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TVLine already knows that The Flash‘S Grant Gustin — whose contract expires at the end of the current eighth season of the CW series — is close to reaching a new one-year deal with the show. A closed deal clears the way for The CW to renew The Flash for the ninth (and possibly final?)
Representatives of Warner Bros. Television and The CW declined to comment for this story.
As you will remember, Grant’s return in 2020 is mid contract extension negotiations that would have gotten him through Season 9. However, the COVID pandemic has stalled those talks.
Meanwhlle, fellow OG members Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker have embarked on a refresh. Speed deals last year, but it’s unclear if their deals include a potential ninth season.
Through the first five episodes of this season (aka the “Armageddon” event), The Flash averaged a total of 720,000 viewers and a demo rating of 0.2 (in Live + Same-Day counts), ranking third among all CW series in both metrics. (It follows the trail Superman & Lois and All Americans in the demo, and Superman and Walker in the total audience.) With Live + 7 DVR playback, the number of accelerated series increased to 1.2 million and 0.3.
TVLine’s 2022 Scorecard Renew / Cancel has been updated to reflect The Flash’s new, more rosy odds.
https://tvline.com/2022/01/28/the-flash-season-9-renewed-grant-gustin-contract/ ‘The Flash’ Season 9 likely to renew as Grant Gustin about to get new contract