The 2018-2019 TV season is still months away from coming to an end, but The CW has already announced a whole bunch of renewals for its primetime lineup, and some of those shows probably didn’t feel like a sure thing to fans. will be back as the show that kicked off a whole universe of superheroes on the network, as will and spinoff . Here is the full list of renewed shows:
Arrow Season 8
Black Lightning Season 3
Charmed Season 2
Legends Of Tomorrow Season 5
Dynasty Season 3
The Flash Season 6
Legacies Season 2
Riverdale Season 4
Supergirl Season 5
Supernatural Season 15
That’s right! All of The CW’s superheroes — both those in and out of the -verse — will be back for at least one more season, which may debunk my theory about the end of in next fall’s crossover event. is apparently still going strong enough to warrant another batch of episodes. hasn’t been the network’s most buzz-worthy series, but it is a great source of primetime melodrama!
The folks at and should certainly be happy! Not even a full season of either show has aired yet, and both already scored a renewal. My biggest surprise is actually the renewal for . As much as I’ve half believed for years that somebody made a deal with the devil to keep that show on forever, I kind of expected the news of an official renewal to be held until later in the year.
According to CW President Mark Pedowitz, the early renewals will allow execs to get “a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season.” It’s certainly nice that fans will get to enjoy ’s upcoming 150th episode and ’s upcoming 300th episode without wondering if their current seasons will be their last! There are admittedly few -verse fans who probably thought that , , , or would get the axe when the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover awaits.
Absent from the list of renewals are , , and . has only aired three episodes so far, and hasn’t even premiered its next season yet this midseason, so viewers need not panic that they haven’t scored official renewals just yet. might be worth worrying about, though. 11 episodes of the Taye Diggs-led drama have aired with disappointing ratings; could the end be nigh?
Also absent are , , and , all three of which will finish their final seasons this year. Between their conclusions and the possible cancellation of , there may just be room for to hit them airwaves! Kate Kane certainly made a strong impression on viewers when she debuted into the -verse in the cape and the cowl. My fingers are crossed that she’ll be back in primetime in the fall.
Be sure to check out our midseason TV premiere guide for upcoming important TV dates for The CW and other networks.