CW Summer 2019 Premiere Dates - Press Release *Updated 3rd June 2019* By DarkUFO (June 3, 2019, 8:44 pm)
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June 2019 Press Release
THE CW NETWORK ADDS TO ITS SUMMER SLATE,
SETS REMAINING SUMMER 2019 PREMIERE DATES
“Two Sentence Horror Stories” Joins The CW’s Original Summer Line-up,
Premieres with Back-to-Back Original Episodes on Thursday, August 8
Original Summer Dramas “Pandora” and U.K. Acquisition “Bulletproof” Premiere Tuesday, July 9 and Sunday, July 28
"Hypnotize Me,” Hosted by Taye Diggs, Premieres Wednesday, August 7
“Mysteries Decoded” Premieres Tuesday, August 13
Season 2 of CW Seed’s “I Ship It” Makes Its Broadcast Premiere on Monday, August 19
“Red Bull Peaking” Debuts with Back-to-Back Original Episodes on Friday, September 13
Series finales of Critically Acclaimed “Jane The Virgin” and “iZombie”
Set For Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1
“In The Dark” and “The 100” Wrap Their Seasons Thursday, June 27 and Tuesday, August 6
June 3, 2019 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network continues to bolster its growing summer slate with the addition of new series TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES and has set its late-summer 2019 premiere dates for its growing year-round original programming schedule which includes eight all new scripted and unscripted series.
Joining a summer lineup that already features 12 original series, The CW is adding a new anthology series, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, with episodes featuring Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”), Jim Parrack (“Suicide Squad”) and Aleyse Shannon (“Charmed”), Thursday, August 8 (8:00-8:30PM ET/PT and 8:30-9:00PM ET/PT). Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, these contemporary tales of horror and haunting tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation…the things that haunt us are still the same. Executive produced by Vera Miao (“Best Friends Forever”), Emily Wiedemann (“Creative Control”) and Chazz Carfora (“Stories From The Felt”), TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is from Stage 13 in association with Warner Bros.
The CW’s two new previously announced late summer dramas are set to premiere in July, PANDORA and BULLETPROOF.
Premiering Tuesday, July 9 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), PANDORA is a sci-fi action series set in the year 2199, centering on a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the Galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction. PANDORA stars Priscilla Quintana (“Polaroid,” “Traffik”), Oliver Dench (“Technology”), Raechelle Banno (“Home and Away”) John Harlan Kim (“The Librarians”), Ben Radcliffe (“Random”), Banita Sandhu (“October”), Martin Bobb-Semple (“Free Rein”) and Noah Huntley (“Free Rein”). PANDORA is executive produced by Mark A. Altman (“Castle,” “The Librarians”), Steve Kriozere (“NCIS,” “Necessary Roughness”), Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, and Chris Philip and produced by Starlings Television in association with Radioactive Fishtank and Vital Signs Entertainment.
Making its debut on Sunday, July 28 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), the adrenalin-fueled action thriller BULLETPROOF follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Pike (Ashley Walters, “Top Boy”) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, BULLETPROOF is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode. BULLETPROOF is from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, with executive producers Allan Niblo (“Britannia,” “Monsters”), Michele Buck (“Endeavour,” “Midsomer Murders”), Judy Counihan (“No Man’s Land,” “Fresh Meat”), Nick Love (“The Football Factory,” “The Sweeney”), Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters. BULLETPROOF, a Sky Original, was co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed’s musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
Extreme sports docu-series RED BULL PEAKING featuring iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds, airs back-to-back episodes starting Friday, September 13 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
In addition to these original summer series, four of The CW’s midseason scripted series will come to a close following original episodes airing through the summer months. A celebratory episode of the award-winning JANE THE VIRGIN will air on Wednesday, July 31 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the series finale on the same night (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The series finale of iZOMBIE will air Thursday, August 1 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
Midseason fan favorites will wrap their seasons during the summer months, including IN THE DARK, whose first season finale airs Thursday, June 27 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and THE 100, which will conclude its sixth season on Tuesday, August 6 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).
