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CW Renews Arrow, Supernatural, The Flash and More

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The CW chose not to make fans wait when it came to seven of its shows.

On Sunday, January 8, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced the renewals during the Television Critics Association press tour. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Jane the Virgin were all renewed for the 2017-2018 season.

All are veteran shows. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow will be coming back for their third seasons. The Flash and Jane the Virgin, meanwhile, will return for season 4 next year. Arrow, which started the network’s superhero trend, was renewed for season 6, while perennial favorite Supernatural will return for an incredible 13th season in the fall.

Not every CW program got the good news. None of the network’s new shows from 2016-2017 — Frequency, No Tomorrow, Riverdale — have scored renewals yet, while the spring’s returning programs — The 100, iZombie, The Originals — will have to wait as well.

“Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long,” Pedowitz told television critics of the choice to renew so many shows so early.

Limitless News: CBS Wants to Sell It to Cable or Digital

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CBS

Have you been wondering why there was no news about a Limitless renewal or cancellation?

Well, there still isn’t definitive news. But there is hope for everyone’s favorite series about a guy who uses pharmaceuticals to be the FBI’s greatest crime-fighting asset while secretly working for a creepy Bradley Cooper!

CBS has no plans to bring Limitless back, thanks to declining ratings over the season (and probably because it’s too cool for them). Instead, the network — which also produces the show and therefore gets all the money from it — is shopping Limitless to cable and digital platforms. And they still don’t have a final deal, which explains the radio silence until now.

“Right now, we’re in discussions with other potential buyers,” CBS Entertainment head Glenn Geller told reporters on Wednesday. He did not specify which outlets — Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and the CBS-affiliated Showtime seem likely candidates — but CBS Corporation chief Les Moonves said that Limitless would not be airing on CBS All Access.

So Limitless and its LULZ are not dead. If some as-yet-unnamed outlet ponies up the cash to buy it, the show will be back. It’s just not going to be on CBS.

2016-2017 Season: What’s Renewed, Cancelled, and Picked-Up?

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The state of far too many of your favorite shows (Courtesy: ABC)

Ready for your TV to change?

Well, you’d better be because it’s Upfronts time. Every May, networks meet and plot and make decisions about all of their shows, renewing some and cancelling others. It’s a bit of a bloodbath. But at the end of it, we at least know what’s coming back next year and what new shows may fill the voids left behind by particularly painful cancellations.

The end results? Check out the list of shows coming (or not) for the 2016-2017 season below — it will be updated as news comes in over the next few days.

ABC

Renewed

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • American Crime
  • Black-ish
  • The Catch
  • Dr. Ken
  • Fresh Off the Boat
  • The Goldbergs
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Last Man Standing
  • The Middle
  • Modern Family
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Real O’Neals
  • Quantico
  • Scandal

Canceled

  • Agent Carter
  • Blood and Oil
  • Castle
  • The Family
  • Galavant
  • The Muppets
  • Nashville
  • Of Kings and Prophets
  • Wicked City

Picked-up

  • Conviction
  • Designated Survivor
  • Downward Dog
  • Imaginary Mary
  • Notorious
  • Speechless
  • Still Star-Crossed
  • Time After Time
  • Untitled Katy Mixon sitcom

NBC

Renewed

  • Aquarius
  • The Blacklist
  • Blindspot
  • The Carmichael Show
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago PD
  • Chicago Med
  • Grimm
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Shades of Blue
  • Superstore

Canceled

  • Crowded
  • Game of Silence
  • Hannibal
  • Heartbeat
  • Heroes Reborn
  • Mr. Robinson
  • Mysteries of Laura
  • The Player
  • Telenovela
  • Undateable 

Picked-up

  • The Blacklist: Redemption
  • Chicago Justice
  • Emerald City
  • The Good Place
  • Great News
  • Marlon
  • Midnight, Texas
  • Powerless
  • Taken
  • This Is Us
  • Timeless
  • Trial & Error
  • Untitled Mike Schur comedy

CBS

Renewed

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Blue Bloods
  • Criminal Minds
  • Elementary
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Life in Pieces
  • Madam Secretary
  • Mom
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Scorpion

Canceled

  • Angel from Hell
  • CSI: Cyber
  • The Good Wife
  • Mike and Molly
  • Person of Interest
  • Rush Hour

Picked-up

  • Bull
  • Doubt
  • The Great Indoors
  • Kevin Can Wait
  • MacGyver
  • Man with a Plan
  • Pure Genius
  • Training Day

FOX

Renewed

  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Bones (for a final season 12)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Empire
  • Family Guy
  • Gotham
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Lucifer
  • New Girl
  • Rosewood
  • Scream Queens
  • The Simpsons
  • Sleepy Hollow

