The CW loves its lineup. The network handed out season renewals for all of its 11 scripted shows including freshman series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (season two) and DC shows "Arrow" (season five) "The Flash" (season three) and "Legends of Tomorrow" (season two).
"Supernatural" will return for a 12th season, making it the longest-running series for The CW/WB. "The Vampire Diaries" (season eight) and its spinoff "The Originals" (season 4) will premiere their new seasons this fall. The other renewed shows include "iZombie" (season three), "Jane the Virgin" (season three), "Reign" (season four) and "The 100" (season four).
The only CW show not renewed has not premiered yet. "Containment," executive produced by Julie Plec, will debut on Tuesday, April 19 at 9 p.m. The show follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.
The network did not reveal episode counts or where the shows would fall on the schedule. CW president Mark Pedowitz remains committed to airing original series year-round.
"The CW has become home to some of the most critically acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas," Pedowitz said. "As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-2017 season put us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017."
In the last two years, The CW has picked up its first Golden Globe awards. "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical in 2015. Rachel Bloom won the same award earlier this year for her role in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
The CW has also seen a significant change in its audience make-up thanks to its DC lineup. In 2011, the network skewed 70 percent women. It now is much more balanced with women accounting for 52 percent of viewers and men at 48 percent.
The network is considering six pilots for pickup including "Riverdale," an adaptation of the Archie Comics from producer Greg Berlanti; a sci-fi series from "Vampire Diaries" co-creator Kevin Williamson; and the hour-long dramedy "No Tomorrow" from "Jane the Virgin" producers.