The following is The CW’s schedule of late summer premieres. All times ET/PT:
*THE CW NETWORK SETS SUMMER 2019 PREMIERE DATES; ANNOUNCES SIX ADDITIONAL NEW SERIES TO JOIN ALREADY PACKED SUMMER SLATE*
*New Series Joining The CW’s Summer Include Talent Showcase “The Big Stage,” *
*Action Thriller “Bulletproof,” Sci-Fi Drama “Pandora,” *
*Comedy Game Show “Hypnotize Me,” Anthology Docu-Series “Mysteries Decoded” *
*and Extreme Sport Series “Red Bull Peaking”*
*The Second Season of “Burden of Truth” Premieres Sunday, June 2*
*“Masters of Illusion” Returns and “The Big Stage” Premieres Friday, June 7*
*Cycle 6 of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and New Episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Debut on Monday, June 17*
*Season Two of Fantasy Series “The Outpost” Premieres Thursday, July 11*
April 17, 2019 (Burbank, CA) – Continuing its push for more year round programming, The CW’s Summer 2019 schedule is taking shape, as the network sets initial premiere dates, launching 11 original series throughout the summer, more than ever before, including six all new scripted and unscripted series as well as several returning favorites.
This summer, The CW’s line-up includes brand new episodes of *WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?*, *PENN & TELLER: FOOL US*, *MASTERS OF ILLUSION*, plus new seasons of *BURDEN OF TRUTH* and *THE OUTPOST*. The CW will also add six new series to its jam-packed original summer schedule including the previously announced British action drama *BULLETPROOF* starring Noel Clarke (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Ashley Walters (“Top Boy”); the talent-variety showcase *THE BIG STAGE*; comedy game show *HYPNOTIZE ME* hosted by Taye Diggs (“All American”); investigative docu-series *MYSTERIES DECODED*; intergalactic action-adventure series *PANDORA* created by Mark A. Altman (“Castle”); and extreme sports docu-series *RED BULL PEAKING*. Dates and times will be announced later. Additionally, four of The CW’s midseason series *JANE THE VIRGIN*, *IN THE DARK*, *THE 100* and *iZOMBIE* will all run deep into the summer months.
On *Sunday, June 2 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), *the taut legal drama *BURDEN OF TRUTH*, starring Kristin Kreuk returns to The CW Summer line-up. After fighting for the justice of five sick girls in her hometown of Millwood, corporate attorney Joanna Chang (Kristin Kreuk) finds herself at a top law firm in Winnipeg ready to make a fresh start away from her previous firm. There, a new client draws her into the shadowy world of hackers, activists, and a political movement that won’t take any prisoners. The case leads Joanna through many twists and turns, until she eventually becomes a killer’s target. Her estranged father tries to assist her, which leads to an event that will change both their lives forever. *BURDEN OF TRUTH* is produced by ICF Films, Eagle Vision and Entertainment One (eOne).
Continuing to ramp up its slate of original summer programming, The CW Network will premiere six new series starting with the ultimate talent showcase *THE BIG STAGE*, hosted by Elizabeth Stanton (“Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World”) and James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”), on Friday, June 7 (*9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT)*. *THE BIG STAGE* is the ultimate non-competitive platform for talented acts from around the world to display their mastery of performance, with disciplines ranging from singing and stand-up routines to impressive acrobatics and aerial dance, along with everything in between. *THE BIG STAGE* is executive produced by David McKenzie and David Martin for Associated Television International.
The CW’s successful summer trio of *WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?*, *PENN & TELLER: FOOL US* and *MASTERS OF ILLUSION* all make their return in June. The sixth season of *MASTERS OF ILLUSION* premieres with back-to-back new episodes *Friday, June 7 (8:00-8:30pm ET/PT and 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT)*. On *Monday June 17*, the comedy magic series *PENN & TELLER: FOOL US* *(8:00-9:00pm ET/PT)* returns for a sixth season followed by all new episodes of the hit improv series *WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?* *(9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT)*.
