It’s cleanup time for the CW. The smallest but the mightiest of the Big 5 networks dropped some major news on TV fans this week as it canceled two of its freshman series and gave the thumbs up for more seasons of fan favorites.
The CW opted not to renew both Frequency and No Tomorrow. The news of their cancellations shouldn’t be a surprise; the network did not give them a full season order back in November. Both shows wrapped up their initial runs in January, but The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz promised that fans of both shows would get closure “on the digital side” if they weren’t renewed.
The cancellation of these two freshman series leaves Riverdale as the lone freshman show to get renewed, which it was back in March.
As for the good news, both iZombie and The Originals were renewed; iZombie will back for its fourth season while The Originals will be delivering its fifth season when it returns for the 2017-2018 TV season.
Things will be changing behind the scenes for The Originals. Series creator and former Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec will be calling the shots while Leslie Morgenstern (TVD) will also executive-produced.
The CW doesn’t have much more to renew or cancel before the Upfronts next week. It already renewed all of its DC TV shows earlier this year and majority of its comedies/dramedies as well. It has quite a few slots open as some of its perennial favorites like The Vampire Diaries and Reign have both ended.
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