CW Renew/Cancel: A Few Downgrades, Plus Scheduling Changes

Welcome to a long overdue installment of the CW Renew/Cancel Watch. Things are still quiet on the western front, but after Thanksgiving plus a few more weeks of ratings, time to make a few notches on the prediction table to the negative.

Final Season
Certain Cancelation
Likely Cancelation
Leans Cancelation
Leans Renewal
Likely Renewal
Certain Renewal
The Originals

Crazy Ex- Girlfriend

Jane the Virgin

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow




The Flash

Arrow: Arrow has an interesting trajectory. On Thanksgiving, it hit a 0.3 (along with Supernatural) in the all important A18-49 demographic. Then when the annual DC crossover happened, it scored a 0.9 in an out of timeslot airing. Then, last night it crashed back to a 0.4. Meanwhile, Supernatural has rebounded and stabilized a bit. For this reason, I decided to downgrade it to a "likely renewal". Renewal will depend on whether TNT will want more episodes, plus contracts may be an issue.

Dynasty: Ratings for certain to be canceled Valor, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and this show are extremely close enough to be the lowest rated show on broadcast television. I have also downgraded Dynasty to "leans renewal", pending scheduling adjustments.

Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow: CW pulled a scheduling shuffle. DC's Legends of Tomorrow will take over Supergirl's Monday 8pm timeslot for the remaining nine episodes of the season. This causes Supergirl to go on an extended hiatus until April 16. They are still certain to be renewed for another season, but we may have to understand a plausible explanation for this. Andrew Kreisberg, showrunner of Supergirl was fired after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct (see our SADF*CK article for the details). This is the scheduling change that will be in effect for midseason, delaying Supergirl's season finale to June 18. A new showrunner has yet to be announced.

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