The CW has more than a few hits on the schedule, and it looks like pretty much all of them will be sticking around into next season.
The network has announced renewals for a mind-boggling 11 series, including The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, iZombie, Reign, Supernatural and The 100. For those keeping count, that’s pretty much every show currently on the air. Not bad, right?
“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,” CW president Mark Pedowitz told Entertainment Weekly. “As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016–2017 season 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.”
In regard to genre fare, most of these were no-brainers. The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow the three biggest shows on the network. The 100 has become a critical hit, you can’t kill Supernatural, and the Vampire franchise remains a consistent (if waning) performer.
One interesting piece of this puzzle: how the second season of Legends will fit into the mix. The producers have talked about it like an anthology, so does that mean a whole new cast and mission? Or will Rip keep some of the team together, remix the pieces and go after another Big Bad? Whatever faults the series may have, the cast isn’t one of them. This will be an interesting piece of the story to watch.
Are you glad to hear these shows will all be coming back? Any surprises?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)