The fantasy-adventure series *THE OUTPOST*, starring Jessica Green, also returns for its second season on *Thursday, July 11 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT)*. Having defeated Dred and retaken the Outpost, Talon (Jessica Green) and Gwynn prepare for war. Talon delves deeper into demon summoning, while Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) recruits allies. The Prime Order trinity known as “The Three” reveal mysterious powers as they send spies, assassins, and a devastating weapon to the Outpost. As Talon uncovers the legacy of her people, she must decide who to trust, and separate her real friends from her enemies before the Prime Order attacks. Executive produced by Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner, *THE OUTPOST* is also executive produced by Electric Entertainment’s team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson and by Arrowstorm Entertainment’s team of Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, who created the series. Jennifer Griffin of Arrowstorm Entertainment and Jonathan English of Balkanic Media are also producing.
*NEW SERIES INFORMATION (Premiere Dates/Times TBD)*
Adrenalin-fueled and packed with compelling characters, *BULLETPROOF* follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Pike (Ashley Walters, “Top Boy”) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, *BULLETPROOF* is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode. *BULLETPROOF* is from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, with executive producers Allan Niblo (“Britannia,” “Monsters”), Michele Buck (“Endeavour,” “Midsomer Murders”), Judy Counihan (“No Man’s Land,” “Fresh Meat”), Nick Love (“The Football Factory,” “The Sweeney”), Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters. *BULLETPROOF*, a Sky Original, was co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
*HYPNOTIZE ME* is a comedy game show, hosted by Taye Diggs. Based on the hit U.K. format (“You’re Back In The Room”), the show features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons…after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, these contestants need to work together as a team. However, their entranced states cause hysterical hurdles that not only sabotage their progress, but reveal aspects of their personalities neither they, their family nor their friends have ever before witnessed! The series also features award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original U.K. show, as resident hypnotist. *HYPNOTIZE ME* is produced by Tuesday’s Child and BBCLA Productions with executive producers Karen Smith (“Lego Masters”) and Joe Sungkur (“Dancing With The Stars”).
Over the course of each hour, the investigative documentary series *MYSTERIES DECODED* will delve deeper into some America’s greatest unsolved mysteries, exploring newly discovered evidence and utilizing high-tech tools in reopening each case. From Area 51 to the Salem Witch Trials, each investigation is led by Jennifer Marshall, an accomplished U.S. Navy veteran turned top-notch Private Investigator, as she mobilizes a team to embark on the formidable quest to bring closure to these long-lingering historical puzzles. *MYSTERIES DECODED* is from MorningStar Entertainment and executive produced by Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat.
Set in the year 2199, *PANDORA* is a sci-fi action series about a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction. *PANDORA* is executive produced by Mark A. Altman (“Castle”), Steve Kriozere (“NCIS”), Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin and Chris Phillip.
*RED BULL PEAKING *is an unfiltered, intimate portrait of athletes, told in their own words and experienced from their perspective, during the 72-hour period immediately before, during and after a landmark event in their career. These up-close and personal narratives include iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds. *RED BULL PEAKING* is from Red Bull Media House and Indigenous Films, and is executive produced by Scott Bradfield, Charlie Rosene and Gus Roxburgh.
The following is The CW’s schedule of summer premieres. All times ET/PT:
*SUNDAY, JUNE 2*
8:00-9:00PM BURDEN OF TRUTH (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00PM SUPERNATURAL (Encore Episode)
*FRIDAY, JUNE 7*
8:00-8:30PM MASTERS OF ILLUSION (Season Premiere) 8:30-9:00PM MASTERS OF ILLUSION (New Episode) 9:00-9:30PM THE BIG STAGE (Series Premiere) 9:30-10:00PM THE BIG STAGE (New Episode)
*MONDAY, JUNE 17*
8:00-9:00PM PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (Season Premiere) 9:00-9:30PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Cycle Premiere) 9:30-10:00PM WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (Encore Episode)
*THURSDAY, JULY 11*
8:00-9:00PM iZOMBIE (New Episode) 9:00-10:00PM THE OUTPOST (Season Premiere)