Superhero lovers got some exciting news out of the Television Critics Association this afternoon. While there was little doubt The Flash (The CW’s highest rated show) and Arrow (The network’s longest running DC series) would get picked up for another season, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow both got the thumbs up for third seasons. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin and Supernatural will be returning as well. You can read The CW’s official press release below.
Aside from the fact DC’s Geoff Johns has teased yet another DC TV show is on the way… Greg Berlanti and writer David S. Goyer will be bringing Constantine back from the dead in animated form on the CW Seed, starring none other than Matt Ryan himself. Could this be a sign the “powers that be” are testing the waters to see if fans would return for another live-action season of Constantine? Perhaps Matt Ryan was not available to shoot a full season, but could squeeze in the voice work? I can tell you without a doubt, that I would tune in for another season in a heartbeat. Constantine was one of the most original shows DC/Warner Bros tackled in 2014. While the ratings were not impressive by NBC standards, 4 million viewers would make The CW very happy. After all, The Flash averages roughly 4 to 5 million viewers per episode.
THE CW PICKS UP SEVEN CURRENT SERIES FOR 2017-18 SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for Next Season to “Arrow,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Jane The Virgin,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural”
January 8, 2017 (Pasadena, CA) — The CW Network has given early renewals to seven of its primetime series for the 2017-2018 season. The announcement was made today during the network’s session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said Pedowitz. “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.”
The series being ordered for the 2017-2018 season include ARROW (Season 6), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season 3), DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 4), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 4), SUPERGIRL (Season 3), and SUPERNATURAL (Season 13). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
Are you pleased to know your favorite superheroes will be back next season and that more crossovers are on the horizon? Which is your fave DC show? Hit the comments below and let us know.
Supergirl returns January 23. The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow return January 24. Arrow Returns January 25.
— Matt Ryan (@mattryanreal) January 8, 2017