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The CW Network Announces Its Seven-Night Primetime Schedule For 2023-2024 *Updated with Upcoming Show Descriptions*

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Press Release
May 18, 2023 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network will launch its seven-night 2023-24 primetime schedule in the Fall of 2023 with a strategic mix of new and returning original scripted series and exciting new alternative programming, it was announced today by Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network.

“This fall, The CW embarks on the first step to become bigger and broader by offering our viewers a wide variety of programming from premium adult dramas to bold comedies and binge-worthy unscripted franchises,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network. “We are presenting a fall lineup that includes classic CW series like the smash multiplatform hit ALL AMERICAN plus introducing new premium dramatic offerings such as 61ST STREET, SULLIVAN’S CROSSING and THE SPENCER SISTERS. We are proud to bring comedy back to The CW on Tuesday nights with some of the funniest and heartwarming family sitcoms on television with SON OF A CRITCH, RUN THE BURBS, CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING and EVERYONE ELSE BURNS. We are thrilled to welcome one of the biggest and most outrageous unscripted franchises on television, FBOY ISLAND, to The CW family alongside long-running hit alternative series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, MASTERS OF ILLUSION and WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS. And Sundays will introduce a season-long family co-viewing night beginning with the acclaimed I AM film franchise. The new CW is now a broadcast network built for a broadcast audience.”

Mondays feature the return of The CW’s critically-acclaimed drama and most-streamed series ALL AMERICAN (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), paired with the original dramatic thriller 61st STREET (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), from executive producer Michael B. Jordan and starring two-time Emmy® Award winner Courtney B. Vance and Emmy®-nominee Aunjanue Ellis.

Comedy is back on The CW on Tuesday nights with the hilarious series SON OF A CRITCH from the executive producer of “Schitt’s Creek” and starring Golden Globe® nominee Malcolm McDowell, followed by the family sitcom RUN THE BURBS from award-winning “Kim’s Convenience” star Andrew Phung and CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING from the producers of “Schitt’s Creek” and “Letterkenny.” The night concludes with the coming of age family comedy EVERYONE ELSE BURNS from the executive producers of “Broad City” and “Emily in Paris.”

Wednesdays are the home for female led dramas beginning with SULLIVAN’S CROSSING (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), based on the book series by best-selling novelist Robyn Carr and featuring the return of Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson to The CW, followed by the series debut of THE SPENCER SISTERS (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) starring Lea Thompson and Stacey Farber.

Thursdays introduce one of the most popular and critically acclaimed reality dating franchises FBOY ISLAND (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) to The CW, hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser.

Two of The CW’s longest-running franchises come together on Fridays, with the tenth season of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) featuring new host Brooke Burke paired with the twelfth season of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (9:00-9:30pm & 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).

The CW’s hit alternative series MASTERS OF ILLUSION kicks off Saturdays (8:00-8:30pm & 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by new hilarious episodes of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (9:00-9:30pm & 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).

Sundays are a night of co-viewing programming appealing to history buffs and pop culture lovers with the award-winning I AM documentary film franchise (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT), a series of 15 documentary features that showcase and celebrate American and global icons including Jackie O, Alfred Hitchcock and Burt Reynolds.

This midseason, The CW will once again be the home to the renowned CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS airing on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Midseason will also feature the Season 4 premiere of WALKER, the network’s most-watched linear series in Total Viewers, and the series premiere of the highly-anticipated unscripted spinoff FGIRL ISLAND.

Following is The CW’s Fall Primetime Schedule for the 2023-2024 Season and accompanying details on each new series.

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8:00-9:00PM ALL AMERICAN (Season 6)
9:00-10:00PM 61st STREET (New Series)


8:00-8:30PM SON OF A CRITCH (New Series)
8:30-9:00PM RUN THE BURBS (New Series)
9:30-10:00PM EVERYONE ELSE BURNS (New Series)


8:00-9:00PM SULLIVAN’S CROSSING (New Series)
9:00-10:00PM THE SPENCER SISTERS (New Series)


8:00-9:00PM FBOY ISLAND (Encore Episode)
9:00-10:00PM FBOY ISLAND (New Series)


8:00-9:00PM PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Season 10)
9:00-9:30PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (New Season)
9:30-10:00PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore Episode)


8:00-8:30PM MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Season 10)
8:30-9:00PM MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Encore Episode)
9:30-10:00PM WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (Encore Episode)


