If there’s a more prolific TV network than The CW at the moment then we’d like to see it, and the latest news to come out of the US appears to underline this, as it has taken the almost certainly unprecedented step of renewing all 11 of its shows currently airing. 8 of those are directly relevant to UK audiences, so it is those shows that we list below:
- Arrow (Season 5)
- The Flash (Season 3)
- Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 2)
- Supernatural (Season 12)
- The 100 (Season 4)
- The Vampire Diaries (Season 8)
- The Originals (Season 4)
- iZombie (Season 3)
There are few real surprises among that bunch – all have pretty dedicated fanbases as far as they go – although we’re glad to have been proven wrong in our initial assumption that Legends Of Tomorrow would be a standalone series. Who knows, maybe we will finally see iZombie get a UK air date and channel sometime soon. Please let it be so.
Speaking about the news, The CW head Mark Pedowitz said to Collider, “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 Pedowitz. “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.”
Arrow, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow are currently airing on Sky 1; The Originals is available to stream on Amazon Instant and Blinkbox; The 100 is currently airing on E4, with Supernatural due to air on the same channel later this year; The Vampire Diaries will return to ITV2 later in 2016, and a UK air date and channel for iZombie is yet to be announced. For more news about the latest TV shows, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.