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The CW Announces Midseason Changes

New Limited Series 'Containment,' Plus the Returns of 'Reign' and 'Beauty and the Beast' Get Start Dates


The CW has unveiled its midseason schedule, which will include new limited series “Containment,” the return of ‘Reign,” the summer debut of the final season of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the season (or series) finale dates for scripted hours ‘iZombie” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

“Containment,” based the Belgian series “Cordon,” launches on Tuesday, April 19 at 9 p.m. The logline:
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

One week later, ‘iZombie” concludes season two with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 12 from 8-10 p.m. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” closes season one Monday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET. “Reign” steps in for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” effective on Monday, April 25. And “Beauty and the Beast” returns on Thursday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
Following is The CW’s midseason premiere schedule:

Tuesday, April 12
8:00 p.m. “iZombie” (All-New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “iZombie” (Season Finale)

Monday, April 18
8:00 p.m. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (Season Finale)
9:00 p.m. “Jane The Virgin” (All-New Episode)

Tuesday, April 19
8:00 p.m. “The Flash” (All-New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “Containment” (Series Premiere)

Monday, April 25
8:00 p.m. “Reign” (New Night)
9:00 p.m. “Jane The Virgin” (All-New Episode)

Thursday, June 2
9:00 p.m. “Beauty and The Beast” (Season Premiere)

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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