That noise you hear is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin quietly inching closer to renewal. The CW announced Wednesday that beginning this fall, it will expand its Monday-Friday primetime schedule to include a sixth night — Sunday.
That means the network will now offer 12 hours of primetime series each week, up front 10. And unlike the last time The CW expanded its slate — in the late ’00s, when Sunday was outsourced to Media Rights Capital and gave us the likes of Valentine and Easy Money — this time Sunday nights will be programmed by the network itself.
This should make room for the CW to better handle all the shows, since it has put a limit on how many superhero shows -- four -- it will have on at any given time.
That's great news. CW is like the indie comics of TV -- a lower expectation of profit allows shows like Supergirl to thrive, a show that wasn't profitable enough for one of the Big 3. (Fox was like that, too, and it appears shows like The Gifted, Gotham and Legion are safe -- so far.)
The six comics-based shows on CW (counting iZombie) aren't world-beaters, but they're what we watch when we've exhausted the more expensive shows. They're all fun, if you don't think about them too hard.