Unusual medical accidents will be big at The CW in the fall.
The network will keep its schedule largely unchanged and add just two series when rolling out its fall lineup in October.
"The Flash" focuses on a geeky CSI investigator who becomes the fastest man alive after being struck by lightning. Grant Gustin of "Glee" and "Arrow" takes the title role in the drama from DC Entertainment and executive producer Greg Berlanti ("Arrow"). The cast includes Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") and Jesse L. Martin ("Law & Order").
"Jane the Virgin" may be the most unusual program on any schedule next season. The title character is an ambitious Miami woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated in a mix-up at her doctor's office. Jane has vowed to remain a virgin until her wedding night, and her life becomes like the telenovelas she grew up watching. Gina Rodriguez of "The Bold and the Beautiful" takes the title role. The CW described the show as "a heartwarming comedy."
The CW will hold "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" until midseason.
The network announced two new series for later: "The Messengers" tells of five strangers who gain special powers after a mysterious blast, and "iZombie" follows a medical resident who has become one of the walking dead and goes to work in the Seattle coroner's office. The latter show, from executive producer Rob Thomas ("Veronica Mars"), is based on comic-book characters from DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint.
Canceled were "The Tomorrow People," "Star-Crossed" and "The Carrie Diaries."
The CW fall lineup
Monday: 8 p.m.: The Originals"; 9 p.m.: "Jane the Virgin"
Tuesday: 8 p.m.: "The Flash"; 9 p.m.: "Supernatural"
Wednesday: 8 p.m.: "Arrow"; 9 p.m.: "The 100"
Thursday: 8 p.m.: "The Vampire Diaries"; 9 p.m.: "Reign"
Friday: 8 p.m.: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" 8:30: "Whose Line" repeat; 9 p.m. "America's Next Top Model"
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