One of the most anticipated events on The CW each year is the major crossovers between their DC TV shows. Last year was the network’s biggest one yet as Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow all came together for a 3-show crossover for four nights which brought in some of the highest ratings for the network of all time.
During the CW Upfronts, network president Mark Pedowitz brought up once again that there will be a four-show crossover again this year, mentioning that it will be slated for November. In the last three years for the crossovers, that started with just The Flash and Arrow, they have usually aired in the first week of December before their respective season finales.
With Pedowitz specifically saying that it will be November, could the next 4-show crossover be slated earlier in the season of the respective shows? The possibility for that certainly exists as it could be as early as episode 5 or 6 for the respective four shows. Andrew Kreisberg, who is an executive producer on all the four shows, did address the issue that fans had with the way the last crossover was done, where Supergirl’s episode barely played into it while still being marketed as a 4-show crossover across three nights.
The CW renewed all their DC shows early this year so that the creative teams would have more time to plan out their next seasons, including the crossovers. It remains to be seen though how CW will air the 4-show crossover this year, given that Legend of Tomorrow will continue to air on Tuesday nights at 9/8c after The Flash, while Arrow is moving to a new timeslot at Thursday nights at 9/8c.
There is always the potential that the network might do a special schedule for that week where it will still remain a 4-night event. While the network is adding a fifth DC show in the next TV season with Black Lightning, that show will not be taking part of the crossover as it’s slated for mid-season and more importantly, isn’t part of the Arrowverse, for the time being.
Supergirl concludes its second season on Monday, May 22, with The Flash finishing its third season on Tuesday May 23, followed by Arrow concluding its fifth season on Wednesday, May 24, all respectively at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after the airing of the finales for our reviews.
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