Unlike a lot of networks out there, cutting series left and right in order to separate the wheat from the chaff, The CW is on a renewal spree, announcing Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter tour that no less than eight of their series (!!) would see the light of the 2015 - 2016 television season.
"Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience," said Mark Pedowitz, the president of CW explained.
And the renewal list was not short, including newcomers like "Jane the Virgin" and "The Flash," in addition to hits like "Arrow," the it's-just-never-going-to-end "Supernatural," "The 100," "Reign," "The Vampire Diaries," and its spin-off series, "The Originals."
"By picking up these shows now," Pedowitz explained, "our executive producers can start planning next season's storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 lineups."
Of course there were some question marks left with this announcement — mainly in regards to series in limbo, like "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" — and also the promise of more DC-centric shows to potentially expand that universe's presence on the network.
And we find that in "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim's animated series based on DC Comics' Vixen for The CW's online offshoot, The Seed. As for the former in-limbo series ("Hart of Dixie")? It's "not necessarily" canceled, Pedowitz said, but added that they would have to wait "to see the ratings" before any decisions are made. The same goes for "Beauty" when it returns this summer either late May or early June.
So — did any of your favorite shows make the cut? Let us know in the comments!