According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. The CW will also be renewing ‘Arrow’, ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘The 100′ and ‘The Flash’.
‘TVD’ will be renewed for a seventh season, ‘Supernatural’ will go into it’s eleventh season and ‘The Originals’ will continue on with a third season.
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,”said CW president Mark Pedowitz, reported by Entreatment Weekly. “By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”
THR said, The CW is up 14% in total viewers and has seen double-digit demo gains on Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights.
Along with the news of ‘TVD’ being renewed, executive producer of the ‘TVD’ Julie Plec told EW that Steven R. McQueen will be leaving the show as a series regular as of episode 14.
“It’s time for him to go out and live his life and we’re actually going to say goodbye to Steven R. McQueen as a series regular,” Julie said to EW. “He’s growing up and moving on. He will be out living a real life.”
The executive producer also said that everything they are doing now is moving towards the end of the show and the characters are going to have to make choices about what they want with their lives.
Fans shouldn’t get too upset because Julie said they could see Jeremy again. “He could show up at weddings, funerals and series finales for sure, but this journey is taking him to another place.”