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CW Cancels 'Tomorrow People,' 'Star-Crossed,' and 'Carrie Diaries,' Renews 'The 100' & More

 

CW Cancels 'Tomorrow People,' 'Star-Crossed,' and 'Carrie Diaries,' Renews 'The 100' & More

 

Unfortunately, it's time to say goodbye to Robbie Amell's abs. The CW has opted to pull the plug on two of its freshman dramas 'The Tomorrow People' and 'Star-Crossed,' as well as its 'Sex and the City' prequel 'The Carrie Diaries.'

As if all that wasn't enough to send you into a serious TV depression, the network has also decided to pass on 'Supernatural: Bloodlines,' a spin-off of The CW’s 9-year-old veteran show 'Supernatural.' This news comes as a complete surprise, given not only its predecessor's extreme popularity, but the fact that the project was one of the highest-profile pilots this year.

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As for the current shows, granted they weren't doing very well in the ratings department (okay, it was pretty terrible), it's still such a shame to see them go, especially given how there was clearly a lot more story to tell on all fronts. (Also, did I mention those abs?)

But it wasn't all bad news today. The network has decided to renew 'Hart of Dixie,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'The 100' for additional seasons, while granting series orders to four upcoming pilots. So have no fear — there will still be plenty of great TV to look forward to come next fall (though I'm admittedly very surprised 'Beast' won out over 'The Tomorrow People).

Meanwhile, 'Supernatural,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'The Originals,' 'Arrow,' and 'Reign' were all granted early renewals back in February.


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Network:
- CW
Show:
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- The 100
- The Tomorrow People (US)
- Star-Crossed
- Beauty and the Beast (2012)
- The Carrie Diaries
- Hart Of Dixie

Written by: Kelly Schremph
May 8th, 2014, 5:22 am

Images courtesy of Cate Cameron/CW

Eradrim

Message Posted On May 26th, 2014, 11:31 am
I hope that some day TTP will be resurrected like Heroes.
Anonymous

Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 6:57 am
I had sworn to never watch another new show ever again, but I gambled with Sleepy Hollow, SHIELD and The Tomorrow People. I thought I had safely made it through, then... poof, no more Tomorrow People. I never thought that the CW advertised TTP like they did other shows. Before The 100 came on, there was massive advertising and after it premiered, they replayed the first episode in case anyone missed it. They never did that for TTP. No mass market advertising, no repeat episodes, nothing special was ever done to promote it. They never gave it a chance, and now we will never know what happens to John? This reeks of the way SyFy does things. I'll never watch another new show again until it goes into at least 3 seasons and then I'll buy the DVD's. Another good show bites the dust while crap like The Simpsons and Two and a Half Men live on forever. Unbelievable!
mike1616

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 6:50 am

Of course they shut these down, they just started to really get going and interesting with a good feel for future episodes.

Hypnos

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Since: 22/Sep/13
Message Posted On May 13th, 2014, 2:23 am

Getting fed up these networks that finely get a decent show on the air, draw you in just to take it away. Watched the last episode of The Tomorrow People and was thinking the writers were doing a really good job at continually making the show better. The ending left so much untold with the ability to take it to new hights next year.  Already looking forward to a new season only to discover it's been axed.

With the internett now, I'm not even going to bother watching the networks new shows. I'll compile a list of any I may be interested in then take a look once it's over to see what's been axed. The safe ones I can then watch online, grab the dvd or download and catch up before the new season starts. Just hate reading a book only to find the last few page ripped out. That's exactly what the networks are doing with the new shows.

Anonymous

Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 5:40 pm
The Tomorrow People was definitely better than Beauty and the Beast and probably on par with The 100. My guess is that The 100 simply got lucky with their late season premiere. The network probably wants to give it some more time to try and prove itself. Also, the rather sizable cast and special effects probably made TTP more expensive than the other 2 shows. Too bad. It wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but it wasn't that bad a way to pass an hour.
Anonymous

Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 12:39 am
The tomorrow people still worth watching shame it wasn't renewed. The 100 is good. Not sure about pretend scifi??
Dogtag

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Message Posted On May 9th, 2014, 11:19 am

The backdoor pilot for "Supernatural: Bloodlines" was as bad as I expected it to be -- which was bad -- so it's really no surprise that the show didn't get picked up. Unlike "Supernatural," this episode/pilot felt like a run-of-the-mill CW show. That is, it was populated with young, pretty, actors whose performances were wooden and uninspired and whose characters were vapid and self-involved. These same young people were supposedly players (in one case, the LEADER) of powerful families who hate each other for reasons we don't care about. Worse, five different monster families supposedly ran America's Second City (Chicago) for -- actually I don't know how long, but I got the sense it was for decades at least -- and yet no hunters had ever caught on?

 

Additionally, we were supposed to sympathize with two of the monsters, in a Romeo & Juliet sort of way, but I found that premise and the execution laughable and insulting. Also, the real "Supernatural" characters behaved out of character just to service the plot of the episode, which required their presence as a back-door-pilot. While Sam and Dean have encountered non-hostile monsters in the past, and even allowed a couple of them to live, those situations are few and far between. On the rare occasions that [evil] monsters turn out to be "good" it's usually because they were turned into monsters against their will.

 

I'm actually glad the show didn't get picked up. Otherwise it would have most likely introduced more inconsistencies or outright changes to the rich mythology of the original show.

 

Just my $0.02

Giskard

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Since: 22/Sep/13
Message Posted On May 9th, 2014, 3:13 am

And that's why I don't watch any new show until its get at least a second season ... I've just deleted all my The Tomorrow People episodes and kept The 100's (I'll give it a try, if it sucks goodbye too).

Anonymous

Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 7:23 pm
Unlike most of you, I'm glad they renewed Hart of Dixie and Beauty and The Beast. I prefer both of those to The Tomorrow People. I would have preferred The Carrie Diaries to The 100 though.
rtruell

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Since: 17/Apr/12
Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 1:57 pm

Dave09: "Btw how many shows do you need for syndication?"

 

The magic number used to be 100, or essentially a 5-year run of the show. I think that's still the case, but I don't know for certain.

 

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