At the Television Critics Association event for Fall 2017, The CW came out immediately with some big news. After dodging around the issue of the DC Superhero crossover for 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con for the most part, they announced the release dates of the crossover, as well as a format change for this year's event.
Rather than spread across the four nights of the week like in 2016, the crossover will be presented as a two-night mini-series event. On Monday, November 27, Supergirl will air in its regular 8 p.m. time slot, with Arrow moving to Monday at 9 p.m. for that week only, up from its regular Thursday night airing. Tuesday, November 28 will air The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, airing in their regular 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. time slots.
“Last year’s crossover was I believe the most successful week in CW’s history in terms of ratings,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz said at the event. “We felt in this particular case to [already] have Flash and Legends paired, it would be better and tighter in terms of storytelling to do a two-part miniseries. We thought this was a tight concise way of doing it. We had a lot of conversations with the executive producers, the studio, our own scheduling people, our marketing people, and we thought this was the tightest way to do it. Next year maybe we’ll go back to four nights.”
They did not, however, give any indication of what the storyline would be (we suggested they give the Legion of Super-Heroes the spotlight this year), except to cryptically say "romance is in the air." Perhaps that means it's the search for Mon-El and we're dead-on?
We'll find out at the end of November when the two-night event hits our TV screens.