NETFLIX AND THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCE NEW AGREEMENT
Complete Seasons of All Previous CW Scripted Series, Including ‘Supergirl,’
‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash,’
to be Available Exclusively on Netflix
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – July 5, 2016 – Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, and The CW Network, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment, announced today a new multi-year content licensing relationship that allows Netflix [Nasdaq: NFLX] to remain the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for previous seasons of scripted series broadcast on The CW.
The new relationship spans all current CW series, as well as all future programs produced for the network during the term of the new agreement, which begins with the just-completed 2015-2016 broadcast season. Starting with the 2016-2017 season, Netflix members will be able to stream full seasons for each of these programs beginning eight days after each show’s season finale.
Programming available to Netflix members will include the three new series on The CW’s 2016-2017 primetime schedule: FREQUENCY, NO TOMORROW and RIVERDALE; the hit DC series LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and SUPERGIRL, which will join ARROW and FLASH; and the network’s critically acclaimed JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, featuring the Golden Globe-winning performances of Gina Rodriguez and Rachel Bloom, respectively. The roster will also continue to include fan favorites such as THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and series THE 100, IZOMBIE, THE ORIGINALS and REIGN.
“Netflix members in the US love the great lineup of series from The CW, and we are thrilled to extend the relationship and bring those shows to our members exclusively now, just eight days after their season finales,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”
“Since the initial landmark deal in 2011, The CW’s programming has enjoyed tremendous success and increased exposure through Netflix, and our new agreement not only continues but enhances this valuable relationship,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “The CW has positioned itself for the future by transforming into a true hybrid network, rooted in broadcast while fully embracing the digital and streaming habits of the viewers.”
“We are pleased to extend our valued partnership with Netflix for CW programming with more CBS-produced series, led by award-winning and critically acclaimed ‘Jane the Virgin’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’”said Scott Koondel, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “This multi-year agreement recognizes the value of our content and it validates the marketplace’s confidence in our studio’s long-term ability to produce high-quality content. This unique windowing will further extend the CW brand and fan base throughout the television season while providing better in-season exclusivity for our broadcast affiliates, MVPD partners and potential OTT opportunities. We look forward to continued success with Netflix on this partnership well into the future.”
“For the past several years, the distinctive, high-quality shows we have been producing for The CW have proven their popularity across linear, on demand and digital properties here and around the world,” said Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. “This new deal will provide consumers enhanced access to compatible programs like ‘Supergirl’ and DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ while increasing the value of both in-season rights on The CW and prior seasons on Netflix.”
The Flash kicks things off on October 4th.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
8-9 PM THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM NO TOMORROW (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
8-9 PM ARROW (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM FREQUENCY (Series Premiere)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
8-10 PM IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHT ONE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
8-10 PM IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL NIGHT TWO
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
8-9 PM SUPERGIRL (The CW Premiere)
9-10 PM NO TOMORROW (Premiere Episode Encore)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
8-9 PM DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
8-9 PM SUPERGIRL (Original Episode)
9-10 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
8-9 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9-10 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season Premiere)
Check out the trailer above for Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries.
When it comes to family nothing is thicker than blood. Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, October 8 at 8/7c.
About The Vampire Diaries
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers in a small town with more than its share of supernatural beings.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:21176:]] Plan your Con-attire accordingly! For the sixth year in a row, there will be multiple options (13 to be exact) to stash and store your Comic-Con International swag in one convenient, wearable accessory. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed …
Warner Bros. has released their TV schedule for Comic-Con which includes their DC slate of shows, Supergirl, Lucifer, Teen Titans Go!, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Vixen and Legends Of Tomorrow, as well as Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and more.
Comic-Con runs July 8-12 in San Diego.
Wednesday, July 8
“Supergirl”: Comic-Con goers will officially get to see “Supergirl” before it premieres on CBS on Oct. 26 at 8:30PM. The series follows the earth life of Kara who was born on the doomed planet of Krypton, and escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El aka Superman. She’s 24, living in National City and has a calling to defend the earth in between her day job as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media.
