Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The CW Renews 'All American,' 'Batwoman,' 'Charmed,' 'The Flash,' 'Legacies,' 'Nancy Drew,' 'Riverdale,' 'Walker' and More!

The CW has today renewed 12 original scripted shows for the upcoming 2021-22 broadcast schedule - including All American, Batwoman, The Flash, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale and many more.

Renewals officially ordered today
  • All American (Season 4)
  • Batwoman (Season 3)
  • Charmed (Season 4)
  • Dynasty (Season 5)
  • The Flash (Season 8)
  • In the Dark (Season 4)
  • Legacies (Season 4)
  • Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7)
  • Nancy Drew (Season 3)
  • Riverdale (Season 6)
  • Roswell, New Mexico (Season 4)
  • Walker (Season 2)

Absent from the list of renewals today include veteran dramas Black Lightning and Supergirl which will be concluding this year after their fourth and sixth seasons, respectively. Those final season announcements were previously announced by the network.

The list of renewals also includes five veteran shows that haven't even debuted their new seasons yet - Dynasty, The Flash, In the Dark, Legends of Tomorrow and Roswell, New Mexico. Of those five, The Flash is the only one that actually has a premiere date, returning for its seventh season on Tuesday, March 2.

The broadcast network has not yet made decisions on the futures of three upcoming new original dramas - Superman & Lois, Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah. However, the network has ordered additional episodes for the first seasons of Superman & Lois (upping the total to 15 episodes) and Walker (increasing its total to 18 episodes in addition to the early renewal). Superman & Lois premieres with a 90-minute episode on Tuesday, February 23.

On the development front, The CW has already announced that it is developing spinoffs of three of its original dramas - All American (Homecoming starring Geffri Maya), Nancy Drew (Tom Swift starring Tian Richards) and Black Lightning (Painkiller starring Jordan Calloway). The network also hasn't made a final decision yet on the potential spinoff of The 100 starring Iola Evans.

"Though we're just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season," said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "As The CW's 2020-21 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, Walker and Superman & Lois, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons," and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of Walker, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in five years."