2015 Upfronts: The CW Adds Only One New Series To Fall Schedule

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend -- Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Photo credit: Eddy Chen/The CW.
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Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Photo credit: Eddy Chen/The CW.

The CW’s 2014-2015 premieres have fared well this season, with success for new series Jane the Virgin, The Flash and iZombie, and the youth-centric network has announced only one new series for its fall slate of programming. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, stars NSFW Youtube star Rachel Bloom as an unhappy lawyer who quits her job and moves across the country in search of love, with her inner monologue providing irreverent musical interludes. The one-hour comedy will air on Mondays before Jane the Virgin.

If you’re not familiar with Bloom’s raunch-larious work, some of her YouTube hits include You Can Touch My Boobies, F@#$ me, Ray Bradbury, and Die When I’m Young.

In other programming news, The Originals will be moving to Thursdays to be paired with The Vampire Diaries and Reign will move to Friday and be paired with Cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model.

New dramas DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Containment will premiere in midseason, as will returning series, The 100.

The CW Fall 2015 TV line-up (with the one new show in caps and bolded).
9:00 pm Jane the Virgin

8:00 pm The Flash
9:00 pm iZombie

8:00 pm Arrow
9:00 pm Supernatural

8:00 pm The Vampire Diaries
9:00 pm The Originals (new day and time)

8:00 pm Reign (new day and time)
9:00 pm America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 22

New Series Descriptions

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Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Photo Credit: Mathieu Young/The CW

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Television Studios, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stars Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada); and Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man films).

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (L-R): Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renee as Kendra/Hawkgirl, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave. Image credit: Jordan Nuttall/The CW.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends.  Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself.  Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Alias); Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns); Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who); Caity Lotz (Arrow); Ciarra Renee (Pippin); Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow); with Dominic Purcell (The Flash, Prison Break); and Wentworth Miller (The Flash, Prison Break). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, upcoming Pan), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Eli Stone, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash, Eli Stone, Warehouse 13) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, upcoming Pan).

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Containment: Claudia Black as Dr. Sabine Lommers, Chris Wood as Jake, David Gyasi as Major Lex Carnahan, Kristen Gutoskie as Katie, and Christina Moses as Jana. Photo Credit: Jim Fiscus/The CW.

When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Trying to keep the peace on the streets is police officer Lex Carnahan, who has quickly risen through the ranks of the Atlanta PD.  But Lex’s job becomes even harder when he learns that his longtime girlfriend, Jana, and his best friend and fellow officer Jake, are trapped within the cordoned area.  Also quarantined in viral ground zero is 17 year-old Teresa, who is eight months pregnant and now separated from her boyfriend on the other side; Katie Frank, an elementary school teacher now placed on lockdown with her entire class, including her young son; and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts, the doctor who initially made the controversial call to quarantine the area and is now racing to find a cure for the virus.  On the outside, Dr. Sabine Lommers is leading the government efforts to contain the outbreak, and has asked for Lex’s help in enforcing the cordon – which grows increasingly difficult as the public trust deteriorates. And the public has reason to be wary, as journalist Leo begins unraveling a conspiracy, finding that something doesn’t add up in the official story being told. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment stars David Gyasi (Interstellar); Christina Moses (Starship: Apocalypse, Starship: Rising); Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries); Kristen Gutoskie (Beaver Falls); Claudia Black (The Originals, Farscape); George Young (Casualty); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Spartacus: War of the Damned); and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live).  Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).