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The Best Current CW Shows 

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Updated May 18, 2020 6.7k votes 1.2k voters 9.9k views 24 items

Here, you'll find a list of CW programs currently on the air. The network that brought us classics like The Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill continues to put out hit shows today. These current shows on The CW represent some of the most unique and innovate storytelling on television today. Wondering what to watch on The CW? You've come to the right place! These popular CW shows are sure to entice your interest - and many of them are even available on Netflix.

What are some of the best The CW shows on right now? Supernatural - the tale of a pair of brothers investigating paranormal phenomena - has been going strong for 15 seasons and will be ending in 2020. Fantasy, sci-fi, and superhero shows dominate the network, with hits like The 100, and The Flash. For unique female-oriented stories, check out Supergirl or CharmedWith so many CW series to choose from, it's easy to find something that suits your viewing pleasure. 

As The CW programming is so innovative and original, it's hard to pick just one show as the best of the best. You can help by voting. Vote up the best CW programs currently airing below to figure out which show deserves the top spot. 

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Fantasy

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Mystery

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more
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All American is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Drama, Sports

All American (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by April Blair. When a rising high school football player (Daniel Ezra) from South L.A. is recruited to play for ...more
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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Soap opera

Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera developed by Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage, and a reboot of the 1980s series. Two of America's wealthiest families feud for ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Black Lightning Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery

Batwoman (The CW, 2019) is an American superhero television series based on the DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman and set in the Arrowverse. Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) must overcome her own ...more
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Stargirl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Brec Bassinger, Anjelika Washington, Yvette Monreal

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Drama, Superhero

Stargirl (DC Universe, The CW, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the DC Comics superhero Stargirl created by Geoff Johns and Lee Moder. After high school sophomore Courtney ...more

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Drama, Supernatural, Supernatural mystery

Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series. After 18-year-old Nancy Drew's (Kennedy McMann) college plans ...more
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more

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Katy Keene is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Camille Hyde

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Musical, Comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama

Katy Keene (The CW, 2020) is an American musical comedy-drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi, based on the Archie Comics character, and a spinoff of ...more

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Supernatural drama

Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more
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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Austin Nichols, Brooke Markham, Derek Webster

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne Kingsbury. When the police dismiss her "witness" account, a blind woman (Perry Mattfeld) sets out ...more

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): Improvisational theatre, Television comedy

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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Penn & Teller: Fool ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Penn Jillette, Teller, Alyson Hannigan

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Entertainment, Game show, Comedy

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, 2011) is a British-American television programme. Magicians perform tricks in front of American magician-comedian duo Penn & Teller who then try to figure ...more
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The Outpost is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Drama

The Outpost (The CW, 2018) is a drama television series created by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin. Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, sets off to track her family's ...more

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Masters of Illusion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Masters of Illusion Dean Cain

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Documentary

Masters of Illusion (The CW, 2014) is a magic show hosted by Dean Cain.
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Burden of Truth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Kristin Kreuk, Peter Mooney, Star Slade

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Drama

Burden of Truth (The CW, 2018) is a Canadian legal drama television series created by Brad Simpson. Big city lawyer Joanna Hanley returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls ...more
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Bulletproof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, Christina Chong

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime

Bulletproof (Sky One, 2018 and CW, 2019) is a British television drama series, created by and starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters. the series follows NCA detectives, and best friends, Aaron ...more
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Pandora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe, Raechelle Banno

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Action, Drama

Pandora (The CW, 2019) is an American science fiction action television series. Set in the year 2199, a young woman (Priscilla Quintana) who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space ...more