All American, arguably The CW’s flagship program, has been renewed for its sixth season.
This is a huge win for legacy programming at the network under its new owners, Nextstar. This is the first existing series to be picked up for a new season with thee new ownership.
“Over the last five seasons, All American has established itself as one of the all-time CW flagship franchises,” said Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment, The CW Network. “All American is not only the network’s youngest series, but also the strongest performer when combining all our platforms. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, the entire creative team and the incredible cast for another season of captivating family drama.”
The fifth season returns for its midseason premiere on Jan. 23. Here’s the description:
When Laura (Monet Mazur) throws Billy (Taye Diggs) a surprise birthday party, everyone comes together to roast Billy, but Billy has a looming decision hanging over his head. Spencer (Daniel Ezra) makes an effort to do what’s best for himself, hoping it helps Olivia (Samantha Logan) and him take a step towards moving on. Jayme (guest star Miya Horcher) offers some sage advice to Asher (Cody Christian) about his speech with JJ (Hunter Clowdus), but she ignores her own about watching out for red flags. Meanwhile, Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) and Layla (Greta Onieogou) get in their first fight over something neither of them could have predicted.
The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. Executive producers are Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, John A. Norris, Jameal Turner, Mike Herro and David Strauss.
A renewal decision has not been made for its spinoff, All American: Homecoming.