generous mood as it held court Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, announcing renewals for eight of its current dramas.
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Which of these eight (!), early renewals has you cheering most loudly?
That’s basically all their shows…do they even really have room for anything else? Now I’m worried for iZombie.
I know but I meant for the future. They don’t have much room for new shows, so somethings will have to be cut which doesn’t give iZombie a good chance of renewal, unless they implement a system like ABC, which wouldn’t be a bad step.
I think they seem to want Izombie to make it given the slot it’s been given behind The Flash. It could easily do exactly the same as this year and switch out mid season with the 100. At least one slot will free up with Heart of Dixie clearly ending now. And they could also turn something like Reign into a half season show like BATB. Also it looks like The Messengers will be a one season site given it’s scheduling. So they would theoretically have 3 or 4 spaces to fill still
hmm, I guess if what you’re theorizing comes true, I guess it could work. And I’m sure they do want iZombie to work. It’s most likely to bring in the Veronica Mars fanbase which will bring in more buzz for the network.
I thought it was going to be “bad news” for The 100 but change of heart it got renewed.
Yes for more Arrow, Flash, Jane, and the 100!!! Glad the CW has such quality shows now. It had been a long time since I had watched the CW regularly, since Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars.
Hooray for season 11 for SUPERNATURAL. Why the Emmy commitee has ignored this show for so long amazes me
Holy moly, this was unexpected. I’m so happy for everyone though!
I have a feeling it will become a summer show. Only still around because it’s popular in Canada
It will definitely be renewed thanks to the syndication gods.
No.It would’ve had to get a full third season for that and not be a summer show.It sold for three seasons and that will be completed with the upcoming season,it’ll Likley be cancelled
I like the show, but sadly i think you are right. Boo hiss. Jtv looks silly.
Lorna, Jane the Virgin is the best and it is infinitely better in its first 30 seconds than Beauty and the Beast has been in two seasons.
YAY! Arrow, The Flash, The Vampire Dairies, The Originals, Supernatural, and The 100 YAY!
Wonderful news about Reign! I love that show! Wondering how long they will keep Francis alive though. Historically speaking, he wasn’t alive long as King.
He was also a kid, so I think he’ll be alive for long. But I don’t really care for Mary and Francis, I’m more interested in the other characters.
He died when he was 16. That, to me, is a kid. Unless you meant to say you DON’T think he’ll be alive for long. ;)
Great point, but at least with the early renewal the show runners can have more flexibility with the pacing. At most Francis HAS to die by the end of season 3. He wasn’t even king for 2 years. There’s only so long they can drag it out. I’m REALLY interested to see Mary’s life post-Francis, but I don’t how quickly the show is willing to go there since that would mean a change of location (Mary went back to Scotland) and losing major characters (Catherine & likely Bash in addition to Francis).
Phew, I was really worried about Reign there, so I am super pumped it got renewed!
I’m so happy for The 100! This literally made my day! Thank you so much, this show is brilliant and only getting better and better, it certainly deserved a 3rd season <3
1. Heart of Dixie, iZombie, and The Messengers are in bad shape at this point.
2. The CW might be cutting back on their non-scripted series.
3. BatB will still get renewed thanks to the syndication gods.
Heart of Dixie is in it’s last season. It got a short season just to round things up, but it’s over, sadly.
Hope this isnt’t a false alarm like last time.
Eating up every episode of Hart of Dixie because this is the last!!!!
It just occurred to me – is this a hint they’re going to end the network when the affiliate contracts are up in 2016? Have they just decided to start padding everything for syndication money?
I don’t think it means anything like that for sure given The 100 and JTV wouldn’t get much more money given how far they’re off the numbers preferred for syndication. By all accounts from what I’ve read just today then the talks about the network staying around won’t be starting til later this year so they probably don’t have much of a clue. Though I’d say the success of shows like Arrow and Flash and the emmy noms of JTV probably increase it’s chance of staying on air
The 100 and Jane the Virgin………….both top quality shows, very happy! Little bit disappointed that TVD has been renewed, I love the show but its gota be nearing its end soon, kinda hoping they will announce next season is the send off season – this is probably very unpopular but its my opinion
I so agree with you. I think both TVD and Supernatural have run their courses. It just ends up being a lot of repetition. Let it end while it’s still on top, and not slowly wither away. Also, ending TVD would free the actors up for some good stuff in the future.
Agree. TVD has definitely run it’s course. I think it would be better for the writers and actors if the show ended already. And if some of them really want to continue working in the TVD realm, I’m sure they can be placed on The Originals. At least then, there is a chance their characters can be reinvented and get better storylines.
Have the J’s even signed up for season 11? Or were they committed previously already?
They’ve both said they’re happy to do the show as long as the network wants it so I don’t think it’s even a problem if they aren’t signed on for s11 yet because it will happen
Sure, it will happen. Hopefully the J’s ask for certain things to be included in their contracts before they do sign. They can take the network to the cleaners. Executive Producers sounds good.
I was just wondering the same thing. This is my favorite show, by far. Has been for ten years, but I really thought this was it for them. Glad to hear it’s been renewed.
I am happy with most but am almost proud of the renewal of the 100. I need to figure out how to sell some more people on the show.
iZombie’s and The Messengers’ chance at a renewal have dwindled by 50% now.
Though I watch several of these shows, I’m most excited about the Arrow renewal!
It really is the best CW (and I love Arrow/Flash) show right now.
Now that Supernatural has a season 11 pickup, therefore surpassing Smallville’s 10 seasons, is it the network’s longest-running series?
Oops, that’s right! I always forget that one. SPN is tied for first, at least!
Thrilled for all of them, though admittedly I do not watch Reign.
I binge-watched Episodes 1-9 of Jane the Virgin yesterday, and it is an unexpected delight.
Omg!!! A show that i got into actually survived to season 2. What is this madness? Lol. Love Jane the Virgin!
I’m surprised Supernatural is getting an eleventh season.
Jane the Virgin – a surprisingly good show :) but also love almost all of them!
I was so pessimistic about Reign (due to its ratings) but wow, I’m so happy! They can’t finish the show at least until Mary meets Elizabeth and returns to Scotland. Jane is renewed too!
So, so happy about Supernatural coming back for Season 11! Hooray!!
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So excited/relieved about Reign. I need it for guilty pleasure time. Had no doubts about Flash/Arrow/Originals/Vampire Diaries getting renewed and holy crap I watch a lot of CW.
Reign! I was so worried it wouldn’t be back but now I’m so happy!!!!! (I’m happy about the other shows too)
The 100! The 100! The 100! This is my new favorite show and it gets better and better each week. I am so thrilled that it was renewed!
Guess not good for HoD although viewers are similar to some of these others. Sort of stinks as would be good match for Jane
The 100. The other two CW shows I watch(Arrow, Flash) both seemed like sure-things.
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