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[11/29/18 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 29
Updates include: AMC orders fourth season of "Preacher"; Comedy Central's "Another Period," Netflix's "Marvel's Daredevil" get the axe; and Taylor Kitsch attached to star in HBO drama.

[11/13/18 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 13
Updates include: Netflix cancels "The Good Cop"; Pedro Pascal on track to lead "Star Wars" live-action series on Disney+; and Hulu looks to bring George R.R. Martin's "Wild Cards" to the small screen.

[11/12/18 - 10:01 AM]
The CW Network Sets Initial Midseason Moves for January 2019
"Roswell, New Mexico" will launch Tuesday, January 15 following "The Flash."

[10/04/18 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 4
Updates include: Paramount Network opts to air "Heathers" after all; Quinta Brunson, Jermaine Fowler team for CBS comedy; and Justin Long to recur on ABC's "The Conners."

[09/21/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 21
Updates include: Kenan Thompson to lead "Saving Larry" for NBC; Laurie Holden to recur on FOX's "Proven Innocent"; and Michaela Watkins to visit "Search Party" at TBS.

[09/05/18 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 5
Updates include: Paramount Network cancels "American Woman"; Patricia Arquette to lead Hulu's "The Act"; and Timothy Dalton cast in DC Universe's "Doom Patrol."

[07/22/18 - 02:50 PM]
Video: Comic-Con Class Standout Videos from the Casts of "Black Lightning," "The Flash" and "Riverdale"
Said ensembles participate in the latest themed videos from the studio.

[07/21/18 - 11:41 AM]
Jordan Calloway Upped to Series Regular as DC Villain Painkiller in "Black Lightning" Season Two
Guest starring as Khalil Payne in season one, Calloway's promotion to series regular was revealed by Salim Akil during the show's Comic-Con 2018 panel on Saturday.

[06/25/18 - 10:19 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Group's Comic-Con Class of 2018
Look for the world-premiere pilot screening of mysterious new drama "Manifest," plus a brand-new episode of WBTV's fan-favorite series "The 100" - as well as the world premiere of season two of "Freedom Fighters: The Ray."

[06/20/18 - 11:30 AM]
The CW Network to Roll Out New Six-Night Schedule Starting in October
The CW will be switching time periods for its two high-octane action and adventure Monday series, with "Arrow" now leading off the night and "DC's Legends Of Tomorrow" moving an hour later.

[06/07/18 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 7
Updates include: Greg Berlanti signs massive deal extension with Warner Bros. TV; Lizzy Caplan signs onto Apple's "Are You Sleeping"; and Netflix's "Messiah" rounds out its cast.

[05/17/18 - 05:00 AM]
The CW Network Announces New Six-Night Primetime Schedule for 2018-19
Look for its newly expanded Sunday lineup to include the relocated "Supergirl" and new drama "Charmed."

[04/02/18 - 11:15 AM]
The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2018-19 Season
Newcomers "Black Lightning" and ""Dynasty" are among the series due back.

[03/15/18 - 01:14 PM]
Catch The CW's Season Finales This April and May!
The network locks in its finale dates for the coming months.

[02/28/18 - 10:05 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Announces WonderCon 2018 Schedule
Fans will be treated to the exclusive world premiere screening of the new animated digital series "Constantine" as well as sneak peek screenings of upcoming episodes of "Lucifer" and "Black Lightning."

[01/16/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 16
Updates include: Spike TV axes "The Shannara Chronicles"; Scoot McNairy is bound for HBO's "True Detective"; and J.J. Abrams makes the rounds with a space-set spec script.

[01/07/18 - 09:00 AM]
The CW Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
The network sets premiere dates for "Life Sentence," "iZombie," "The Originals" and "The 100."

[12/27/17 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Check Out the Brand New "Black Lightning" Promo Featuring Music by Kendrick Lamar
The new series premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c on The CW.

[12/14/17 - 01:11 PM]
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Announce "DC in D.C."
Events will take place Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, at the Newseum, and will culminate with the world premiere screening of the upcoming DC series "Black Lightning."

[12/12/17 - 10:02 AM]
Official "Black Lightning" Key Art Now Available
The newcomer premieres premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c on The CW.

[12/08/17 - 01:09 PM]
The CW's New Monday 8pm Schedule Delivers 23 Consecutive Weeks of Original Episodes of "Supergirl" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"
"Supergirl" returns Monday, January 15 while "Legends" is due back on Monday, February 12.

[11/16/17 - 11:05 AM]
"Black Lightning" Makes Its Series Premiere Tuesday, January 16 on The CW
The series premiere date for "Life Sentence," and the season premiere dates of "The 100," "The Originals" and "iZombie" will be announced later.

[10/30/17 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 30
Updates include: Netflix to end "House of Cards" following allegations against Kevin Spacey; USA cancels "Playing House"; and ABC extends "American Housewife," "Black-ish" and "Grey's Anatomy."

