The CW has renewed its numerous television numerous productions for the upcoming 2019-20 broadcasting season ahead of the May upfronts.
The network officially renewed 10 of its original productions. The titles that will be returning this fall will be Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale, Charmed, Black Lightning, Legacies, Dynasty, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supernatural.
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These renewals fit in with The CW‘s present pattern of expanding its broadcasting programming following a recent transition towards a six-day schedule with certain programs such as Supergirl airing on Sundays.
The renewals come on the heels of the announcement that the network has picked up pilots for Jane The Virgin and Riverdale spin-offs, Jane the Virgin and Katy Keene. The network has also picked up pilots for an adaptation of Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys, an untitled Nancy Drew series, and the latest addition to the highly successful Arrowverse, Batwoman. The network is pumping out enough content to satisfy a wide range of audiences.
Following the announcement of the renewals The CW’s president, Mark Pedowitz issued this statement:
“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 Pedowitz. “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.”
Unfortunately, the future for other CW programs are uncertain. It is not presently known if the network is planning to renew the the freshman All-American, The 100, In The Dark, and the Roswell reboot. However, the network is not finished renewing its roster of shows and is still discussing where they can fit them on to the schedule. It is likely we will receive more news about the future of those shows following the upfronts this May. There is certainly room for some of them as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, and iZombie are all approaching their series finales this season.
In summary, the full list of renewed shows are as follows:
- Arrow (season 8)
- Black Lightning (season 3)
- Charmed (season 2)
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (season 5)
- Dynasty (season 3)
- The Flash (season 6)
- Legacies (season 2)
- Riverdale (season 4)
- Supergirl (season 5)
- Supernatural (season 15)
These are all some interesting renewals and the 2019-20 broadcasting season is definitely looking good for DC die-hards, Riverdale fans, and Supernatural fans.
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