The CW Announces When This Year’s Batwoman / Arrowverse Crossover Will Air

This year’s Arrowverse crossover will scale back considerably from those of the previous two years, the all-star ‘Invasion!’ and ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ epics.  The ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will be sitting this one out, while the heroes from ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ will head to Earth-1’s Gotham City for the first time.  This more “personal” storyline will introduce ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Ruby Rose as fledgling crime fighter Batwoman, with an eye on spinning her off into her own series come fall 2019, if her guest appearance here clicks with watchers.

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Now, The CW has announced when this mashup will take place and there are some scheduling changes.  Consider this an early Christmas present!  There is still no title for the event, but part one of the story begins on ‘The Flash’ episode which airs on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 8pm EST.  Please note that this will regularly be the time slot for ‘Supergirl’ when the fall season kicks off.  Part two takes place on ‘Arrow’, which airs on its normal night and time on Monday, December 10, at 8pm.  ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will air afterward, but as stated, it won’t be part of this storyline.  The third and final chapter will take place on ‘Supergirl’ which will air just this once on Tuesday night, December 11, at 8pm.  These will be the final new episodes for the first half of the upcoming seasons.  The shows will then go on hiatus and return early in 2019.

This fall, The CW has added a fifth night of programming, Sundays.  As you may recall, earlier this year, with the release of new series ‘Black Lightning’ (which is not part of the Arrowverse), ‘Supergirl’ had to be taken off the schedule with ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ taking that show’s place to finish up its third season.  Once that was over, ‘Supergirl’ returned to finish its third season.

As for the new fall season, ‘The Flash’ races back on Tuesday, October 9th at 8pm.  ‘Supergirl’ will nestle into its new home on Sunday, October 14th, at 8pm.  ‘Arrow’ returns on Sunday, October 14th at 8pm and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will return on Thursday, October 22nd at 9pm.

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Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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