As it has in years past, The CW has renewed seven series for the 2022 – 2023 TV Season. The Flash, Riverdale, All American, Superman & Lois, Kung Fu, Walker and Nancy Drew will all be back for another season.
The Flash will be back for its ninth season. Star Grant Gustin signed a new one year deal, paving the way for the renewal. No news about whether it will be its final season was announced.
Riverdale will be back for season seven. The long running series could also potentially be the final season, though no news was announced at the moment.
All American has been a strong performer for the network. It will be back for season five. The series recently spun off the new series All American: Homecoming, though it has not been renewed for a second season at this time.
Superman & Lois, Kung Fu, and Walker will all be back for third seasons. Walker‘s second season premiered in the fall with Superman & Lois premiering in the winter. They have been solid performers. Kung Fu is only two episodes into it’s sophomore season, but the network signaled confidence in it by renewing it already.
The only real bubble series that earned an early renewal was Nancy Drew which wrapped its third season this winter. Spinoff series Tom Swift has yet to get a premiere date.
These new renewals join Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, and World’s Funniest Animals which were also recently renewed for new seasons.
Series which have not received renewals year include the aforementioned All American: Homecoming, 4400, and Naomi, all of which have aired or are currently airing their freshman seasons. Additional series still on the bubble are DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Legacies, Dynasty and Charmed.
Tom Swift, along with Stargirl, Roswell, New Mexico, and In The Dark have not received premiere dates for their current seasons. They have not been renewed beyond their current season orders yet.
The future of these yet to be renewed series could face an uphill battle more so than in years past due to The CW’s parent companies Paramount and WarnerMedia are looking at a potential sale of the network.
Additional renewals could come in the coming months ahead of Upfronts in May where the network will layout their schedule and plans for the future. The CW also has a crop of pilots all in contention for the upcoming new season which will also hear word ahead of Upfronts.