AceShowbiz - The CW has officially renewed eight of its current series. The network announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena on Sunday, January 11 that "Arrow" and "Supernatural" were among the shows which would be back for the 2015-2016 season.
The former has been ordered for a fourth season while the latter will return for its eleventh season. Other series getting renewed are "The Vampire Diaries" (season 7), its spin-off "The Originals" (season 3), "The 100" (season 3), "Reign" (season 3), "Jane the Virgin" (season 2) and "The Flash" (season 2).
"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," The CW's president Mark Pedowitz said in a release.
"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 lineups," he added. Premiere dates for each series will be announced later.
In addition to announcing the series' renewals, Pedowitz on Sunday revealed that he's in "preliminary discussion" to do another "Arrow" spin-off. "You'd have to be judicious. Could there be another hour in that universe? Possibly. That's why we're in preliminary discussion. [The show] has to stand on its own legs," he said without naming which character would be the center of the new spin-off.
Later during the panel specific to "Arrow" and "The Flash", executive producer Greg Berlanti helped clarify when he was asked if the next show would be based on Brandon Routh's Atom a.k.a. Ray Palmer, the recurring role on "Arrow". "We're in very early talks in a very general idea that we haven't gone deeper on yet," he explained.