The CW Renews The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, The 100 and 8 More Shows

11 shows will return for the 2016-17 season, including iZombie and DC's Legends of Tomorrow

By Tierney Bricker, Jean Bentley Mar 11, 2016 7:00 PMTags
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This Friday is definitely a Fri-yay for CW fans. 

The network has finally decided which of its returning shows will get early renewals, and guess what? It's every single show that's on the air, including the entire DC superhero line-up (The Flash, Arrow, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow), The Vampire Diaries and seven (!) other series.

Also receiving good news early? The 100, Supernatural (which is heading into its 12th season), The Originals, and Jane the Virgin. Plus, iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which earned a lot of buzz after creator and star Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe in January, were also renewed. Reign, which returns in April, also received a pick-up just after the news that one of its stars, Torrance Coombs, has been cast in the ABC pilot Still Star-Crossed.

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"The CW has become home to some of the most critically-acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas," CW boss Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. "As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017."

There's been no word yet on which shows will air in the fall, and which will return in 2017. No episode orders were announced.

Fortunately for fans of their shows, the CW has never been shy to renew shows long before May's upfront presentation, when the network unveils its new fall schedule in front of advertisers. In 2015, The CW renewed eight of its shows ultra-early—in January, in fact. Back in October, the network announced Beauty and the Beast would be ending after its upcoming fourth season.

You can catch the season finales of the network's current shows beginning April 12, when iZombie takes a bow, followed by Crazy Ex on April 18. The Vampire Diaries ends on May 13, Jane the Virgin on May 16, Legends of Tomorrow and The 100 on May 19, The Originals on May 20, The Flash on May 24, and Arrow and Supernatural on May 25.

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