The CW has given early renewals to almost every series on the network including ‘The Flash’, ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Riverdale’…
It’s become almost an annual tradition that the CW gives early renewal notices to the shows they plan on bringing back for another year.
On Tuesday, the CW officially renewed 13 scripted series — all of the original programs on the network that are not coming to an end this season. Two major CW shows — ‘Arrow’ and ‘Supernatural’ — will be coming to an end in 2020.
Here’s a list of the shows and the season order for the CW renewals:
The Flash (Season 7)
Batwoman (Season 2)
Riverdale (Season 5)
Supergirl (Season 6)
Black Lightning (Season 4)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 6)
All American (Season 3)
Charmed (Season 3)
Legacies (Season 3)
In the Dark (Season 3)
Roswell, New Mexico (Season 3)
Nancy Drew (Season 2)
Dynasty (Season 4)
“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement.
“We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”
In addition to the renewals, the CW also gave an additional 13 episode order to the “Riverdale” spinoff “Katy Keene,” which makes its debut on February 6.
While most of the renewals aren’t a huge surprise, especially for ratings hits like “The Flash” or for pop culture obsessions like “Riverdale” but there was still some shock that a series like “Dynasty” is sticking around with a dwindling audience.
Still with two of the CW’s legacy series going away in 2020, the network is undoubtedly looking to create some stability for the rest of the year while plotting ahead with new series in the works.