The CW was in a very generous mood as it held court Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, announcing renewals for eight of its current dramas.
The series being ordered for the 2015-16 TV season include Arrow (which will enter Season 4), Jane the Virgin (Season 2), Reign (Season 3), Supernatural (Season 11), The 100 (Season 3), The Flash (Season 2), The Originals (Season 3), and The Vampire Diaries (Season 7).
Which of these eight (!), early renewals has you cheering most loudly?
Wow!! So excited for The 100! :D
same! I thought the first season was really cliche but am so glad I decided to keep watching! The show really found its footing this season and just gets better and better
Same! Very happy about this.
OMGoodness TVD & Reign renewed! Super Awesome. Was worried for Reign
Yeah me too for Reign…. But happy. Reign and Jane :)
Love reign, hope they keep renewing it cuz it’s my favorite show on TV! I would cry the day they cancel this show!!!! Long live #Reign!
me too! yay!
All my shows renewed!
Same,,,I like them all,,although starting with Supernatural
That’s basically all their shows…do they even really have room for anything else? Now I’m worried for iZombie.
The 100 season ends a week b4 IZombie Premieres.
I know but I meant for the future. They don’t have much room for new shows, so somethings will have to be cut which doesn’t give iZombie a good chance of renewal, unless they implement a system like ABC, which wouldn’t be a bad step.
They need to do more summer programming or less reruns so the actual run of the show is shorter – like The 100 started late but is ending in March when others may be going until May.
It could be a midseason show throughout its run. Or a summer one.
I think they seem to want Izombie to make it given the slot it’s been given behind The Flash. It could easily do exactly the same as this year and switch out mid season with the 100. At least one slot will free up with Heart of Dixie clearly ending now. And they could also turn something like Reign into a half season show like BATB. Also it looks like The Messengers will be a one season site given it’s scheduling. So they would theoretically have 3 or 4 spaces to fill still
hmm, I guess if what you’re theorizing comes true, I guess it could work. And I’m sure they do want iZombie to work. It’s most likely to bring in the Veronica Mars fanbase which will bring in more buzz for the network.
Pedowitz said this may not be the last season for Dixie today though
I’m so sad that they decided to end Hart of Dixie! It was a great show!! But on a plus side Supernatural is going for another season which both my boyfriend and I enjoy! One we both watch together… #Supernatural
I thought it was going to be “bad news” for The 100 but change of heart it got renewed.
Yes for more Arrow, Flash, Jane, and the 100!!! Glad the CW has such quality shows now. It had been a long time since I had watched the CW regularly, since Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars.
Same here. I love Arrow, Flash, 100. I miss the Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars.
Hooray for season 11 for SUPERNATURAL. Why the Emmy commitee has ignored this show for so long amazes me
Supernatural I’d a relatively low budget series on a small network. They can’t afford to buy any major awards. It would be nice if awards were based on talent, but the reality is that it is all about marketing and industry politics. Supernatural’s submission discs are probably never even opened by most of the people voting.
Naomi I’m with you. They’ve ignored SUPERNATURAL, for 10 years!!! Its been my favorite!! Thank you SEASON 11!!!Drew your right too!!! All about the $!! Those guys are talented.
I totally agree Naomi, Drew and Dawn. Supernatural has pulled off 10 seasons never letting down its viewers and fans. They’re amazing actors, directors, producers. In fact it is amongst the few shows that is strong in all departments. Yet Emmy hasn’t considered it even once. Goes to show how little talent is valued in this world :(
I agree! Those actors make us care about the characters, and it doesn’t hurt that they are easy on the eyes, and getting better with age. Love that Crowley!
I so agree, they deserve an award, they have out lasted most Series because they are the greatest of all. both Jensen and Jared are so talented.
Jane the Virgin did win a Emmy
I just love Supernatural but I have not been excited about season 10 that much, loved the first three episodes however, and I am looking forward to more like them.
I think both those guys deserve an award, it’s the best show on CW, and I love it have for nine years, want many more.
Supernatural deserves an award and so do Jensen and jared, they are great actors and it’s a great show,one of the best.
