The CW Primetime Listings for the Week of January 26 By BloodyMary (January 9, 2015, 8:43 am)
Hart of Dixie, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, The Originals, Reign, Jane the Virgin
MONDAY, JANUARY 26
“Brotherhood of the Damned” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
FAMILY IS WHO YOU FIGHT FOR — Armed with more power than ever, Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) creates an elaborate spell that allows him to take the upper hand and trap his brothers Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Realizing that Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) is also in trouble, Davina (Danielle Campbell) has no choice but to team up with the Originals to help. After the deadly events in the previous episode, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) must try to calm his volatile pack of suffering vampires, while remembering his days as a solider during World War I when his leadership skills were equally brought to the test. Finally, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) finds herself conflicted when she learns that she and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) must participate in extreme and unconventional rituals prior to their wedding, which will put them both in a dangerous position. Leah Pipes also stars. Sylvain White directed the episode written by Kyle Arrington & Diane Ademu-John (#212). Original airdate 1/26/2015.
JANE THE VIRGIN
“Chapter Eleven” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT — When the nuns surprise Jane (Gina Rodriguez) by offering her a permanent teaching position, she’s excited, but things become complicated when Rogelio (Jaime Camil) offers Jane a writing internship at his telenovela. Alba (Ivonne Coll) encourages Xo (Andrea Navedo) to keep the promise she made to God about Rogelio. Meanwhile, Michael (Brett Dier) is convinced of Rafael’s (Justin Baldoni) involvement with the mysterious Sin Rostro and disobeys his boss’ direct order to leave Rafael alone. Yael Grobglas also stars. Joanna Kerns directed the episode written by Gracie Glassmeyer (#111). Original airdate 1/26/2015.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27
“The Sound and the Fury” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
BROADWAY STAR ANDY MIENTUS GUEST STARS AS THE PIED PIPER — Dr. Wells’ (Tom Cavanagh) former protégée, Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andrew Mientus), returns to seek revenge on his mentor after being affected by the particle accelerator explosion. Now able to manipulate sound waves, the brilliant Rathaway is a dangerous threat to both Wells and The Flash (Grant Gustin). Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is thrilled when she’s hired by the Central City Picture News as their newest cub reporter. Unfortunately, her editor (guest star Tom Butler) pairs her with a veteran reporter, Mason Bridge (guest star Roger Howarth), who wants nothing to do with her. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) recalls his first day on the job at S.T.A.R. Labs when he met Hartley and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker). Joe (Jesse L. Martin) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for a favor but asks him to keep it a secret from Barry. John Showalter directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmier (#111). Original airdate 1/27/2015.
“There’s No Place Like Home” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
CHARLIE RETURNS FROM OZ — Sam (Jared Padalecki) is scanning the internet for suspicious paranormal activity and comes across a video of Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) beating up a district attorney. Dean (Jensen Ackles) suspects she’s back from Oz and hunting on her own, assuming the district attorney must have been a demon. When they do find Charlie, they are shocked when she tells them why she really came back from Oz. Phil Sgriccia directed this episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1010). Original airdate 1/27/2015.
SUIT UP — Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) confront Laurel (Katie Cassidy) about trying to step into her sister’s shoes and warn her to stop before she gets herself killed. However, when Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) kidnaps the city’s Aldermen and threatens to kill them all unless the police evacuate The Glades, it’s all suits on deck. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) steps in to help Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and the police force fight Brick, showing Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) a new side of her boss. Malcom (John Barrowman) tells Thea (Willa Holland) that Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) is after him and his family and they must leave town immediately. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#311). Original airdate 1/28/2015.
“Survival of the Fittest” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
Program information TBA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
“Prayer for the Dying” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
THE MERGE — When Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke’s (guest star Chris Brochu) father arrives to town to celebrate their birthday, they try and convince him to let Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood) take their place in the merge ceremony. After Tyler (Michael Trevino) finds out that the merge is happening sooner than he expected, he urges Liv to let him talk to her father. Meanwhile, after Caroline’s (Candice Accola) plan to cure her mother takes an unexpected and devastating turn, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) gather at the hospital, while Jo attempts to save Sheriff Forbes’ (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) life. Lastly, with the merge set to take place, Damon’s risky plan quickly sends things spiraling out of control, forcing one of the twins to take matters into their own hands. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Brett Matthews & Rebecca Sonnenshine (#612). Original airdate 1/29/2015.
WHODUNNIT? — When Lavon (Cress Williams) hears of Lemon’s (Jaime King) financial woes, he organizes a BlueBell talent show, giving the townspeople, including Lemon, a chance to win some extra money. However, with the contestants feeling intimidated by Shelby’s (guest star Laura Bell Bundy) participation, her sudden illness before her performance becomes a mystery the entire town tries to solve. Meanwhile, Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade (Wilson Bethel) find themselves in a compromising situation that would require them to reveal their current relationship status. Bethany Rooney directed the episode written by Tamar Laddy and Ari Posner (#404). Original airdate 1/30/2015.
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
“Mircea Monroe” — (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
COMEDY AT ITS BEST — WITH GUEST STAR APPEARANCE BY MIRCEA MONROE (“HART OF DIXIE”) — Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Gary Anthony Williams, 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 5/2/2014.
APPEARING OUT OF NOWHERE — Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Rick Thomas, Alana, Michael Finney, Christopher Hart, Danny Cole, Farrel Dillon and Jeff McBride (#111). Original airdate 1/30/2015.