The CW Unveils Its 2024-25 Primetime Line-Up, Featuring New Shows and Fan Favourites

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The CW Network has revealed its primetime schedule for the 2024-25 season, promising an exciting mix of original scripted series, game shows, unscripted fan favourites, and a continued focus on sports.

Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment at The CW Network, described the upcoming season as “another leap forward in the bold transformation of The CW Network.” The network is currently enjoying three consecutive quarters of growth, and the new schedule aims to build on this success.

Game Night

The CW is introducing a brand-new game night featuring two classic games, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. Hosted by fan favourites LeVar Burton and Raven-Symone, these shows will air on Mondays, offering a fun and interactive experience for viewers.

Returning Hit Scripted Series

The popular series Sullivan’s Crossing returns for its second season on Wednesdays, followed by the new limited series Joan, starring Sophie Turner. Thursdays will feature the final season of the super hit Superman & Lois, paired with the newest installment of “The Librarians” franchise, The Librarians: The Next Chapter.

Live Sports Expansion

The CW is expanding its sports offerings with the addition of WWE NXT, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and Pac-12 football. These join the network’s existing lineup, including LIV Golf, INSIDE THE NFL, and ACC football and basketball, providing over 500 hours of sports programming in 2025.

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Fridays and Saturdays

Fridays will kick off the weekend with the hit sketch comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? followed by INSIDE THE NFL, hosted by Ryan Clark. Saturdays will feature ACC and Pac-12 college football, as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff races, showcasing high-octane sports action.

Midseason Debuts

The CW will debut two new series during the midseason: Good Cop/Bad Cop, a procedural comedic drama starring Leighton Meester, Luke Cook, and Clancy Brown; and Sherlock & Daughter, a mystery thriller starring David Thewlis, Blu Hunt, and Dougray Scott.

The CW’s 2024 Fall Primetime Schedule

Monday: Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble
Tuesday: WWE NXT
Wednesday: Sullivan’s Crossing and Joan
Thursday: Superman & Lois and The Librarians: The Next Chapter
Friday: Whose Line Is It Anyway? and INSIDE THE NFL
Saturday: CW Sports Saturday
Sunday: The CW Sunday Movie Night

A Sneak Peek at the New Series

Joan:
Starring Sophie Turner, series is set in the vibrant 1980s. It follows the story of Joan Hannington, a jewel thief, who, after escaping her disastrous marriage, embarks on a thrilling and challenging journey to create a new life for herself and her young daughter.

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The Librarians: The Next Chapter:
A spinoff of the original “The Librarians” series, this show centres on Vikram, a “Librarian” from the past who finds himself stuck in the present. After inadvertently releasing magic, he assembles a new team of Librarians to help him restore order.

Scrabble:
A fast-paced take on the classic board game, hosted by Raven-Symone. Contestants battle it out in a series of word games, showcasing their skills and strategy to master the giant Scrabble board.

Trivial Pursuit:
The classic trivia game reimagined, hosted by LeVar Burton. Contestants compete on a giant Trivial Pursuit game board, answering questions from various categories, with the winner facing a dramatic finale against the clock to claim the jackpot.

WWE NXT:
Featuring the brightest young talent in sports entertainment, WWE NXT has launched the careers of many WWE Superstars. It airs weekly and is popular among younger audiences, ranking #1 in cable primetime on Tuesday nights for Adults 18-49 and 18-34.

The CW’s 2024-25 primetime schedule promises a diverse range of programming, from game shows to scripted series and live sports. With a mix of returning favourites and exciting new debuts, the network continues to evolve and expand its audience reach.

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