It’s that time of year again, folks! Shows that are up for renewal are either getting the green light or going dark for the final time. Usually, there is one network whose roster of shows are deemed to be safe: the CW.
Out of the major US networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX), the CW usually has a pretty consistent schedule. They either let shows end on their own terms or cancel them if the numbers/fans are low. The network seems to balance ratings with streaming in order to keep the shows going. Plus there are pretty dedicated fanbases for each.
Usually, if a show survives past year one on the network, then chances for multiple seasons are actually pretty good. At least, it’s been our experience in watching such recent trends. Still, the CW usually renews shows a lot earlier than April.
That’s what they did yesterday! The CW renewed a whopping 10 shows in one fell swoop.
Here are the shows with the season that they will be going into: Supernatural (season 14), Arrow (season seven), Jane the Virgin (season five), The Flash (season five), Supergirl (season four), Legends of Tomorrow (season four), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (season four/final season), Riverdale (season three), Black Lightning (season two), and Dynasty (season two).
Phew! That was a lot of shows.
Currently, we’re awaiting word for Life Sentence, iZombie, The 100, and Valor.
As stated, the network usually announces their renewals much earlier. In 2017, they did their renewal spree in the unheard of month of January. Needless to say, the delay may have something to do with the CW switching from a five day week of original programming to six days starting next season. (They’re expanding to include a Sunday line-up.)
Still it’s good to know that most of the faves from the network are safe! Now we can just enjoy any cliffhangers that may happen on those ten shows.
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