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It is a wonderful time to be a television fan. With beloved networks announcing shows left and right, there’s lots to be excited about.

And now The CW wants its seat at the table, as it is working its way up in the world. From Jane the Virgin and Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, to its slew of superhero shows, the network has really been stepping up its game.

And now the network revealed two exciting new series orders with some familiar faces.

Lucy Hale will lead in a series called Life Sentence. Variety reports that in the show, “Hale plays a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer who finds out that she’s not dying after all and has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to live like she was dying.”

We’re excited to see her jump into this new role after Pretty Little Liars wraps up.

The CW also greenlit Black Lightning, a new superhero series to add to its lineup. Starring Cress Williams (Prison Break, 90210, Hart of Dixie), the series is produced by Greg Berlanti, who produces the network’s other superhero shows.

Based off a DC character, Variety writes that the series is about “Jefferson Pierce, a former vigilante who hung up his suit years ago and now works as a teacher. But with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he will be pulled back into the fight as the legendary Black Lightning.”

We are definitely looking forward to both of these series! Our DVRs are going to be chock full.

Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.