In news that we recommend you read in the enchanting voice of Jane the Virgin‘s narrator, it’s been revealed that The CW is pretty happy with all the shows on its roster and would like them to stick around, thank you very much.
America’s scrappy fifth network has announced that every current series on the schedule is worthy of an early renewal. That’s great news for fans of shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which was considered a bubble proposition even with co-creator/star Rachel Bloom’s ability to smack people in the head with her Best Actress Golden Globe. Also joining Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in the returning rookie show camp is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow which will also get a sophomore season. Presumably there won’t be a crossover between the two, but why volunteer to chop the wings off such a dream?
What other offerings will be back to either dominate your life or clutter your DVR? Jane The Virgin‘s getting a third season, same with iZombie and The Flash. Other veteran shows confirmed for a return: Supernatural, Arrow, The 100, Reign, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Sadly for those of you clinging to the hope that The CW would inexplicably revive Farmer Wants A Wife, that wasn’t crammed into the network’s plans.
Variety notes that with a healthy crop of upcoming pilots in incubation for The CW, this recent big batch of renewals suggests that the network is positioned for a year-end strategy for scripted content. Here’s what CW President Mark Pedowitz had to say about the lack of cancellations:
“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,” said Pedowitz. “As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-17 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.”
It makes sense that Pedowitz would trumpet the decision. After all, it’d probably be poor form to release a statement going “WE DID WHAT?” We’re intrigued to see how this mass renewal plan pans out for the network and if some other rivals on the dial might pull from that playbook if it pays off. Either way, fans of a lot of shows can sleep easier tonight knowing they won’t have to say goodbye to their favorite small screen pals.