Summer TV 2019: Complete List of Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Updating)

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We’re almost midway through midseason TV and you know what that means? Right, time for broadcast’s summer programming slates.

While the list of premiere dates for new and returning shows that will hit Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW during the warmer months is still pretty short, we wanted to prep you for what’s to come once staples like “This Is Us,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Empire” and all the “Arrow”-verse series wrap for the season — and shows like “The Big Bang Theory” wrap forever.

ABC will debut new soapy drama “Grand Hotel,” from executive producer Eva Longoria, The CW will bring back “iZombie” for its fifth and final season, and your competitive side will be taken care of with fresh seasons of CBS’ “The Amazing Race” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “American Ninja Warrior.”

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See the full list of broadcast’s summer premiere dates below, which TheWrap will continue to update as more become available in the coming months.

And for a look at where we are at in the midseason premiere date schedule head over here.

Thursday, May 2
8 p.m. “iZombie” (The CW, season premiere)

Wednesday, May 22
8 p.m. “The Amazing Race” (CBS, season premiere)

Tuesday, May 28
8 p.m. “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, season premiere)

Wednesday, May 29
8 p.m. “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, season premiere)

Monday, June 17
10 p.m. “Grand Hotel” (ABC, series premiere)

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The CW Sets Spring Premiere Dates for Final Seasons of ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘iZombie’

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The CW has announced the remainder of its midseason premiere dates, including spring debuts for the final seasons of “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie.”

“Jane the Virgin” will return for its much-awaited fifth season on Wednesday, March 27 after “Riverdale,” a week after the sports drama “All-American” wraps its freshman run on March 20. The fifth and final season of “iZombie,” meanwhile, will debut on Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m.

The CW’s last new series of the season, the crime dramedy “In the Dark,” is set to premiere on Thursday, April 4 at 9 p.m., following the final run of “Supernatural” episodes for the season.

Also returning in the spring is the sci-fi drama “The 100,” which will return for Season 6 on Tuesday, April 30 at 9 p.m.

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See the full schedule below and see the rest of The CW’s premiere dates here.

Wednesday, March 27
8:00 p.m. “Riverdale” (New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “Jane the Virgin” (Season Premiere)

Monday, April 1
8:00 p.m. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (New Time / New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “Penn & Teller Fool Us” Special

Thursday, April 4
8:00 p.m. “Supernatural” (New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “In the Dark” (Series Premiere)

Monday, April 15
8:00 p.m. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “Arrow” (New Time / New Episode)

Tuesday, April 30
8:00 p.m. “The Flash” (New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “The 100” (Season Premiere)

Thursday, May 2
8:00 p.m. “iZombie” (Season Premiere)
9:00 p.m. “In the Dark” (New Episode)

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Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Becca Courts Show’s Lowest Premiere Yet

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ABC’s “The Bachelorette” didn’t quite sizzle like your Memorial Day steak last night, when the dating competition settled for its lowest-rated and least-watched season premiere yet.

To be fair to Becca and her many male suitors, the reality series was still Monday’s most-watched show overall. Plus, it has not traditionally kicked off a run on the national holiday, a questionable scheduling move that doesn’t send viewers racing to their television sets in general. Last year, “The Bachelorette” began one calendar week earlier when it had the added benefit of a “Dancing With the Stars” finale as its lead-in.

This time around, NBC was primetime’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast channel, airing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights.

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Airing just ice hockey, NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. The two-hour “Bachelorette” starting at 8 p.m. received a 1.4/5 and 5.6 million viewers. At 10, “The Crossing” had a 0.5/2 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.9 million, Fox was fourth with 2.4 million.

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For CBS, following reruns, “Elementary” at 10 got a 0.4/2 and 4 million viewers.

For Fox, Hour 1 of “Lucifer” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 2.6 million viewers. A second 60 minutes at 9 maintained the same demo numbers, but dipped to 2.2 million overall audience members.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.2 million. “Supergirl” at 8 got a 0.4/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, the “iZombie” season finale managed just a 0.2/1 and 759,000 viewers.

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‘Jane The Virgin, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’, ‘iZombie’ To End After Upcoming Seasons

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The CW Schedule: ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Charmed’ on Fall Sundays; ‘Jane,’ ‘iZombie’ to End in Midseason

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The CW unveiled its fall 2018 TV schedule Thursday morning, which includes a brand new night: Sundays. To close the weekend and open the calendar week, The CW has set the returning “Supergirl” and its new “Charmed” reboot for 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

Some other new highlights from the fall schedule include “Arrow” shooting to Mondays, new series “All-American” pairing with “Riverdale” on Wednesdays, and “Vampire Diaries”/”Originals” spinoff “Legacies” following “Supernatural” on Thursdays.

