The CW Network has given early renewals to 11 of its primetime series for the 2016-2017 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. In essence, The CW has picked up all 10 series currently on the schedule plus Reign for next season. Here's what the network's Mark Pedowitz had to say in a statement.
"The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas. As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017."
The series being ordered for the 2016-2017 season include Jane the Virgin (Season 3), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 2), The Flash (Season 3), iZombie (Season 3), Arrow (Season 5), Supernatural (Season 12), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2), The 100 (Season 4), The Vampire Diaries (Season 8), The Originals (Season 4) and Reign (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
Since the network picked up every one of their shows, it seems likely that some of these programs will debut in midseason sometime next year, to make room for the new shows they will pick up during pilot season. The CW won't announce its new shows until April or May, so we're not quite sure yet what programs will be debuting this fall. The network will unveil its full 2016-2017 lineup during its upfront presentation this May.
The network is currently developing a number of shows such as the Archie series Riverdale, a TV adaptation of the 2000 movie Frequency and Transylvania, just to name a few. Are you glad that all of The CW's shows will be coming back next season? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more updates on The CW's 2016-2017 lineup.