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[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)
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