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The Best Current CW Shows

Updated October 13, 2020 7.0k votes 1.3k voters 11.1k views31 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 Stargirl, 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
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Legacies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Legacies

    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

    Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

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

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

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

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    All American is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    All American

    Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sports

    All American (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by April Blair.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Dynasty

    Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera

    Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera developed by Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Stargirl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Stargirl

    Brec Bassinger, Anjelika Washington

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero

    Stargirl (DC Universe, The CW, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the DC... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Nancy Drew

    Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim

    Premiered2019

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

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    Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

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    Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Roswell, New Mexico

    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

    Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Batwoman

    Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy

    Premiered2019

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

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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Charmed

    Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Supernatural drama

    Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    In the Dark

    Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Taskmaster

    Greg Davies, Alex Horne

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Game Show, Competition

    Taskmaster (The CW, 2020) is a British comedy game-show created by Alex Horne. Five comedians... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Improvisational theatre, Television comedy

    Whose Line Is It Anyway? (ABC, 1998-2207, The CW, 2013) is an American improvisational comedy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Tell Me a Story

    Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller, Anthology series

    Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Fantasy

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dead Pixels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Dead Pixels

    Alexa Davies, Will Merrick

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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    Being Reuben is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Being Reuben

    Reuben de Maid

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Reality

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    Coroner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Coroner

    Serinda Swan, Ehren Kassam

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Crime, Thriller

    Coroner (The CW, 2020) is a Canadian crime thriller television series created by Morwyn... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Devils is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Devils

    Patrick Dempsey, Alessandro Borghi

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

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  • 24
    Killer Camp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Killer Camp

    Bobby Mair

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Horror, Competition

    Killer Camp (The CW, 2020) is a British horror whodunnit competition television series hosted... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Penn & Teller: Fool Us is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current CW Shows
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    Penn & Teller: Fool Us

    Penn Jillette, Teller

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Entertainment, Game show, Comedy

    Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, 2011) is a British-American television programme. Magicians... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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