CW Orders Nine Extra Episodes of ‘Charmed’
Three shows got extended seasons
If your favorite show is currently running on the CW Network there’s a good chance that you will be getting even more episodes than were previously planned. The network has ordered additional episodes for all three of its fall freshman series, including nine additional episodes of “Charmed,” and three additional episodes each of “All American” and “Legacies”. The additional episodes were announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
With these additional episodes, “Charmed” will finish its first season with 22 episodes, and “All American” and “Legacies” will have 16 episodes each for their first season runs.
As CW’s first new series to debut this fall, “All American” has been a big performer for the network. The new “Charmed” reboot has seen a lot of success after pairing with “Supergirl” to launch the network’s new sixth-night of primetime programming, and “Legacies” continues a CW tradition by telling the next generation of stories set in the world of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.”
The freshman dramas have been strong performers via streaming on The CW’s digital platforms, which is good because the network frequently goes toe-to-toe with Freeform’s YA lineup. After just a few weeks of episodes, “Legacy” and “Charmed” respectively rank as the third and fourth most streamed shows of the season for The CW. “Legacies” has the distinction of having the best new series launch ever on The CW’s digital platforms, so fans should be happy that the show is doing so well.
All three of The CW’s new fall series have seen sizeable increases once delayed viewing is factored in, especially “Charmed,” which has seen its linear ratings more than double in key demos in Live+7 viewership.
These are just three of the hits that CW has scheduled for viewers, the network still has five series set to premiere during the midseason 2019 schedule. Those shows include the new series “Roswell, New Mexico” and “In the Dark”. There is also the final seasons of “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombiee,” and the return of the hit series “The 100:. Premiere dates for The CW’s midseason shows will be announced at a later time, so stay tuned for a lot of teasers over the next few weeks.