The CW Fall 2015-2016 Schedule: What’s New, What’s Returning, and What Night?

Grant Gustin in The Flash
The CW announced its fall 2015-2016 lineup — see what's new, what's returning, and on what night thanks to Us Weekly's easy roundup guide! Dean Buscher/The CW

The superheroes and vampires are back! The CW announced its 2015-2016 lineup on Thursday, May 14, and it includes a couple of scheduling shifts and just one new show debuting in the fall.

Some of the many series to return include Jane the Virgin, The Flash, Arrow, and Supernatural for its 11th(!) season. The Vampire Diaries, meanwhile, will stay in its time slot for season 7 as it continues without leading lady Nina Dobrev. The 100 is also coming back at midseason.

The Arrow
The Arrow Dean Buscher/The CW

As for the newbies? TVD co-creator Julie Plec is adding yet another show to her resume with the new drama Containment. TVD's Chris Wood (Kai) stars, going from terrifying witch to badass cop helping contain the citizens affected by a deadline outbreak in Atlanta.

New Fall 2015 Shows:

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.

Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin Patrick Wymore/The CW

Fall 2015-2016 Schedule:


8-9 p.m. — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9-10 p.m. — Jane the Virgin


8-9 p.m. — The Flash
9-10 p.m. — iZombie


8-9 p.m. — Arrow
9-10 p.m. — Supernatural


8-9 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries
9-10 p.m. — The Originals


8-9 p.m. — Reign
9-10 p.m. — America's Next Top Model 

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries Bob Mahoney/The CW

New Midseason Shows:

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: 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? It stars Arrow and The Flash faves Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, and Prison Break stars Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller, along with newbies Arthur Darvill, Ciarra Renee, and Franz Drameh.

Containment: When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, keeping those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

Tell Us: What new show on The CW are you most excited about?

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