Though CW has yet to renew any of its DC Universe shows, network president Mark Pedowitz says he's "confident" that all CW's superhero shows will be renewed.
“At the moment, it’s a little too soon,” Pedowitz told Entertainment Weekly at a Television Critics Association event. “We’re noted for announcing at winter TCA that we’re picking up shows, we just weren’t ready to do that yet. A couple more weeks [and] we’ll probably get around to it. I’m pretty confident we’ll see them all back.”
EW lists Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow as part of the conversation, leaving out the upcoming Black Lightning, however Pedowitz later mentioned "five" superhero shows - a count that would include Black Lightning. He also explained the decision to stagger the mid-season returns of Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow in a rotating timeslot came down to delays on Supergirl - and a desire not to flood their market with DC shows.
“There was a little bit of a production delay [on Supergirl],” Pedowitz explained. “We knew we were never going to air five superhero shows [at the same time.]. ‘Okay, there’s a production delay, let them figure it out, don’t worry about it, we put Legends in, so we’ll run Legends and then we’ll put Supergirl right after it.’ Supergirl running into the summer is actually better programming for us year-round.”
CW's DC shows will return with Supergirl on Monday, January 15; The Flash and Black Lightning on Tuesday, January 16; and Arrow on Thursday, January 18. DC's Legends of Tomorrow will replace Supergirl for nine weeks starting on February 12. Supergirl will then return to the Monday night timeslot from April 16 to June 18.