“Superman and Lois” Scheduled for January 2021 Premiere

The CW announced its schedule for 2021, with “Superman and Lois” scheduled to premiere in January.

The World’s Most Iconic Superhero Soars to The CW in New Series “Superman & Lois” Following The CW’s Most Popular Series “The Flash”

The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network.

“This year, The CW has made the proactive strategic decision to launch its new season in January 2021, rolling out a line-up of our signature returning series which will be joined next year by our four new series, including the return of the DC’s most iconic superhero in SUPERMAN & LOIS, the return of the Texas Rangers in WALKER, the reimagined KUNG FU and the rebellious drama THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH. And by moving our new season to January, we are stocking our fall with a balance of original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming that fits The CW brand and provides fresh programming through the fourth quarter,” said Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The CW. “In 2021, The CW will have more original scripted programming throughout the year, week in and week out, than we have ever had, fueling our multiplatform ecosystem, which combines linear TV, our best in class AVOD services and unparalleled reach on social media. Additionally, next year, The CW will have full stacking rights to eight series to stream on our free, ad-supported digital platforms.”

“As we manage the current crisis, we’ve developed a methodical programming strategy for this year and well in to next that we believe works for The CW, our advertisers, affiliates and audience, while keeping the health and safety of our productions and creative partners front of mind,” Pedowitz added.

Additionally, The CW has seven original scripted series lined up for its 2021 midseason which includes two new series, KUNG FU and THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH, joining returning series DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, DYNASTY, IN THE DARK, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO and SUPERGIRL.

For Superman fans, “Superman and Lois” will air on Tuesday nights at 9.00pm, following “The Flash”.

9:00-10:00PM SUPERMAN & LOIS

In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, “Grimm”), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, “Little Fires Everywhere”) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, “The Peanuts Movie”) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage”), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, “Graceland”). The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, “Wander Darkly”). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck”) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, “All American”) enters their lives. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERMAN & LOIS is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (“The Flash”) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Supergirl” will return mid-season 2021

SUPERGIRL

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work as Supergirl, keeping National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats. She’s joined in this pursuit of justice by her sister, Alex, her mentor, Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her friends Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath). As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl! Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERGIRL is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Riverdale”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Robert Rovner (“Private Practice,” “Dallas”), Jessica Queller (“Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl,” “Felicity”) and Rob Wright (“Charmed,” “Lethal Weapon”).

You can follow the official social media accounts for “Superman and Lois” on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Superman2878
May 14, 2020 5:38 pm

As disappointed as I am about having to wait a little bit longer to see this series, I’m more concerned for the health of everyone. For now it’s wisest to take every precaution in avoiding this virus. So if it means waiting till January instead of September/October to see the Superman and Lois show, then so be it. I don’t want anyone getting sick. I look forward to when this series will eventually premiere. As Brandon Routh’s Superman once said,” Even in the darkest times, hope cuts through. Hope is the light that lifts us out of darkness.” Don’t lose… Read more »

afriend
May 14, 2020 5:54 pm

While I remain cautiously optimistic, it feels like they’re trying really hard to reinvent the wheel with Superman.

MattComics
May 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Reply to  afriend

Same. I liked Tylers Superman just fine when they first introduced him but they’ve made some missteps and I really have to wonder of those missteps will continue on into his own show. Seems like they’re kind of loading it with distractions.

Superman2878
May 15, 2020 9:57 am
Reply to  MattComics

I can understand your concerns MattComics and afriend. And you both have valid concerns. I’m not denying that they’ve made mistakes with his Superman. True his version of Superman is far from perfect. However, they have had some good episodes with his Superman as well. For example the first two episodes of season two of Supergirl and part one of last year’s elseworlds crossover. I don’t believe that they would constantly downplay him or “jobber” (I’ve never really liked that term)him on his own show on a weekly basis. I think of it as a Business deal. No one is… Read more »

Superman2878
May 15, 2020 11:04 am
Reply to  Superman2878

And who knows? Maybe this will give them a chance to work out any kinks with the story for the first season since the series is being pushed back till January. I’m trying to look at it as glass being half full. Sure I wish that we could get it sooner, but better late then never.
🙂

afriend
May 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

You’re ever the optimist, 2878. That’s what we like about you.

Superman2878
May 15, 2020 4:47 pm
Reply to  afriend

Thanks afriend. I take after my favorite superhero.
🙂
Stay cool buddy.

sundevil82
May 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I don’t know if it’s possible to recover from those missteps. Obviously I’ll watch and hope for the best, but I feel like the damage has been done as a result of poor writing.

redcape
May 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

Yep……this nonsense with teenagers will be a total distraction but give them “stupid” writing material.

Superman2878
May 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

It might get better sundevil82. 🙂

redcape
May 17, 2020 6:38 pm
Reply to  MattComics

@mattcomics………BIG missteps !!

Superman2878
May 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Reply to  MattComics

What you said is true MattComics, but they have also had some good episodes as well. I believe that they will go back to treating Superman to the way he was treated in episodes one and two of season two of Supergirl for his own show. I don’t believe that they would constantly throw shade at Superman for every episode in his series. Try not to worry MattComics. I’m sure it will be a good Superman series.
🙂

Superman2878
May 14, 2020 5:59 pm

I know I have already said this once this week. Ok maybe twice, but WB, could you please give us a Superman series on HBO Max starring Brandon Routh as Superman?
Please????

sundevil82
May 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Keep fighting the good fight, Spidey! Lol

Superman2878
May 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

I will sundevil82. I’m keeping the dream alive! Lol
😀
I really do believe that with enough fan support, the odds of seeing Routh back as Superman will improve and that we may see him again in the role. So I encourage my fellow Superman fans to voice their support for Brandon Routh to return to the role of Superman in a Superman movie trilogy or/and in a streaming service like HBO Max. Let’s bring back Routh for Superman!
😀

NeoRanger
May 14, 2020 6:01 pm

I have no hopes for this show, but can we take a moment and collectively ponder on the fact their new pitches for next year include digging up Walker Texas Ranger and Kung Fu and throwing a bucket of new paint on them?