[10/12/17 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 12
Updates include: The CW eyes immigration-themed revival of "Roswell"; NBC takes another stab at a "Blue Crush" TV series; and Alice Krige, Jared Harris among latest bound for Amazon's "Carnival Row."

[10/05/17 - 08:31 AM]
Critically Acclaimed Actress and Four-Time Grammy Award(R)-Winning Singer Jill Scott to Turn Up the Heat as "Lady Eve" in The CW's Upcoming "Black Lightning"
Lady Eve is a DC villain who can be traced back to the Kobra Cult in comic lore.

[09/26/17 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 26
Updates include: HGTV's "Fixer Upper" to sign off after five seasons; Toks Olagundoye cast in Syfy's "Tremors"; and Courtney Kemp to reboot "Get Christie Love" for ABC.

[08/10/17 - 10:16 AM]
A Whale of a "Black Lightning" Villain
Warner Bros. Television announced today that they've cast Marvin "Krondon" James III in the pivotal role of Tobias Whale.

[07/23/17 - 12:34 PM]
Video: Comic-Con 2017 Confessional: DC Super Heroes - and Super-Villain
Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are among those featured.

[07/22/17 - 05:19 PM]
James Remar and Damon Gupton Join Electrifying Cast of "Black Lightning"
They'll play Peter Gambi and Inspector Henderson, respectively.

[06/29/17 - 10:18 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Group Lets the Dogs Out - Along with 20 Fan-Favorite Series, All Heading to San Diego for Comic-Con International July 19-23
"The Big Bang Theory's" canine star, Cinnamon, will be participating in a special "paw-tograph" signing alongside cast and producers on Friday, July 21.

[05/18/17 - 09:51 AM]
Video: The CW's First Look Trailers for 2017-18
The network releases the sizzle reels for "Life Sentence," "Black Lightning," "Dynasty" and "Valor."

[05/18/17 - 05:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2017-18 Fall Schedule
New dramas "Valor" and "Dynasty" are set for Mondays and Wednesdays, respectively.

[05/10/17 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 10 - The CW Adds "Black Lightning," "Life Sentence" to Roster
The Warner Bros. Television-produced hours join the previously announced "Dynasty" and "Valor" from CBS Television Studios.

[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.

[03/10/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 10
Updates include: Michael Urie tapped as "Amy's Brother" for FOX; Romany Malco to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; and Christine Adams signs onto The CW's "Black Lightning."

[03/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 2
Updates include: "The Big Bang Theory" prequel finds its leads; Starz pulls out of "The One Percent"; and Alice Eve to star in "Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices" at CBS.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/03/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: "Black Lightning" finds new home at The CW; Annet Mahendru to lead "The Machine" for Syfy; and CBS gives pilot order to "S.W.A.T." reboot.

[02/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Josh Thomas announces end of "Please Like Me"; ABC gives pilot order to Carol Burnett comedy; and Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers to look for "Salvation" at CBS.

[09/08/16 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 8
Updates include: J.J. Abrams, Meryl Streep to team for adaptation of Nathan Hill's "The Nix"; David Mackenzie to helm USA's "Damnation"; and Aasif Mandvi, Maya Kazan among latest cast in "World's End" at TBS.

[09/01/16 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 1
Updates include: Lifetime pulls the plug on "Devious Maids"; Jeremy Davies boards "American Gods" at Starz; and Marque Richardson among latest cast in Netflix's "Dear White People."







BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/16/18 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (16 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man with many faces. He is a former Olympic athlete, respected educator and a father of two. He is also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of Freeland with the ability to sense and harness electricity. Jefferson is not the only one with powers and multiple faces. His oldest daughter, Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) is a medical student, part-time teacher and dedicated social activist. She is also the super hero known as Thunder who possesses the ability to drastically increase her density, giving her invulnerability and super strength for as long as she can hold her breath. Finally, Jefferson's youngest daughter, Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen who inherited her father's athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited super powers. Her body generates pure electrical energy and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) is Jefferson's ex-wife but they are still very much in love in addition to sharing the load as co-parents. She's also an accomplished medical researcher who is fast becoming an expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family faces the challenges of the declined urban community that is the fictional city of Freeland, including corrupt officials and a menacing gang that calls itself The 100. Worse, Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III), an infamous gangster, plagues this city and increasingly, metahumans with superpowers will prey upon the city, too. Fortunately, the family has allies in their fight, Jefferson's surrogate father and a former covert superspy, Peter Gambi (James Remar), as well as Jefferson's friend and neighbor, the committed and scrupulously honest Deputy Police Chief Henderson (Damon Gupton). Based on characters from DC, Black Lightning was created for television by Salim Akil. The show comes from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil ("Being Mary Jane," "The Game," "Girlfriends") and Eric Wallace. Black Lightning was created for DC Comics by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.
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