There’s nothing official to announce just yet, but fret not, fans of “Arrow,” “The Originals,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural”: You’re probably going to see more seasons of your favorite shows. At a session in front of reporters at the TCA winter press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz hinted very strongly that renewals are imminent for the network’s most successful shows.
In fact, “Supernatural” keeps doing so well in the ratings that Pedowitz is OK with making as many seasons as stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki want.
Also looking good: “Reign,” which Pedowitz says he’s “bullish” on. “The numbers, which started off a little slowly, are increasing. I’m looking forward to it returning.” He also notes that it’s doing better in its post-“Vampire Diaries” timeslot than its predecessor, “Beauty and the Beast.”
Pedowitz uses the same word for potential “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash,” which has morphed from a backdoor pilot episode of “Arrow” to its own solo outing. It changed, he says, because “rather than try to squeeze in a spinoff, [we thought] let’s try to make it a bigger pilot, so if we do launch a new series, let’s launch it with a bang like we did with ‘Arrow.'”
As for “The Carrie Diaries,” Pedowitz says, “Amy Harris did a really good job with the show this year,” but he hasn’t decided on its fate. Same with “Hart of Dixie,” which he says had a “hard time period” and will hopefully do better paired with “Whose Line Is It Anyway” in the spring.
The final decisions for “Hart of Dixie,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Tomorrow People” will come in May.