The CW had a few bittersweet announcements for fans today. The network did confirmed that ten of the network’s popular series will be returning for the 2018-19 season, but one of them is coming to an end.
The popularity of “Arrow” and “Black Lightning” lead The CW to give both shows early renewals for the upcoming fall/winter season. The network will also be bringing back “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” and “The Flash”. If you’re a fan of “Jane The Virgin,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural,” you can rest easy that those series are also returning, but there was sad news for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” fans. The hit comedy did get renewed for another season, but Rachel Bloom confirmed to fans that season 4 will be the final season for the show.
The CW Network’s renewals were confirmed today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come,” said Pedowitz. “And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.”
It’s no surprise that The CW is bringing back “Black Lightning” and “Dynasty,” which recently saw the debut of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington. Older DC hits are still a season-to-season gamble with the network, as newer series flood the schedule, but the DC roster is still going strong.
“Arrow” is now on the show’s seventh season with The CW, and “DC’S Legends of Tomorrow” is entering the show’s fourth season. As for fan-favorite “The Flash,” the speedster will be zooming into season five when the show returns later this year. As we mentioned earlier, “Supergirl” is flying back with all-new episodes, and she will begin season four at the end of the year.
If you’re not a DC fan, you can still look forward to “Jane the Virgin” season five, and the third-season of “Riverdale”. Of course there is the CW staple “Supernatural,” the sci-fi series is set to return for season fourteen later this year.
The CW also recently announced it would expand its primetime schedule to six nights, Sunday-Friday (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT), beginning in October 2018.