Arrowverse Schedule Shake Up Affects ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ & ‘Supergirl’

Supergirl Legends of TomorrowThe shows that comprise The CW’s Arrowverse are returning from their Winter hiatus, but the mid-season premiere of Black Lightning has warranted some scheduling changes.

The biggest scheduling changes made by the introduction of this new show affect Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. The two shows will now be sharing Supergirl‘s time slot on Monday nights. Starting on February 12, Legends will be temporarily replacing Supergirl, running for a total of nine weeks until the season’s finale on April 9. Supergirl‘s return on January 15 will last for about a month until Legends takes over in mid-February. Following Legends‘ finale, Supergirl will return to her Monday night time slot on April 16, and finish out the season on June 18th.

On how the schedule change might negatively affect ratings, Legends executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, told Comicbook:

“I think, you know, the other thing that the CW feels, I think, correctly is all the shows now, they’ve sort of proven that the audience follows the shows. Arrow’s ratings are insanely stable despite both a night change and a time change. Legends has bounced around. This I think will be our third move across the schedule and our ratings remain very consistent.

“All the shows have very loyal audiences and you know how to find the shows, so I think the sense is over at the CW is that they can make these moves and it doesn’t carry with it the risks that other shows on other networks typically have to bite their nails, you know, white-knuckle themselves through as they make these scheduling changes.”

With the scheduling change, The CW has gifted fans with 23 weeks of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, starting on January 15.

Legends of Tomorow stars Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Nick Zano, Arthur Darvill, and Wentworth Miller.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Chris Wood, Katie McGrath, and Jesse Rath.

Supergirl premieres January 15, 2018, and again on April 16, 2018. Legends of Tomorrow premieres February 12, 2018.

Source: ComicBook.com

Top 10 Superhero Films & Shows We Are Excited For In 2018

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10 Most Anticipated Events Of 2018 In Comic Book EntertainmentIt seems that with each passing year, the Heroic Age of Hollywood continues to prosper through numerous mediums. Of course, comic book movies continue to dominate at the box office and 2018 will certainly be no different, but the colorful heroes and villains found in the panels of our favorite comic books and graphic novels have also fared pretty well in the television and video game mediums.

After a remarkable 2017 of solid superhero entertainment, 2018 seems to up the ante even further, boasting some exciting new films, TV series and more for fans to enjoy. Here is a rundown of some of our most anticipated 2018 projects.

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