The CW is answering for its
crimes cancellations: three fan-favorite shows and one spin-off that are still fueling the voices of sad fans.
Though CW president Mark Pedowitz has previously addressed the scrapping of both The Tomorrow People and the Supernatural spin-off Bloodlines, the network chief fielded cancellation questions aplenty during the CW’s executive panel on the Television Critics Association semi-annual press tour.
Here’s what Pedowitz had to say about four axed shows:
The Carrie Diaries
“We’re very proud of The Carrie Diaries. Amy Harris and Stephanie Savage did a terrific job. We brought it back to a second season, not necessarily because of ratings but because of what its digital presence was. But after a certain period of time, both aspects have to work. You need both aspects otherwise you cannot sustain the show model. So that was the rationale. I wish it came back. I was proud of the show. Again, incredibly engaged fan base, but after a while it wasn’t economically feasible.”
“The Supernatural spin-off that came in creatively did not quite get to where we wanted it to go … We are very open to do another spin-off. We are waiting for them to come in with whatever the new idea or concept is. I would love to get a Supernatural spin-off done. I think it’s a great franchise that’s got a lot of legs to it.”
“I did receive 90 boxes of pasta this week. We appreciate fans and everything they do, and I gather they were upset. There just weren’t enough of them to keep the show going. So that’s the rationale. But we appreciate their passion for the show and we understand that that’s what makes shows work. In this case there weren’t enough audience members to stay with it.”
The Tomorrow People
“Tomorrow People is a more interesting thing. [Producers] Julie [Plec] and Greg [Berlanti] and Phil [Klemmer] do a great job. The show just did not generate the audience we hoped it would generate. It did not generate on air as much as we hoped and it did not generate digitally as much as we hoped.”