The adventures for the Waverider crew have come to an end. The CW has cancelled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow so we won’t be seeing an eighth season. Season seven finished airing early last month.
A superhero comedy-drama series, the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow TV show stars Caity Lotz, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Matt Ryan, Adam Tsekhman, Olivia Swann, Shayan Sobhian, Lisseth Chavez, and Amy Pemberton. The series follows a motley group of heroes and villains as they have misadventures across time and space in their stolen Waverider time-ship. In season seven, after saving 1925 Earth from an alien invasion (and getting married), Legends co-captains Sara Lance (Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Macallan) think they and their crew can finally go home and relax. Unfortunately, their time travel ship gets blown up by a second Waverider, leaving the Legends trapped in 1925.
Airing on Wednesday nights, the seventh season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow averaged a 0.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 528,000 viewers. Compared to season six, that’s up by 11% in the demo and up by 27% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). It was a middle-of-the-road performer when ranked against The CW’s other scripted shows this season. In the live+7 day ratings, Legends drew a 0.18 demo and 854,000 viewers, picking up 98% and 62% more viewers in those categories, respectively.
The cancellation news comes as Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global are looking to sell the network. There’s been speculation that CW would not be renewing as many shows as it has in the past few years. Batwoman was cancelled earlier today and additional cancellations are likely on the way.
Co-showrunner Keto Shimizu announced the Legends cancellation on Twitter and members of the cast and crew later shared their reactions to the news.
Thank you to our fans; your love and passion for our strange band of misfits has made every break, every script, every daily, every cut, and every mix worth all the hard work. We see you, we love you, and you’ll always have a place on the Waverider. ❤️
— Keto Shimizu (@ketomizu) April 30, 2022
After 7 seasons, our journey has come to an end. I’m at a loss for words, so I’ll just post the last image ever to be filmed on the Waverider. Seems fitting. #legendsoftomorrow pic.twitter.com/1Iu9bArMU3
— Kevin Mock (@kevmock) April 30, 2022
Great cast and crew.
a damn shame. https://t.co/bbZP1z6LDp
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 30, 2022
I also got surprising opportunities out of it. I got to write for DC Comics. I got to run our writers room Twitter and turn it into the shitposting monstrosity it is today. And I got to engage with thousands of amazing fans from all over the world. What a privilege!
— Dan Park 박정훈 (@damnparka) April 30, 2022
I'm gonna miss this show something fierce. We had so many more stories to tell and I can only hope we'll one day find a way to tell them. But for now, all I can say is: thank you, Legends of Tomorrow ♥️
— Dan Park 박정훈 (@damnparka) April 30, 2022
Gutted to not have a proper goodbye with the Legends family, but grateful for the time we had together. Good reminder that we’re not promised anything. (2/4)
— Tala Ashe (@talaashe) April 30, 2022
I am BEREFT. But I’m also so so grateful and happy I got to be apart of something so special. The most perfect show made by the most perfect people from start to finish. We really had something special. https://t.co/jHtLfMqPzg
— Emily F. Cheever #RenewLegendsOfTomorrow (@emilyfcheever) April 30, 2022
Thanks to the cast & crew for making this newbie feel welcome on the Waverider. And thanks to our amazing fans for all their love & support! #LegendsNeverDie 2/2
— Mercedes M. Valle (@mercedesmvalle) April 30, 2022
What do you think? Have you kept up with the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow TV show on The CW? Are you sorry to hear that the show’s not been renewed for season eight?
Thank goodness it’s ending
Surprised it lasted so long. Just couldn’t get into it. Seemed like a scrapyard for other comic series. Acting talent – zero!
Why do these networks do this every time to the best shows. Here’s a suggestion for all these networks. You know when a current season is going on that you’re not going to renew it so why not just add 1 or 2 episodes to the currently running season to wrap the show and give us some kind of decent ending. I have watched this entire show from the very first episode. Then you get to the cliffhanger of a canceled series and it really stinks. Can’t you at least tell us before we start watching a canceled show that… Read more »
It’s heartbreaking, but I can relate! The story line was getting stranger by the day and I missed the original Story! The whole Legends Seasons lifted me out of my daily life and still made me laugh sometimes! GO DC!!
It’s a shame that some good shows get cancelled and some crap shows continue. I will miss this one. It was often one of the best.
Loved the show. I wish they could have finished the cliffhanger.
Loved the show but when aliens and prego Rory and Sara wth alien babies kinda ruined it a tad. But with Iris on flash having “Time sickness” i hoped for a crossover event to save Iris
I’ve liked this show, and the cast is better than most, but the storylines have gotten pretty weak over the last 2 seasons, and often kind of stupid at times. Better over this current season, but I can see why it’s coming to an end.