This has to be an unprecedented move.
In a very shocking move, The CW just renewed their entire lineup. Every. Single. Show.
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.
The only other show that is scheduled and not renewed, but also billed as a limited series, is Containment.
Despite the enormous renewal, apparently the network will still pick up three new series. One to debut in the fall and two for midseason.
That means that we can expect some series to run shorter, or perhaps go to summer. Time will tell what goes where and when.
“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 The CW President 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.”
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