When it was announced that Black Lightning would take DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s timeslot on Tuesday nights in January, when the series return from their winter break, it wasn’t clear where the time-traveling series would fit in going forward. After Legends mid-season finale they announced the series is returning in February on Mondays, but the change goes deeper than that.
According to Deadline, starting in January Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will begin rotating in blocks of episodes on Monday nights in that 8 p.m. timeslot that Supergirl currently calls home.
Supergirl will return on January 15 and run new episodes until February 12 when Legends of Tomorrow returns for nine weeks of new episodes. After those episodes are done Supergirl will return to finish off its season from April 16 through June 18.
Both series are in their third seasons and are trying to find space on The CW’s increasingly crowded schedule. With Black Lightning premiering and shows like The 100 and iZombie set to return in the spring fans should expect the network to begin doing more things like this to mix up and be able to air the growing list of comic book and superhero shows the network has developed.