Black Lightning Gets A Premiere Date As The Legends Are On The Move

Posted by November 16, 2017 Comment

The CW has released it’s schedule following the holiday hiatus and now we know when the much anticipated debut of Black Lightning will be. The show from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter is set for January 16th at 9 PM after the return of The Flash. This makes a lot of sense as The Flash is the network’s top rated series, giving the new show the best lead in possible.

Black Lightning

What does that mean for the current occupant of the 9 PM Tuesday time slot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? That is where it gets interesting. The network says that the series will return in Feburary on a new night and time that is yet to be decided. They also have to decide when another new series, Life Sentence, will debut. Unlike the other Arrowverse shows that do 23 episodes, Legends only does 17 which gives the series some flexibility to stay on hiatus a little longer. And recent reports have Dynasty getting a back 9 order but the other fall debut, Valor, not. Add that to the fact that Valor is returning with new shows January 1st leads me to believe they want to burn off the rest of those episodes to open up a spot. Legends could take the Monday at 9 PM slot after Supergirl, but the network might choose to shift things around more between now and when the show returns.

Here is the full list of returns:

All times ET/PT:

MONDAY, JANUARY 1
9:00-10:00 PM VALOR

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

MONDAY, JANUARY 15
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM BLACK LIGHTNING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE
9:00-10:00 PM DYNASTY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
8:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL
9:00-10:00 PM ARROW

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN

(Last Updated November 16, 2017 3:26 pm )

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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