The CW last month renewed the bulk of its lineup — 10 shows in total — leaving midseason series The 100 and iZombie on the bubble, along with freshmen Life Sentence and Valor, who are considered long shots for a pickup.
Between The 100 and iZombie, the former has been the stronger contender for renewal. It is higher rated – drawing an 2.1 million viewers in most recent ratings vs. 1.3 million for iZombie this season — and has been a reliable midseason replacement.
The CW was expected to pick up at least one of its remaining series, which it just did. The fate of iZombie likely will be determined by the number of pilots the CW picks up to series and whether there will be shelf space left for the comic-inspired drama from Rob Thomas. It is worth noting that the network will have more real estate next season on Sunday where it will likely put shows with built-in followings to help draw viewership on the new night.
Based on on the book series by Kass Morgan, The 100 is from Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jason Rothenberg and Leslie Morgenstein.
Over the past four seasons the 100 have fought to survive against unimaginable odds, only to see the world end for a second time. Season 5 began six years later, with our heroes still separated: Bellamy’s team in space, Clarke on the ground and hundreds trapped in the bunker below. But when a massive prison ship descends upon the last survivable place on Earth, the 100 must come together to reclaim their home.
The series stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Henry Ian Cusick and Tasya Teles as Echo.
The 100 joins the CW’s other series renewed for next season: Arrow, Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, Supergirl and Supernatural.