CW will launch in 2020 with a total of 13 shows for the 2020-2021 television season, including all the existing Arrowverse shows. The beginning of each year is always busy for television networks as they start looking ahead and do not come back for the next television season.
With the full pilot season around this time of year, network administrators are already required to look at what has been revised and scrapped to make room for new programming. With Winter Press Tour in progress, the future of various shows will be revealed early or at least shadowed in what their chances of renewal are.
With The CW, the WB / UPN combined network has recently completed phases of early upgrades at the TCAs. Network President Mark Pedowitz is recognised for showing great faith in the programming in which his team invests time and money.
Even though several seasons have still not debuted, Pedowitz again renewed a few shows early in the TCAs. With the CW planning to resume from hiatus break in the coming weeks, the network is already planning to come.
The CW today announced renewals for the 2020-2021 TV season for 13 series.
The announcement of the network also included positive news for Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene, who ordered 13 episodes. Although it does not yet qualify as a season-2 renewal, it is promising that Lucy Hale-led theatre will join the next television season.
In spite of 13 shows planned for the following season, the CW still has to order series shows. The next season will see Arrow spin-off from Green Arrow, the Canary Islands as well as Superman and Lois from both Berlanti Productions.
Which of the revived shows will start in the next TV season is to be seen. While the CW renews series at an early stage, the network does not always announce whether or not some of the return events go into the final season.
In the case of Arrow, Stephen Amell announced that the last episode would be the eighth season. Details on the next seasons regarding episode orders, first dates and more will be disclosed by The CW later.