The CW's "Gossip Girl," "Supernatural," "One Tree Hill" & More Renewed For Next Season
The CW has just announced they are renewing "Smallville," "Supernatural," "One Tree Hill," as well as freshman drama "Gossip Girl," Chris Rock-narrated comedy "Everybody Hates Chris," and hit reality show "America's Next Top Model" for another season. What a great start of the week.
"Smallville" is the network's top scripted drama and its renewal for an 8th season was almost a no-brainer.
The only obstacle has been the renewal of the actors' seven-year contracts, as rumor had it, a number of them wanted to call it quits and pursue movie careers after the current, strike-abbreviated season.
For this reason, the return of Michael Rosenbaum who plays Clark Kent's nemesis Lex Luthor remains up in the air.
Meanwhile, the show's lead-out "Supernatural" which has generated a significant cult following was renewed for a forth season.
Three of the shows renewed - "One Tree Hill" (which has successfully taken its teenage characters into twentysomething adulthood), "Gossip Girl" (which is the network's most buzzworthy show) and reality blockbuster "America's Next Top Model" remain TV's most popular series among women 18-34.
Despite somewhat softer ratings this year, the critically-acclaimed comedy "Everybody Hates Chris" will also be back for a 4th season.