The CW Announces Its 2023-2024 Primetime Schedule

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The CW Network will launch its seven-night 2023-24 primetime schedule in the fall of 2023 with a mix of new and returning original scripted series and new alternative programming.

"This fall, The CW embarks on the first step to become bigger and broader by offering our viewers a wide variety of programming from premium adult dramas to bold comedies and binge-worthy unscripted franchises," said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network. The new CW is now a broadcast network built for a broadcast audience."

Mondays will feature the return of The CW's critically-acclaimed drama and most-streamed series All American (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), paired with the original dramatic thriller 61st Street (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), from executive producer Michael B. Jordan and starring two-time Emmy® Award winner Courtney B. Vance and Emmy®-nominee Aunjanue Ellis.

Comedy is back on The CW on Tuesday nights with Son of a Critch from the executive producer of Schitt's Creek and starring Malcolm McDowell, followed by the family sitcom Run the Burbs from Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung and Children Ruin Everything from the producers of Schitt's Creek and Letterkenny. The night concludes with the coming of age family comedy Everyone Else Burns from the executive producers of Broad City and Emily in Paris.

Wednesdays are the home for female led dramas beginning with Sullivan's Crossing (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), based on the book series by best-selling novelist Robyn Carr and featuring the return of Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson to The CW, followed by the series debut of The Spencer Sisters (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) starring Lea Thompson and Stacey Farber (pictured at top).

Thursdays introduce one of the most popular reality dating franchises Fboy Island (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) to The CW, hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser.

Two of The CW's longest-running franchises come together on Fridays, with the tenth season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) featuring new host Brooke Burke paired with the twelfth season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (9:00-9:30pm & 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).

The CW's hit alternative series Masters of Illusion kicks off Saturdays (8:00-8:30pm and 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by new episodes of World's Funniest Animals (9:00-9:30pm and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).

Sundays are a night of co-viewing programming appealing to history buffs and pop culture lovers with the award-winning I Am documentary film franchise (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT), a series of 15 documentary features that showcase and celebrate American and global icons including Jackie Onassis, Alfred Hitchcock and Burt Reynolds.

This midseason, The CW will once again be the home to the Critics Choice Awards airing on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Midseason will also feature the Season 4 premiere of Walker, the network's most-watched linear series in total viewers, and the series premiere of unscripted spinoff Fgirl Island.

Following is The CW's fall primetime schedule for the 2023-2024 season and accompanying details on each new series.


8:00-9:00 p.m. All American (Season 6)

9:00-10:00 p.m. 61st Street (New Series)


8:00-8:30 p.m. Son of a Critch (New Series)

8:30-9:00 p.m. Run the Burbs (New Series)

9:00-9:30 p.m. Children Ruin Everything (New Series)

9:30-10:00 p.m. Everyone Else Burns (New Series)


8:00-9:00 p.m. Sullivan's Crossing (New Series)

9:00-10:00 p.m. The Spencer Sisters (New Series)


8:00-9:00 p.m. Fboy Island (Encore Episode)

9:00-10:00 p.m. Fboy Island (New Series)


8:00-9:00 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 10)

9:00-9:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (New Season)

9:30-10:00 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore Episode)


8:00-8:30 p.m. Masters of Illusion (Season 10)

8:30-9:00 p.m. Masters of Illusion (Encore Episode)

9:00-9:30 p.m. World's Funniest Animals (Season 4)

9:30-10:00 p.m. World's Funniest Animals (Encore Episode)


8:00-10:00 p.m. I Am Films

All times Eastern/Pacific

New Fall 2023 Series:

61st Street -- From BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat, J. David Shanks and Outlier Society, 61st Street is a propulsive thriller which courses through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department's code of silence. Courtney B. Vance leads an ensemble cast that includes Aunjanue Ellis, Mark O'Brien, Holt McCallany, Tosin Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond and Bentley Green. From AMC Studios, 61st Street is executive produced by Moffat, Shanks, Michael B. Jordan and Outlier Society, Alana Mayo, Jeff Freilich and Hilary Salmon.

Children Ruin Everything -- Created by Kurt Smeaton (Schitt's Creek), Children Ruin Everything is a half-hour comedy that follows Astrid (Meaghan Rath) and James (Aaron Abrams) as they raise their two young children in the city, while struggling to hold onto their pre-kid life. Illustrating the hilarious and varied ways kids can wreck happiness, alter plans, annihilate goals and dreams, and force parents to re-invent their lives, the series also explores how maybe that re-invented life is somewhat okay, too. Chuck Tatham, Mark Montefiore and Meaghan Rath are executive producers, with Alyson Richards serving as producer. The series is produced by New Metric Media in association with Bell Media's CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Bell Fund.

