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The CW has issued early renewals for next season to (in alphabetical order) “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural.” The pickups of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” are pure critical acclaim; traditional rating results from Nielsen are anemic at best. But the freshman reboot of “Dynasty” is a surprise given its failure to resonate on both Wednesday and Friday this season.
“Supernatural,” meanwhile, will be heading into 14 where it will reach the 300-episode milestone and will tie with “Knots Landing” and “Bonanza” as the 8th longest one-hour scripted drama historically (behind “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Order;” “Law & Order: SVU;” “NCIS,” “CSI” and “ER;” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come,” said CW Entertainment President Mark Pedowitz. “And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.”
Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.