In a surprise move The CW has given renewal orders to its entire roster of scripted series. The powers-that-be at the network have decided to stick with what seems to be working, allowing all of the scripted shows that make up The CW’s primetime lineup at least one more season. All 10 shows that are currently airing received renewal orders plus Reign which has already wrapped up for the season. The only series left hanging is the one yet to premiere: Containment from The Vampire Diaries creator Julie Plec.
The CW President Mark Pedowitz made the announce of the 11 series renewal order, stating, “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.”
The renewal order means Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will have a second season to attempt to catch on with viewers the way it has with critics. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will also have a chance to find its footing with a second season. Jane the Virgin, The Flash, and iZombie all received orders for third seasons. Returning for their fourth seasons will be Reign, The Originals, and The 100. Arrow will be back for season five and The Vampire Diaries earned an eighth season. Supernatural, the longest running scripted series on The CW’s lineup, will continue with a 12th season. The network did not announce the 2016-2017 season premiere dates.