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The CW Sets Summer Schedule, Lines Up Sci-Fi Drama ‘Pandora,’ Taye Diggs Game Show ‘Hypnotize Me’

Network has six new shows slated for Summer 2019

The CW has set premiere dates for five of its returning shows and lined up six new ones to debut this summer.

June will see the return of the Kristin Kreuk-led legal drama “Burden of Truth,” as well as new seasons of unscripted shows “Masters of Illusion,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The network will also add a new show to that list this year with the debut of the non-competitive talent showcase “The Big Stage” on Friday, June, 7.

On Thursday, July 11, the fantasy-adventure series “The Outpost” will return for its second season.

New shows awaiting their premiere dates from The CW include the U.K. import “Bulletproof,” the Taye Diggs-hosted game show “Hypnotize Me,” the sports docuseries “Red Bull Peaking,” the investigative docuseries “Mysteries Decoded” and the futuristic sci-fi drama “Pandora.”

See the schedule of premiere dates and full descriptions of the new shows below.

8:00 p.m. “Burden of Truth” (Season Premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Supernatural” (Encore Episode)

8:00 p.m. “Masters of Illusion” (Season Premiere)
8:30 p.m. “Masters of Illusion” (New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “The Big Stage” (Series Premiere)
9:30 p.m. “The Big Stage”(New Episode)

8:00 p.m. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (Season Premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (Cycle Premiere)
9:30 p.m. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”(Encore Episode)

8:00 p.m. “iZombie” (New Episode)
9:00 p.m. “The Outpost” (Season Premiere)


Adrenalin-fueled and packed with compelling characters, BULLETPROOF follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Pike (Ashley Walters, “Top Boy”) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, BULLETPROOF is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode. BULLETPROOF is from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, with executive producers Allan Niblo (“Britannia,” “Monsters”), Michele Buck (“Endeavour,” “Midsomer Murders”), Judy Counihan (“No Man’s Land,” “Fresh Meat”), Nick Love (“The Football Factory,” “The Sweeney”), Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters. BULLETPROOF, a Sky Original, was co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.

“Hypnotize Me”

HYPNOTIZE ME is a comedy game show, hosted by Taye Diggs. Based on the hit U.K. format (“You’re Back In The Room”), the show features physical comedy and unpredictable situations, as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to blowing up balloons…after being hypnotized. With big money at stake, these contestants need to work together as a team. However, their entranced states cause hysterical hurdles that not only sabotage their progress, but reveal aspects of their personalities neither they, their family nor their friends have ever before witnessed! The series also features award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original U.K. show, as resident hypnotist. HYPNOTIZE ME is produced by Tuesday’s Child and BBCLA Productions with executive producers Karen Smith (“Lego Masters”) and Joe Sungkur (“Dancing With The Stars”).

“Mysteries Decoded”

Over the course of each hour, the investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED will delve deeper into some of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries, exploring newly discovered evidence and utilizing high-tech tools in reopening each case. From Area 51 to the Salem Witch Trials, each investigation is led by Jennifer Marshall, an accomplished U.S. Navy veteran turned top-notch Private Investigator, as she mobilizes a team to embark on the formidable quest to bring closure to these long-lingering historical puzzles. MYSTERIES DECODED is from MorningStar Entertainment and executive produced by Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat.


Set in the year 2199, PANDORA is a sci-fi action series about a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction. PANDORA is executive produced by Mark A. Altman (“Castle”), Steve Kriozere (“NCIS”), Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin and Chris Phillip.

“Red Bull Peaking”

RED BULL PEAKING is an unfiltered, intimate portrait of athletes, told in their own words and experienced from their perspective, during the 72-hour period immediately before, during and after a landmark event in their career. These up-close and personal narratives include iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds. RED BULL PEAKING is from Red Bull Media House and Indigenous Films, and is executive produced by Scott Bradfield, Charlie Rosene and Gus Roxburgh.