The Arrowverse just took another "Crisis On Infinite Earths" type hit today but it wasn't through the fictional narrative. This hit comes from the Covid-19 outbreak! The shows all should be back filming now doing their season openers and making content for San Diego Comic Con but with the convention cancelled and quarantine still in effect, no new production can begin. To cover the gap in fall scheduling, The CW purchased four existing shows to air coming this fall. Notably, Swamp Thing was acquired from the DC Universe streaming platform to air this year. Looking at the dates for the return of our favorite shows, it is seriously implied that we won't get new episodes until 2021. The new schedule is as follows:
- 8/7c: Batwoman
- 9/8c: Black Lightning
- 8/7c: The Flash
- 9/8c: Superman & Lois
Legends of Tomorrow has traditionally been a mid-season starter so no surprises there, but a big gap that is glaring is that Supergirl is not listed on the schedule. This is likely due to series star Melissa Benoist's pregnancy and maternity leave. Additionally, the big annual crossover event has been downsized quite a bit. Current coversations are that a Superman & Lois will do a two hour crossover with Batwoman. Could this be Batman related? DCTV.news has reached out to The CW for more information. We'll add that here as soon as we learn more.