CW Chief on ‘Supergirl,’ Scripted Strategy, ‘The 100’ Controversy


The CW has 15 original scripted series slated for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Network president Mark Pedowitz believes that may be the network’s sweet spot.

“What it says is what the original strategy has always been — we wanted to have year-round scripted programming,” Pedowitz said Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Pedowitz has, since joining the network as president in 2011, steadily ramped up its scripted output. But 15 series, he said, “may be the right amount, give or take, for us.”

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