The CW has set midseason premiere dates for new limited series Containment, the return of Reign and Beauty and the Beast‘s final season. In addition, the network announced season finale dates for iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
In what could be a network TV first, The CW will present two versions of this week’s episode — an on-air cut that meets broadcast content standards and an uncensored “too hot for TV” version that will stream exclusively online. The difference between the versions? The editing of two sex scenes.
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.
The CW’s crop of freshman dramas have all received back-nine orders, the network announced Monday, taking the episode counts for The Originals, Tomorrow People and Reign to 22.
CW has joined the series pickup fray, giving greenlights to four dramas: Tomorrow People, The 100, Reign and Star-Crossed.