The CW has just announced their decision to renew eight series for another season: Arrow, Jane the Virgin, Reign, Supernatural, The 100, The Flash, The Originals and The Vampire Diaries.

“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,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a release ahead of his executive session. “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.”

This season has seen the network post double-digit demo gains on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The network often tops some of the Big 4’s originals in the advertiser-coveted demo and, with the addition of The Flash, has seen its typically female-dominated audience grow to 40 percent male — up 10 percent compared with four years ago.

What about other fan favorites that haven’t hit so high in ratings?

With a stocked roster — the future of midseason entries iZombie and The Messengers as well as Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast, which will join a lineup that will include unscripted series Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Masters of Illusion. Hart of Dixie is “not necessarily” canceled, Pedowitz said, adding: “We’re going to see the ratings.” He told reporters he wanted to see how the Rachel Bilson vehicle plays with Jane the VirginDixie’s early December launch a “fun holiday gift.” Should season four be its last, Pedowitz called the final episode a “great finale” that could also be a “great season finale.”

Pedowitz also says that he’s already in discussions about expanding the Arrow and Flash universe, but declined to provide further details. Arrow and The Flash exec producer Greg Berlanti, responding to a question about an Atom (Brandon Routh) spinoff, told reporters that they’re in “very early talks on a very general idea.”

As for the Arrow and The Flash crossovers, Pedowitz said he has plans to make it an annual event for the fourth-quarter every season.

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