The CW Primetime Listings for the Week of January 18 By BloodyMary (January 1, 2016, 12:06 am)
Supernatural, Arrow, Reign, The 100, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow
MONDAY, JANUARY 18
“Just for Laughs Starring Howie Mandel” — (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
HOWIE MANDEL STARS IN THIS ALL-STAR COMEDY EVENT – Recorded at the biggest comedy event in the world, the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and hosted by Howie Mandel, this primetime special showcases performances from Jeff Ross, Pete Holmes, Jim Breuer, Fortune Feimster, Vladimir Caamaño and Marina Franklin. Additionally, the special includes comedians remembering some of their favorite moments from the festival over the past 30 years, featuring Joan Rivers, Jon Stewart, and Eddie Izzard. Original airdate 1/18/2016.
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
“Keegan-Michael Key 3” — (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
NON-STOP LAUGHTER — Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Keegan-Michael Key, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd. Original airdate 5/01/2015.
JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY — Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2016.
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now” — (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE ORIGINS OF THE “LEGENDS” – An in-depth look at the origin stories of the heroes and villains of the highly-anticipated new series, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, THEIR TIME IS NOW introduces viewers to the immortal madman Vandal Savage, the time master Rip Hunter, and the motley band of heroes and rogues he assembles to try to save the future of humanity: Hawkman, Hawkgirl, White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, Captain Cold and Heat Wave. Original airdate 1/19/2016.
“DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League” — (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
KEVIN SMITH HOSTS – DC FILMS PRESENTS: DAWN OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE invites viewers behind the scenes of the exciting new movies coming out of the DC Films universe, culminating in the thrilling world premiere of the all-new trailer for “Suicide Squad.” Hosted by filmmaker/writer/lifelong comics fan Kevin Smith, with special guest DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns, the special showcases the explosive landscape of DC’s greatest heroes, kicking off with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and with a sneak peek from the upcoming Wonder Woman feature film. Original airdate 1/19/2016.
THE AFTERMATH — Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk’s (guest star Neal McDonough) last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff (#410). Original airdate 1/20/2016.
“The Devil in the Details” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
LUCIFER MAKES SAM AN OFFER — Now that he has Sam (Jared Padalecki) in the cage with him, Lucifer (guest star Mark Pellegrino) offers Sam a way out but it comes with a steep price. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) look into the angel smiting that could have killed Amara (guest star Emily Swallow). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#1110). Original airdate 1/20/2015.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
DC’S Legends of Tomorrow
“Pilot, Part 1” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
SERIES PREMIERE — In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity. As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him. Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman. Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg (#101). Original airdate 1/21/2016.
“Wanheda: Part One” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LSV) (HDTV)
MARY FINDS HERSELF FALLING FOR GIDEON — Mary (Adelaide Kane) struggles to resist her feelings for Gideon (Ben Geurens) as she works to align herself politically with potential allies. Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) and Greer (Celina Sinden) find themselves in similar heart-wrenching situations with the potential for very different outcomes. Catherine (Megan Follows) and Narcisse (Craig Parker) continue their vicious power struggle over the Regency, while Claude (Rose Williams) finds herself in the fight of her life on her wedding night. Anna Popplewell, Torrance Coombs, Charlie Carrick and Jonathan Keltz also star. Megan Follows directed the episode written by P.K. Simmons (#310). Original airdate 1/22/2016.
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US
“Penn’s Favorite Card Trick” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)
WILL PENN & TELLER BE FOOLED THIS WEEK? — Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Kostya Kimlat, Frederick Falk, Chris Funk and Nate Dendy. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross (“Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) serves as host (#207). Original airdate 8/17/2015.