With shooting and post-production unable to be completed due to the coronavirus pandemic, The CW has been forced to pull shows like Batwoman and Supergirl from television. The hope is that they will return later this year, but it’s an unprecedented situation, and not one any network is used to!
There is, however, some good news to share with DC TV fans (at last!) because The CW has confirmed that the entire Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover will now be re-aired in its entirety.
Legends of Tomorrow has finished filming its fifth season so is unlikely to be hit by delays, but work on The Flash has also been halted. The three shows are likely to have shortened seasons and no finales, and that’s going to hurt completists; how the network will respond to all of this is a mystery, and if work can’t resume on their next seasons in time for the fall, chaos may well ensue.
In the meantime, we can look forward to seeing Crisis on Infinite Earths kick off on Tuesday, April 7th, with Supergirl and Batwoman‘s episodes. Those replace previously scheduled new instalments of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, and Crisis then continues on Wednesday, April 8th, before concluding on Thursday, April 9th with the final two chapters.
The Arrowverse aren’t the only shows affected on The CW, as that week’s episodes of Riverdale, Katy Keene, and Legacies are also being pre-empted.
This is the new norm for now, but at least we now have a second chance to experience Crisis!
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THE KICKOFF TO THE EPIC TELEVISON CROSSOVER EVENT, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS – The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) sends Harbinger (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather the worlds’ greatest heroes – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Batwoman (guest star Ruby Rose), White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz), The Atom (guest star Brandon Routh) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) – in preparation for the impending Crisis. With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J’onn (David Harewood) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) recruit Lena (Katie McGrath) to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Jay Faerbe.