The CW is bringing back the majority of its current slate next season after making a bumper renewal order including a second season of Walker.
The network has made the early decision to hand renewals to 12 current series with Mark Pedowitz sticking with stability as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on network’s schedules, the development process and pilot season.
All American, Batwoman, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, In The Dark, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico and Walker will all return for the 2021-22 season.
Additionally, the youth-skewing network has given Walker an additional five episodes this season and handed Superman & Lois, which will launch on Tuesday February 23 with a two-hour event, two additional episodes, taking its order to 15 eps.
Pedowitz added that the network was particularly pleased with the “huge success” of Walker, which he said was its most watched series premiere in five years. The show, which launched on January 2021, stars Jared Padalecki and follows the adventures of Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, as he returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years.