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'God Friended Me' Alum Javicia Leslie To Replace Ruby Rose on CW's 'Batwoman'

The CW has just announced who will replace Ruby Rose as the new BatwomanJavicia Leslie!

The God Friended Me alum says she is “extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community.”

Javicia will play Ryan Wilder, who is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her. ”

“With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. Today Ryan lives in her van with her plant.”

“A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical all-American hero.”

Batwoman endured a shake up after Ruby announced her departure from the series. She later released a statement on her decision to leave the show.

The series is expected to return in 2021.

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The CW Announces The Fate of DC's 'Stargirl'

The CW has made their decision about if DC’s Stargirl will be continuing on, and revealed that they have renewed the new series for a second season!

The network announced the news this morning (July 5) and also revealed that with the renewal, Stargirl becomes an official CW series.

Stargirl will not be available on the DC Universe streaming service from now on.

The series centers on high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.

Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson and Christopher James Baker also star in the show.

If you missed it, see which CW shows are returning for the fall 2020-2021 season and which were cancelled…

The CW Reveals Renewals & Cancellations for 2020 - Full Recap!

The CW has nearly made a decision about every single television show’s fate for the 2020-2021 television season.

We’re breaking down which shows have been renewed, and which shows have been cancelled so far for the upcoming TV season.

There are three shows that won’t be returning at all and we’re so sad to see them go! The network renewed a great deal of shows for next year though, so there is some great news!

Click through the slideshow to see which shows are safe, and which shows will not be returning at all…

'Katy Keene' Canceled By The CW, But Here's Some Hopeful News...

The CW has made the decision to cancel Katy Keene after just one season on the network.

Fans shouldn’t give up hope just yet though because Deadline reports that the studio behind the show, Warner Bros. Television, is looking for a new home for the show. It’s being reported that the best bet is HBO Max as the show already has a streaming deal with the service.

The network had previously extended options on the cast to July 31, so that gives WBTV a full month to find a new network for the show. After that date, the cast has the option of looking for new jobs.

Katy Keene was a spinoff of the beloved Riverdale series. The show followed the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and “It Girl” Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City…together.

There were lots of other shows canceled by the major networks throughout the past couple months as well.

What Is the Status of The CW's 'Katy Keene' & 'Green Arrow & The Canaries'?

The CW just revealed their 2019 – January 2020 television schedule, and fans are anxiously waiting for updates about some new and returning shows, including Arrow spinoff Green Arrow and The Canaries and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene.

Rest assured, however: the shows are still in process, according to Mark Pedowitz on a call on Thursday (May 14), via E!.

There are “active discussions” with the studio about Green Arrow and the Canaries with Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Karkavy according to the exec, but it has not yet been ordered to series. Still, that and The 100 prequel series are “very much alive.”

As for Katy Keene, which stars Lucy Hale as the title character, the network has “extended its pickup option to see how well the show does once its available to stream in its entirety on The CW’s digital platforms and HBO Max once that streamer debuts in late May,” according to the report.

The CW exec says that while he was “incredibly pleased with the creative, the linear ratings have been soft. We’d like to see it perform a little bit better,” he admitted.

There’s also the Lost Boys series, which is still in development. He said he “remains keen on the project and development and production has been rolled,” according to the report.

Click here to see what’s definitely hitting your TV later this year on The CW…

The CW Reveals Fall 2020 - January 2021 Television Schedule

The CW is revealing their programming schedule.

The network announced its Fall 2020 to January 2021 schedule on Wednesday (May 13).

The forthcoming scheduled includes the finale of Supernatural, which will air this fall. The show was expected to wrap this spring after 15 seasons, but the final episodes could not finish filming due to the pandemic.

The CW will air acquired shows and unscripted shows this fall, including Swamp Thing, Tell Me a Story, Coroner and Dead Pixels.

The network also revealed their planned schedule for January 2021, including the debut of Walker with Jared Padalecki and Superman & Lois. Shows like Dynasty, Roswell, New Mexico and In the Dark are also set to return.

“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,” said CW exec Mark Pedowitz, via Variety.

Click inside to see the Fall 2020 – January 2021 CW schedule and new show descriptions…More Here! »

The CW Acquires Rights to Four Shows That Have Already Aired

Television networks are going to have a problem this fall when they run out of content to air as shows are not able to go back into production right now… so they’re acquiring previously aired shows to run in the fall!

The CW has acquired four shows to air on the network, including the previously announced Tell Me A Story, which ran on CBS All Access for two seasons before being canceled.

The network has also acquired the DC Universe series Swamp Thing, which was canceled by the streaming service after just one season.

The CW has also picked up two seasons of the Canadian series Coroner, starring Serinda Swan, and one season of the U.K. series Dead Pixels. Those two series will be making their U.S. debuts on the network, according to Variety.

Fox has also announced that the network will air a previously aired series in the fall.