The CW renews 10 shows, including every Arrowverse series, Black Lightning, Riverdale and Supernatural
The CW has announced the renewal of 10 of its big TV shows as part of the Winter TCA Press Tour, as well as confirming four more pilots, including two spin-offs too.
While there is no news yet on a full season pick-up yet for Arrowverse spin-off Batwoman (which is filming its pilot now), every current series will be back for the 2019/20 TV season. Arrow will enter its eighth year, The Flash its sixth, wile Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow will head into their fifth seasons. This is good (though perhaps unsurprising) news, particularly with the next big-crossover announced as Crisis on Infinite Earths. Unconnected DC superhero show Black Lightning will also return for a third season.
Joining these five shows are reboot series Charmed,which will head into a second season and Dynasty with a third. Legacies will also get a second season, Riverdale a fourth and Supernatural with its record-breaking (for a genre series) season fifteen.
In addition to the Batwoman pilot, The CW has also recently ordered four more pilots, two of which are for two spin-off series; Jane the Novela, which will be an anthology-style telenovela series based on the books by the title character of Jane the Virgin, which is on its final season now. And Katy Keene will be a spin-off of Riverdale, focusing on Archie Comics' character. The other pilots are for an untitled Nancy Drew project and a TV revival of The Lost Boys.
The CW President Mark Pedowitz made the following statement during the press tour.
"The CW’s expansion of its primetime schedule to six nights a week, including Sunday, has been an “unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers.
“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. 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.”
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