The CW unwrapped its fall lineup a few minutes ago, and -- as you may be able to tell from the headline on this post -- if "The Originals" move to Monday is the biggest news here, then there's not all that much to say, is there?
But what may be dull to you is possibly good for the CW, which appears to have stabilized after a few hard years. The network has a decently performing spinoff in "Originals," is bringing "The 100" back, and should have a bonafide hit in newcomer "The Flash," which will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m., as a lead-in to "Supernatural."
"The Flash" is in fact by far the single biggest addition to the CW lineup: from the DC Comics universe, this stars Grant Gustin, as Barry Allen, the kid with super-speed powers (and he's not alone -- there are others who are fleet of foot, not all heroic). The pilot by the way is directed by David Nutter, one of TV's top pilot specialists who successfully launched a whole range of high-concept sci-fiers, many of them for the CW (or the WB), like "Arrow," "Supernatural" and "Smallville."
"The Flash," in other words, is getting off on the right foot. See the trailer below, this particular one released Wednesday by the CW.
And not to forget: "Jane the Virgin," an ominously named newcomer, arrives Monday. But get past the name and this does sound different and even a little un-CWish: It stars soap actress Gina Rodriguez as a young woman who works in a hotel in Miami and -- brought up in the strict confines of a very Catholic household -- is trying carefully structure her romantic life when "she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room. Unbeknownst to her, the specimen belongs to Rafael, a reformed playboy and cancer survivor, who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works but also a former summer crush of hers."
Here's the lineup:
8-9 p.m. "The Originals" (new night)
9-10 p.m. "Jane the Virgin" (new series)
8-9 p.m. "The Flash" (new series)
9-10 p.m. "Supernatural"
8-9 p.m. "Arrow"
9-10 p.m. "The 100"
8-9 p.m. "The Vampire Diaries"
9-10 p.m. "Reign"
8-8:30 p.m. "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
8-9 p.m. " Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (encore episode)
9-10 p.m. "America's Next Top Model" (more)