The 100Season 4 continues to shine on the CW network. The problem is that it hasn’t been on the air since the end of March. Fans want to know when it will return, and whether that will be tonight. If it isn’t new tonight, fans want to understand why that is and when the show will return with an all-new episode.

New ‘The 100’ season 4 returns in one week

There is still one week left for new episodes of “The 100.” That means there is no new episode tonight, April 19, 2017. Instead, fans will be treated to repeats of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Those who want to watch the post-apocalyptic, dystopian future drama will need to wait a week.

The good news is the show is available on Netflix. It is possible to catch up with previous seasons. If you’re in Canada, you can actually catch up with the most recent episodes of season 4. For those in the United States, the most recent five episodes are available on the CW app to catch up on before the return of the show next week.

This isn’t bad news for the post-apocalyptic drama

For those who worry about the future of “The 100,” there’s no need to. The show has already been renewed for a fifth season. The break has been scheduled by the CW and is completely tactical. Because there are now only a handful of episodes left, the CW will want to make sure they air during the Neilsen TV ratings sweep.

During May of every year, Neilsen takes a look at their boxes to find out exactly how many people have watched individual shows.

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These ratings are then given to the networks to help them determine the future for their channels. While “The 100” season 5 and other shows have already been confirmed, the CW network will need the information to set the date and time of future episodes. The 2017-2018 schedule needs to be organized.

There will be a new episode of the dystopian future drama next week. Fans will get to see why Jasper and others have decided that dying is better than being trapped for the next few years while radiation sweeps the Earth. Monty will try to talk his friend around, and fans wonder whether Monty will find Jasper’s suicide note that he wrote at the start of this season. Octavia will also get into action, as she fights to defend her friends.

Most CW shows are off this week. “The 100” season 4 will return on April 26, 2017 at the usual time of 9 p.m. on the CW network, following the return of “Arrow” season 5.