The Flash Will Kick Off The CW’s Action-Packed Fall Premiere Schedule

And Supergirl settles into its new home

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The CW is the latest broadcast network to lock in its fall premiere dates this week, and will be kicking off the season with its top-rated series, The Flash.

While NBC and Fox, which announced their respective fall plans earlier this week, are rolling out the bulk of their premieres the week of Sept. 19, The CW as usual is waiting until October to debut its shows, which include four different superhero series (representing 40 percent of its overall schedule).

The CW fall premieres begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4, when the network's top-rated show, The Flash, returns, followed by new drama No Tomorrow.

The next day, Arrow premieres, followed by The CW's other new drama, Frequency. (Descriptions and trailers of The CW's new fall shows can be found here.)

Supergirl, which The CW picked up from CBS, will settle into its new home on Monday, Oct. 10, in the same Monday at 8 p.m. time slot it had on CBS. An encore of No Tomorrow's premiere will air after it on Oct. 10, with regular Monday night companion Jane the Virgin arriving a week later, on Oct. 17.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival airs Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7, delaying the debuts of the shows on those nights. Its Thursday shows, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Supernatural, will premiere on Oct. 13.

Bringing up the rear is The Vampire Diaries and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which will roll out on Friday, Oct. 21.

Here is the entire premiere schedule for The CW's fall shows (new programs in bold):


8-9 p.m. — Supergirl (Oct. 10)

9-10 p.m. — Jane the Virgin (Oct. 17)


8-9 p.m. — The Flash (Oct. 4)

9-10 p.m. — No Tomorrow (Oct. 4)


8-9 p.m. — Arrow (Oct. 5)

9-10 p.m. — Frequency (Oct. 5)


8-9 p.m. — DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Oct. 13)

9-10 p.m. — Supernatural (Oct. 13)


8-9 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Oct. 21)

9-10 p.m. — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Oct. 21)

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.