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CW Renews ‘Supernatural’, ‘Vampire Diaries’, ‘Originals’ and More; Sets Midseason Premiere Dates

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In something that I’ve never heard of a network doing before…ever, the CW has renewed all of their scripted series’ for the 2015-16 season. This is awesome news for shows we love like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Arrow, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Reign and The 100, because that means they’ll all be back next year. CW has also set the midseason premiere dates for their shows such as iZombie and The Messengers and they’re shuffling things around a bit. Read on for all the details.

The network gave early renewals to freshmen The Flash and Jane the Virgin for second seasons as well as The Originals (Season 3), Reign (Season 3), The 100 (Season 3), Arrow (Season 4) and veterans The Vampire Diaries (Season 7) and Supernatural (Season 11).

Keep in mind that not all of the shows will receive a full-season of 22 episodes and some of the shows will be kept until the midseason or summer season to air.

CW President Mark Pedowitz said, ““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,” Pedowitz said. “By picking up these shows now, 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 line-ups.”

We also have this year’s midseason premiere dates for new genre shows iZombie and The Messengers and the network is shuffling some shows around a bit.

CW’s Tuesday will be a comic-book-themed night in midseason when Rob Thomas‘ iZombie makes its debut March 17 following breakout freshman The Flash at 8 PM. iZombie will displace veteran Supernatural, which will be on the move yet again, to the post-Arrow Wednesday 9 PM slot starting March 18, following the second-season finale of The 100 on March 11. Apocalyptic new drama The Messengers got a tough draw – set to air on Fridays at 9 PM beginning April 10.

Following is The CW’s midseason premiere schedule:

Wednesday, March 11
8:00-9:00pm Arrow
9:00-10:00pm The 100 (Season Finale)

Tuesday, March 17
8:00-9:00pm The Flash
9:00-10:00pm iZombie (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, March 18
8:00-9:00pm Arrow
9:00-10:00pm Supernatural (New Night)

Friday, April 10
9:00-10:00pm The Messengers (Series Premiere)

source: Deadline

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.