“Blindspot”: Berlanti Productions’ one hour thriller “Blindspot” premieres on NBC this fall and it follows Sullivan Stapleton as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller who is thrust into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) turns up in Times Square covered in a treasure map of tattoos.
“Containment” is a new series on the CW which follows Atlanta citizens fighting against a mysterious epidemic.
“Lucifer,” which will debut on Fox in 2016, centers around the Lord of Hell who is currently living an earthly life in Los Angeles as the owner of a piano bar. Lucifer attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer during a pop star’s murder. He must also contend with God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel who is trying to push him back to Hell.
WBTVG will also be airing a new episode of “Teen Titans Go!”
Friday, July 10
“The Big Bang Theory” writers will be gathering for their annual panel to celebrate the ninth season which airs Sept. 21, Mondays 8/7c on CBS. As is custom, there’s always a surprise guest from the show.
“Lucifer”: The “Lucifer” panel will offer a screening of the pilot episode followed by Q&A with series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt and DB Woodside and executive producers.
Adult Swim’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries” panel will feature the return of Mike Tyson to Comic-Con along with voice cast Rachel Ramras, and producer Hugh Davidson (“The Looney Tunes Show”) for a first look at the upcoming fall season and a Q&A discussion.
“The 100,” which airs midseason on the CW, will bring together the show’s stars and EP Jason Rothenberg. It’s their third time at the Con.
Animated series “Teen Titans Go!” panel will be comprised of producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath and the voice cast coupled wiht a brand new episode.
CW Network’s “The Originals” panel includes EPs Julie Plec and Michael Narducci along with series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell and Charles Michael Davis with a special video presentation followed by a Q&A.
Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright’s CW series about a crime-fighting zombie gal, “iZombie,” returns to Comic-Con for its second time along with stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.
Saturday, July 11
“Blindspot” panel will include a screening of the pilot followed by a chat with star Jaimie Alexander and EPs Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Martin Gero.
“Person of Interest,” which airs midseason on CBS, is always a Comic-Con standard. EPs Jonathan Nolan, Greg Plageman and Denise Thé will discuss the show with stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman and Amy Acker along with video presentation.
“Containment Containment‘s” debut presentation at the Con includes a screening of the pilot followed by Q&A with series stars David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Claudia Black and Kristen Gutoskie, along with executive producers Julie Plec,Matt Corman and Chris Ord.
Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: Super Hero Saturday Night. Pilot screening of “Supergirl” followed by cast and EP Q&A, a vid presentation of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Vixen.” Also special video presentations and Q&As with stars and producers from “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Gotham.” The Batman origin shows EP Bruno Heller will be in attendance.
Sunday, July 12
“The Vampires Diaries,” which airs on Thursdays on CW, will make its seventh appearance at Comic-Con with series stars Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice Accola and Michael Malarkey will join EPs Julie Plec and Caroline Dries on stage for a video screening and Q&A session.
“Supernatural‘s“ panel includes stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with EP Jeremy Carver. They will also show off an exclusive video presentation with series highlights, as well as the special features on the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season DVD and Blu-ray hitting store shelves on September 8.
“Childrens Hospital”: Adult Swim’s bawdy, absurdist series “Childrens Hospital” will be hitting Comic-Con for the sixth year with creator and star Rob Corddry and EP David Wain along with cast.
Here is list:
May 11, 8pm – “The Originals”
May 11, 9pm – “Jane the Virgin”
May 13, 8pm – “Arrow”
May 14, 8pm – “The Vampire Diaries”
May 14, 9pm – “Reign”
May 19, 8pm – “The Flash”
May 20, 9pm – “Supernatural”
The CW Fall Season kicks off with Vampire Diaries on October 2nd.
The Flash debuts Tuesday, October 7th at 8pm ET followed by Season 10 of Supernatural at 9pm ET.
Arrow Season 3 premiers Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm ET.