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The CW has opted not to keep fans of 10 of its shows in suspense.

The network has announced that it handed out early renewals to several popular series. There are two freshman shows among the group -- "Charmed" and "Legacies" -- but the rest have been around multiple seasons already. The other shows include "Riverdale," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Arrow," "Black Lightning," and "Supernatural."

The list accounts for most of The CW's lineup. The network is apparently waiting to see about "Roswell, New Mexico," "All American," and "The 100." Of the three, "Roswell, New Mexico" is the newest, having premiered less than a month ago. Meanwhile, "The 100" Season 6 doesn't premiere till April, and "All American" is not quite done with its first season.

There are, however, a few CW series on their way out. "Jane the Virgin," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and "iZombie" were renewed for their final seasons in May. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" concludes in early February, while "Jane the Virgin" and "iZombie" premiere in March and May, respectively.

Interestingly, of the shows that have been renewed, all but one are based on existing properties. "The Flash," "Black Lightning," "Arrow," "Supergirl," and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" are based on DC Comics characters; "Riverdale" is also based on a comic book series; "Charmed" and "Dynasty" are reboots; and "Legacies" is a spinoff. That leaves "Supernatural," which is going into its 15th season, as something of an outlier.

The 2019-20 TV season is likely to bring more shows inspired by other works. The CW recently picked up four pilots, including a "Jane the Virgin" spinoff, a "Riverdale" spinoff, a Nancy Drew TV adaptation, and a series based on the film "The Lost Boys."

Premiere dates for the 2019-20 TV season have not yet been announced.

[via: Variety]