Eight CW Series Get Early Renewals, Including ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’

By January 11, 2015

After a very strong start to this season of programming, Variety has reported that the CW network has handed down early renewals to all eight of its current scripted TV series. The network has been performing very well in primetime recently, and these renewals are a very strong sign that the network is confident enough in its current lineup that they would like to see these series continue their respective performances, and bring their devoted audiences with them into the 2015-2016 season.

The shows that have earned renewals are the DC Comics-based superhero dramas “Arrow” and “The Flash” — going into their third and second seasons, respectively — while “Supernatural” gets an 11th season, “Jane the Virgin” gets a second season, “The Vampire Diaries” gets a seventh season, while “The 100,” “Reign,” and “The Originals” all get a third season.

Before speaking at the network’s presentation during the Television Critics’ Association’s winter press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz released a statement saying,

Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience. By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 lineups.

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