Friday, March 11, 2016

The CW Renews 11 Series, Including 'The Flash,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The 100,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Arrow,' 'iZombie & More!

The CW has once again offered a massive renewal for the bulk of its schedule. Today, the network has ordered additional seasons of eleven of its series - meaning its entire current lineup is coming back for the 2016-17 season.

The renewals are for the following series:
  • The 100 - Season 4
  • Arrow - Season 5
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 2
  • The Flash - Season 3
  • iZombie - Season 3
  • Jane the Virgin - Season 3
  • Legends of Tomorrow - Season 2
  • The Originals - Season 4
  • Reign - Season 4
  • Supernatural - Season 12
  • The Vampire Diaries - Season 8

10 of these shows are currently airing right now, while Reign is set to continue its third season next month. Despite these early renewals, the network is not revealing episode counts for the series or when each of them will air next season. Entertainment president Mark Pedowitz is still striving for a year-round schedule, which means some shows will debut in Fall 2016 like always while some may be held for later and have abbreviated runs.

"The CW has become home to some of the most critically acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas," said Pedowitz. "As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-17 seasons puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017."

The only show whose fate is still to be determined is Julie Plec's new drama Containment, which premieres in April. Additionally, Beauty and the Beast is heading into its fourth and final season this June.

Moreover, the network also has six pilots in development that include Greg Berlanti's take on Archie Comics' Riverdale, a sci-fi drama from Kevin Williamson, a remake of feature film Frequency, and another hourlong dramedy from the producers of Jane the Virgin. More details about the pilots can be found here.