Canceled

  • Bordertown
  • Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
  • Grandfathered
  • The Grinder
  • Minority Report
  • Second Chance

Picked-up

  • 24: Legacy
  • APB
  • Exorcist
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Making History
  • The Mick
  • Pitch
  • Prison Break
  • Shots Fired
  • Son of Zorn
  • Star

CW

Renewed

  • The 100
  • Arrow
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • The Flash
  • iZombie
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Legends of Tomorrow
  • The Originals
  • Reign
  • Supernatural
  • The Vampire Diaries

Canceled

  • Beauty and the Beast (final season airing this summer)
  • Containment

Picked-up

  • Frequency
  • No Tomorrow
  • Riverdale
  • Supergirl (moving from CBS for season 2)

ELSEWHERE*

Canceled

  • Faking It (MTV)
  • House of Lies (Showtime)
  • Recovery Road (Freeform)

Picked-Up

  • Will (TNT)

* Not all cancellations, renewals, and pick-ups are listed here, simply because it’s way too hard to keep track of them. I am adding information as I see it though.

 

Supergirl Season 2 Is a Go… At The CW

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CBS

Supergirl has been renewed for season 2… but not on CBS. Nope, the network that aired the first season of the Warner Bros.-produced superhero show decided to hand it off to The CW going forward.

It actually makes a lot of sense to go that route. Supergirl wasn’t really pulling in the kind of massive ratings that CBS likes, and the show didn’t exactly mesh with the procedurals and sitcoms surrounding it on CBS’ schedule. The CW, meanwhile, is crowded with superhero-fare, almost all of it from mega-producer Greg Berlanti (who is behind Supergirl, of course). Add in the fact that Supergirl already had a crossover episode with The Flash this year and the move makes perfect sense.

Because The CW couldn’t make just one announcement, there was pickup news as well on that network on Thursday. Three new shows — Riverdale (based on the Archie comic books), Frequency (based on the movie), and No Tomorrow (based on a Brazilian show) — will all air in the 2016-2017 season on The CW. They will join a host of already-renewed CW veterans in the crowded schedule — Arrow, The FlashiZombieThe Vampire Diaries, SupernaturalThe Originals, ReignJane the Virgin, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will all be back.

Alone on the CW’s chopping block is its self-described limited series, Containment, which will not return. Beauty and the Beast is also going into its previously planned final season.

The CW Renews Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural… and Everything Else

One network has just made a lot of fans of all of their currently airing shows very, very happy. That’s what happens when The CW renews just about everything airing for a new season.

Which shows were renewed?

  • Arrow – season 5
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – season 2
  • The Flash – season 3
  • iZombie – season 3
  • Jane the Virgin – season 3
  • Legends of Tomorrow – season 2
  • The Originals – season 4
  • Reign – season 4
  • Supernatural – season 12 (yes 12… this show will out live us all)
  • The Vampire Diaries – season 8
  • The 100 – season 4

Impressively, it’s a much shorter list of shows not renewed at this point — Beauty and the Beast (which already was announced to be going into its final season) and Containment (which hasn’t premiered yet).

So sit back and relax, CW fans! Your shows aren’t going anywhere!

Castle Season 8 Announced… But Not Confirmed Renewed

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ABC

Castle has been informally renewed for season 8, even though this news has not been confirmed!

Wait. How does that work?

This is what happens when you let the president of a network, in this case ABC’s Paul Lee, talk about what he likes and wants to keep around. Castle, as it turns out, is both of those things.

“We love Castle, we love those two [stars Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic], and we want to see Castle on the air for many years to come,” Lee said at the 2015 TCA winter press tour on Wednesday, according to TVLine. That’s hardly an official confirmation of season 8 — even when it comes from the top — but it’s definitely a good sign. An even better sign would be the fact that Lee later flat-out stated, “It will be coming back.”

The issue for a Castle season 8 is the contracts for Fillion and Katic, both of whom would need new deals if they were to stay on for another season. Barring that problem, however, it’s safe to say that Castle isn’t going anywhere.

Constantine Season 1 Limited to 13 Episodes, Cristela Gets 22

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There’s good and bad news for lovers of quality TV. First, the good news: Cristela has been given a full 22-episode season 1 order by ABC. And the bad news? Constantine has been limited to 13 episodes over on NBC.

Don’t worry too much, Hellblazers. This doesn’t mean a cancellation of Constantine is imminent. It just means that the Friday night show has not exceeded NBC’s expectations for its Friday nights. Although down from the premiere, ratings from the most recent episode did inch up slightly.

Cristela has turned into a bigger Friday-night success story. Nicely positioned between Last Man Standing and Shark Tank, the multi-camera sitcom has held on to a large percentage of its lead-in’s audience.

In the end, as is so often the case, TV giveth and TV taketh away.