Promotional special | The CW | 1/19/2016 initial airdate. The CW asked Hodder to craft a half-hour special teeing up their series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The heroes and villains who comprise Legends had made their first appearances in The CW’s Arrow and The Flash. The goal was to provide the back-story of how these characters came together in this new series. The special aired one week prior to the series launch to fantastic numbers, doubling the network’s rating estimates and beating a competitors superhero special in all male demos and A18-34. After the series launch, The CW made the special available across several platforms to give new fans an opportunity to join the series anytime and enjoy the full context of each character’s back-story.