The CW Green-Lights FLASH, New Rob Thomas Show and More
By Merrill Barr on May 8, 2014
Yesterday, Arrow delivered quite possibly the best episode the series has ever produced, and two days ago Supernatural annihilated with an episode featuring the conclusion of the Abaddon arc. You’d think that would be enough for The CW to stay in the news cycle for the next couple days, but clearly they didn’t think so, as the network has revealed the fates of many new shows and pilots, the following of which we know you’ll want to hear about:
iZombie – The Rob Thomas, DC comic book adaptation has officially been picked up to series.
Flash – The planted Arrow spin-off has been officially picked up to series.
The 100 – The post-apocalyptic, YA adaptation has been renewed for a second season.
Supernatural: Bloodlines – The planted, Chicago set Supernatural spin-off will not be moving forward.
The Tomorrow People – The remake of the classic Roger Price series has been cancelled.
In addition to the already announced renewals of Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Reign, and The Originals, it’s clear The CW is very much dead-set on remaining in the genre game (the only non-genre programming on the network being Hart of Dixie (renewed) and Whose Line Is It Anyway?) It’s not surprising since The CW has very much been about creating series that appeal to young audiences, many of whom love that type of programming.
As we mentioned at the top of this story, Arrow and Supernatural just delivered some of their best episodes to date. Point being, The CW knows quality, and there should be no doubt they’ve made some solid choices here. Also, they’re giving us a new Rob Thomas show, which should be enough to soften the sting of no more Tomorrow People (did you guys see that finale? How cool was that?)
Other series set for the fall include: The Messengers, Jane the Virgin and Beauty and the Beast.
What are you looking forward to seeing out of The CW next season?