The CW Sets the Final Episodes of Supernatural for Fall
Supernatural finale is set air this fall.
The forthcoming 2020-2021 TV season will look a little different due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but fortunately for the Supernatural and Arrowverse fans, CW has a strategy to tackle this unprecedented incident.
The network confirmed Thursday that it expects to move several of its fresh and reappearing fall shows to January 2021, thus filling up the fall 2020 season with a combination of recurring originals and freshly acquired programs, including the premiere of DC Universe's Swamp Thing and the final episodes of Supernatural, which had been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak this spring.
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CW boss Mark Pedowitz said in a statement:
“As we manage the current crisis, we’ve developed a methodical programming strategy for this year and well in to next that we believe works for The CW, our advertisers, affiliates and audience, while keeping the health and safety of our productions and creative partners front of mind.”
Pedowitz stressed that although much of the network 's current content would continue through next year, 2021 would carry "more original scripted programming throughout the year, week in and week out, than we have ever had."
CW's fall 2020 highlights will be driven, at least in terms of genre, by the much-anticipated remaining episodes of Supernatural, which will conclude after 15 seasons on the network. In addition to the recently acquired Swamp Thing, the platform still plans to fill its fourth quarter calendar with shows such as Tell Me a Story, Dead Pixels, Two Sentence Horror Stories and more.
January will mark the return of the Arrowverse to CW audiences, with the latest versions of Black Lightning, The Flash, Batwoman, and the upcoming crossover Superman & Lois, set to accompany Flash on Tuesday nights. The January 2021 debuts will feature the returning shows Riverdale, Charmed, and Legacies. Many Arrowverse episodes, including Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, were kept until mid-season, which is likely to imply the return of spring 2021.
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Precise premiere dates for the updated calendar should eventually be announced, but for now, it is obvious that the CW has an optimistic plan for 2021. Plus, if you've been longing for a breather to catch up with your Arrowverse experience, now's the moment.