CW Renews ‘Supernatural’ and Its Superhero Shows

Supernatural season 12 episode 8 Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles
Jared Padalecki as Sam, Misha Collins as Castiel and Jensen Ackles as Dean in ‘Supernatural’ (Photo by Diyah Pera © 2016 The CW Network)

The CW has handed out renewal orders for seven of its primetime shows including Supernatural. The network announced Supernatural will return for its 13th season and all of its superhero series – Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow – will also return for additional seasons. Supergirl was renewed for a third season (its second on The CW), Legends of Tomorrow will be back for season three, The Flash earned a fourth season, and Arrow will hang around through at least season six.

Also receiving renewal orders guaranteeing their return for the 2017-2018 season were Jane the Virgin (season four) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (season three). The network has not yet announced whether midseason returning shows The 100, The Originals, or iZombie will be renewed, nor has The CW announced the status of its 2016 new series, No Tomorrow and Frequency.

“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said The CW President Mark Pedowitz. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”

The CW’s new midseason series, Riverdale, will premiere on January 26, 2017. The Vampire Diaries and Reign will both be ending after their current season runs.