The CW Renews ‘The 100’ for Season 5

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The 100” will live to see another season. The CW has just ordered a fifth season of the sci-fi series to premiere sometime in the 2017-18 season.

The series drew a rash of criticism last season following the death of one of its lesbian characters, which may have contributed to some of the ratings erosion it experienced from Season 3 to 4. However, it’s been a steady performer since then, and like many of its network brethren sees big ratings lifts once delayed viewing is factored in; it also streams well on The CW’s platform.

With Thursday’s renewal, The CW will return nine of its hours for the 2017-18 season. Among the unrenewed at this point are the yet-to-premiere “The Originals” and “iZombie,” with venerable franchise “The Vampire Diaries” ending Friday and “Reign” coming to a similarly natural end shortly thereafter; freshman series “No Tomorrow” and “Frequency” weren’t given back orders and should be treated as canceled.

Based on the book series by Kass Morgan, “The 100” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jason Rothenberg and Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries”). The series stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Christopher Larking, Devon Bostick, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, and Zach McGowan.


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  1. sbley says:

    In my head I’m comparing it to Vikings and Game of Thrones

    • Filip Subocz says:

      Really?! I watched Season 1 and I think 2 and beginning of 3… but it IS completely different… starting with: Absolute unreal things, not playing on the earth, playing in a unknown but “Middle Age” Society (In “The 100” the grounders only live so because they had to start at zero 97 years before the Season 1 began and the first 3 seasons were only a bit more than 4 months or so as we are told at early Season 3 (3 months after Mt. Weather population killed), Season 1 is only a few days… Season 3 is very short too, Pike is not really long the “Leader” and Season 4 even starts directly almost to the minute where Season 3 ended (2-3 minutes Octavia need to go the room where she cut Pike to let him get killed by ALIE’s slaves…. in season 4 she is climbing down from a 50th floor building (… such a stupid and highly dangerous thing these people only did, climbing up, because ALIE told them and they had no free will…you see the end of Part 1 Finale… Ontari goes into get killed without more than a few letters “I understand”, and she takes her strange heayy weapon and Jaha can not kill her but her head…… Abby, Clarkes mother, goes for suicide because clarke does not tell the phrase (In Season 4 also Gaia, the daughter of Indra as we get informed, knows the phrase but shortly before Clarke becames Commander in “DNR” Roan stops it but she whispers to the flame “Ascende… Superious” so that others should not hear it….

      It is the Year 2148 or 2149 at “The 100”, we have high-tech weapons and skilled “Moutain Men” commandos, which is really eavy if you think about the size, even for a village it is low with ~382 people including all kids, old men/woman…… 1 real leading doctor, Emmerson being a “Lieutenant” and also the highest ranked Mt. Weather soldier (no General for the smal group of soldiers^^) Would not make sense), except a few thingss how radiation works and how not are a bit extreme unrealistic, but well.. it has to be so, because season 3 ends nd season 4 starts with thi of course…

  2. “The series drew a rash of criticism last season following the death of one of its lesbian characters, which may have contributed to some of the ratings erosion it experienced from Season 3 to 4” actually the 100 had 0.3-0.4 since s2, lexa didn’t affect ratings at all

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