I’m not bringing it up for no reason, I’m wondering about the state of the network that now produces a Superman show.

Superman2878
May 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

I really can’t say much about those upcoming shows other than I heard that one of the actors from supernatural will star as Walker for the Walker Texas ranger series. I need to know more about these rebooted series before I can really give an opinion on them.

redcape
May 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

Can’t disagree with anything you brought up. To top it off, the new shows are all female based meaning they’ll add the the CW’s weekly trouncing of men. (Walker might be the loan exception but it wouldn’t be a surprise if his side kick is a woman that does all the male butt kicking)

sundevil82
May 15, 2020 2:21 pm

I’m really hoping for a costume redesign

Superman2878
May 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

Yeah he definitely needs an update for his suit. I’ve seen some really neat concept art by fans online. I hope that if they do give him a new look, it would be something similar to the Superman reborn style or Smallville season 11 comic Superman suit.

Superman2878
May 17, 2020 9:51 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I was thinking about Smallville and the debate that I’ve heard on if it could be classified as a Superman series. And the answer that I came up with is it depends on the viewer. Some could say yes and others could say no. Some would say yes because here we have a show about young Clark Kent who has powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. More than half of the series from season four till the end of the series, Clark is a young adult. A young man doing all the things Superman would do except… Read more »

supergepetto
May 16, 2020 12:45 am

This show looks very iffy. Tyler is an okay Superman, but Tulloch is a terrible Lois Lane, I think possibly the worst portrayal of Lois in any medium. On top of that, Superman is a dad to two teenage boys. It looks like we will be lucky to see him get half the air time, with everything else going on. Of course, we all love Superman, so I will watch it, but I wish they could have recasted Lois Lane. If Bewitched was able to replace a new Darrin after being on the air already for five seasons already, the… Read more »

Superman2878
May 16, 2020 8:49 am
Reply to  supergepetto

I really don’t think that they would cut Superman’s time on his own show. His name is on half of the title after all. They have to give him the respectable amount of time for him to be on screen. He’s one of two of the main characters. I like Bitsi as Lois. Like Tyler’s Superman,she isn’t my favorite or my first pick for Lois, but I like her take so far. Now as for the show, I’m not saying that it’s going to be perfect. No show or movie is. It would really be something if there were a… Read more »

Kal-Ed
May 16, 2020 7:42 am

I do hope that show will bring Superman justice. And yet…what else can be expected from a CW show…with an upgraded Dawson’s Creek formula!? At least we get a Superman TV show again after such a loooonnng time. Best not cry when the milk is spilled fellas. Let’s wait and see. My only hope is…adjust the cape attachment to the way we’re used to see and know it. And give the belt a rebirth Makeover.

Superman2878
May 16, 2020 9:00 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

He does need an update on the suit. Every other superhero has been getting one, or in some cases a new one every season(The Flash), so he should get a new one as well.
I do like the Flash’s current suit by the way. It’s the best suit so far in my opinion.
🙂

NeoRanger
May 16, 2020 10:28 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

The tragedy is that Smallville was “Dawson’s Creek Superman” and I hated that show back in the day. I did a full rewatch about a month ago and while I still hate *most* of it (the last three seasons are great), it’s still somehow leaps and bounds ahead of the current CW DCTV.

I just can’t get excited for this one.

Superman1993
May 16, 2020 8:30 am

As Superman Fan growing up: It’s disappointed to have wait because I was looking forward seeing Superman back on TV. I glad that the moved the entire Fall Season to January 2021. I hope this also means few hiatus breaks as well. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. See you in 2021

Superman2878
May 16, 2020 11:45 am
Reply to  Superman1993

Well hopefully January will be the month that it airs and that there won’t be any further delays for the show. Still, I’m glad that it will eventually air. Even if it will take eight months before we get to see it, I believe it’s worth the wait. I remember when Tyler first showed up as Superman in the first two episodes of season two of Supergirl, I thought to myself that he’s good in the role and that he should get his own Superman series. I’m glad it will finally and hopefully happen in January. I’m still pushing for… Read more »

redcape
May 17, 2020 6:37 pm

This is a major downgrade for the Superman character. The first couple of episodes might have some action but it will degrade into a drama fest. IMO the concept of this series absolutely sucks. Sadly, I’ve made up my mind, I will not be watching this.

Superman2878
May 17, 2020 7:46 pm

Well I’m definitely looking forward to it. And I can’t wait to see it.
🙂

Superman2878
May 18, 2020 1:49 am

I have a question but I don’t know if anyone knows the answer to it. Well, here it is. Does anyone know what DC related shows will be released on HBO Max and how many of them will there be? Still holding out for a Kingdom Come Brandon Routh Superman series on HBO Max. Trust me WB, it’s a great idea. Or a movie Trilogy based on the Kingdom, Kingdom Come, and Justice Society:Thy Kingdom Come stories starring Brandon Routh as Superman. And I got a whole ton of ideas on how to bring back Brandon Routh for Superman. It… Read more »