The CW’s Early Renewals Include Arrow, The Flash


BURBANK: The CW has given early renewals to 11 of its prime-time series for the 2016-17 season, among them Arrow, returning for season five.

The Flash and iZOMBIE have been renewed for third seasons. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have both been ordered for sophomore seasons. Supernatural is set for season 12, The 100 for season four and The Vampire Diaries for season eight. The Originals and Reign are both set for season four. Jane the Virgin will be in season three.

“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,” said Mark Pedowitz, the president of The CW. “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.”