CW renews DC shows, Stephen King on HBO

What no Supernatural?! Kidding. Of course this is the series final year along with Arrow. That said, good news for fans of the DC Universe on The CW. The network has announced that all five of its current DC TV shows, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, Black Lightning and Legends of Tomorrow, have received new season renewals ahead of the conclusion of the Crises on Infinite Earths crossover event on January 14.

Riverdale (Season 5), All American (Season 3), Charmed (Season 3), Legacies (Season 3), In the Dark (Season 3), Roswell, New Mexico (Season 3), Nancy Drew (Season 2) and Dynasty (Season 4) will also return.

The only DC show that won’t be back for another season is Arrow, which will air its series finale on January 28th. However, the series will air the backdoor pilot, Green Arrow and The Canaries during its final episodes.

“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” said Pedowitz. “We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”

Additionally, in advance of its series premiere next month, The CW has ordered 13 additional scripts of Katy Keene, which is based on the Archie Comics characters and stars Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chen.


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Stephen King comes to HBO in February

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider continues Sunday Feb. 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), followed by new episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time. Yeah, the same Sunday as the Super Bowl.

This new drama series follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father.

While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder.

The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

A binge- worthy detective story and tense psychological thriller, The Outsider meticulously reveals a spine-chilling series of twists that leads Ralph and Holly to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.