Just like their comic book counterparts, the superheroes of The CW will continue their neverending battle against evil into next fall and spring. As is becoming pretty routine for the network, The CW laid out blanket renewals to all five of their superhero based series.
That means a season eight for Arrow, season six for The Flash, season five for Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a third season for Black Lightning. Soon they could be joined by Batwoman, depending on how things go with the in-progress pilot for the series following the debut of Kate Kane/Batwoman in the crossover last winter.
“This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday — which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers. In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming. The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz in a press release. “These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”
Along with the superhero shows fellow comic book series Riverdale also got a renewal for a fourth season, as did long-running favorite Supernatural which moves into a fifteenth season (the only show left from the era before UPN & WB merged into CW), the rebooted Dynasty for a third season, and second seasons for freshman shows Legacies and the rebooted Charmed.
The last comic book related series on the network iZombie got no renewal because it’s about to debut its fifth and final season later this spring.
There are no premiere dates currently for the returning shows, but they all got full regular season orders and are likely to debut in the fall as they have the last few seasons.