Well, they pretty much ignored “Buffy” for 7 years and it’s considered one of the best TV series of all time. It’s silly, really. Maybe now that this genre is more widely accepted, they’ll finally start to take notice. There have been so many excellent sci-fi shows, like “Fringe,” that have never gotten the attention and respect they deserved. As popular as “The Walking Dead” is, it still never gets nominated for anything. Maybe if the show were on HBO instead of AMC…
Naomi I’m with you. They’ve ignored SUPERNATURAL, for 10 years!!! Its been my favorite!! Thank you SEASON 11!!!
I heard 10 was the last season. What network do u guys get it on? Love the Winchester Boys. Kat from SW Mo
I cannot follow on network as i’m in India so I watch it online
I agree with everyone, Supernatural is a wonderful show and keeps everyone watchin. They deserve an Emmy! #Supernatural
I totally agree. Supernatural should of won plenty of times. It’s a great show. I know they have a big fan base also. So there is no reason they should’t have more awards.
Holy moly, this was unexpected. I’m so happy for everyone though!
So what happen to Beasty and the Beast
I have a feeling it will become a summer show. Only still around because it’s popular in Canada
It will definitely be renewed thanks to the syndication gods.
No.It would’ve had to get a full third season for that and not be a summer show.It sold for three seasons and that will be completed with the upcoming season,it’ll Likley be cancelled
I like the show, but sadly i think you are right. Boo hiss. Jtv looks silly.
Lorna, Jane the Virgin is the best and it is infinitely better in its first 30 seconds than Beauty and the Beast has been in two seasons.
I would like to see Dixie cancelld and Beauty and the Beast back.
Agree with that!
I like beauty and the beast a lot also, I want to know more about it what happened to it.
I know I wonder what happened to it myself, I really liked the show, it’s no Netflix now, but I want to see the new episodes.
YAY! Arrow, The Flash, The Vampire Dairies, The Originals, Supernatural, and The 100 YAY!
OMG I’m super excited The Vampire Diaries got a renew. This is awesome
Please bring Smallville back!!!!!
I liked Smallville Too. MY FAV THOUGH IS SUPERNATURAL!
That would be mad awesome my absolute fav
Wonderful news about Reign! I love that show! Wondering how long they will keep Francis alive though. Historically speaking, he wasn’t alive long as King.
He was also a kid, so I think he’ll be alive for long. But I don’t really care for Mary and Francis, I’m more interested in the other characters.
He died when he was 16. That, to me, is a kid. Unless you meant to say you DON’T think he’ll be alive for long. ;)
At the San Diego Comic Con the writer of Reign said that the show went by very fast just to get Francis as king, but now they’ll slow it down. If the show continues to be renewed, they should keep him around till about season 5.
Great point, but at least with the early renewal the show runners can have more flexibility with the pacing. At most Francis HAS to die by the end of season 3. He wasn’t even king for 2 years. There’s only so long they can drag it out. I’m REALLY interested to see Mary’s life post-Francis, but I don’t how quickly the show is willing to go there since that would mean a change of location (Mary went back to Scotland) and losing major characters (Catherine & likely Bash in addition to Francis).
Phew, I was really worried about Reign there, so I am super pumped it got renewed!
THE FLASH, SPN, ARROW!! YAY!
I’m so happy for The 100! This literally made my day! Thank you so much, this show is brilliant and only getting better and better, it certainly deserved a 3rd season <3
Yeah! The only show I was sweating was The 100. All the other The CW shows I watch were 100% safe. Reign renewal for S3 was an unexpected treat, too, as Reign is my guilty pleasure show.
Wow. Just wow.
I love you, CW! A late christmas present. :)
I know right, this is wonderful news
A couple things to note:
1. Heart of Dixie, iZombie, and The Messengers are in bad shape at this point.
2. The CW might be cutting back on their non-scripted series.
3. BatB will still get renewed thanks to the syndication gods.
Heart of Dixie is in it’s last season. It got a short season just to round things up, but it’s over, sadly.
Pedowitz Sid this may not be the last season of HoD though.It was a shirt season cause Rachel was pregnant
@Eli Edwards And you happen to be wrong about note #3. BATB does not start until May/June and it only has 13 episodes plus the 44 episodes they already did and that equals 57 so no the syndication gods will not get it renewed.
How can you say The Messenger and iZombie are in bad shape when they haven’t even aired yet??? They have no idea how well they’ll do or not.
