In an unprecedented move that is rare for a network channel, The CW has renewed all 11 of its primetime TV shows. On Friday, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced the early renewals. The scoreboard of all the shows renewed, along with what season they’re heading into, is as follows:

“The Flash” — Season 3
“Arrow” — Season 5
“Legends of Tomorrow” — Season 2
“Jane the Virgin” — Season 3
“The 100” — Season 4
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” — Season 2
“Supernatural” — Season 12
“The Vampire Diaries” — Season 8
“The Originals” — Season 4
“Reign” — Season 4
“iZombie” — Season 3

Pedowitz and the rest of the network seems to have a lot of faith in their shows, even the ones not performing so well, like “Reign.”

“The Flash” is currently the network’s most successful series, bringing in an average of 5.67 million viewers (after both live ratings and DVR playback are taken into account.) “Arrow” comes in second with 3.67 million viewers, and rounding out the top three is the most recent superhero spinoff from the Arrowverse, “Legends of Tomorrow,” with 2.62 million.

Also, as a side note, “Supernatural” being renewed for a 12th season now makes it the longest-running show in CW history. That is an accomplishment!

Pedowitz has this to say in a statement:

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. 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.”


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