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CW Delays New TV Season Until January

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Olivia Liang from 'Legacies' stars in CW's 'Kung Fu' in 2021.

Another postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic: CW will delay until January the return of its regularly scheduled lineup and premieres for Superman & Lois, a Walker Texas Ranger revival and other new 2020-21 season series.

The fall lineup will be filled with alternative shows and scripted series acquired from international sources, such as Coroner from Canada and Dead Pixels from BBC Studios in England, and the DC Universe canceled series Swamp Thing.

NEW FOR FALL: Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed as a Louisiana doctor investigating a swamp-born virus. Serinda Swan plays the Coroner, a widowed doctor investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. In Dead Pixels, three English gamers are obsessed with the online fantasy game "Kingdom Scrolls."

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Crystal Reed stars in 'Swamp Thing,' acquired from the DC Universe.

CW's fall Tell Me A Story anthology series re-imagines childhood fairy tales as dark and twisted stories set in New York City. Two Sentence Horror Stories is another anthology series which "taps into primal fears… without our modern society." Elizabeth Stanton (Popstar This Week) hosts World's Funniest Animals videos.

THE FALL LINEUP (New shows in bold italics)

SUNDAY: 8 p.m., Masters Of Illusion; 9 p.m. Pandora

MONDAY: 8 p.m., Whose Line It It Anyway?; 9 p.m., Penn& Teller: Fool Us



THURSDAY: 8 p.m., Supernatural (final season); 9 p.m., The Outpost

FRIDAY: 8 p.m., WORLD'S FUNNIEST ANIMALS; 8:30 p.m., WORLD'S FUNNEST ANIMALS; 9 p.m., Penn & Teller: Fool Us (repeat).

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Jared Padalecki from 'Supernatural' stars in 'Walker' next year, a remake of Chuck Norris' 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'

NEW FOR JANUARY: Jared Padalecki (Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, Friday the 13th) stars as a single father in Walker, a reboot of the 1990s Chuck Norris series.

Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf, Supergirl, 7th Heaven) becomes TV's next Superman/Clark Kent in Superman & Lois. On the CW, he's married to reporter Lois Lane, and they juggle their careers with parenting two sons in Smallville. 


SUNDAY: 8 p.m., Batwoman; 9 p.m., Charmed

MONDAY: 8 p.m., All-American; 9 p.m., Black Lightning

TUESDAY: 8 p.m., The Flash; 9 p.m., SUPERMAN & LOIS

WEDNESDAY: 8 p.m., Riverdale; 9 p.m., Nancy Drew

THURSDAY: 8 p.m., WALKER; 9 p.m., Legacies

FRIDAY: 8 p.m., Penn & Teller: Fool Us; 9 p.m., Whose Line It It Anyway?

ON THE BENCH: CW has two scripted series to air next spring or summer: Kung Fu, about a young Chinese-American woman (Olivia Liang, Legacies) fighting crime in San Francisco; and The Republic Of Sarah, starring Stella Baker as a New Hampshire high school teacher fighting a local mining company operated by her estranged brother.

The network also has renewed DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In The Dark, Supergirl and Roswell, New Mexico.

Here's theCW release with full descriptions of all the shows.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.