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The CW's Scripted Shows Reported To Drop AGAIN After Massive Fall To 5

The CW reportedly wants to drop even more scripted shows from the original five. Changes are still coming for The CW after Nexstar acquired the network for 75% ownership in 2022. While WarnerMedia and Paramount still own 25% (for a total of 12.5% each), Nexstar has the majority ownership, taking the network in a new direction. 2022 was a rough year for fans of The CW as the network handed out several cancellations, including multiple Arrowverse dramas. While 2023 is still fresh, The CW’s new leadership is looking at additional changes that will likely not sit well with viewers.

A recent report claimed that The CW’s future slate would only consist of five original scripted shows. However, the number has now been changed again as The Hollywood Reporter revealed that The CW is expected to only have three shows in the 2023-2024 TV season. This comes shortly after the recent deal The CW signed to air live golf. At the time of the story’s publication, Nexstar and The CW have not commented on this report.

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While The CW lost many shows in 2022, they are already getting ready to wrap up a few other series this year. After running for nearly a decade, the Arrowverse is saying goodbye to its longest-running series, The Flash season 9 will officially conclude the show. The Grant Gustin-starring drama will premiere on Wednesday, February 8, as it begins its 13-episode run. The Flash season 9 is currently filming its last remaining episodes.

Nancy Drew season 4 will also finish the series, currently set to premiere on Wednesday, May 31. As the Arrowverse gets closer to its end, the Archieverse is wrapping up its comic book universe. Riverdale season 7 will premiere on Wednesday, March 29, airing at 9 PM, right after The Flash. The Archie Comics-based drama has also gotten its series finale date for Wednesday, August 23, alongside Nancy Drew. Riverdale season 7 will take place in the 1950s, after the fallout from season 6.

Even though The CW is known for giving out renewals early, it was unclear if the network would still take that approach this year. So far, the only show that has scored a renewal is All American, which will officially be back for season 6. It has so far not been indicated if All American season 6 will be the final season for the football drama. It is the only Greg Berlanti-produced series to have been renewed following his new Warner Bros. TV overall deal. But since All American has been renewed, only two more shows will be part of The CW’s 2024 TV season. What this means for ongoing shows, including Superman & Lois and Walker, remains to be seen as The CW continues to play out its new strategy.

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Source: THR

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