It was expected, and now it’s official – The CW has renewed nearly its entire lineup of series as it expands to a sixth night of originals for the 2018-19 broadcast season.
Ten series have seen official renewals for next year – “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural”.
More than most networks, The CW relies heavily on streaming returns and lucrative Netflix SVOD deals with much of their fare selling and performing well overseas. It’s working though as not only is digital viewership particularly strong compared to other networks, but the current season of shows is up 3% in total viewers compared to last year.
Still to be determined are the fates of shows launching mid-season including the recently launched “iZombie,” “Life Sentence” and the soon to launch “The 100”. The military drama “Valor,” which debuted in the Fall, also hasn’t been given a renewal order as yet and is unlikely to according to recent reports. Those four shows will have their fates revealed next month at the upfronts in May.
Additionally “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom confirms the show’s renewal for a fourth season is also going to be the show’s final season.
Source: The Live Feed