The CW presented today its new fall TV schedule with its many DC TV properties with Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow as well as the Archie Comics series Riverdale. As you can see, there are a couple of changes and it is official that Black Lightning will be premiering in mid-season, most likely January 2018. You can find the schedule below.
8-9 PM — Supergirl
9-10 PM — VALOR
8-9 PM — The Flash
9-10 PM — DC’S Legends of Tomorrow
8-9 PM — Riverdale (New Night)
9-10 PM — DYNASTY
8-9 PM — Supernatural
9-10 PM — Arrow (New Night)
8-9 PM — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (New Time)
9-10 PM — Jane the Virgin (New Night)”
The network also released an official new series synopsis for Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams, Nafessa Willams, China Anne McClain, and Christine Adams, which you can find below.
“BLACK LIGHTNING –– Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”), and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.”
Supergirl Season 2 will finish on Monday, May 22, The Flash Season 3 concludes on Tuesday, May 23 and Arrow Season 5 will conclude on Wednesday, May 24, all respectively at 8/7c on The CW. Be sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after the season finales for our reviews and more.
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