CW’s ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Leads Network’s Midseason Schedule
Sounds like a lot of secrets, and a few aliens
The CW Network has set its 2019 midseason schedule, which includes the series premiere of “Roswell, New Mexico” on January 15th. The network is also moving the DC series “Black Lightning” to Mondays, following episodes of the hit series “Arrow” on January 21st. The new schedule was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network.
These schedule changes will also move a few of the other DC series around. “DC’S Legends of Tomorrow” is scheduled to return to Mondays in April, just after “Black Lightning” finishes its second season. The new series “In the Dark” is currently scheduled to debut on Thursdays after the show “Legacies” finishes the show’s full 16-episode season.
One of the most popular shows on the network, “Jane the Virgin,” is scheduled to return for the show’s final season on Wednesday nights this spring. That show will return once “All American” finishes its first full 16-episode season. The final season of “iZOMBIE” and the sixth season of “THE 100” are scheduled for Spring 2019, but the network stated that exact dates for the Spring premieres will be announced at a later date.
In The CW’s new series “Rosewell, New Mexico,” the story picks up after Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) left everything she knew behind to follow the death of her beloved older sister Rosa. After the government cuts funding on her biomedical research, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown and moves back in with her father. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush, who is now a Roswell police officer, but Liz soon discovers that Max is an alien who has kept his secret hidden from almost everyone his entire life. Max’s sister Isobel (Lily Cowles) is also an alien, and they have a friend Michael (Michael Vlamis).
As Liz and Max grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca (Heather Hemmens), and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino). Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah Bracken (Karan Oberoi). Meanwhile, Master Sergeant Jesse Manes (Trevor St. John) spearheads a long-standing government conspiracy — unbeknownst to his son, Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn), who has recently returned from service overseas with emotional and physical injuries. The politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell threaten to expose Max and his family and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz as well as their lives.