The CW gave early renewals to 12 of its current scripted series for the 2021-2022 season, including its new breakout hit WALKER, it was announced by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network. The series renewed include a second season of the freshman hit WALKER as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 4), BATWOMAN (Season 3), CHARMED (Season 4), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 7), DYNASTY (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 8), IN THE DARK (Season 4), LEGACIES (Season 4), NANCY DREW (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 6) and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 4).
For the current season, The CW is ordering 5 additional episodes of WALKER, which recently scored The CW’s most watched series premiere in 5 years, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 18. WALKER is a re-imagining of the popular Chuck Norris series, WALKER, TEXAS RANGER and it stars CW alum, Jared Padalecki, formerly of the show, SUPERNATURAL, which was another big hit for The CW. The network is also ordering 2 additional episodes of SUPERMAN & LOIS, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 15.
“Though we’re just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season,” said Pedowitz. “As The CW’s 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, WALKER and SUPERMAN & LOIS, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of WALKER, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years.”