CW: Does '90210' Get A Short, Final Season Or Will It Be Canceled? (Poll)

Categories: Cancel/Renew CW Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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December 4th, 2012

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-December 2, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.42
Emily Owens, M.D. canceled 0.51
Gossip Girl final season 0.53
90210 :| :| :| 0.65
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.78
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 0.99
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.68
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.96

One Tree Hill. Gossip Girl. Both were veteran CW dramas that were given a short final season on their way out the door. With 90210 ratings this season as dreadful as they've ever been, a short 13 episode final season next Fall is its only hope, but just because the CW has done it before, doesnt mean they have to do it again.

What's your guess? Will 90210 get a 13 episode farewell season, or is 2012-13 its final hurrah?

How can Nikita with absolutely "look away" bad ratings be "likely to be renewed"? The pull of a fourth season for syndication purposes is one of the strongest forces in the TV universe. Read more about it here.

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  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2012

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

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  • Roswell

    @juliedawn that’s what I meant… It is too early to make judgements on another season .. TSC was getting better ratings this time last year. We will have to wait and see how things go

  • Michael

    I’m hoping for an NBC-style clearing house.

    Vampire Diaries – Renewed
    Supernatural – Renewed
    Arrow – Renewed
    Nikita – Renewed (for syndication reasons ONLY)

    Hart of Dixie – Cancelled
    Beauty and the Beast – Cancelled
    90210 – Cancelled
    Cult + The Carrie Diaries – Too early to tell, but if they’re as bad as some critics say they are, then I’m guessing they’ll tank

    Then the rest of the schedule can be used for new shows, and hopefully one or two is as much of a hit as TVD or Arrow.

  • Marc

    I really hope 90210 is Renewed for a Finale 13 episode or Finale full season because I think they deserve a finale farewell even if the ratings this year are not very high it still premiere very high (season 1) with records breaking so I hope it gets renewed because 90210, OTH and GG are all in the same Category and both GG and OTH got a finale season so why not 90210….and for the haters that don’t want 90210 to be renewed well just don’t watch it and leave us (fans) enjoy it :-)

  • aiden

    I love 90210 and i hope is renewed for a final season!!!

  • 90210

    I love the old 90210 on soap net and the new 90210 since it premiered in 2008 with record breaking ratings. Since silver is facing a bucket list, big sis Kelly should return. Plus there are 3 heavy story lines that will be awesome come season finale with the aftermath next season of the explosions that will happen. the recent ep was an homage to the first season which was awesome plus Denys Richards, who was in 1 orginal bev hills 90210 ep in 1992, was on last nights ep!! Totally cool! Also keep in mind whole ratings may be whatever ( a million viewers last night isn’t bad for Cw standards), the show like Pretty little liars & vamp diaries get relevance in social networks. Kids don’t just sit and watch, they have homework & soccer practice so they tweet, Facebook, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, viddy, Skype, iTunes, Cw app episode stream, Hulu plus & google about it too. Networks love that their shows get street Cred with the youth via social networks that also keeps it on. Plus the 90210 stars are always at an event in la or any hot spot so thus show is driven beyond the old Nielsen dinosaur.

  • JJA

    @Michael–Carrie Diaries is actually getting good reviews.

    I think Carrie Diaries will be a modest “hit” for the CW. I think it will do slightly better than HOD.

  • Chris

    The show has been terrible ever since Season 2/3 rolled in…

    I think it’s time they cancel it!

  • jane

    Well they have to cancel at least three shows at the end of the season, to make room for at least two or three new shows.

  • Tre

    i think 90210 should be renew and have a 10th season , its a great show. HATERS!

  • MJDB

    My predictions:

    90210-On the Bubble
    Hart of Dixie-On the Bubble
    Arrow-Certain Renewal
    Supernatural-Likely Renewal
    The Vampire Diaries-Certain Renewal
    Beauty and the Beast-Likely Renewal
    Nikita-Likely Renewal

  • 90210

    I agree Tre

  • 90210

    CW shouldn’t just be a comic con science fiction show channel. Even Logo channel has variety.

  • Amy

    Other. GG got a final 10 episode season, so 90210 should get the same.

  • Eric_Philly

    Down with the teenage dramas!

  • Melody

    I may be alone in this, but I actually like Beauty and the Beast. I didn’t think I would, but I decided to give it a try because I like Kreuk and Jay Ryan is quite nice on the eyes. It had major issues to start with, but it is improving. So, here are my predictions (really just my wish list):

    Gossip Girl – already canceled, finally!
    90210 – canceled, please let it be over
    Hart of Dixie – renewed, although they have messed up the growing relationship between Zoe and Wade this week
    Emily Owens – already canceled, never watched it, but very happy to give Cult a try in its time slot in the Spring
    Arrow – renewed, and totally deserved
    Supernatural – renewed for two more seasons, that would just absolutely make my year
    Vampire Diaries – canceled, please CW cancel this show before I grow to hate it, leave me with good memories
    Beauty and the Beast – renewed, as long as the show continues to fix its problems and grow positively
    Nikita – renewed, because I adore Aaron Stanford

  • Bob

    I am in the minority I know, but I hope that 90210 gets another full season. I just love the popcorn show. It doesn’t take itself seriously. I just like it and it is a nice hour of escape.

  • JulieDawn


    You’re not alone re BATB! Same thing, I didn’t think I’d like it at first and almost didn’t watch at all, but it’s really grown on me.

  • Jarrod

    Chances are that 90210 will get a boost in ratings for The Carrie Diaries for a while, however, TCD will flop getting canceled. Cult will be canned also given the horrible time slot and with Gossip Girl out the door, as well as Emily Owens, M.D., chances are that 90210 will be given a short final season.

  • Charmed

    If it can hold on to a 0.5, I can see it getting a full season.

  • mike

    I feel like 90210 is best when the storylines are a little on the darker side. Namoi getting raped, Annie and Jasper, Ade and Javiers uncle. They should have made this season focus on Liam and Vanessa, its been all over the place, I do like Silver’s story though.

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