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CW Renewals: ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘Dynasty’ Among 10 Returning Series

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Photo: Dynasty, Riverdale, Black Lightning; Credit: The CW

The CW has announced the renewal of ten series, including veteran stalwart Supernatural, ratings performer The Flash, new series Black Lightning and freshman soap opera Dynasty. The news comes as the network prepares to expand to six nights of original programming in October.

The series being ordered for the 2018-2019 season include second seasons of the electrifying freshman hit Black Lightning and Dynasty, which recently saw the debut of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington, as well as new seasons of Arrow (Season 7), the final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 4), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4), The Flash (Season 5), Jane the Virgin (Season 5), Riverdale (Season 3), Supergirl (Season 4), and Supernatural (Season 14). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced later.

“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come,” said network president Mark Pedowitz.  “And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.”

Fates of midseason series The 100, iZombie and Life Sentence are expected to be decided before the network upfront in May.

The CW has a record of nine series in development this season, including high-profile reboots of Roswell, Charmed and the second attempt of a Supernatural spinoff, Wayward Sisters.

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