CW Picks Up Five New Dramas: 'Arrow,' 'The Carrie Diaries,' 'Cult,' 'First Cut' and 'Beauty and the Beast'

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May 11th, 2012

CW picked up five new dramas to series, a record for the CW.  Arrow, Carrie Diaries. Cult, First Cut and Beauty and the Beast have all been ordered to series.

It's white knuckle time for CW's existing bubble shows! Update: white knuckle time is over:

Ringer and The Secret Circle Canceled

Nikita and Hart of Dixie  Renewed:

Gossip Girl Renewed


  • Sid


    I’m right behind yu!

  • Bee

    excited for all the shows, esp. arrow and first cut. if they’re good, they’ll survive since i’m sure they’ll premiere decently. CW just needs to better promos and promotion methods.

    TSC and ringer were not good. hart of dixie is decent and gets bonus points for charm.

  • Ray

    Bold move. CW is replacing 50% of it’s programming hours with new shows? I guess their viewership is SO low that they had no recourse?

    It seems like this channel is hemorrhaging money. At this rate, is it possible it will throw in the towel and fold entirely in another year or two?

  • robin

    YESSS arrow, cult, and beauty and the beast

  • SmG

    People are making digs at TVBTN on other sites over this Nikita renewal :)

  • hammard

    I never thought I’d be so happy by CW decisions but Arrow, Cult and Beauty & The Beast as new. Vampire Diaries, Nikita and Supernatural renewed. I am really, really happy!

  • Pete

    Well I just hope the CW see good sense and renew TSC over HOD

  • Ali

    Dixie and Secret Cirlce will be renewed. GG to have final 13 episodes season. That’s my guess.

  • John K

    Ugh. I wanted Maine and The Selection

  • kate

    So The Selection not getting picked up is good news for us TSC fans, right? I’m crossing my fingers that we get a renewal

  • kevin

    how many shows will have to be cancelled now with adding 5

  • Dillan


    It depends if The CW want to air all the new shows in the fall, or air some of them beginning in 2013.

  • Rocky


  • WB

    Now I’m worried about HART OF DIXIE .

  • Mark

    “Bold move. CW is replacing 50% of it’s programming hours with new shows? I guess their viewership is SO low that they had no recourse?”

    When the ratings are as low as they are for many shows, I think the bold move is renewing some of the shows. lol

  • Dan S

    I’m pleasantly surprised that Nikita got a 3rd season. Now waiting to hear on Harry’s Laws fate

  • Greg

    I believe in a Hart of Dixie renewal. As for The Secret Circle and Ringer: gone.

  • Aedan

    Well if ringer and TSC are cancelled looks like I won’t be watching the CW anymore, here’s hoping the network is cancelled as a whole

  • The Original J

    Arrow and Cult both sound great. Carrie Diaries and the Beauty and the Beast sound incredibly dumb. I’m on the fence about First Cut.

    So far, here are the shows for the CW next year.

    Returning Shows:

    Vampire Diaries

    New Shows:
    First Cut
    Carrie Diaries
    Beauty and the Beast

    That leaves one slot left. If GG gets renewed for a shortened final season (which it shouldn’t, considering its terrible ratings), then one of the remaining shows could take over midseason — TSC, HoD or Ringer. My money is on HoD. If it doesn’t, I could see HoD getting a full-season pickup and getting paired with First Cut. I just don’t see a way that TSC and Ringer get renewed.

    Of course, this is contingent on all of these new shows getting full season pickups — something that I don’t think we know yet.

  • Jessie

    No Shelter, can’t say I’m surprised.

    I don’t know why they insist on thinking Carrie Diaries is gonna be a hit… I don’t see it doing well at all.

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