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BLACK LIGHTNING
Air Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#101) "The Resurrection"
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

SERIES PREMIERE

BLACK LIGHTNING

"The Resurrection" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

SERIES PREMIERE - Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce's crime-fighting days are long behind him... or so he thought. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil (#101). Original airdate 1/16/2018.

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BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
Returns in TBA 2018 or 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 4/2/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, April 2018) The CW Network has given early renewals to ten of its primetime series for the 2018-2019 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come," said Pedowitz. "And I'm especially happy that we'll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about." The series being ordered for the 2018-2019 season include second seasons of the electrifying freshman hit BLACK LIGHTNING and DYNASTY, which recently saw the debut of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington, as well as new seasons of ARROW (Season 7), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season 4), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 5), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 5), RIVERDALE (Season 3), SUPERGIRL (Season 4), and SUPERNATURAL (Season 14). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time. The CW also recently announced it would expand its primetime schedule to six nights, Sunday-Friday (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT), beginning in October 2018.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi
· China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
· Christine Adams as Lynn
· Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
· Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson
· Edwina Findley as Tori
· James Remar as Peter Gambi
· Jill Scott as Lady Eve
· Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha
· Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale
· Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Mara Brock Akil as EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Akil Productions
· Berlanti Productions
· DC Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television