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2016-17 Season Roundup: The CW Renews 11 Shows including ‘TVD’, ‘The Originals’, ‘The Flash’


Happy Friday, CW fans—network president Mark Pedowitz renewed its entire current lineup along with Reign (currently on hiatus until April 25).

At this time, there are no specifics when it comes to premiere dates (fall versus spring) or episode counts, but we’re still going to call this a major win for all the shows’ fans.

Renewed: The 100, Arrow, Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.

Previously Canceled: America’s Next Top Model, Beauty and the Beast (which returns June 2 for its final season)

Undecided: Containment, which premieres April 19 (the network bills it as a limited series)

The CW is not the only network to play the early renewal game this season.

ABC, usually the last one to send out the official word each year, recently renewed 15 of their shows for next season. See the full list below along with the early decisions from CBS, FOX, and NBC.


Renewed: America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon A Time, Quantico, Scandal, Shark Tank

Canceled: Blood & Oil, Rookie Blue, The Whispers, Wicked City

Undecided: American Crime, Castle, The Catch (premieres March 24), Dr. Ken, The Family, Galavant, Last Man Standing, Marvel’s Agent Carter, The Muppets, Nashville, Of Kings and Prophets, The Real O’Neals


Renewed: The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, NCIS

Canceled: The Good Wife, Mike & Molly

Undecided: 2 Brook Girls, Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (premieres March 16), CSI: Cyber, Elementary, Hawaii-Five-O, Life in Pieces, Limitless, Madam Secretary, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, Rush Hour (premieres March 31), Scorpion, Supergirl, andUndercover Boss


Renewed: Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Empire, Family Guy, MasterChef, Scream Queens, The Simpsons

Canceled: American Idol

Undecided: Bordertown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Gotham, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Hell’s Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, Lucifer, MasterChef Junior, Minority Report, New Girl, Rosewood, Second Chance, Sleepy Hollow, The X-Files


Renewed: The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: SVU, Shades of Blue, Superstore

Canceled: Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, Heroes Reborn, Mr. Robinson, The Player

Undecided: The Biggest Loser, Grimm, The Mysteries of Laura, Telenova, Undateable, The Voice

Are your favorites safe or will you be refreshing social media until the next major announcement is made?

Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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