The CW, home to most of my favorite shows, has announced that 11 of its current shows will be renewed for the 2016-2017 season. Some of these are proven fan favorites like The 100, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Arrow, and The Flash, completely covering the primetime slots for the entire week.
Check out the rest of the list and The CW’s tweet and press release below.
The complete list is:
Arrow, iZombie, The 100, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, Reign, and Supernatural.
Some of the shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Jane The Virgin were a given because of their immense popularity. Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries were of a surprise to me, not because of their quality (I may not get to review them, but I still watch them religiously), but because of their longevity. Supernatural will be going into its 12th season and TVD will be heading into season 8. This speaks to not only to the writers, actors, and crew in these wonderful shows, but to the loyalty of the fans. There is an extra compliment in there for TVD, especially because of main character Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) off the show this season, and the move to Friday night (usually a death toll for shows).
Congratulations to all of the renewed shows on a job well done!
The CW air times:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs Monday nights at 8:00pm.
Jane The Virgin airs Monday nights at 9:00pm.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8:00pm.
iZombie airs Tuesday nights at 9:00pm.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights at 8:00pm.
Supernatural airs Wednesday nights at 9:00pm.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursday nights at 8:00pm.
The 100 airs Thursday nights at 9:00pm.
The Vampire Diaries airs Friday nights at 8:00pm.
The Originals airs Friday nights at 9:00pm.
Reign returns Monday, April 25th at 8:00pm ET.
The CW’s press release:
THE CW PICKS UP ELEVEN OF ITS CURRENT SERIES FOR 2016-2017 SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for Next Season to Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and The 100
Continues Strategy of More Proven Original Series Year Round, Including Fall 2016, Midseason 2017 and Summer 2017
March 11, 2016 (Burbank, CA) “” 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.
“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,” said Pedowitz. “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.
[Source: The CW]