The CW Network has given early renewals to seven of its primetime series for the 2017-2018 season. The announcement was made today during the network's session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. Here's what the network president had to say in a statement below about these renewals.
"Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas. Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long."
The series being ordered for the 2017-2018 season include Arrow (Season 6), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 3), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3), The Flash (Season 4), Jane the Virgin (Season 4), Supergirl (Season 3), and Supernatural (Season 13). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time. There are also a number of shows that the network hasn't renewed yet, but that doesn't mean that they're canceled quite yet.
Among the network's other shows that haven't been renewed yet are Penn & Teller: Fool Us, No Tomorrow and Frequency, the latter two being first-season shows. There are also a number of shows returning in midseason that have yet to be renewed, such as The 100, the new series Riverdale, Reign, The Originals and iZombie. The network will likely wait until May during the network's upfront presentations to announce renewals or cancellations of these remaining shows.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow moves to its new night on Tuesday, January 24 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), paired with The CW's #1 series The Flash (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). On Thursday, January 26, Supernatural returns from its winter hiatus at its new time (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the series debut of The CW's new drama Riverdale (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), a surprising and subversive take based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics. The 100 is back Wednesday, February 1 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), paired with ARROW (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Reign returns for its fourth season Friday, February 10 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). With The Vampire Diaries concluding after eight seasons on Friday, March 10, The Originals will return on Friday, March 17 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
The season finale of DC's Legends of Tomorrow is set for Tuesday, March 28, and iZombie will make its season three debut with back-to-back new episodes on Tuesday, April 4 (8:00-9:00pm and 9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), before moving to its regularly scheduled time period after The Flash on April 11. The season finale of No Tomorrow will air Tuesday, January 17 (9:00-10:00pm ET), with the season finale of Frequency set for the following week Wednesday, January 25 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Crazy Ex-Girlfriend wraps up its second season run on Friday, February 3 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).