THIS JUST IN: The CW have renewed ALL 11 of their primetime shows for the 2016-2017 Season! Thus mainstays like Arrow and The Flash as well as veterans like Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries will be returning to the CW this fall after their respective seasons finish in Summer.
The CW made the announcement earlier today on Twitter, accompanied by a celebratory image of their 11 returning shows.
Thus, around October time expect to see long-running Supernatural return for a 12th Season, The Vampire Diaries return for an 8th Season, it's spin-off The Originals return for a 4th Season, mainstay Arrow return for a 5th Season, the record-breaking The Flash return for a third season, their spin-off DC's Legends of Tomorrow return for a 2nd Season, young adult juggernaut The 100 will return for a 4th Season, Jane the Virgin and iZombie return for 3rd Seasons while newcomer Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will return for a 2nd season and Reign which hasn't even aired it's 3rd Season yet, will return for a 4th!
That's a lot of pickups! While it's hardly a surprise that some shows got picked up (Arrow & The Flash), other shows have had slightly worrying numbers. But The CW just proved they have the ultimate faith in all of their shows and put the fans' worry to rest. Furthermore, let's not forget that the CW will most likely have new pilots to air as wel, so clearly they will be stretegic and hold some of their shows off until mid-season, instead of trying to squeeze them all into the same month.
The Flash star, Grant Gustin was among the first to react to the good news, congratulating his fellow CW stars on the pickup via twitter:
Legends of Tomorrow star Caity Lotz joined in the twitter celebrations too:
So this is a lot of good TV News at once! Our favourite superheroes, vampires, zombies, methumans, time-travellers and demon hunters will be returning to our screens for another season this fall! Looks like it's going to be another major year for the CW and I can't wait to be a part of it!