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BLACK LIGHTNING
Air Date: Monday, October 07, 2019
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#301) "The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird"
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

SEASON PREMIERE

BLACK LIGHTNING

"The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

SEASON PREMIERE - We find Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn (Christine Adams) as Agent Odell (guest star Bill Duke) tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer (China Ann McClain) abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa (Nafessa Williams) secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi (James Remar). Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star. Directed and written by Salim Akil (#301). Original airdate 10/7/2019.

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BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
Returns Monday, January 20
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's fourth) on 1/7/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, January 2020) The CW Network today renewed 13 of its current scripted series for the 2020-2021 season, as well as ordering 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which will make its debut on February 6, 2020, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network. "These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season," said Pedowitz. "We've been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we're already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for NANCY DREW and BATWOMAN." The current series being ordered for the 2020-2021 season include second seasons of BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 3), BLACK LIGHTNING (Season 4), CHARMED (Season 3), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 6), DYNASTY (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 7), IN THE DARK (Season 3), LEGACIES (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 5), ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 3), and SUPERGIRL (Season 6). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce / Lightning
· Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart
· Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
· Damon Gupton as Bill Henderson
· James Remar as Peter Gambi
· Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale
· Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce / Thunder
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