Netflix Renewing Contract with CW – Here’s What’s Staying And What’s Coming Soon

Kasey Moore What's on Netflix Avatar

CW Contract Renewed - Arrow and The Flash pictured

Early reports are suggesting that the CW contract is about to be renewed on Netflix and taken away from Hulu meaning we could see a slew of updates and new CW series added to Netflix over the next few years. Below, we’re going to take a look at the CW catalog on Netflix and predict what shows will likely be renewed and added as well as picking out some of the finer details picked out by Variety in their report.

Let’s begin with the history of the deal. The first deal was struck between Netflix and the CW in 2011 bringing new series on a regular basis. Rumours have been surfacing over the past year that CBS, the parent company of CW, will be removing their catalog of content in favor of their own streaming service.

With Hulu bowing out because of unfavourable terms and poor statistics where it’s expected the polar opposite for its statistics on Netflix. The biggest part of the deal is that it’s predicted that shows will be arriving a lot earlier than normal. For example, many of the shows on CW finish up early in the year and you have to wait until the following October.

CW Shows That Will Be Renewed Earlier and Remain on Netflix

The CW’s library on Netflix is substantial, particularly when it comes to its newer content. You can see our top 15 CW picks on Netflix here. Shows mentioned on this list usually get yearly updates in October. With the new changes mentioned above, we’d expect any of the series mentioned below to get updated on Netflix with new seasons just weeks after they end on television.

Among the highlights are

Here’s the complete list of CW titles currently on Netflix (both old and current shows):

  • 90210
  • Arrow
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Emily Owens, M.D.
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Heartland
  • iZombie
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Life Unexpected
  • Nikita
  • One Tree Hill
  • Reign
  • Ringer
  • Star-Crossed
  • Supernatural
  • The 100
  • The Flash
  • The Messengers
  • The Originals
  • The Secret Circle
  • The Tomorrow People
  • The Vampire Diaries

CW Shows That Could Come to Netflix

Although Netflix has a large amount of CW content already streaming, there’s a lot left in the CW library that hasn’t been added just yet. In particular those who are fans of the DC comics world will be hoping that Supergirl and DC Legends of Tomorrow come to Netflix. Supergirl was of course a CBS property before transferring over to CW after poor viewing figures on the main network. Looking at the back catalog too, we’d hope that Smallville is included within a new deal and the coveted Veronica Mars too.

  • 7th Heaven
  • Containment
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • DC Legends of Tomorrow
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Hellcats
  • Masters of Illusion
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us
  • Reba
  • Riverdale
  • Seed
  • Significant Mother
  • Smallville
  • Supergirl
  • Veronica Mars

What do you hope will be staying from CW on Netflix and what might be potentially joining the service?

Written by

Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.