We're sad to announce that The CW cut three shows from its lineup this week. They may not have been heavy hitters, but we're certain at least some of you will be disappointed. On their list of cancellations: The Carrie Diaries, Star-Crossed, The Tomorrow People and the Supernatural spin-off Bloodlines.
The Carrie Diaries was the network's longest-running show on the cancellation list. It ran for two shortened seasons (13 episodes each), but never seemed to get the audience The CW hoped for from a show that was the prequel for the blockbuster known as Sex and The City. It seemed younger fans never got into the show and fans of the original weren't interested in seeing their favorite character's teenage years.
Star-Crossed only aired 12 episodes of its 13-episode season before receiving the ax. The show's romantic premise hit home for a lot of viewers, but sadly not enough to keep the fledgling series on the air.
The Tomorrow People aired its full 22-episode season and just had its finale this week. Though the story line had its rocky points throughout the season, the show seemed to be reaching its stride in recent episodes. Moving away from being purely about the lead character, it explored a much wider world and even introduced a possible apocalypse. But alas, the bigger stories and love of those loyal fans who stuck with it wasn't enough for it to get a second season.
Though it didn't actually air on its own, the last show to see the CW's ax was the Supernatural spin-off known as Bloodlines (originally titled Tribes). Of the shows that were canceled, Supernatural: Bloodlines had the track record that could have made it a hit. Supernatural is heading into its 10th season next fall and has a rabid fan base, but it was those same fans that spelled the end for Bloodlines. One look at the pilot (which aired as an episode on the original series) and fans were very vocal about their dislike of the new show.
Bloodlines was touted as too slick by viewers used to Supernatural's grittier themes. Nor did they seem to like a story based in a big city and based on dueling monster families. In fact, many fans wondered why the network didn't take some of the original show's beloved characters and use them as the basis for a spin-off, or perhaps even an origins story going back to earlier generations of Winchesters (the family of monster hunters around which Supernatural is based).
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