Additionally, the youngest-skewing broadcast network announced that midseason returns will mark the final run of “iZombie” and “Jane the Virgin.” In addition, this fall we’ll see the last episodes of Rachel Bloom’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

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In addition to “iZombie” and “Jane,” midseason will also feature freshmen “In the Dark” and the “Roswell, New Mexico” reboot premiere.

“It is such an exciting time at The CW. We are thriving, innovating, and now we’re expanding, adding Sunday nights to our primetime lineup this fall. Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule — more than any other broadcast network besides CBS,” said Mark Pedowitz, president, The CW.

“And we have five bold, brash new shows for 2018-19: in the fall, a new version of the beloved fan favorite series “Charmed”; the inspiring drama “All American”; and “Legacies,” set in the world of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’; and for midseason, the unique new drama “In the Dark”; and the epic romance “Rosewell, New Mexico,” he continued. “The CW is bigger, and better than ever before, with more quality content and more ways for advertisers to connect with our valuable young audience, on every platform.”

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Here’s the actual schedule:

8:00-9:00 PM “Supergirl” (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM “Charmed” (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
9:00-10:00 PM “Arrow” (New Night)

8:00-9:00 PM “The Flash”
9:00-10:00 PM “Black Lightning”

8:00-9:00 PM “Riverdale”
9:00-10:00 PM “All American” (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM “Supernatural”
9:00-10:00 PM “Legacies” (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM “Dynasty”
9:00-10:00 PM “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

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“Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond:  Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it?  Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door:  they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around).  Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother.  And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide!  Not only that, but Mel was right:  their mother’s death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against.

Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki . Based on the original series, “Charmed” is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O’Toole (“Jane The Virgin”), Amy Rardin (“Jane The Virgin”), Jennie Snyder Urman (“Jane The Virgin”), Ben Silverman (“The Office”), Brad Silberling (“Jane The Virgin”) and Carter Covington (“Faking It”).

“All American”
Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son, Jordan (the team’s starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention — or the team spotlight — with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes — and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger.

“All American” stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. “All American” is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair (“Reign”), Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” “Riverdale”) and Rob Hardy (“Power”).

For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in “Legacies,” a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults — including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby — come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies.

“Legacies” stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. “Legacies” is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Brett Matthews (“The Vampire Diaries”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Originals”).

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“In the Dark”
Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind. Murphy lives with her understanding roommate, Jess, and more reluctantly also lives with her guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her parents, Hank and Joy, own a guide dog school, a venture they opened hoping it would give Murphy a job with some purpose, but so far it’s just another place where she sleeps off her hangovers, much to the particular chagrin of Joy and Felix, the school administrator tasked with attempting to keep the unprofitable school going.  Murphy’s closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson. Tyson and Murphy became friends after he saved her from a violent mugging, and his kindness and intelligence are currently going to waste as he deals drugs on the street for his older cousin, Darnell. Then Murphy’s life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk with Pretzel, she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment.  But when the police arrive, including a charming detective named Dean, there is no body to be found – and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren’t especially inclined to investigate.  Murphy is devastated, and is only held back from spiraling downward even further by her resolve to learn what happened to Tyson. With the help of Jess – and Pretzel – Murphy is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk… even if it means she has to sober up a little.

“In the Dark” stars Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Kathleen York, Derek Webster and Morgan Krantz. “In the Dark” is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films, with executive producers Corinne Kingsbury, Jon Collier (“Bones”), Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”), Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock and Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”).

“Roswell, New Mexico”
More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans, her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael. As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca, and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti. Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah, and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, a long-standing government conspiracy spearheaded by Master Sgt. Jesse Manes, along with the politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell, threatens to expose Max and his family, and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz…as well as their lives.

“Roswell, New Mexico” stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John and Karan Oberoi. “Roswell, New Mexico” is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”), Chris Hollier (“Once Upon A Time”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”) and Kevin Kelly Brown (“Roswell”).

The CW will hold its annual upfront ad sales event this morning at 11 a.m. ET in New York City Center, when it will share all of the above information — and some trailers — with media buyers.

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