It’s that nail-biting time of year for fans of broadcast television: renewal season. For the next several months (until pretty much the May Upfronts), television fans will check the news to see if their favorite series has scored a slot in the 2019-2020 television slate.
Some series have gotten the go-ahead. Others remain in limbo.
The CW, however, largely does not have time for that nonsense. The network tends to renew most of its series at the same time. This year is no different.
The CW has renewed 10 of its series all at once: Arrow, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Dynasty, Legacies, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, and The Flash.
Currently in limbo are freshman dramas All American and Roswell, New Mexico. Other series such as In The Dark and The 100 have not premiered yet, so are not contenders are this time.
The slate renewed is not that surprising, outside of Dynasty (which has very low ratings. Supernatural continues to break records for the network by entering its 15th season. The second longest running series on the list is Arrow, which is heading into season eight. The Flash, which is the network’s top performer in live ratings, will head into its sixth season.
Supergirl will be heading into its fifth season along with hitting that 100th episode marker. Legends of Tomorrow will also go into season five with Riverdale heading into season four. Black Lightning heads into season three while freshman dramas Charmed and Legacies head into their sophomore years.
All in all, a pretty good crop of shows to be renewed for the 2019-2020 season.