The Flash season 7 and Riverdale season 5 premieres officially delayed on The CW until 2021 – The Sun

On the heels of The Flash and Riverdale’s early season finales, due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down productions, The CW’s announced the shows won’t return until 2021.
The superhero show and Archie series wrapped up season 6 and season 4, respectively, earlier this month, and the shows’ season 7 and season 5 premieres now won’t air until next year, according to TVLine.

The CW, which usually launches new seasons of its fall lineup in September and October, is postponing its 2020-21 TV season launch to January.

During a call with reporters on Thursday, network president Mark Pedowitz said “certainty is a hard thing to [have] in this world” and he doesn’t know when production on CW shows will be able to start up again.

Along with Riverdale and The Flash, the other series set to return with new episodes in January are All American (season 3), Black Lightning (season 4), Nancy Drew (season 2), Legacies (season 3), Batwoman (season 2) and Charmed (season 3).

The network’s new programs — Arrowverse’s Superman & Lois and Walker, Texas Ranger reboot Walker — will have their series premieres at the start of 2021, as well.

Supergirl season 6 is being held until midseason due to star Melissa Benoist’s real-life pregnancy.

New seasons of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark and Roswell, New Mexico  will also debut during 2021’s midseason programming.

The CW recently picked up first seasons of Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah, both of which will be midseason shows.

The network’s switching things up for its fall 2020 programming, filling its lineup with new seasons of its delayed summer shows (Pandora and The Outpost) and some recently-acquired programming (Tell Me a Story, Swamp Thing, Dead Pixels and Coroner).

Supernatural’s final episodes and a few reality shows round out the revamped fall schedule.

Five of the seven final episodes of Supernatural’s last season (season 15) have already been filmed, and Mark is hoping to be able to finish the final couple in “late summer or fall.”

A renewal or cancellation decision for The CW’s Katy Keene, which airs its season 1 finale tonight, has not been made.

On the show’s limbo status, Mark said: “We would like to see the show perform a little better [ratings-wise], but we have no problems creatively with it.”

Official premiere dates for any of The CW's fall 2020 or January 2021 seasons have not been announced yet.

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