Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie to End After Next SeasonImage via The CW TV News The CW
In an announcement on its fall schedule on Thursday morning, network officials at The CW confirmed that Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and iZombie will conclude after their 2018-2019 seasons.
The shows are three long-running dramas (dramedys?) on The CW. Jane the Virgin and iZombie will both conclude after their fifth seasons; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will conclude after its fourth.
The CW is expanding its primetime schedule into Sunday nights with two extra hours of scripted programming. The new Sunday night programming will be anchored by the returning Supergirl, followed by a reboot of the WB’s Charmed, which ran from 1998-2006.
The revamped Charmed is being produced by Jane the Virgin’s Jennie Snyder Urman. Additionally, The CW will introduce two other new shows in the fall, as well as two more midseason.
In a statement, CW president Mark Pedowitz said, “We will miss each of those shows in terms of what they’ve done. They’ve helped the perception of the CW across the board.” In particular, Jane the Virgin is a fan favorite and one of the network’s most critically acclaimed programs.
Both Jane the Virgin and iZombie will be held until midseason. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will air on Fridays at 9 p.m. EST.
Read Paste’s takes on why iZombie deserved to be saved here, on the rise of bilingual TV families like the Villanuevas on Jane the Virgin here and how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend became one of the best depictions of mental illness on TV here. You can also see where all three shows landed on our ranking of The CW’s best of all time right here.