The CW Renews ‘All American: Homecoming’ and ‘Superman & Lois’ for 2023-2024 Broadcast Season

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The CW Renews ‘All American: Homecoming’ and ‘Superman & Lois’ for 2023-2024 Broadcast Season

The CW has renewed "All American: Homecoming" and "Superman & Lois" for a third and fourth season. Budget and potential cast cuts are expected, however.

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Peyton Alex Smith as Damon Sims and Martin Bobb-Semple as Lando, All American: Homecoming, Superman & Lois, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Michael Bishop as Jonathan Kent and Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent
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All American: Homecoming” and “Superman & Lois” will return for a third and fourth season, respectively, The CW announced today. The former received a 13-episode order, while the latter received a 10-episode order. Greg Berlanti executive produces both series for Berlanti Productions.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘All American: Homecoming’ and ‘Superman & Lois’ back to The CW,” commented Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, 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.”

According to Deadline, because of the reduced episode orders, each series will likely see a reduction in series regular cast members. Reportedly “All American: Homecoming” has nine series regulars while “Superman & Lois” has 12. Another budgetary reason cited is cost based on location (“All American: Homecoming” shoots in expensive California) and VFX (“Superman & Lois” requires lots of editing before new episodes premiere). Either way, this is a win for fans as The CW has been leaning into co-productions and reality fare as it presents its first fall as a Nexstar majority-owned property.

A young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) experience at Bringston University, where Black excellence is a way of life “All American: Homecoming” is centered around tennis player Simone Hicks (Geffri Maya), baseball prodigy Damon Sims (Peyton Alex Smith) and the diverse group of friends they have cultivated at Bringston University. A spin-off of “All American,” the series is from Berlanti Productions and Rock My Soul Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios, with executive producers Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie Rogers, Marqui Jackson, and Lindsay Dunn.

After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, “Superman & Lois” follows the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever — dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Based on the characters from DC Comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, season three is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Todd Helbing, Sarah Schechter, Brent Fletcher and Geoff Johns.