With pilot season heating up, US network The CW has renewed three of its biggest hitters for 2013/14.
Comic book adaptation Arrow will return for a second season, the channel’s breakout hit of this year. It currently draws an average of 4.3 million viewers per episode.
Arrow is based on characters from DC Comics and produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television. Its executive producers are Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, with co-executive producer Melissa Kellner Berman.
Also coming back is The Vampire Diaries for its fifth season and veteran series Supernatural, which has been called up for a ninth outing.
The Vampire Diaries is based on the series of books by L J Smith and produced by Bonanza Productions, Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros Television and CBS Television Studios. Its executive producers are Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy.
Supernatural is produced by Warner Bros Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Its executive producers are McG, Robert Singer, Jeremy Carver, Phil Sgriccia and Adam Glass.
Making the announcement, The CW president Mark Pedowiz said these shows were the building blocks of the network’s schedule. It remains to be seen which other scripted series will be joining these on the network’s new fall schedule when it hosts its Upfront presentation later this summer.
Source: The CW