All four DC Comics series made The CW renewals list!
The CW has given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series for the 2016-2017 season! The CW renewals list includes the shows Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The 100.
“The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television,” says The CW’s President, Mark Pedowitz, “with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas. 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.”
These CW renewals mean that the network’s small screen DC Comics universe will continue to expand. Arrow moves into its fifth season, The Flash into its third and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow into its second. iZOMBIE, based on the comic book series released under DC’s Vertigo imprint, will meanwhile be gearing up for its third season.
The other CW renewals give the musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a second season and the soap opera satire Jane the Virgin a third. The Vampire Diaries, then, moves into its eighth season with its spinoff series, The Originals, prepping for its fourth. Reign, the network’s 16th century fantasy romance, will also head into a fourth season as will the science fiction drama The 100. Supernatural, finally, closes out the list of CW renewals as the long-running series looks forward to season 12.
Specific premiere dates for each of the 11 series will be announced at a later time, so check back for updates as they become available.