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Watch Trailers for New CW Shows ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘Dynasty,’ ‘Valor,’ ‘Life Sentence’

18 May 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The CW released trailers for its new shows “Black Lightning,” the reboot of “Dynasty,” “Life Sentence,” and “Valor” after their upfront presentation in New York on Thursday.

DC Comics adaptation “Black Lightning” and “Life Sentence,” which stars “Pretty Little Liars” alum Lucy Hale, are both set to debut midseason. “Dynasty” will air Wednesdays after “Riverdale” starting this fall, while “Valor” will also bow in the fall on Mondays after “Supergirl.”

Watch the trailers below.

Black Lightning

Jefferson Pearce previously fought crime as the vigilante Black Lightning, but has since retired. 10 years later, he is drawn back into battle when crime and corruption plague his city once more.

Cast: Cress WilliamsNafessa WilliamsChina Anne McClainChristine Adams

Executive producers: Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Sarah Schechter


In a reboot of the classic primetime soap opera, Fallon Carrington is poised to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire – or so she »

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‘Dynasty’ Gets Its Old Timeslot Back; The CW’s African-American Superhero Show ‘Black Lightning’ Will Have to Wait for Midseason

18 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Dynasty” has reclaimed its night in history.

For much of the primetime soap’s original 1980s run on ABC, it aired on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. And that’s exactly where The CW is putting the show’s reboot, which The CW confirmed was a nod to tradition.

The CW has unveiled its fall 2017 schedule, and “Riverdale” will move to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. for its sophomore season, serving as a lead-in for the all-new “Dynasty.”

Read More: The CW Aims to Reboot Campy ’80s Soap ‘Dynasty’ With a Modern Story

As for The CW’s new lineup, the network will make several other aggressive moves, including shifting “Arrow” to Thursday nights behind “Supernatural”; pairing “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (which shifts to 8 p.m.) with “Jane the Virgin” on Fridays. Also, by moving “Jane” off Mondays, The CW will utilize “Supergirl” to help launch new military drama “Valor.”

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CW 2017-18 Fall Schedule: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Moves to Friday, ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Dynasty’ Paired on Wednesday

18 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The CW’s fall schedule will see “Jane the Virgin” reunite with “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on Friday while Wednesday becomes a night of soapy drama with the reboot of “Dynasty” paired with “Riverdale.”

DC Comics drama “Arrow” moves to Thursday to reunite with “Supernatural.” “Supergirl” slides down an hour on Monday to 8 p.m. to make room for new military-themed drama “Valor” at 9 p.m. The CW formally presents its schedule later today to advertisers in New York, closing out a busy week of broadcast network upfront events.

“Next season, we will have our strongest schedule ever, with a broad range of series to appeal to both women and men, across a wide range of demographics,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “And we will continue to provide our advertisers new opportunities to reach our audience, the youngest of any broadcaster, on every platform.”

Tuesday remains status quo with the network’s top-rated “The Flash” at 8 p.m »

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