The CW cleaned house in a big way as it was a network bloodbath with a total of seven of its shows canceled and some picks more surprising than others.
After the dust settled, network outputs included The originals cleave legacies, Dynasty, Naomi, In the dark, Roswell, New Mexico, CharmedY the 4400. Some of these decisions were made to accommodate gotham knights and derivatives of walker other Supernatural, which were ordered to series. One of the main reasons for the mass exodus is mainly due to the rumored upcoming sale of the network (perhaps to the Nexstar affiliate group) and thus its uncertain future.
The most significant cancellation was probably legaciesa derivative of The originalswhich connected him to the long-running CW staple, the vampires’ diaries. Now that Legacies has ended after four seasons, it also ends a 13-year streak of the vampires’ diaries universe of shows that spanned the length of that series, The originalsY legacies. It really signals the end of the network age.
For TV line, legacies has averaged 760,000 total weekly viewers this season and a 0.2 demo rating (with live streaming + 7 included), down from season 3 numbers (1 million/0.3). Of the 19 dramas The CW has aired this television season, it ranks No. 12 in viewership rankings. Notably, its audience enjoys one of the two largest DVR increases (+107%) of any CW series.
Legacies starring Danielle Rose Russell as 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson descended from some of the most powerful bloodlines of vampires, werewolves, and witches. Set at the Salvatore boarding school for the young and gifted, Legacies tells the continuing story of a new generation of supernatural students as they learn what it means to be special in a society that doesn’t understand their gifts.
the next is Dynastya remake of the popular 1980s primetime soap opera. The series is currently airing its fifth season, but it will be the show’s last. Dynasty it was considered among the most vulnerable CW series to secure a renewal because its live ratings have always been flat. Despite poor ratings in the past, Dynasty It was always hooked on renewals because it sold well internationally due to the branding of being a reboot of the iconic original series and due to the money the series brought in for CBS Studios through the show’s Netflix deal. This just wasn’t enough to save the series this time. via TVLine, Dynasty is averaging 410,000 total weekly viewers this season and a demo rating of 0.1 (with live streaming + 7 included), which is on par with season 4 numbers. Of the 19 dramas, The CW has aired this television season, he ranks dead last in the viewership rankings and is among the seven to earn just a 0.1 rating on the coveted 18-49 demo.
Dynasty Follow two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they battle for control of their fortune and their children. The show stars Elizabeth Gillies, Daniella Alonso, Elaine Hendrix, Sam Underwood, Michael Michele, Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke, Maddison Brown, Adam Huber, Eliza Bennett, and Grant Show.
Another reset that ends its execution is Charmed, who cast his last spell after four seasons. The series was a reboot of Charmed, which ran for eight seasons (1998–2006) on The WB and starred Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan, and Alyssa Milano. the new series It began with Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz), and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) as the titular trio of witches, with Harry (Rupert Evans) as their British mentor. After Macy’s death in the season three finale, a fourth Charmed One named Michaela (Lucy Barrett) entered the scene to establish The Power of Three. Charmed it went through showrunner issues during its run and was always viewed negatively by fans of the original for not living up to the main series and sometimes being what they called it, “Too awake.” For TV line, Charmed it was averaging 650,000 total weekly viewers this season and a demo rating of 0.1 (with live streaming + 7 included), down from season 3 numbers (690K/0.2). Of the 19 dramas The CW has aired this television season, it ranks No. 17 in viewership rankings and is among seven that reach just 0.1 ratings.
Getting off the reboot or sequel series train is Roswell, New Mexico, who is also ending his career after four seasons. The fourth season will begin airing on June 6, 2022, and then it’s the end of the road. The show was a reinvention Roswell, which originally aired on The WB in the late ’90s for three seasons. Like the original, the new show is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz. The series follows the daughter of undocumented immigrants who discovers her teenage crush is an alien who has kept his supernatural abilities hidden all his life. She protects her secret as the two reconnect, but when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hate threaten to expose him. The series stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn and Michael Treviño.
In the dark is another series that has yet to air its current season, the fourth, but will premiere on June 6, 2022. Once it ends, the lights will go out on the show. The show had been in the bubble, but still had a chance based on strong streaming numbers, according to The CW. in the series, a blind young woman tries to solve the murder of her friend. The show stars Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Casey Deidrick, Keston John, Morgan Krantz, Theodore Bhat, and Matt Murray.
The last two cancellations are both over and done series. Naomi ends after only one season and that means he joins legends of tomorrow other batwoman as the recently canceled DC shows. Despite a promising launch in January, when it ranked as The CW’s third most-watched season premiere of the 2021-22 season, its viewership has since dropped by more than 40 percent on subsequent broadcasts. Naomi followed a quiet, confident, previously bespectacled black teenager as she realized her hidden destiny and journeyed to “the heights of the multiverse” in search of the full truth about who killed her parents and why. Kaci Walfall directed the series and also starred Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, and Camila Moreno.
Finally, the 4400 ends after a season of low ratings. The show averaged 732,000 total viewers and a 0.1 demo rating (with Live+7 DVR playback included); in total audience, it ranks no. 14 of the 19 dramas The CW has aired this television season. That said, it enjoys the third-largest DVR increase (+97 percent) of any CW series, but it wasn’t enough to warrant a renewal. This served as an update to the USA Network sci-fi drama and followed 4,400 ignored, undervalued or marginalized people who disappeared without a trace in the last hundred years and returned in an instant, never having aged a day and with no recollection of what happened to them.
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