DC Entertainment and The CW currently have an impressive block of primetime superhero TV running Monday - Thursday, with Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow in the lineup. However, it looks as if that clean lineup is about to be shaken up, as the inevitable fall season cancellations begin, and the midseason changes-ups for early 2017 are announced.
Deadline reports that beginning January 24, 2017, Legends of Tomorrow will be moving from Thursdays at 8pm to Tuesdays at 9pm following The Flash (as the doomed No Tomorrow comes to an end). It won't be a long stint, however; Legends doesn't have a full 22 episode season, so in April it will be replaced in its Tuesday slot by iZombie.
Trouble for Legends?
The ratings for Legends of Tomorrow season 2 have not been encouraging for those hoping for a season 3. The show has lost half of its overall viewers since the series premiere, and is even down in the key 18-49 demo this season, averaging .62 as compared to approximately .85 last season.
With The Flash being the hit that it is (with ratings once again spiking), placing Legends after it could fairly be interpreted as a last-ditch move to rebuild the fanbase, using Flash as a conduit. So if fans want the show to continue, there better stay tuned after Barry Allen has had his run.
Hopefully the upcoming four-part Invasion crossover will be a boost to the all CW DC shows, showing off the fun of their interconnected threads.
You can currently catching Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday nights @ 8pm on The CW. It will move to Tuesdays @ 9pm on January 24, 2017.