The CW Renewals: Riverdale, Dynasty, The Flash & 7 More!!!

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The CW has officially renewed ten of its most popular series!

The young-skewing network has handed out renewals for additional seasons of Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Riverdale, Supernatural, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin and Dynasty. 

The renewals for all of the above series are unsurprising. The superhero slate continues to pull in strong results for the network, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin continue to receive critical acclaim. 

The Original Love Triangle - Riverdale Season 2 Episode 14

Riverdale and Dynasty have a red-hot distribution deal with Netflix which brings The CW a lot of money, so there was a slim chance that either series would be canceled. 

In fact, CW boss, Mark Pedowitz was vocal about Dynasty turning in a profit before it even hit the air. 

The sudsy drama was recently shunned to Friday nights because of sagging ratings. Dynasty Season 1 is averaging 0.7 million viewers and a 0.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. 

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However, it got some mileage last Friday in the ratings for the arrival of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis. 

“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,” Pedowitz said in a statement.

Trouble in Paradise - Dynasty Season 1 Episode 17

“By picking these 10 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.”

Additionally, Rachel Bloom, the star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend confirmed via Twitter that it will be the final season of the comedy series. 

This news leaves Valor, iZombie, Life Sentence and The 100 as the CW dramas awaiting decisions about their futures. Valor and Life Sentence are likely over. 

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The CW tends to announce final seasons of its shows in advance, so there's a good chance both iZombie and The 100 will be back for additional seasons. 

Also helping their chances is the fact that the network will expand to six nights of programming in the fall. 

Spell Time - The Originals Season 4 Episode 3

As previously reported, The Originals will wrap after Season 5 later this year. 

Okay, TV Fanatics!

What do you think of this mass renewal?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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