The CW Just Saved 1 Arrowverse Spin-off Show

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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The CW will save one fan-favorite spin-off from the Arrowverse for at least one more season of TV.

After an impressive run on The CW lasting longer than a decade, the Arrowverse appeared to meet its official end when Season 9 of The Flash aired its final episodes on network TV in late May.

This followed cancelations for Arrow (2012-2020), Supergirl (2015-2021), Legends of Tomorrow (2016-2022), and more, all while The CW changes management and looks to change its strategy of releasing new DC Comics-based content.

The CW Renews Arrowverse Spin-Off Show

The official Superman & Lois Twitter page confirmed that the Arrowverse spin-off will return to The CW for its fourth season.

Also included was a poster for the new season, highlighting Tyler Hoechlin's Clark Kent, Elizabeth Tulloch's Lois Lane, and their two sons, Jordan and Jonathan, along with the following caption:

"Their fight for hope isn't finished yet. The action continues. 'Superman & Lois' is renewed for Season 4"

Superman and Lois Season 4

TVLine added to that news, revealing that this new season will only be 10 episodes long.

Network president Brad Schwartz shared a statement celebrating the show's renewal, which was announced alongside a renewal for All American: Homecoming:

"We are thrilled to bring 'Superman & Lois' back to The CW network. These series are two of our strongest performers across our linear and digital platforms with some of the most passionate fanbases in all of television. We are grateful to our partners at Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions for their continued collaboration, and we cannot wait to get started on the new seasons."

With this renewal, according to Deadline, it's expected that major budget cuts will be in place for Season 4. Superman & Lois will likely reduce the number of series-regular cast members, which currently stands at a dozen.

This also comes as an unexpected development, as an update from Deadline in May noted that The CW wasn't expected to renew a bulk of scripted dramas across the network.

Where Will Superman Go on Big and Small Screen?

With Superman & Lois now set to run for a fourth season, the big question is just how long The CW will continue to develop new stories and episodes for the last project with ties to the Arrowverse.

This also comes while DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn continues his long and challenging search for the actor that will play Clark Kent in 2025’s Superman: Legacy before leading the entire DCU.

And with Superman continuing to take the spotlight in other mediums outside of the Arrowverse and the DCU in the coming years, it's clear that there will be no shortage of Kryptonian adventures from across the vast DC Multiverse.

The last two episodes of Superman & Lois' third season will air on The CW on Tuesday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 27.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.