The littlest network is still keen on Oliver Queen. The CW has renewed its Arrow TV show for a seventh season. Despite some natural decline in the Nielsens over the years, the superhero series — which also spawned The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — is still hitting the bullseye.
A CW live-action adaptation of DC’s Green Arrow comics, Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, and Katie Cassidy. The story centers on billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Amell). After surviving a shipwreck, Oliver returns home a changed man. Now, disguised as the Green Arrow, he’s back in Star City to battle injustice and atone for his his family’s wrongs.
Arrow: A Look at the Ratings
The sixth season of Arrow is averaging a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.37 million viewers. Compared to season five, that’s down by 24% and 22%, respectively. Although Arrow is no longer one of the top performing CW TV shows, it still has plenty of reserves, in its quiver.
The CW issued early renewals for a total of ten shows, today: Arrow, season seven; Black Lightning, season two; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season four; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, season four; Dynasty, season two; The Flash, season five; Jane The Virgin, season five; Riverdale, season three; Supergirl, season four; and Supernatural, season 14. Check out the press release:
THE CW NETWORK PICKS UP TEN CURRENT SERIES FOR 2018-19 SEASON
THE CW NETWORK PICKS UP TEN CURRENT SERIES
FOR 2018-19 SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for Next Season to “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,”
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,”
“Jane The Virgin,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural”
April 2, 2018 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network has given early renewals to ten of its primetime series for the 2018-2019 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come,” said Pedowitz. “And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.”
The series being ordered for the 2018-2019 season include second seasons of the electrifying freshman hit BLACK LIGHTNING and DYNASTY, which recently saw the debut of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington, as well as new seasons of ARROW (Season 7), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season 4), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 5), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 5), RIVERDALE (Season 3), SUPERGIRL (Season 4), and SUPERNATURAL (Season 14). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
The CW also recently announced it would expand its primetime schedule to six nights, Sunday-Friday (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT), beginning in October 2018.
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