At Sunday’s Television Critics Association panel, CW president Mark Pedowitz gave fans some very good news to kick off the new year: the network is giving early renewals to eight of its dramas.
The 2015-16 slate will include Supernatural season 11, The Vampire Diaries season 7, Arrow season 4, The Originals season 3, Reign season 3, The 100 season 3, The Flash season 2 and Jane the Virgin season 2. No decisions have been made on the fate on Hart of Dixie, which premiered its fourth season on Friday or Beauty and the Beast, which does not have a premiere date yet, but Pedowitz said its likely to start in May or June.
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,” said Pedowitz. “By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”