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The Best Current CW Shows 

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Updated February 7, 2020 5.5k votes 981 voters 6.9k views 31 items

Here, you'll find a list of CW programs currently on the air as of 2019. 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 13 seasons. Fantasy, sci-fi, and superhero shows dominate the network, with hits like Arrow, 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
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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#63 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #36 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Timefeaturing The Best Characters On 'The Flash'

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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#54 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time #63 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Timefeaturing The Coolest Characters from CW's Arrow

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
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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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant
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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
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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#306 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #82 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Timefeaturing The Best Characters On 'Supergirl'

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
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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#246 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #278 of 396 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciatefeaturing The Best Characters On 'Riverdale', Ranked

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
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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#312 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #122 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Timefeaturing The Best Characters On 'Legends of Tomorrow'

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
voting closed at #9
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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#311 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #49 of 265 The Best Female-Led TV Showsfeaturing Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Jane The Virgin'

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All American is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan
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) 11 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies
Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more

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#1,295 of 2,298 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #19 of 22 The Best '80s TV Reboots #13 of 14 CW Renewals For The 2020-2021 Season, Ranked

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon
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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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Black Lightning
Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams
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) 14 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson
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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#84 of 265 The Best Female-Led TV Shows #13 of 18 The Best Shows In The Arrowversefeaturing The Best Characters On 'Batwoman'

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
voting closed at #13
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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#128 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #23 of 265 The Best Female-Led TV Showsfeaturing The Best Seasons of 'iZombie'

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Katy Keene is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Camille Hyde
Katy Keene (The CW, 2020) is an American musical comedy-drama television series based on the Archie Comics character of the same name. The series follows the professional and romantic lives of ...more

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#12 of 14 CW Renewals For The 2020-2021 Season, Ranked #17 of 56 The Best Live-Action Comic Book Shows of All Time #42 of 46 The Best Musical TV Shows

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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Roswell, New Mexico
Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn
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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#57 of 128 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #86 of 120 The Best TV Shows Based on Booksfeaturing The Best Characters On 'Roswell, New Mexico'

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery
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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Whose Line Is It Anyway?... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady
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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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Austin Nichols, Brooke Markham, Derek Webster
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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#71 of 128 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #82 of 92 The Best Dramedy TV Series

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The Outpost is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse
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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Penn & Teller: Fool ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Penn Jillette, Teller, Alyson Hannigan
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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Burden of Truth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Kristin Kreuk, Peter Mooney, Star Slade
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) 24 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, Christina Chong
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) 25 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe, Raechelle Banno
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