Good news for CW fans, the network has announced that 13 TV shows have been renewed for the 2020-2021 season. The CW announced on Jan. 7 that the Arrowverse shows — The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Supergirl, and Batwoman — have all gotten early renewals.
The Young Adult network also revealed that The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies has been renewed for a third season. Additionally, Roswell, New Mexico, Charmed, All American, Dynasty, In the Dark, and Nancy Drew have been renewed.
And, the mysteries will continue on the mega popular series Riverdale, which has also been slated for Season 5. The comic book show's spin-off series, Katy Keene, was given a 13-episode script order ahead of its premiere.
“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” CW head Mark Pedowitz said in a press statement.
He continued: "We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multi-platform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”
The CW stars react to show renewals.
Following the network's renewal announcement, CW actors took to social media to react to the great news. Riverdale star Camila Mendes posted a tweet from the show's official Twitter on her Instagram Story, which read: "This town never runs out of mysteries. #Riverdale has been renewed for Season 5."
Cami's co-star Lili Reinhart echoed similar sentiments and captioned her Instagram Story selfie, "Truffle (Camila's new dog) is excited that we got renewed for Season 5!!"
All American star Daniel Ezra gave a shout-out to fans of the football series, captioning his Instagram post: "Look what y’all did. Season 3."
Nancy Drew star Kennedy McMann shared a heartfelt message on the 'Gram, writing, " SEASON 2!!!!!!! From the very bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. Thank you so much for watching our show. Thank you for telling your friends, for making fan art, for tweeting and posting and sharing your support."
She added: "It is the greatest pleasure of my life to do this job & I couldn’t do it if it wasn’t for you. To our entire #drewcrew team, thank you. May the mysteries continue!!!!!! And a big congrats to all of the rest of the shows renewed this season in our CW family!!!!"
Here are The CW shows ending in 2020.
Though it's exciting that the network renewed essentially all of their TV lineup for additional seasons, fans will still have to say goodbye to a few long-running programs. Supernatural, Arrow, and The 100 have all announced their final seasons will air in 2020.
While it's always hard to bid farewell to shows that you have been invested in for years, we're sure the network will soften the blow with new content that is currently in development.
At least, we hope...