January 31, 2019

The CW announced today that Arrow has been renewed for an eighth season. The long-running action drama is the network's longest-running superhero-based series, with its success helping pave the way for the likes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Once a flagship of The CW, Arrow's ratings have tapered off over the years. But at nearly 150 episodes, that is to be expected. And yet, it still draws fairly good numbers for the network compared to its other prime time entries. Yearly crossover episodes with fellow DC series also help boost its viewership.

The CW has a total of five series on the air from the DC Comics universe. All four others were also picked up today. Fans can look forward to more The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning in the 2019-2020 television season.