While her virginity may be long gone, Jane is coming back. The CW has renewed its Jane the Virgin TV show for a fifth season, despite low (and further declining) ratings. Nielsen households aside, the comedy-drama continues to garner critical acclaim, and season five will move it into the neighborhood of the favored 100-episode mark.
A CW satirical telenovela, Jane the Virgin stars Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, and Justin Baldoni. Although saving herself for marriage, Jane’s (Rodriguez) life was turned upside down when she got pregnant via accidental artificial insemination. The fourth season kicked off after a time jump, with Jane drawing upon her grief to write a book about her love story with the late Michael (Bret Dier). She and Rafael (Baldoni) are now close friends, and their mischievous son Mateo (Elias Janssen) is a kindergartener.
Jane the Virgin: A Look at the Ratings
The fourth season of Jane the Virgin is averaging a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 645,000 viewers. Compared to season three, it is down by 29% and 33%, respectively. Considering how Jane the Virgin stacks up against the other CW TV shows and the fact that it has accumulated a fair-sized syndication package, this show is lucky to have evaded cancellation.
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.
What do you think? If it were up to you, would The CW have cancelled or renewed its Jane the Virgin TV series for season five? Let us know, below.
I love this show! I just finished season 4 and was really surprised that there wasn’t a season 5 after that cliffhanger!! I would love to see this show continue on as it conveys many real life issues that I can follow with where I am today. It is incredible, and I really don’t want it to end. If season 5 is going to be the last, at least make it longer with a LOT of closure, because —as a loving fan— there are so many loose ends, and I would not be able to live in the unknown!!
My husband and I love watching Jane the Virgin. We hope it continues.
Season 5 a MUST! I caught on to the show late and now I’m sad to see it go. I could do without the political agenda, but I love the show. Maybe ditch the politics and see if that would have boosted the ratings?? Food for thought ♀️
Yes please give us closure at least on Season 5! I’ve had many laughs with this show and will definitely miss it!
There should be a 5th season definitely i would be so upset if I never knew what happen i love how this show has so many twist and turns and I love the narrator h as great
I wholeheartedly stand by Jane the Virgin! It really is one of my favorite shows. For a very long time I did not have cable so I would have to watch it other ways. But I have literally rewatched the seasons 6 to 7 times over. I love everything about this show. Everyone I tell about this show LOVES it too. Pleasssseee keep it going !! Praying for more seasons to come!
Please continue the series! Im obsesssd!!! Don’t leave me hanging after season 4! I adore this show n need closure
YES! WE NEED CLOSURE!!
Absolutely love it and super excited for season 5 she will be very angry at Michael and she’ll stay with Rafael Maybe?
I would love love love to see season 5 and hopefully more seasons after I was pregnant when I saw the first episode air on tv and I was also watching when I got pregnant with my now 3 month old I would really want the show to have future seasons i think i would cry when it cancels and im not those types to cry for a tv show but this show made my pregnancy so much better ❤️
This is my absolute favorite show. A
Would love to have season 5!!!
This show is AWESOME
My husband really enjoyed watching Jane the virgin. We just hated the way it ended. We would love to see a 5th season.