It’s official. The CW’s comedies Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will end after their upcoming fifth and fourth seasons, respectively. Additionally, the network revealed this season that the upcoming fifth season of comedic drama iZombie also will be its last, making for string of farewells on the CW next season. It will start with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is on the fall schedule, and continue in midseason with Jane the Virgin and iZombie.
The announcement is not a surprise. Ahead of Jane the Virgin‘s fifth season renewal, star Gina Rodriguez had referred to a then-potential Season 5 as “our final season,” while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star/co-creator Rachel Bloom tweeted after its pickup, “Just found out that #CrazyExGirlfriend has been renewed for a final season.”
Meanwhile, iZombie was probably the bubbliest of the CW established series and in danger of cancellation over its ratings performance but clinched a renewal so its passionate core fan base can get a proper farewell — something the CW has done consistently with all of its long-running series.
Jane the Virgin stars Rodriguez as Jane, along with Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni, Yael Groblas, Ivonne Coll and Jaime Camil.
The series is produced by CBS TV Studios and Warner Bros. TV in association with Electus. Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling, Jorge Granier, Gary Pearl, Lewis Abel and Paul Sciarrotta executive produce.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, along with Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynn Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, Scott Michael Foster and David Hull.
The series is produced by CBS TV Studios and Warner Bros. TV. Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna, Erin Ehrlich, Marc Webb, Michael Hitchcock and Sarah Caplan executive produce.
In iZombie, Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy.
Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka also star. iZombie is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge serve as executive producers.