Everyone Else Burns -- The Lewises are a strictly religious family who believe the world will end within the decade. Patriarch David (Simon Bird) longs for the church to promote him. Long-suffering Fiona (Kate O'Flynn) hungers for a life beyond sermons and squash. Aaron (Harry Connor) is a model young believer -- except his drawings feature the rest of the family burning in hell. And anxious 17-year-old Rachel (Amy James-Kelly) is about to fall for someone who could save her social life, but also damn her soul. Co-produced by JAX Media and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio group, for Channel 4, Everyone Else Burns is created and written by Dillon Mapletoft and Oliver Taylor. JAX Media's Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch serve as executive producers with Molly Seymour (JAX Media) producing and Nick Collett directing.

Fboy Island -- Hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser, Fboy Island follows three women who move to a tropical paradise where they're joined by 26 men -- 13 self-proclaimed "Nice Guys" looking for love, and 13 self-proclaimed "Fboys," there to compete for cold, hard cash. The women will navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection. By the finale, all will be revealed: who is a "Nice Guy," who is an "FBoy," who the women ultimately choose, and who walks away with the prize money. Fboy Island is a social experiment that asks: Can FBoys truly reform or do Nice Guys always finish last? Fboy Island is produced by STXtelevision.

I Am Films -- The I Am franchise is an industry-leading and award-winning series of feature documentary films that showcase and celebrate American and global icons. I Am was launched in 2012 with the release of I Am Bruce Lee. Quickly building off the film's tremendous success, a slate of feature documentaries was created under the I Am banner and launched the franchise with I Am Steve McQueen followed by films on Evel Knievel, Chris Farley, John F. Kennedy Jr., Heath Ledger, Sam Kinison, Martin Luther King Jr., Paul Walker, Richard Pryor, Patrick Swayze, Jackie O, Burt Reynolds and Alfred Hitchcock. The films feature incredible casts and A-list storytellers that have an authentic and profound connection to their subjects, a distinct cinematic sensibility and meticulously curated archival content.

Run the Burbs -- Run the Burbs follows the Phams, a young, bold Vietnamese-South Asian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest, while changing the way we think about contemporary family values and life in the burbs. Often the instigators of community events and always the first to know what's going on in the neighborhood, the Phams have become the heart of their cul-de-sac. Through all the challenges and stresses of everyday suburban life, the Phams take on the world as a cohesive unit. Because together, nothing can beat phamily. Andrew Phung (Kim's Convenience), who co-created and executive produces the series with Scott Townend, stars as stay-at-home dad Andrew Pham. Rakhee Morzaria stars as Andrew's free-spirited entrepreneur wife Camille, Zoriah Wong as their teenage daughter Khia, and Roman Pesino as their clever young son Leo. Run the Burns is a CBC Original Production produced by Pier 21 Films and distributed by Fifth Season.

Son of a Critch -- Based on the award-winning, bestselling memoir from Mark Critch ("This Hour Has 22 Minutes"), Son of a Critch is the hilarious and very real story of a young Mark coming of age in the 1980s. The series is a heartfelt window on the life of a child -- who is much older inside than his 11 years -- using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world. The comedy stars Mark Critch as his father, Mike; Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as young Mark, and Claire Rankin as Mark's mother, Mary, alongside newcomers Sophia Powers and Mark Rivera, who play classmates of young Mark. Colton Gobbo plays Mark's older brother Mike Jr. Malcolm McDowell also stars as Patrick "Pop" Critch. Son of a Critch is created by Mark Critch and Tim McAuliffe and produced by Andrew Barnsley (Schitt's Creek). The series is a co-production between Barnsley's Project 10 Productions Inc. and Take the Shot Productions in association with CBC and Lionsgate Television, which handles worldwide distribution rights.

The Spencer Sisters -- The Spencer Sisters is a female-led, lighthearted procedural that follows mystery novelist Victoria Spencer (Lea Thompson) and her daughter Darby Spencer (Stacey Farber) who are mistaken as sisters as they tackle puzzling cases. The Spencer Sisters is produced by eOne and Buffalo Gal Pictures. The series is created by Alan McCullough and executive produced and co-showrun by McCullough and Jenn Engels. Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby serve as executive producers for eOne. Phyllis Laing and Jennifer Beasley are executive producers for Buffalo Gal Pictures.

Sullivan's Crossing -- Maggie Sullivan (Morgan Kohan) is a star neurosurgeon who seemingly has it all, until her business partner is indicted for fraud and she finds herself charged with negligence. Looking to distance herself from the fallout, Maggie decides to leave Boston and return to her childhood home of Sullivan's Crossing, a rustic and remote campground set against the stunning coastline still run by her estranged father, Sully Sullivan (Scott Patterson). There, Maggie rekindles old friendships and builds new ones with the local residents, including a handsome newcomer, Cal Jones (Chad Michael Murray), who only serves to complicate her life further. As Maggie works on clearing her name and reputation, she is forced to confront her painful past, as she attempts to reconnect with a side of herself she had long forgotten. Sullivan's Crossing is executive produced by Reel World Management in association with CTV and Fremantle with Roth also acting as showrunner. Mike Volpe and Mark Gingras serve as producers. For Fremantle, Michela Di Mondo and Hilary Martin are executive producing. Sullivan's Crossing is distributed internationally by Fremantle.

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