8:00-10:00PM I AM FILMS

All times Eastern/Pacific

Press Release
May 18, 2023 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network unveiled details of upcoming original scripted productions and premium unscripted series set to premiere on the network in 2024, it was announced today by Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network.
Scripted series currently in production include JOAN, an exhilarating six-part co-production between The CW Network and ITVX starring Emmy® award nominee Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones,” X-Men: Dark Phoenix, “The Staircase”) as notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington, and THE LIBRARIANS: THE NEXT CHAPTER, a brand-new spinoff of the wildly successful fantasy adventure series “The Librarians” from writer and executive producer Dean Devlin (“Leverage,” Independence Day). Additionally, The CW Network will be home to the global hit eco-thriller THE SWARM from “Game of Thrones” executive producer Frank Doelger about an unknown enemy that lives deep below the sea.
Unscripted series currently in production include PATTI STANGER: MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKING (working title), which follows the legendary matchmaker as she helps dating-challenged singles find their ideal mate, THE FORCE (working title) executive produced by “Jersey Shore” creator SallyAnne Salsano, which takes viewers for an adrenaline-filled adventure alongside members of law enforcement, and THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKEOVER (working title), which gives much-needed “bakeovers” to struggling small-town bakeries.
Premiere dates and times for these series will be announced at a later date. These production titles are in addition to the more than two dozen new series currently in various stages of development at the network.
“The CW is now open for business with everyone. We are developing homegrown shows with award-winning producers and fresh new voices, overseeing original big budget co-productions featuring A-list stars and owning quality content that appeals to broadcast audiences,” commented Schwartz. “JOAN is a captivating big swing drama led by a bonafide star in Sophie Turner as she brings the multilayered and dynamic real life jewel thief Joan Hannington to life. We are also thrilled to be the home of a potential new franchise with LIBRARIANS: THE NEXT CHAPTER, and we look forward to adding the must-watch global event series THE SWARM to our schedule next year. On the unscripted side, we have breakthrough ideas and formats from some of the most talented producers and well known talent in the business. PATTI STANGER: MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKING brings a huge reality TV star back to the airwaves for more rounds of hilarious matchmaking, THE FORCE is an action-packed series that immerses viewers into the high-stakes world of law enforcement yet feels like a scripted procedural and THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKEOVER puts a sweet twist on the business makeover format. These exciting new scripted and unscripted series provide a strong mix of programming for The CW and there is a lot more to come.”
More details on the upcoming 2024 scripted and unscripted series are below.
Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones,” X-Men: Dark Phoenix, “The Staircase”) stars as notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington in this exhilarating yet emotional story set against the vibrant backdrop of the 1980s — an era known for its bold fashion trends, iconic music and cultural shifts. The series opens with Joan, a fiery and uncompromising woman in her twenties who is deeply scarred and vulnerable. She is a devoted mother to her six-year-old daughter, Kelly, but is trapped in a disastrous marriage with a violent criminal named Gary. When Gary goes on the run, Joan seizes the opportunity to create a new life for herself and her daughter. Adopting new identities and making new acquaintances along the way, Joan becomes a masterful jewel thief. She embarks on a thrilling, high-stakes journey that challenges her every limit, driven by her desire to care for her daughter and create a secure home for them both. Through her sharp intelligence, charm and talent for impersonation and performance, we follow the twists and turns in Joan’s life, the ups and downs, the heartache and the joy that makes this story so compelling to follow. Turner stars alongside Frank Dillane (“Fear the Walking Dead”) as Boisie, a London antique dealer. Kirsty J. Curtis (“Match Not Found”) plays Nancy, Joan’s older sister and salon worker while Gershwyn Eustache Jr. (“I May Destroy You”) portrays Albie, an old acquaintance of Boisie who’s made a new life in Spain with his wife Val, played by Laura Aikman (“The Split”).
JOAN is written by acclaimed screenwriter Anna Symon (“Mrs. Lowry & Son”) and directed by BAFTA award-winner Richard Laxton (“Rain Dogs”). The series is from Snowed-In Productions and executive produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts (“Stonehouse”), Jenny Van Der Lande (“Strike”), Neil Blair (“The Midwich Cuckoos”) and Richard Laxton. Paul Frift (“Anansi Boys”) serves as producer. JOAN has been commissioned for ITVX by Head of Drama Polly Hill. The series is produced in association with All3Media International and The CW Network. All3Media International is responsible for the international distribution of the drama.
THE LIBRARIANS: THE NEXT CHAPTER is a spinoff of the original TV series “The Librarians,” which followed the adventures of the custodians of a magical repository of the world’s most powerful and dangerous supernatural artifacts. The new series centers on a “Librarian” from the past, who time traveled to the present and now finds himself stuck here. When he returns to his castle, which is now a museum, he inadvertently releases magic across the continent. He is given a new team to help him clean up the mess he made, forming a new team of Librarians. THE LIBRARIANS: THE NEXT CHAPTER is produced by Electric Entertainment and The CW Network. Dean Devlin (“The Librarians,” “Leverage,” Independence Day) serves as executive producer and showrunner along with executive producers Rachel Olschan-Wilson and Marc Roskin. Jonathan English of Balkanic Media serves as producer.
Around the world, strange happenings, borne out of the oceans: Whales destroy boats, deep sea crabs attack beaches, mussels block container ships. An unknown ice worm destabilizes continental slopes and triggers tsunamis. A deadly pathogen spreads into the drinking water. Across the globe, lives are increasingly imperiled, the situation worsening by the day—and yet, nobody can draw a connection between the seemingly random attacks. Except for a group of scientists who come together through their shared sense that something bigger is at play: an intelligent life force, dwelling in the deep—capable of manipulating the ocean, and everything that resides in it. A being which has borne witness to our destruction of the seas and has decided to drive us to extinction. But hardly anyone believes their findings. And so, the group are forced to undertake a life-threatening mission, tracking the intelligent life force within the Arctic Ocean. It is a mission they know may claim their lives. Based on the bestselling novel by Frank Sch├Ątzing, THE SWARM is created by executive producer Frank Doelger (“Game of Thrones”), Eric Welbers, Oscar-nominated producer Marc Huffam (The Martian, Saving Private Ryan) and Ute Leonhardt (“Killing Eve”).
The legendary matchmaker is at it again! In this self-contained dating format, best-selling author and popular reality personality Patti Stanger helps singles find their perfect match. The series is executive produced by Emmy® award-winning producers Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”). Patti Stanger and Rob Lee also serve as executive producers.
THE FORCE (working title)
This action-packed, adrenaline-pumping series delivers raw, unfiltered action and heroism but with a layer of character and storytelling only found in scripted police procedurals…until now! THE FORCE carefully crafts stories and builds characters following members of law enforcement that viewers will know, love and root for over each season. SallyAnne Salsano (“Jersey Shore”) serves as executive producer.
Struggling bakeries all over the country are having a tough time keeping their doors open. Decorated baker and business expert Nancy Birtwhistle is traveling to each small-town storefront to give them a much-needed bakeover to save them from bakeruptcy. Jen O’Connell and Rebecca Quinn serve as executive producers.

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