As fans of The CW count down the days until their favorite shows return for the second half of their current seasons, The CW has delivered a belated Christmas gift in the form of early season pickups for seven existing shows.
The CW has renewed all four DC Comics shows — Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow — as well as Supernatural, Jane the Virgin, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said network president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”
A few notable series that didn’t get an early pickup include midseason shows The 100, The Originals, and iZombie, as well as freshman series Riverdale have yet to premiere this season, which means they still have a shot at renewal.
It doesn’t look as good for freshmen products Frequency and No Tomorrow, which have both been under performing in the ratings.