If you’re a fan of America’s Next Top Model, Everybody Hates Chris, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Smallville, and Supernatural – good news – your show has been picked up for next season, though Top Model and Chris were renewed ahead of time.
Left off the list (for now) are Reaper, The Game, and Aliens in America. Gone are WWE Smackdown, Life Is Wild, and CW Now.
While the pickups give the perception the CW is having some success this year, the reality is these renewals are a reflection of the writer’s strike, which has thrown this season’s network schedules for a loop, and it now will take another season to fully access things. Ratings for CW are down from last year.