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


  • William

    Look forward to Arrow, hopefully it will be good

  • Tyler

    Stupid Future Predictions:

    Arrow – full season Renewed
    Carrie Diaries – Toss Up then picked up for full season
    Cult – Renewed becoming Toss Up by Season 2
    First Cut – DOA
    Beauty and the Beast Toss up then DOA)

  • David Howell

    I’m very surprised indeed they didn’t pick up The Selection, seeing as it supposedly is to Hunger Games as Vampire Diaries is to Twilight, and TVD is the only show they have that even gets a 1.0 now…

    I’d have been much, much more surprised if it wasn’t for the fact this is a pretty clueless network we’re talking about.

    Between that and the Nikita renewal (which is effectively for two seasons!), The CW deserves all the ratings they’re going to get – very few. Regardless of the shows’ televisual merits (which are subjective), that’s just bad business right there.

  • Tee

    Interesting. I thought The Selection would be a safe bet. Granted I didn’t see the pilot, but unlike a lot of the shows they have/had in the works, I was at least curious about it.

  • edipo

    CW Fall 2012
    8 Hart of Dixie
    9 First Cut
    8 90210
    9 the carrie Diaries
    8 Beauty & Beast
    9 ANTM

    8 Vampire Diaries
    9 Cult

    8 Arrow
    9 Supernatural

  • AO

    I’ve found the writing of Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg (two of the key people involved with Arrow) to be quite bad when I’ve encountered it in the past. Perhaps this project will be better, but I’m not optimistic.

    Cult sounds promising though.

  • Whenever

    Mon :
    8pm Hart of Dixie / Gossip Girl
    9pm First Cut
    Tues :
    8pm 90210
    9pm The Carrie Diaries
    Wed :
    8pm NIKITA
    9pm ANTM
    Thurs :
    8pm Vampire Diaries
    9pm The Beauty & The Beast / CULT
    Fri :
    8pm Arrow
    9pm Supernatural

  • James

    Hart of Dixie
    First Cut

    The Carrie Diaries

    ANTM/Gossip Girl/ANTM
    Nikita (13) Cult (13)

    The Vampire Diaries
    TB & TB (13) The Selection (13)



  • Oliver

    The Carrie Diaries will suffer from the demographic squeeze: young watchers will be turned off by the 80s setting, older watchers will be turned off by it being a soap aimed at a young audience.

    I will be stunned if it succeeds.

  • Rachel

    The Selection and Shelter ain’t happening.

    I totally agree. I think the network is expecting their next big hit with that one but I doubt they’ve thought it through. Unless they’ve put some really cool spin on the 80s young-in’s won’t be interested.

  • A

    Carrie Diaries lmao.
    The worst idea for a show EVER. I’m sure only 1 of these shows will survive next year. Lots of 0.4 0.5 demos probably.


  • ender650

    I suppose a couple of these could be good but none of them stand out as a potential flagship show for cw.

  • rehabber

    If Justin Hartley was playing Oliver Queen in Arrow I would already be a fan, but will have to wait and see. Will give it at least 3 eps. Looking forward to Matt Davis in Cult, loved my Alaric.

  • AJ

    Five new shows for the CW to cancel. I would normally throw in an lol instead of a period there but frankly I’m so tired of the CW I wish CBS and Warner Brothers would just pull the plug on the whole network and get it over lol there either.

  • Kavyn

    8pm First Cut
    9pm Hart

    8pm 90210
    9pm Gossip/TCD

    8pm Arrow
    9pm Nikita

    8pm TVD
    9pm BTB

    8pm ANTM/Cult
    9pm SPN

  • jenna

    carrie diaries and first cut i expect will be canned after season 1 and beauty and the beast a toss up. hart of dixie will probaly drop further and go aswell

  • Lisa

    The new shows all sound pretty bad. :( They’d better play a lot better than they read.

  • Bonnie

    Arrow: Please, let this be a big succes for the CW.
    Beauty & the Beast: It could flop, but I’m hoping It won’t.
    Cult: I think this show, besides Arrow, has the best chance of being succesful.
    First Cut: Just like with HOD, It will probably be the “underdog” of the new CW dramas.
    The Carrie Diaries: This show will flop big time.

  • rachel

    why they have to cancel the secret circle and ringer? They are so good to watch.

  • Rachel

    I’m not even the slightest interested in B&TB but because of Once Upon A Time’s success I think it’ll do well.

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