Over the weekend, we reported that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow would likely premiere on Thursday, January 21st. We now know that to be true and the new series will be paired with the third season of The 100.
Current Thursday night residents The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will be moving to Friday nights starting January 29th.
Here are the details:
THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES JANUARY PREMIERES AND SCHEDULING MOVES
The Series Premiere of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and the Return of the Critically-Acclaimed THE 100 Debut on Thursday, January 21
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS Move to Fridays Beginning on January 29
November 23, 2015 (Burbank, CA) – The CW announced its new January 2016 schedule today, including the series debut of new drama DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and the season three premiere of THE 100, plus THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS take over Friday night.
On Thursday January 21, The CW kicks off a new night of action and adventure with the highly-anticipated series premiere of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT)followed by the return of the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic drama THE 100 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). In DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, when heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only the planet is at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”), Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”), Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”), Caity Lotz (“Arrow”), Ciara Renee (“Pippin”), and Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”), with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”) and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”), Chris Fedak (“Forever,” “Chuck”), and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”).
For two seasons, the refugees of THE 100 sent to Earth have been at war. First with themselves, then with the Grounders, and finally with Mount Weather. Many have lost their lives along the way. All have lost their innocence. They have learned the hard way that in the fight for survival, there are no heroes and no villains. There is only the living and the dead. But now the war is over. The battle against Mount Weather has been won. The prisoners have returned home to a world seemingly at peace, but can they find peace within themselves after what they had to do to escape? And is there more to life than just surviving? Unfortunately, their newfound sense of normalcy will be short-lived, and their lives will be changed forever, as threats both old and new test their loyalties, push them past their limits, and make them question what it truly means to be human. First, they fought to survive. Then, they fought for their friends. Now, they will fight for the human race. Based on the book series by Kass Morgan, THE 100 is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Jason Rothenberg and Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries”).
Starting January 29, The Salvatore brothers and the First Family of vampires head to Friday nights to kick off the weekend with two hours of high-stakes drama, with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by THE ORIGINALS (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). This season, both THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS are among the most heavily time-shifted series on television; both shows more than triple their audiences when viewing beyond the night of air is tallied, across DVR, digital, and VOD platforms.
REIGN will have its winter finale on Friday, January 22 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) and return later in the season, night and time to be announced.
Following are The CW’s January 2016 premieres and scheduling moves:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
8:00-9:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm THE 100 (Season Premiere)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
8:00-9:00pm THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (New Night)
9:00-10:00pm THE ORIGINALS (New Night)
All Times ET/PT
What do you think? Do you plan to watch the new Thursday night line-up? Is this bad news for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals?