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The CW renews 7 scripted shows for the 2022–2023 season

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We’ve waited patiently for The CW to make decisions on the future of various scripted shows. Seven have been renewed, but which ones?

The CW usually does a large bulk renewal sometime between January and April of every year. This renewal usually covers anything that is at Season 2 or beyond as the network likes to get to syndication levels. That wasn’t the case this year.

The network is going through a sale, so it’s not surprising to hear that the renewal strategy has had to change. That’s led to the popular unscripted shows quickly being renewed, but the network has taken some time to decide on the fates of others. And now only seven scripted shows have confirmed fates.

Which shows on The CW are coming back in 2022–2023

Most of the seven shows were obvious contenders. They are among the most popular in live ratings. Those that aren’t strong in the live ratings have strong social or streaming views. Entertainment Weekly states the following shows are renewed.

  • All American for Season 5
  • The Flash for Season 9
  • Kung Fu for Season 3
  • Nancy Drew for Season 4
  • Riverdale for Season 7
  • Superman & Lois for Season 3
  • Walker for Season 3

There are certainly some notable shows missing from the list. All the freshman shows have been overlooked so far. The shows that haven’t yet premiered new seasons in the 2021–2022 year are also missing. It’s not surprising to see those shows skipped over. The CW will want to see how shows perform when they do premiere, and the freshman shows will be held up against those still-to-premiere shows and the pilots currently filming.

However, there are also some notable current shows not renewed. Kung Fu and Charmed premiered new seasons in the same week, but Charmed isn’t yet renewed. We also don’t see Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow on the list. It’s going to be interesting to see what’s going to happen with some of these shows.

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Which shows are you happy to see renewed? Which show do you hope come back? Share your thoughts in the comments below.