All American gets optimistic update about season 7 and its future from The CW's president

The drama series could return for more seasons after the current sixth season, according to the network's boss.

All American -- “Now That We’ve Found Love” -- Image Number: ALA520a_0747r -- Pictured (L - R): Daniel Ezra as Spencer James and Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker -- Photo: Troy Harvey/The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All American -- “Now That We’ve Found Love” -- Image Number: ALA520a_0747r -- Pictured (L - R): Daniel Ezra as Spencer James and Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker -- Photo: Troy Harvey/The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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After a nearly one-year wait following the All American season 5 finale in May 2023, the fan-favorite drama series will be back on The CW with its sixth season in April 2024. Beyond becoming a hit on The CW, All American has also found success streaming on Netflix. All of those viewers are likely concerned about the show's fate, given The CW's current track record.

All American was one of the first shows renewed under the network's new ownership, and a recent update from The CW's president of entertainment suggests that season 6 might not be the end of the road for the series. Although the network will bid farewell to Superman & Lois with its fourth and final season, three more past CW originals are waiting for word beyond their current seasons.

How All American season 7 could happen

According to The CW president Brad Schwartz, both All American and its spinoff Homecoming, as well as Jard Padalecki's modern Western series Walker, no longer have a financial question over their heads in regard to their future. The shows hail from The CW's past majority owners Warner Bros. (All American, All American: Homecoming) and CBS (Walker), though Deadline notes the licensing fees have been lowered in way that benefits The CW's financial necessities.

Schwartz said the following regarding about the fate of the series:

"CBS and Warner Bros have been so wonderful working with us on those shows and we’ve gotten both of those shows to an economic area, where as long as they keep rating, there’s no reason why we can’t keep them. It’s no longer a financial question, it’s a creative and performance question."

Brad Schwartz

Doesn't that sound promising?! In the past two years, fans of shows on The CW have dealt with an obscene amount of cancellations that allegedly came down to either money, low ratings, or both. It's nice to hear that the tides have seemingly shifted enough to work in the favor of three beloved series that have been able to survive through the network's extensive changes and overhaul.

The CW's boss stating that the network can afford to order new seasons of All American beyond its forthcoming sixth seasons now places its fate in the hands of the fans. Schwartz cites "creative and performance" being two of the factors that will dictate the possibility of All American season 7 being renewed after season 6 begins airing this spring.

Ratings on both The CW and Netflix will likely play a part in the network's decision to stay in the All American business, and Schwartz also seems to be keeping the creative aspect in mind, too. As long as the writers and producers have a story to tell, new seasons could be on the table. Obviously, this isn't a show that struggles to find plot twists that shock its audience and keep them coming back for more. While season 7 hasn't yet been ordered, this latest update is a definitely a positive one.

All American season 6 premieres Monday, April 1 at 8/7c on The CW. Watch seasons 1-5 now on Netflix.

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