Don’t worry, The CW isn’t going to run out of content anytime soon.
There’s no shortage of programming coming to the network in the fall of 2020 even if it won’t technically be all-new programming.
The network has acquired rights to plenty of shows that have already aired one or two seasons. It may be an unusual move, but it makes sense considering the network isn’t sure when production on new shows and seasons will pick up. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered production on nearly every series back in March.
With its new strategy, The CW is adding to their Arrowverse roster after acquiring Swamp Thing, DC Universe’s one-season comic book adaptation. The series wrapped its 10-episode run in August. It focuses on Dr. Abby Arcane as she investigated a swamp-born virus.
Shortly after CBS All Access canceled Tell Me a Story, a dark fairytale anthology starring The Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley and produced by TVD’s Kevin Williamson, The CW snatched it right up. So, if you haven’t gotten around to binge-watching yet, don’t worry, both seasons will be available!
Oversees content wasn’t overlooked as CBC’s drama Coroner, about a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths in Toronto, was picked up.
The UK’s six-episode first season of Dead Pixels will also become part of The CW’s roster. It focuses on characters obsessed with an online fantasy game.
The network is also investing in two new shows — Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah, per TV Line — in addition to the already greenlit Supergirl spinoff, Superman & Lois, and Jared Padalecki’s reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger.
All four shows will debut on the network’s fall 2020-2021 schedule.
Kung Fu, a reboot, stars Legacies actress Olivia Liang about a Chinese American woman who drops out of college and joins a monastery.
The synopsis reads: But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice… all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.”
Stella Baker will star as high school teacher Sarah Cooper in The Republic of Sarah, who tries to get independence for her small town from a mining company.
The synopsis reads: “Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch.”
The network did not reveal premiere dates for any of the shows.
Arrowverse spinoff Green Arrow and the Canaries is still awaiting a decision.
‘Saved by the Bell’ Revival Reveals Upcoming Fall Premiere Date
Are you ready to return to Bayside High?
On Tuesday, NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, announced that the Saved by the Bell revival would debut on Wednesday, November 25.
The sequel reunites longtime fans with their favorites including Zack, Kelly, Slater, and Jessie after nearly three decades.
The revival finds Zack (Mark Paul Gosselaar) as the California mayor who gets into some hot water for closing low-income schools and sending them to other schools in the state like Bayside High. This gives the privileged students including his son, Mac, and Jessie’s (Elizabeth Berkley) son, Jamie, a reality check.
Check out the teaser now:
‘Scream Queens’ Star Billie Lourd Welcomes Baby Boy – See the Name That Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher
Billie Lourd surprised fans on Thursday morning when she welcomed her son into the world.
The Scream Queens actress kept her pregnancy under wraps before revealing a photo of her baby boy’s feet on Instagram.
She also revealed she named him Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell; his name pays tribute to Lourd’s late mother and Star Wars’ Princess Leia Carrie Fisher.
Lourd is engaged to Austen Ryden, the child’s father.
Mark Hamil, her mother’s co-star, celebrated the good news on Twitter writing, “Congratulations to #BillieLourd & #AustenRydell on the arrival of their firstborn child: Kingston Fisher Lord Rydell!!! I can’t think of another baby with both “KING” AND “LORD” in their name. Nice.”
Congratulations to #BillieLourd & #AustenRydell on the arrival of their firstborn child: Kingston Fisher Lord Rydell!!!
I can't think of another baby with both "KING" AND "LORD" in their name. Nice. 👍👶🎂♥️ pic.twitter.com/BJrvh8pARe
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 25, 2020
Congratulations to the happy couple.
Just yesterday, This Is Us actress Mandy Moore announced she’s expecting a baby boy in early 2021.
And pretty soon, Lourd will be able to have play dates her Scream Queen’s co-star Emma Roberts, who is also pregnant!
‘Schitt’s Creek’ Launching in National Syndication Following Emmys Sweep
The small town of Schitt’s Creek is going nationwide!
After sweeping the Emmys on Sunday, September 20, the half-hour sitcom is coming to a TV near you.
You’ll be able to watch the fan-favorite comedy anywhere as it’s being launched into national syndication across U.S broadcast markets starting on September 28, per the press release from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, who owns the domestic broadcast rights.
Prior to Sunday’s show, the Pop TV original had zero Emmy’s, but now, it’s being referred to as a nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy. Talk about bragging rights.
During the 2020 virtual show, it won all seven of the major comedy categories and became the first to win all four comedy-acting categories in one year.
The cast includes Emmy Award winners Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Chris Elliott. Rounding out the cast are Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Sarah Levy, Karen Robinson, Dustin Milligan, John Hemphill, Rizwan Manji, and Tim Rozon.
Schitt’s Creek centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). When the family suddenly find themselves broke, they have no choice but to move to Schitt’s Creek, a small-town Johnny once bought as a joke. Forced to live out of a motel, with their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships and, most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.
Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, commented, “What begins as a fish-out-of-water story quickly develops into a nuanced love letter to family, delivered with warmth, humanity and perfect comedic timing. With a gifted cast and whip-smart writing, it’s easy to see why ‘Schitt’s Creek’ appeals to Emmy voters, critics and viewers, and has built a loyal and passionate fan base. We are excited to bring the Emmy Award-winning series to broadcast television stations and introduce the iconic Rose family to a new audience.”
Previously, Schitt’s Creek was available for streaming on Netflix.
The sixth and final season will be available on the platform starting Wednesday, October 7.
The history-making final season of Schitt’s Creek will (finally) hit Netflix in the US and Canada on October 7. pic.twitter.com/VV3cdDCi4H
— Netflix (@netflix) September 21, 2020
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