The CW Renews 13 Shows, Including ‘Batwoman,’ ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ ‘Riverdale,’ & ‘Supergirl’
The CW really likes renewing their shows. Every year, the majority of its slate gets renewed. ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Arrow’ are the only two series that are ending this year, and they’re only ending because the crew and cast think it’s time. The CW has just announced that it has renewed thirteen series.
‘Batwoman’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ will return for season 2. ‘Legacies,’ ‘Roswell, New Mexico,’ ‘Charmed,’ ‘All American,’ and ‘In the Dark’ will return for season 3. ‘Black Lightning’ and ‘Dynasty’ will return for season 4. ‘Riverdale’ will return for season 5. ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘Supergirl’ will return for season 6. And finally, ‘The Flash’ will return for season 7.
This massive announcement was made by network president Mark Pedowitz.
This is what Pedowitz had to say on the renewals:
“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” said Pedowitz in a statement. “We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full-stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Batwoman.'”
It is also worth noting that most of the cast of ‘The Flash’ have been contracted for seven seasons, with the contracts expiring next year. It remains to be seen if the show will have an eighth season.
While ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ have been able to prove that they deserve a second season, ‘Katy Keene’ has not been renewed… yet. However, the series got an order for 13 additional scripts. This looks good for an eventual second season renewal, as these scripts would make up the entirety of season 2. The show will premiere on February 6th.
Weirdly enough, that’s not the most surprising part of the announcement. The CW has also announced that ‘Dynasty’ has been renewed for a seventh season. This is very surprising because the series has consistently been the worst performing show regarding ratings.
This mass-renewal announcement was a well-needed announcement made by The CW. Long-time CW watchers can take comfort in the fact that most of the shows they watch have been renewed, especially after the CW is losing some fan-favorite series like ‘Supernatural’, and flagship Arrowverse series ‘Arrow’. ‘The 100,’ ‘iZombie,’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ already wrapped up, with their final seasons having aired last year.