But as anyone who has followed The CW's renewal and cancellation news over the years knows that Mark Pedowitz is not someone who brings out pink slips very often.
The CW announced early renewals for seven of its now airing programs Sunday ahead of the network's presentations at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Variety notes that the first to be renewed were obviously the comic book franchises that draws in a fairly respectable audience: D.C.'s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow.
Arrow: Oliver and his merry band of vigilantes will come back for season six. Jane the Virgin will also be with us next season for his fourth installment while the Winchester brothers will return in season 13 of Supernatural. While Supergirl technically exists in a separate universe from the CW's other superhero shows, the title heroine has dimension hopped several times to crossover with those series.
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" has also picked up a couple of Emmys, for outstanding choreography and outstanding single-camera picture editing for a comedy series.
The fate of the network's midseason offerings The 100, iZombie, The Originals and Riverdale won't be determined until later in the season after each series premieres its new seasons.
Obviously, renewing these shows was like a no-brainer for The CW.
Jane the Virgin, currently in its third season, follows Jane Villanueva, portrayed by Gina Rodriguez, as she adjusts to pregnancy and now motherhood as a result of being artificially inseminated mistakenly during a checkup.
The CW has already announced that The Vampire Diaries and Reign won't return for new seasons, and that their 2016-2017 runs will be their last.