The CW announced their October premiere dates for all their series Wednesday afternoon, and one thing is clear from the schedule: The Flash, and DC’s shows in general, are absolutely a centerpiece of The CW going forward.
It all starts on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, with a two-hour encore presentation of Barry Allen’s first appearances on the network, Arrow Season 2 episodes “The Scientist” and “Three Ghosts,” airing at 8 and 9 pm respectively. Then, on Tuesday October 7, The Flash series premiere hits at its regularly scheduled time of 8pm (as a lead-in to another CW genre hit, Supernatural).
In case anyone misses it on Tuesday and has no access to a DVR or Hulu, though, after Arrow season 3 premieres at 8pm on Wednesday October 8, The Flash pilot will get an encore presentation right after the sister series. In fact, episode two will get an encore in that Wednesday 9pm timeslot the following week, as well, with The 100 season two premiering October 22, instead.
Industry buzz around the series has been high, both within The CW, parent company Warner Bros, and even from without - even Marvel TV’s PR manager Arune Singh tweeted: “So, THE FLASH pilot is exciting, optimistic and a ton of fun. Fantastic ending too. Very much what you'd expect from a Flash TV show. I'm in.”
Apparently, The CW agrees.
The full premiere schedule, for all you Vampire Diaries fans feeling neglected, follows.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
8:00-9:00pm ARROW (Encore, “The Scientist” with Barry Allen)
9:00-10:00pm ARROW (Encore, “Three Ghosts” with Barry Allen)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-9:00pm THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm REIGN (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00-9:00pm THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Retrospective Special)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm THE FLASH (Premiere Encore)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00pm THE ORIGINALS
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
9:00-10:00pm THE FLASH (Episode Two Encore)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:00-9:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Premiere Encore)
9:00-10:00pm AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL CYCLE 21*
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
9:00-10:00pm THE 100 (Season Premiere)