The CW is certainly entering December with a bang, but 2017 is when the landscape really starts to shift. Not only do we know when to expect returning favorites like The 100 and iZombie, but also freshman offerings like Riverdale, and the final graduation of The Vampire Diaries.
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Well, The CW deal with Hulu that enabled next-day streaming of the most recent five episodes may have lapsed, but Netflix subscribers are officially in for some good news. The CW has confirmed a new streaming deal that will bring full seasons of CW shows a mere eight days after their finales air on the network.
Welp, if ever you wanted to overload on TV superheros, have we got a Comic-Con for you! Warner Bros. TV has officially loaded up on 21 series headed to San Diego this year, from Flash to Supergirl to Powerless, Justice League Action, and a few non-superhero series like The Big Bang Theory, The 100, and Animaniacs. You may have heard of them.
The CW looks more and more like DC’s go-to network than ever, and the full fall 2016 premiere roster will stand as proof. Not only do we know when The Flash Season 3 will kick off The CW’s fall 2016 slate, so too do we know when to expect its Supergirl debut, Legends of Tomorrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and all the rest.
Despite a move to Fridays, The Vampire Diaries has thrived long enough to earn itself an early eighth season renewal, even as recent comments from series star Ian Somerhalder suggested next year might be the last for Stefan and Damon. Not so, at least yet, as the Vampire Diaries star walks back his prior statement, leaving the decision up to The CW.
Yeah, pretty much no-brainers here (except for iZombie). If you like The CW, and its myriad of successful shows like superhero dramas like Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and others like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The 100, you’re in luck! Just about everything has been renewed for additional seasons over the 2016-2017 season.
The CW’s Tuesday and Wednesday lineups of Flash, Arrow, iZombie and Supernatural have us all on break for the next few weeks, but as March braces to cross the midway hump, we now know when all the major on-season dramas will air their finales. Find out when DC dramas, Grounders, Crazies and more should brace for the end!
There’s no denying the surge in CW popularity over the last few years, with superhero series like Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow dominating weekdays, while Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend bring home Golden Globes. Still, the network remains relatively small against the big four, so might CW owners look toward yet another cord-cutter streaming service?
The CW had itself a banner day, dropping some big news in the form of a Legends of Tomorrow trailer and premiere, simultaneously making waves with the rest of its 2016 schedule. We now know when The 100 will return for Season 3, what it means for The Vampire Diaries, and what fans of iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can look forward to.
Arrow and Flash fans have quite a bit to look forward to in the coming weeks and Comic-Con, hopefully enough to tide a bit of bad news. Both CW superheroes have set their returns for Seasons 2 and 4 this October, along with other network series the likes of Supernatural, Jane the Virgin and more.