The CW made some major decisions on yesterday, May 8th. They renewed three of their current shows ( which included a mid-season drama), cancelled three shows and ordered four new shows for the 2014-2015 fall season.
For the good news, freshman drama The 100 was one of the lucky shows picked up by the network. Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast fans rejoice in the fact that their shows were also renewed for next season. The new schedule, airing in the Summer on Fridays, is still better than cancellation.
On the other side of the coin, freshman sci-fi dramas Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People were both been cancelled. The Carrie Diaries, the Sex and the City prequel, didn’t fare any better.
Pilot Pick Ups
The Flash, the Arrow spin-off, Rob Thomas’ iZombie where picked up. The Flash was a shoo in given Berry Allen’s successful debut on Arrow this season (2). iZombie centers around a medical student who gets a job a the coroner’s office to gain easy access to human brains. As an added bonus, she inherits the dead person’s memories which help her solve the murders. Rob Thomas’ have proven with Veronica Mars that he knows how to create and write for intriguing characters. iZombie is worth checking out despite the iffy plot.
The Messengers is another Sci-Fi drama in which unconnected people who died from a fallen object come together to stop an apocalypse.
Of all the new pilots picked up, Jane the Virgin’s plot seems the most boring. A religious woman getting accidentally inseminated is as inspiring as a a peeling paint.
Bloodlines, the supposed Supernatural spinoff, was not pickup up however.
The four new shows and the ones that were renewed, including Arrow and Vampire Diaries, will premier in the Fall of 2014. Stay tuned!