CW cancels three series including Carrie Diaries, picks up four including The Flash
The CW made a few announcements today, and with it came a lot of good news or bad news, depending on which shows you were hopeful for and which shows you enjoyed. The three series that got cut from next year’s lineup are ‘The Carrie Diaries,’ ‘Star-Crossed’ and, ‘The Tomorrow People.’ The CW has confirmed that all three of these series will not be returning for a new season.
Fans may be surprised that the Supernatural spin-off failed to connect with viewers, considering that the original series it launched from has lasted nine-years. Carrie Diaries started strong but only managed to grab an averaged audience of 1.1 million people, almost the same with Star-Crossed which had 1.3 million on average, and the Tomorrow People was actually on top with an average of 1.9 million.
As for returning shows, fans can look forward to another season of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Hart of Dixie,’ both shows were saved from the butcher’s block this year. The freshman drama ‘The 100’ will also be on the CW, just like the previously renewed series ‘Supernatural,’ ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘The Originals,’ ‘Arrow’ and ‘Reign.’
So what’s new for the fall next year? Fans will have ‘The Flash,’ also ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘iZombie,’ and finally ‘The Messengers.’ You can learn more about the new series below as stated by the CW.
THE FLASH: Based upon characters published by DC Comics. Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Cast: Grant Gustin (Barry Allen); Jesse L. Martin (Det. West); Tom Cavanaugh (Harrison Wells).
iZOMBIE: A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Cast: Rose McIver (Liv).
JANE THE VIRGIN: Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela. A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Gina Rodriguez (Jane); Justin Baldoni (Rafael).
THE MESSENGERS: When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. Cast: Shantel VanSaten (Vera); Diogo Morgado (The Man).