The CW released a list of the shows it will be renewing, and essentially it’s every show on the network (and those that haven’t been renewed yet are looking pretty good).
The CW is big-time leaning into their original shows. The network announced a huge slate of renewals, and with the exception of shows that are ending like Arrow, The 100, and Supernatural, it looks like just about everything is getting a new season.
As The Hollywood Reporter explains, the CW has renewed 13 of its scripted series. That means that all but one of their scripted shows that isn’t ending in the 2019-2020 season has gotten a renewal.
New shows like Nancy Drew and Batwoman have been greenlit towards their sophomore seasons. Longer-running shows like All American, Black Lightning, Charmed, Dynasty, The Flash, Supergirl, In the Dark, Legacies, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and Roswell, New Mexico are all going to receive another season.
It’s, well, it’s basically everything the network has to offer. Of course, there is one show glaringly missing from that list: Katy Keene.
The reason for the delay in renewal for the highly-anticipated Riverdale spin-off makes total sense. Katy Keene isn’t set to premiere on the CW until February, so it’s still a bit early for the network to order a new season.
However, things are looking good for the growing Riverdale-verse. Though we don’t have an official renewal order for Katy Keene, the CW has ordered an additional 13 episodes of the show in its premiere season. So while we can’t say anything for sure until we get an official announcement, things are looking pretty positive for the future of Katy Keene.
The CW president Mark Pedowitz issued a statement about the renewals and his excitement over the direction of the shows on the network.
“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. 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 multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”
Last season, the CW made history by renewing all of its shows (that weren’t ending) for the first time since 1981, and it seems like the network is on track to do it again. The 2020-2021 season will be a huge year for the network with the streaming service HBO Max launching (where all CW shows will live), and moving into that space with a huge lineup of original programming can only mean great things for The CW and the network’s shows.