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The CW goes super and supernatural in new Sunday addition to 2018-19 lineup


Everybody’s gotta have a reboot. So come again, Charmed. CW photo

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The little network that could is adding Sunday nights next season while announcing the final seasons of three veterans.

Supergirl and a new version of Charmed are The CW’s first Sunday duo while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin and iZombie will all be saying farewell. The latter two series won’t show up until midseason, as will another returnee, The 100.

CW is adding three new series to its fall lineup while also canceling a trio -- Valor, The Originals and Life Sentence. The network’s expansion to Sundays leaves only Saturdays vacant.

Here are CW’s three fall newcomers:

Charmed (drama) -- The original aired from 1998 to 2006 on the now defunct WB network, with Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs playing bewitched sisters Prudence, Phoebe and Piper Halliwell. In the reboot, the siblings are named Mel, Maggie and Macy Vera. Mel (Melonie Diaz) is a “firebrand social justice warrior,” according to CW publicity materials, while Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) is merely “fun-loving.” Macy (Madeleine Mantock), a “brilliant geneticist,” shows up later as the surprise older sister. Rupert Evans is dropped in as Harry Greenwood, “officious” chairman of Hilltowne University’s women’s studies department but more importantly the apprentice witches’ “Whitelighter” (advisor/guide).

All American (drama) -- Based on the real-life experiences of pro football player Spencer Paysinger, this series dramatizes his transition from a tough Compton neighborhood to Beverly Hills. Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) has been recruited by high school football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs), who envisions him as the team’s new star. In order to protect his “transfer permit” to Bev Hills, Spencer is required to move in with the Bakers. This doesn’t please the coach’s son, Jordan (Michael Evans Behling), the team’s star QB and spotlight-grabber.

Legacies (drama) -- This offshoot of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals continues with the stories of “the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.” Matt Davis and Danielle Rose Russell are carryovers. He played Alaric Saltzman on Vampire Diaries and she was Hope Mikaelson on The Originals.

Here is CW’s new fall lineup:

Legends of Tomorrow

The Flash
Black Lightning

All American


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


CW also has announced these new midseason series:

Roswell, New Mexico (drama) -- The WB and then UPN got a total of three seasons out of Roswell, whose cast included then unknowns Katherine Heigl and Colin Hanks. Now here we go again with another take on “ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist.” The focal point is Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason), who blew town a decade ago after death of her older sister. She returns to tend to her ailing father while also rekindling her onetime crush on Max Evans (Jason Behr in the original, Nathan Parsons in the reboot). Max is now a cop, but he also turns out to be something else.

In the Dark (drama) -- A woman named Murphy (Perry Mattfield) is a “hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twentysomething with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex.” She’s also blind and resentful of both her caring parents and the guide dog they’ve provided her. His name is Pretzel and he’s played by Levi. Then a seeming murder happens, or did it? Murphy liked the guy, who otherwise was dealing drugs. So she and Pretzel investigate.

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