The CW’s boss remains confident that all of the network’s DC Comics-based shows will be renewed for at least another season.
Beginning in 2012 with Arrow, The CW has become the de facto home for DC superhero dramas with the likes of The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. As the lineup expands Jan. 16 with Black Lightning, it doesn’t appear as if the network plans to allow its current dramas to fall by the wayside.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, network President Mark Pedowitz declined to make an announcement, but suggested the future of the Arrowverse is bright. “At the moment, it’s a little too soon,” he said. “We’re noted for announcing at winter TCA that we’re picking up shows, we just weren’t ready to do that yet. A couple more weeks [and] we’ll probably get around to it. I’m pretty confident we’ll see them all back.”
The Arrowverse is running pretty smoothly right now, so it makes sense that The CW would solidify what it already had before it tries to expand. If the shows are all renewed, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow will be heading into Season 4, The Flash into Season 5 and Arrow into Season 7.
The CW may also be known for other shows like Dynasty and Supernatural, but there is no denying that comic books are big business for the network.
The Arrowverse dramas return from winter hiatus next week, beginning Monday, Jan. 15, with Supergirl, followed Tuesday, Jan. 16, by The Flash (joined by the series premiere of Black Lightning), and Thursday, Jan. 18, by Arrow. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will resume its season on Monday, Feb. 12, replacing Supergirl for nine weeks.
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