The CW Renews Eight!

by on January 13, 2015

in Entertainment

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I’m sure you’ve heard this by now, but what the heck, since I talk about the network and its shows, I figured I’d toss it out that The CW renewed just about everything on their slate of programming.

Or technically, eight of their shows.  Here’s the list:

The Flash and Jane the Virgin are both good to go for their second seasons.

The Originals, Reign, The 100 were given their third seasons.

Arrow got a fourth season while The Vampire Diaries now have their seventh season coming up and Supernatural will be looking at their 11th season.

There will be two new shows coming up later on in this season to test the waters of viewer acceptance, that being iZombie and The Messengers.  What I know is that iZombie is about a girl who is secretly a zombie and when she eats the brains of dead people, she gets their memories and ends up helping solve crimes related to those folks.  Could be interesting.

On a slightly different front:

(iZombie reminds me of a book by Hugh Howey of close to the same name, but not based on… it’s an incredibly new spin on the zombie genre, from the perspective of the zombie. I loved it. Click on the Amazon image/link above…)

As far as these renewals went, CW president Mark Pedowitz had this to say:

“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience. By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”

Which to me is a fascinating reminder of other news out there, that being that The CW is considering two more DC comics properties for down the road.

One being The Atom, which if you watch Arrow, well, I’ll leave it at that. (No spoilers)

They’re also hot to try yet one more spin-off attempt out of Supernatural.

What I like about the CW is they have nothing to prove. They air shows that would not necessarily find slots in the bigger networks and don’t have the huge bills either, giving them more leeway with TV ratings and advertisers, as opposed to the four big networks that pull in around $10 billion a year to pay the big bucks to the talent and everyone in between them and you, the viewer.

Bottom line, the renewals make me happy because I have grown fond of most of those shows.

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