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.