The CW has made decisions on its remaining bubble shows for its upcoming 2023-24 season. Three shows that were still awaiting renewal or cancellation decisions were the DC Comics-based shows”Superman and Loisand “Gotham Knights,” as well as “All American: Homecoming.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network opted to renew “Superman & Lois” for a fourth season, and the “All American” spin-off “All American: Homecoming” will return for its third. Meanwhile, the other DC Comics-based TV series, “Gotham Knights,” was canceled after one season.
‘Superman & Lois’ Returning for Season 4, ‘Gotham Knights’ Canceled at CW
The CW’s renewed shows in its 2022-23 lineup now include “Superman & Lois,” “All American: Homecoming,” its parent series “Homecoming,” and “Walker.” Additionally, THR notes that “Superman & Lois” will have a shorter run for its fourth season, with ten episodes instead of 13. Meanwhile, “All American” will air with 13 episodes for its third season instead of 15. , which he had for his second race.
Based on iconic DC comics and characters, “Superman & Lois” is a comic book superhero drama starring Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf”) as Clark Kent/Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch ( “Grimm”) as Lois Lane. The show is originally a spinoff of the “Supergirl” TV series and part of DC and CW’s “Arrrow-verse.” Heochlin and Tulloch reprized their roles. They hail from the shows “Supergirl” and “The Flash”.
The series debuted on The CW in February 2021 and has since run for three seasons and 41 episodes. The show’s Season 3 finale is set to air on June 27. The Season 4 renewal will take the show to 53 episodes. The series was the most-watched show of the season on The CW, but was also the network’s most expensive to produce. The show was developed for television by Greg Berlanti and Todd Helbing.
THR notes that the reduction in episode orders is due to The CW’s new owners, Nexstar, trying to minimize costs with smaller episode runs and other discounts to make the network profitable by 2025.
DC’s “Gotham Knights” has two more episodes to air, with the series finale slated for June 27. The series was developed for television by Natalie Abrams, Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux. Set in Gotham City, it follows young members of the Batman family as they try to protect the city after the death of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. The series starred Oscar Morgan as Turner Hayes, Bruce Wayne’s adopted son and student at Gotham Academy. Turner Hayes is an original character created for the series.
“Gotham Knights” also stars Navia Robinson as Carrie Kelley, aka Robin, Anna Lore as Stephanie Brown, who became both Batgirl and Robin in the comics, and the star of “Supernatural.” Misha Collins as Harvey Dent, Gotham City’s prosecutor destined to become Two-Face.
Berlanti Productions was producer of all three shows above. The company has co-produced every DC Comics series on The CW, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Batwoman,” and “Black Lightning.” DC’s “The Flash” ended after its ninth season, which aired last month. The show ran for 184 episodes. “Arrow” ran for eight seasons and 170 episodes. “Black Lightning” ended after four seasons and 58 episodes.
“Supergirl” moved to The CW after its first season aired on CBS. The show ran for six seasons and 126 episodes, ending in November 2021. The show featured “Arrow-verse” versions of Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane.