Also returning are reality series “Masters of Illusion,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The CW also announced that it has acquired the British cop series “Bulletproof” from Sky Vision.
The network kicks off its fall slate on Tuesday night with the return of “The Flash” and “Black Lightning.” Tomorrow, its new drama “All American” will premiere, and its Sunday night programming will begin this weekend with “Charmed” and the return of “Supergirl.”
See details about The CW’s summer 2019 slate below.
“Bulletproof” follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Pike (Ashley Walters, “Top Boy”) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. But the series is more than high-octane action and thrilling cases. On the surface Bishop and Pike have a lot in common, they are cool, smart and unapologetically street-wise and tough. But even more, they share a deep, fraternal relationship and are always there for each other. However, they come from very different backgrounds and their personal motivations and emotional lives outside the police force differ as a result. The series comes from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, with executive producers Allan Niblo (“Britannia,” “Monsters”) Michele Buck (“Endeavour,” “Midsomer Murders”) Judy Counihan (“No Man’s Land,” “Fresh Meat”) Nick Love (“The Football Factory,” “The Sweeney”) Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters. The series was co-funded by Sky’s distribution arm, Sky Vision, who control international rights.
“Burden of Truth” stars Kristin Kreuk, and is a serialized investigative drama about life-altering legal cases, the helpless plaintiffs searching for answers, and the boots-on-the-ground lawyers fighting incredible odds to deliver justice. It is produced by IFC Films and Entertainment One in association with Eagle Vision Inc. with executive producers Ilana Frank (“Rookie Blue”, “Saving Hope”), Adam Pettle (“Rookie Blue”), Jocelyn Hamilton (“Cardinal”), Linda Pope (“Saving Hope”), and Kristin Kreuk (“Beauty And The Beast”).
“The Outpost” is a fantasy-adventure series from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment, executive producers Dean Devlin (“Stargate,” “The Librarians”) and Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”), follows Talon (Jessica Green, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), the lone survivor of a race called the “Blackbloods.” In a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, Talon must learn to master her supernatural powers, and ally with a Queen who has been in hiding to defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator. “The Outpost” also stars Jake Stormoen (“Extinct,” “Mythica”), Imogen Waterhouse (“Nocturnal Animals,” “Braid”) and Anand Desai-Barochia (“The Tiger Hunter,” “Emmerdale”). In addition to Devlin and Glassner, it is executive produced by Electric Entertainment’s team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson and by Arrowstorm Entertainment’s team of Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, the team behind the cult favorite “Mythica” films. Jennifer Griffin of Arrowstorm Entertainment is also producing. The show was created by Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller. On each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. It is hosted by actress Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “How I Met Your Mother”), is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden (“Penn & Teller’s Bulls—!,” “Penn & Teller Tell A Lie”) and Andrew Golder (“Win Ben Stein’s Money,” “Solitary”), in association with 1/17 Productions and September Films (part of DCD Media).
“Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. Live audience members and viewers at home will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists. It is hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Supergirl,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”). The series is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009), David Martin (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009, “Marie”), and Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 and 2014, “The Gulf is Back”), along with co-executive producer Jim Romanovich (“From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues”).
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” features cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, who helped make the original U.S. version of this comedy improv series such a hit. Along with a special guest comedian in each episode, the cast members must put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games. Prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience and host Aisha Tyler, our four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. It is hosted by Aisha Tyler. Based on the wildly successful U.K. format, which also spawned a previous incarnation in the U.S. that ran for eight seasons on ABC, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. Created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.
By Ashley Boucher | The Wrap