May 15th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
This fall, The CW is introducing a new superhero to the small screen.
The network has announced its 2014-2015 schedule, and has added new series "The Flash" to Tuesday nights.
The CW first announced it was working on a "Flash" series last summer, and introduced the DC comics character through its current "Arrow" series.
CW president Mark Pedowitz said the network imagined "The Flash" as an origin story for the speedy hero, also known as Dr. Barry Allen.
After losing his mother at age 11 and his father to a false murder conviction, Barry (played by Grant Gustin) was raised by Detective Joe West, and grew up to be a "brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator." After a freak accident involving a particle accelerator, Barry's struck by lightning and finds himself left with a unique gift: the ability to move so fast he can speed through Central City unseen. That's a talent that comes in handy as he starts to protect the town from villains.
The CW is adding just one additional new series for the fall season, with the plan to add the anticipated "iZombie" and another new drama, "The Messengers," in the midseason.
Here's what to watch for on The CW this fall; the new shows are in bold and all times are EST.
8 -9 p.m.: "The Originals"
8-9 p.m.: "The Flash"
8-9 p.m.: "Arrow"
8-9 p.m.: "The Vampire Diaries"
8-8:30 p.m.: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
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