return first, also running its final season starting Wednesday, March 27. It’ll continue to run Wednesdays at 9 until its episode count runs dry for the final time. This may not truly be the end for Jane, as The CW has a potential spinoff in development.
Other rearrangements: Arrow will move to 9 PM starting April 15, because get this — it’s playing AFTER Legends of Tomorrow (which returns from hiatus April 1). It’s suffered ratings problems from having to follow that dour show; now that it’s in the lead, what will happen to Arrow?
Finally, you can also look forward to In The Dark, The CW’s most recent “original idea” program. It’s about a sardonic, sarcastic blind woman who happens to be the only witness to a murder — kind of a problem when you can’t see anything. Most of CW’s non-superhero programs barely last a season, but this one intrigues us. In The Dark starts its run Thursday, April 4, replacing Legacies.