CW Cancels ‘The Tomorrow People’ and Adds 4 New Shows
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The gauntlet has been dropped, and the time has come to say goodbye to some favorite series. Three current shows did not make the cut to come back next season, but some shows squeaked by that dreadful chopping block.
Sadly, “The Tomorrow People” has been canceled. Fans can picture John Young topside with either Cara or Astrid to lessen the sting from this fatal blow. Next to be axed: “The Carrie Diaries” and “Star-Crossed” — the latter of which will air its series finale Monday, May 12th.
Now for the good news, The CW has renewed “Hart of Dixie,” “The 100″ and “Beauty and the Beast” — so we have Wade Kinsella’s abs to look forward to and more mayhem on post-apocalyptic Earth. They’ll accompany previously renewed “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals,” “Arrow” and “Reign.”
Four new series have also been picked up. We had a poll asking which pilots in development you’d like to watch, and some of the top choices have made the list. These are the new shows you’ll see in 2014-2015:
THE FLASH: Through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive, in The Flash. The Flash pilot is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter (all of Arrow).
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Grant Gustin, Rick Cosnett
IZOMBIE: Small screen take on the DC Comics title, about a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity.
Cast: Rose McIver, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders
THE MESSENGERS: Drama about when a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse – but then awaken again as angels of the coming Apocalypse.
Cast: Craig Frank, Joel Courtney, Shantel VanSanten, Jon Fletcher
JANE THE VIRGIN: Drama about a hard-working, religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated.
The spin-off of “Supernatural” was not green-lit, and after watching the backdoor pilot — the 20th episode of “Supernatural” titled “Bloodlines” — fans’ response to the show were ho-hum and on the fence, as seen by our poll.
Out of the four new shows, which are you most looking forward to?
– Becca Ritchie