CW Still Wants to Develop a 'Supernatural' Spin-Off, Defends Dropping 'Tomorrow People'


CW Still Wants to Develop a 'Supernatural' Spin-Off, Defends Dropping 'Tomorrow People'


'Bloodlines' may not have been granted a series order, but that doesn't mean The CW isn't still interested in bringing a 'Supernatural' spin-off to the small screen. The CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters on Thursday that they're planning on going back to the drawing board for an offshoot idea and will seek to develop a new concept for next year’s pilot season.

"We believe there is a really good brand in 'Supernatural,'" Pedowitz remarked. "We felt the 'Supernatural' [spin-off pilot 'Bloodlines'] didn’t quite get there…We know we want to develop once more for next season a 'Supernatural' spinoff."

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'Supernatural: Bloodlines' aired as a backdoor pilot and introduced a batch of new characters, led by Lucien Laviscount, Sean Faris and Nathaniel Buzolic. And while the ratings were decent, many fans felt the show was lacking creatively.

Pedowitz noted that discussions about what exactly the spin-off would be is expected to be determined sometime around June and July. Had The CW moved ahead with 'Bloodlines,' the network would have had three separate spin-offs on three of its biggest shows, the others being 'Arrow' (with 'The Flash') and 'The Vampire Diaries' (with 'The Originals').

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As for the rather surprising cancellation of 'The Tomorrow People,' Pedowitz defends the decision to drop the Robbie Amell series and keep 'Beauty and the Beast,' claiming the latter performed better in terms of international sales and social engagement.

"We have situations where shows like 'Beauty' have created upside potential…it’s a fan favorite. It has a great international [interest]. Primarily, 'Tomorrow People' was a great show — [it] just didn’t have the same level of social engagement or digital side that 'Beauty and the Beast' gets."

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Written by: Kelly_Schremph
May 15th, 2014, 7:08 am

Images courtesy of Katie Yu/CW


Message Posted On May 19th, 2014, 8:41 am
Its clear that they want people to watch live, especially the teens and young 20 something age range. Yet that age range has far more options both legal and grey market. They dumb things down and sex them up in hopes of getting this market in the misbelieved idea that young people only think with their gonads. This has been the problem with television since the beginning of teen culture back in the late 50's and early 60's. They then measure the success on how much live tweets and Facebook comments are made during the airing of the show. The shear number of holes in their thinking makes seeing the mistakes impossible for them.
Cor Blimey Mister !

Message Posted On May 18th, 2014, 1:27 pm
That Bloodlines pilot made me nauseous, lots of angsty teens running around, getting up to high jinks and looking pretty (well, not bad for late 20s I guess) It was nothing to do with Supernatural at all - not a spin off but rather a cash-in in my book. Waiting with bated breath to see what appears next year.

Message Posted On May 16th, 2014, 1:12 am
"As for the rather surprising cancellation of 'The Tomorrow People,'? I am surprise the show didnt get cancelled by episode 5 or so. "OMG! The Tomorrow People show sucked so badly it hurt me deep down inside. It has the biggest WTF moments in the history of television. Not to mention the plot was stupid, character development was all over the place and the 3T's badly used. Can they stop bullets or not? Stephen's mother could stop millions of bullets fired at her at the cafe but the Founder could only divert the bullet shot at him by John, killing his own daughter. WTF! I am glad that this show got can cancelled. Poorly thought out and poorly executed. Good riddance!

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 5:43 pm

I really hope 'Tomorrow People'is being shopped to other networks... I think it would work well on Fox/FX/FXX, TNT, SYFY... It wouldn't be as expensive as starting a new show from the start... and has a desent built in following...


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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Nothing on CW is 'great', some of it rises above the garbage though.  Tomorrow People was just OK, mainly filler viewing when there was nothing else to watch.  Even then, there were many gaping plot holes that required overlooking ;-)


Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 3:18 pm
Instead of cancelling that godawful Originals (I saw the last five minutes a few times when waiting for SPN to start) you cancenl something with Mark Pellegrino? At least bring him back on SPN, then. We're sick of Metatron. Give back Luci, Michael (preferably as Matt Cohen), and possibly demon!Adam. THAT I would watch the hell out of.

Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 12:53 pm
oh great now we have tv shows based on what morons on twatter and failbook like and I thought reality tv where bad enough SIGH

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 10:41 am

The Tomorrow People was one of My ALL TIME Favorite Shows!!  Better even than Arrow on occasion... 
There's NO Excuse those Network A$$Holes could give to explain away such a bizaare decision.
Best of Luck to Robbie Amell -- He Rocks!!

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 8:26 am
Nice to see networks looking at "social engagement." Hopefully this will help keep niche shows from being cancelled.

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2014, 8:01 am

People stop with the spin-off crap it doesn't work hehe by far the only great spin-off was the original.

I didn't like the fact that they drop TP the show had potential beside the season finale was awesome :)