Fans of the various superhero, comic book inspired or other dramatic shows that are offered by The CW no longer have to worry. After a bit of a wait, the network has given the green light to new seasons for most of their current offerings.
The CW has now officially renewed their superhero and genre shows The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Supernatural and Riverdale.
Veteran series Arrow will be entering its seventh season, season five for The Flash, season four for both DC’s Legends of Tomorrow & Supergirl, season two for Black Lightning, season three for Riverdale and the fourteenth season for long-running Supernatural.
Also getting the renewal stamp were Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dynasty and Jane the Virgin. Shows like The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence and Valor are expected to learn of their fate sometime within the next month, most of them having just started their seasons recently.
Along with the renewals, the network has ordered a record nine pilots for the 2018/2019 season including the Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters, a reboot of Charmed, and a reboot of Roswell among others. While this will potentially add more shows to the network’s docket (depending on what is ordered to series), they won’t have as much trouble finding timeslot homes for all the shows.
That’s because back in February, it was announced that after almost a decade The CW is once again picking up Sunday as a night where they will broadcast certain shows. Giving them six nights a week to fit in all these various shows, with some of them of course being held off till mid-season for airing.
Despite that, the way that the network ran their superhero shows this year, rotating Supergirl & Legends of Tomorrow this year after Black Lightning debuted, might continue. Because CW’s President Mark Pedowitz said the network will air no more than four superhero series at one time, to avoid the possibility of fatigue.