CW boss Mark Pedowitz weighs in on how Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex Girlfriend helped change the trajectory of the network, and where it’s headed now that both series are ending.
The series that launched The CW’s Arrowverse is coming to an end. Arrow‘s upcoming eighth season will be its last. It will consist of 10 episodes.
The CW on Thursday went on something of a renewal tear, picking up additional seasons of 10 current series — aka nearly its entire lineup. The list of shows confirmed to return for the 2019-20 TV season includes The Flash, Arrow, Riverdale, Supernatural, Supergirl, Black Lightning and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Freshman entries Charmed and Legacies also scored renewals, as did (wait for it) perpetual cellar-dweller Dynasty.
The Flash and Supergirl producers Warner Bros. Television has cut all ties with Andrew Kreisberg following sexual harassment claims from multiple women involving the showrunner.
Warner Bros. TV Group has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Andrew Kreisberg, an executive producer on The CW shows Arrow, Supergirl The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Kreisberg, who has been suspended by the studio, has engaged in a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years, according to 15 women and four men who have worked with him.
A rough cut of this week’s episode of “Arrow” has been nabbed by Internet pirates, three days before its scheduled airing on the CW in the U.S.
Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz, Victor Garber would star in the superhero drama. Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are behind the project
As it has done in the past couple of years, the CW has given early renewals to its strongest series. The list includes flagship dramas The Vampire Diaries and Arrow, formidable veteran Supernatural and freshmen The Originals and Reign.
Greg Berlanti’s Arrow has found a formula for success for the CW and now he’s working on another superhero show, about the Flash.
Only a handful, including Revolution, Arrow and Malibu Country, are off to promising starts, following last year’s better-than-average crop.
Arrow, the new television series about the DC Comics character, is a bright spot in the CW ratings picture. The series premiere on Oct. 10 drew 4.1 million total viewers, which was the largest audience for any show on any night for the network in three years. It was also the most watched CW premiere since The Vampire Diaries.
The Stephen Amell starrer premiered with a 1.3 in the key 18-49 demo and 4.02 million viewers, scoring the network’s best premiere since The Vampire Diaries.
The network’s new shows are the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, Arrow, an update on the CBS drama Beauty and the Beast, medical drama First Cut and Cult, about a dark TV show that draws legions of violently obsessed fans.