Fall TV 2018: How many episodes do your favorite shows have confirmed?

Supernatural -- "Stranger in a Strange Land" -- Image Number: SN1401a_0211b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean/Michael and Danneel Ackles as Anael -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC All Rights Reserved
Supernatural -- "Stranger in a Strange Land" -- Image Number: SN1401a_0211b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean/Michael and Danneel Ackles as Anael -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC All Rights Reserved /
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The CW

  • All American: 13 episodes (fall freshman)
  • Arrow: 22 episodes
  • Black Lightning: 16 episodes
  • Charmed: 13 episodes (fall freshman)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: 18 episodes (confirmed final season)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: 16 episodes
  • Dynasty: 22 episodes
  • In the Dark: 13 episodes (midseason freshman)
  • iZombie: 13 episodes (confirmed final season)
  • Jane the Virgin: 18 episode (confirmed final season; series finale will be the 99th episode)
  • Legacies: 13 episodes (fall freshman)
  • Riverdale: 23 episodes
  • RoswellNew Mexico: 13 episodes (midseason freshman)
  • Supergirl: 22 episodes
  • Supernatural: 20 episodes
  • The 100: 13 episodes
  • The Flash: 22 episodes

Supernatural does have a shorter season than normal for fall TV 2018 but this is nothing to worry about. The lead actors want to spend more time with their families and arranged with The CW and Warner Bros. to reduce the episode order by two-three (depending on the season you look at) to allow for that. Two fewer episodes means an extra month at home!

All freshman shows on The CW start with 13 episodes traditionally. If they do well, they can get extended seasons. Just because they don’t, doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going to be canceled. The 100iZombie, and Riverdale didn’t get extended orders as they premiered midseason and then moved to the fall for a season, before two moved back to midseason.

Jane the Virgin did originally have 19 episodes stated to finish on 100 episodes. This could still be the case or there may be a special.

Some shows are often boosted to 23 episodes partway through the season. This is often the case for the main DC shows.

Top cable/other network shows

  • American Horror Story: Apocalypse: 10 episodes
  • City on a Hill: 13 episodes (midseason freshman on SHOWTIME)
  • Game of Thrones: 7 episodes (final season on HBO)
  • Grown-ish: 20 episodes (Freeform)
  • Outlander: 13 episodes (STARZ)
  • Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: 10 episodes (midseason freshman on Freeform)
  • Siren: 16 episodes (Freeform)
  • South Park: 10 episodes (Comedy Central and based on last season)
  • The Walking Dead: 16 episodes (AMC and based on last season)
  • Vikings: 10 episodes (midseason premiere airing Nov. on HISTORY)

I’ve not included all of the shows on this part of the list. If you leave me a comment, I can certainly look into your favorite show for you!

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Which show are you most excited for? What length do you hope your fall TV 2018 series is? Share your thoughts in the comments below.