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CW expands to Saturdays, announces 'Waltons,' 'Scooby-Doo' specials

Bellamy Young will star in a new Waltons special for The CW. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Bellamy Young will star in a new "Waltons" special for The CW. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 25 (UPI) -- The CW announced Tuesday that it would begin airing programming seven nights a week beginning in the fall. This adds Saturday nights to their lineup.

The first Saturday night event of the season will be the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. EDT. Subsequent Saturdays will feature Whose Line Is It Anyway? and World's Funniest Animals at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively.

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Sundays feature new game shows, including a revival of Legends of the Hidden Temple at 8 p.m. and a U.S. version of the U.K. series Killer Camp. All-American returns Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by a re-imagining of the sci-fi drama The 4400 at 9 p.m.

The Flash and Riverdale return Tuesdays at 8 and 9 p.m. respectively. Both shows promise five-episode events to begin their seasons.

Wednesday is a superhero night with DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman returning at 8 and 9 p.m. respectively. Thursdays remain Walker and Legacies' night at 8 and 9 p.m.

Fridays feature Penn & Teller: Fool Us at 8 and Nancy Drew at 9 p.m. Midseason 2022 will launch the spinoff All-American: Homecoming and the new series Naomi. Charmed, DC's Stargirl, Dynasty, In the Dark, Kung Fu, Roswell New Mexico, and Superman & Lois also return in 2022.

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The CW is also planning three specials for the end of 2021. The Waltons' Homecoming will star Bellamy Young, Logan Shroyer and original Waltons star Richard Thomas as the 1930s family.

The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special will reunite the animated Mystery Inc. gang to reminisce about their past adventures. However, this homage to reunion specials like Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends will turn into a brand new Scooby-Doo mystery.

Beebo Saves Christmas is another animated special, featuring the Beebo toy from the Arrowverse. Greg Berlanti and his team produce.

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