Because so many shows are already renewed leaving little room for more renewals and a few new shows.Plus,CW hasn’t had much luck with Midseason shows doing better than ok or poor and Messengers got a “death” timeslot
I think The Messengers is born dead, but iZombie is getting the best possible slot. They are counting on renewing that one.
Supernatural is the best renewal of course!!
Hope this isnt’t a false alarm like last time.
Eating up every episode of Hart of Dixie because this is the last!!!!
Pedowitz isn’t confirmg that it’s the end
It just occurred to me – is this a hint they’re going to end the network when the affiliate contracts are up in 2016? Have they just decided to start padding everything for syndication money?
I don’t think it means anything like that for sure given The 100 and JTV wouldn’t get much more money given how far they’re off the numbers preferred for syndication. By all accounts from what I’ve read just today then the talks about the network staying around won’t be starting til later this year so they probably don’t have much of a clue. Though I’d say the success of shows like Arrow and Flash and the emmy noms of JTV probably increase it’s chance of staying on air
JTV didn’t get an emmy nod. It got a Golden Globe nod, and the GG are the worst awards. They are given out by the third most corrupt body of decision makers on the planet (behind FIFA and the Olympic committee). It is a small group of “Foreign Press Correspondents” and is a group that doesn’t include the more prestigious and legitimate foreign media outlets. They awards are for sale to the highest bidder, and the noms probably are too.
JTV won’t get an Emmy nod. Maybe one for acting. I mean, Andy Samburg won last year. So, yeah, they are for sale.
Andy Samburg is awesome
The 100 and Jane the Virgin………….both top quality shows, very happy! Little bit disappointed that TVD has been renewed, I love the show but its gota be nearing its end soon, kinda hoping they will announce next season is the send off season – this is probably very unpopular but its my opinion
I so agree with you. I think both TVD and Supernatural have run their courses. It just ends up being a lot of repetition. Let it end while it’s still on top, and not slowly wither away. Also, ending TVD would free the actors up for some good stuff in the future.
Agree. TVD has definitely run it’s course. I think it would be better for the writers and actors if the show ended already. And if some of them really want to continue working in the TVD realm, I’m sure they can be placed on The Originals. At least then, there is a chance their characters can be reinvented and get better storylines.
I think TVD has gotten a lot better I love spn, but new seasons aren’t as good as the old ones but its a classic. I’m glad the actors still have jobs. Its better then getting 50 new shows and only having one stick
Supernatural is better then all of them
ITA. The Vampire Diaries has been awful from season 3 onward. Creatively, it should have met its end years ago. I’m just glad I quit watching when I realized things were never going to get better.
Same here the plot got boring
Long Live The Vampire Diaries! Its an amazing series and I’m glad the network sees that and keeps giving loyal fans more of it.
The 100 for sure!!!
The 100!!!!! I’m so happy!!
Have the J’s even signed up for season 11? Or were they committed previously already?
They’ve both said they’re happy to do the show as long as the network wants it so I don’t think it’s even a problem if they aren’t signed on for s11 yet because it will happen
Sure, it will happen. Hopefully the J’s ask for certain things to be included in their contracts before they do sign. They can take the network to the cleaners. Executive Producers sounds good.
I was just wondering the same thing. This is my favorite show, by far. Has been for ten years, but I really thought this was it for them. Glad to hear it’s been renewed.
Cancel, Tracy, Ninamags, Yes the J ‘s said yes they would. SUPERNATURAL has been my favorite for 10 years.Have you noticed though this season has a different feel.Eric Kripke I understand is gone right? It seems like they lost that “REAL FEEL” they had to them. Do you notice that too?
Dawn, it is a very different show now compared to when Eric was running it. He’s still listed as consultant, I believe, but that’s all. I would LOVE to see him return to close off the series. But, yeah, the storylines sometimes are weird.
I want to see supernatural get back to the basics.
The boys back on the road fighting monsters
I am happy with most but am almost proud of the renewal of the 100. I need to figure out how to sell some more people on the show.
Now that The 100 has been renewed for S3 maybe more new viewers won’t be afraid to ‘catch up’ with S2 on Netflix in the Fall or Hulu currently streaming S2 or buy the first 8 S2 episodes from iTunes or Amazon.