The CW has firmed up its summer plans, setting a lineup that features originals on four of the five nights the network programs. That includes the previously announced 13-episode third season of drama Beauty And The Beast, which will air on Thursdays starting May 21. It will be paired with British scripted comedy import Dates.
The CW’s schedule will see Whose Line Is It Anyway? move to Monday for a second consecutive summer, this time paired with Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (Whose Line repeats will continue to air on Friday with Masters Of Illusions and The Messengers). Penn & Teller and Whose Line will be used to launch new CW comedy series Significant Mother, which originated at the network’s digital studio.
Veteran America’s Next Top Model will return to Wednesday, where it helped launch The CW nine years ago. It will be paired with new hourlong unscripted series A Wicked Offer, in which couples are asked to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes.
Drama repeats will air on Tuesday, including comic-based series Arrow, The Flash as well as new entry iZombie, which appears certain to get a renewal. Here is the CW’s summer schedule with premiere dates:
The CW Bolsters Summer Schedule With Two New Series
Thursday, May 21
8-9 PM – “Beauty and the Beast” (Season Premiere)
Monday, July 6
8-9 PM – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (Cycle Premiere)
9-9:30 PM – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (New Night)
9:30-10 PM – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (Encore)
Thursday, July 9
8-9 PM – “Beauty and the Beast” (Original Episode)
9-9:30 PM – “Dates” (Series Premiere)
9:30-10 PM – “Dates” (Original Episode)
Friday, July 10
8-8:30 PM – “Masters of Illusion” (Cycle Premiere)
8:30-9 PM – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (Encore)
9-10 PM – “The Messengers” (Original Episode)
Monday, August 3
8-9 PM – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (Original Episode)
9-9:30 PM – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (Original Episode)
9:30-10 PM – “Significant Mother” (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, August 5
8-9 PM – “America’s Next Top Model” (Cycle Premiere) UPN
9-10 PM – “A Wicked Offer” (Series Premiere)
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