CW’s four-way ‘Arrow’-‘Flash’-‘Legends of Tomorrow’-‘Supergirl’ renewal


The CW’s “Invasion” of superheroes continues with not only this week’s four-night crossover “Supergirl”“The Flash”“Arrow”-DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” repeat, but has revealed that on Sunday, the network has announced the early renewals of all four shows at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter TV previews.

Developed and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, “Arrow”“Flash”“Legends”“Supergirl” have become “The Brave and the Bold”: the bolt and the bow (as well as the arrow), and now the “World’s Finest” of superhero television.

Currently in its fifth season, “Arrow” continues the legacy of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), the crusading ex-billionaire/reformed bad boy who continues to aim higher for justice as someone else … as something else.  When he’s not the Mayor of Star City, Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow: leading a new team of masked vigilantes/superheroes in the city’s growing war against crime and corruption.

Season three of “The Flash” finds Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash still dealing with “Flashpoint” when Barry’s decision to travel back in time to save his mother led to a paradox that brought life-altering ramifications among his family and friends – including the possibility that one may betray him (Caitlin becoming Killer Frost?) while another may die (Iris?).  But Barry may be fast enough to prevent all of this, for Central City’s Scarlet Speedster continues to provide protection, hope, light as the Fastest Man Alive: the Flash.

DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” is now under the beating heart leadership of Captain Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), as season two finds this “Legendary” crew of misfits and renegades continuing their time-traveling mission of correcting history from aberrations as well as protecting history from the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) – aka the Legion of Doom.

“Supergirl” now lives on the CW with Melissa Benoist taking her super-sophomore flight in her fight for truth, justice, and the American Way – just like her cousin Superman, Metropolis’ Man of Steel.  Kara Danvers (Benoist) brings hope, positivity, goodness, inspiration, integrity, and female empowerment as both a reporter of CatCo Worldwide Media and as National City’s Girl of Steel alongside her family and friends: James Olsen/Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn (Jeremy Jordan), and her sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter (David Henshaw) at the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO).  The blood bond of Team Supergirl remains “Stronger Together” than ever as they continue to protect their city from the organization Cadmus and alien threats.

“Supergirl Lives” with a new episode two weeks from Monday on the CW, with “The Flash” becoming the speedy lead-in for DC’s “Legends” on their new night with new episodes starting Tuesday, January 24, as “Arrow” aims with a new one the following night on Wednesday, January 25.

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