TB TV RECAP: The CW Renews Its Entire Programming Line-Up

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The CW has been having a stellar year. The 100 doubled its premiere numbers over last year with the help of viewer growth on Netflix, the much-hyped Legends of Tomorrow has held solid viewing numbers with 2.6 million on average (4.26 million with DVR), and The Flash continues to be the network’s most successful series. On top of that, they have won recent critical acclaim with last year’s newcomer Jane The Virgin winning awards attention and this year’s same nomination slots going to newbie Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Now, the CW has made a new big announcement with the renewal of their entire lineup of programming, including the aforementioned series as well as Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, iZombie, Supernatural, and Reign. The network is working more towards year-round programming, and with the number of high profile pilots currently in casting and production, it looks as though they will have plenty of options to choose from to fill out what little space they have left in their schedule.

Earlier this week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference that he believed five freshman series would be renewed. Though he did not name the series, it is likely he was referring to Limitless, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Life In Pieces, and Supergirl. With only one cancellation for the eye this year (Angel from Hell), Moonves says they will likely not order more than five new series for the upcoming fall. Meanwhile, their online presence CBS All Access, will have three or four original shows next year, in addition to the Star Trek reboot set for January 17th.

Be sure to take a look at our coverage of this pilot season’s casting announcements and check below for your weekly recap of the networks’ pilot orders.


Our weekly recap of the latest developments for this year’s pilot season:

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THE TICK
Studio: Sony Pictures TV
Status: PILOT ORDER
Execs: Ben Edlund (W/EP), Barry Josephson (EP), Wally Pfister (D)
Logline: Reboot of the cult live-action comedy that aired on Fox in 2001, based on the comic book created by Ben Edlund. The Tick is recovering form memory loss when he ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil.
Cast: Griffin Newman (Arthur Everest), Valorie Curry (Dot Everest)

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AFTER
Studio: Brillstein Entertainment Partners / Tom Lynch Co.
Status: In Development
Execs: Tom Lynch (CoW/EP), Adam Lash (CoW), Cori Uchida (CoW), Robin Schwartz (EP)
Logline: Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince one hundred years after falling asleep to find her family long dead and her kingdom taken from her. She must transform into a warrior to regain it. Based on the book A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas.

See all of our coverage for this year’s pilot development season.

Emily J | Staff 
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