The CW Renews The Flash, Vampire Diaries, The 100, Reign (!) and 7 Others

The CW Renewals

The CW has apparently issued a moratorium on the C-word this year: The network has pretty much renewed its entire primetime lineup.

On Friday, CW boss Mark Pedowitz announced early renewals for 11 of its shows, including Arrow (for Season 5), The Flash (Season 3), The Vampire Diaries (Season 8), The Originals (Season 4), iZombie (Season 3), Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2), Supernatural (Season 12), The 100 (Season 4), Jane the Virgin (Season 3) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 2).

Even cellar-dweller Reign is coming back for Season 4 (albeit not with its entire cast).

The Flash is The CW’s most successful series, averaging 3.66 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating — numbers that swell to 5.67 mil/2.3 with Live+7 DVR playback. Arrow averages 2.67 mil/1.0 (4 mil/1.6 with DVR), while freshman spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow does 2.62 mil/1.0 (4.26 mil/1.7 with DVR).

“The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas,” Pedowitz said in a statement. “As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017.”

Which renewal are you most surprised by (pleasantly or otherwise)? Hit the comments!

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