The CW Renews Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl and 7 Other Shows for Next Season

No decision yet on All American and its midseason series

Riverdale is among the 10 shows that The CW handed out early renewals to today. Jack Rowand/The CW
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The CW has made a habit of renewing all or most of its primetime lineup at once—and the network stuck with tradition today by picking up 10 of its shows for the 2019-2020 season.

Arrow, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Legacies, Riverdale, Supergirl and Supernatural have all been renewed, The CW president Mark Pedowitz said today at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Los Angeles.

“This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday—which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers,” said Pedowitz in a statement. “In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming.  The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning.”

Pedowitz added that “these shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”

Missing from the announcement were three shows that Pedowitz had previously said would be ending after this season: Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie. No decision has been made yet on freshman drama All American, nor any of the network’s midseason shows, including newbies In the Dark and Roswell, New Mexico, nor returning series The 100.

The renewal extends the run of Supernatural to 15 seasons. Pedowitz has previously said the show will continue on as long as its two stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki want to stick with it.


@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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