It’s that time again. No, not the “CW renews everything” time, though that’s probably coming soon. It’s time for the little half-network to figure out where everything they ordered for the 2021-22 season but haven’t aired yet is going to fit. And with the finalized midseason schedule comes the reveal of some strange decisions.
For one thing, you know all the noise the network is making over the five-part Flash crossover event? Turns out that’s all the Flash anyone is getting for months. The show goes on hiatus after those five episodes and doesn’t return until March. The same thing happens to Riverdale.
Two new shows make their debuts in the winter months: Naomi, a DC adaption that may be the earliest comic-to-television job they’ve ever done, and All-American Homecoming, a spinoff of that show nobody you know watches yet is somehow currently the second-highest rated CW series.
Most of the currently running shows this fall will return promptly in early January, though Nancy Drew still has its terrible time slot. Fridays will be given back to Charmed in March, a show that was already a mess but now faces the loss of the Macy character due to the departure of her actress. It’s not as simple as replacing Doherty was in the original — many people who still watch this show said Macy was the only reason they tuned in. Not that it won’t get renewed anyway.
The full winter schedule is posted below.
MONDAY, DEC. 20
8 pm Dynasty Season 5 premiere (new night!)
9 pm Dynasty (a second new episode)
FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2022
8 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us midseason return
9 pm Nancy Drew midseason return
TUESDAY, JAN. 11
8 pm Superman & Lois Season 2 premiere
9 pm NAOMI series premiere
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12
8 pm Legends of Tomorrow midseason return
9 pm Batwoman midseason return
SUNDAY, JAN. 16
8 pm Legends of the Hidden Temple
9 pm Two Sentence Horror Stories Season 3 premiere
9:30 pm Two Sentence Horror Stories (second new episode)
MONDAY, JAN. 17
9 pm 4400 midseason return
THURSDAY, JAN. 27
8 pm Walker midseason return
9 pm Legacies midseason return
MONDAY, FEB. 21
8 pm All American midseason return
9 pm ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING series premiere
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
8 pm Riverdale midseason return (new night!)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
8 pm The Flash midseason return (new night!)
9 pm Kung Fu Season 2 premiere
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
8 pm Charmed Season 4 premiere
9 pm Dynasty (regular night premiere)