CW: Two Or Three Of 'Reign,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'The 100' & 'Star-Crossed' Will Be Canceled

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

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January 14th, 2014

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from December 30, 2013 - January 12, 2014):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita* (F) final season complete 0.30
The Carrie Diaries (F) de facto canceled 1.00
Beauty And The Beast :oops:
Hart Of Dixie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Reign :| :| :|
The Tomorrow People :| :| :|
The Originals :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Given that, through Sunday, the CW hadn't aired any new episodes of shows with a  future, please excuse the cancellation bear for rehashing a post from the Fall.

Given that the CW has 10 hours to program, and typically premieres 3 new hours of programming each Fall, and has 5 hours of veteran shows certain to be renewed, that leaves at most 2 open hours in their Fall schedule for Reign, The Tomorrow People, The 100 and Star Crossed. So the cancellation bear is counting on two of those four shows being canceled.

If America's Next Top Model takes up an hour of the Fall schedule, the CW would have to move a veteran show to a non-October premiere date or cancel a third of those four shows. That's certainly possible.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2014. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2014, the "old" Fall predictions will stay in the table.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. You can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.
*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

:oops: certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
:cry: :cry: more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
:| :| :| toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
:) :) :) :) more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: certain to be renewed by May, 2014

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.

How have the Renew / Cancel Index Predictions Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

  • frank5869

    The 100 is not even started and it’s already canceled..what ?

    The Tomorrow People is an excellent show. After the very good The Secret Circle WarnerBros/TheCW mafia managers need to keep airing awful productions and cancel good ones, uh ?

    It’s an absolute disgusting shame that tv shows keep getting canceled like this. With no regulations, no rules, no nothing.

    These are frauds! Nothing more than that. These managers use productions to evade taxes, fake accounting and fight internal wars between factions of managers like a bunch of mafia groups.

  • Danidarkk

    I thkink that CW is going to cancel Nikita (final season), B&B TTP and one of the shows for midseason (I think it would be Starcrossed. The Schedule would be something like this.

    The 100
    New Drama

    The Originals
    Supernatural (Final Season)

    New Drama

    Vampire Diaries
    New Drama

    Hart of Dixie (Final Season)

    Carrie Diaries would be in the ANTM slot with 13 episodes.
    Reign goes to midseason

  • Brandy

    Personally I think SC,The 100,TTP,BatB,CD get cancelled cause with ANTM taking a partiall fal slot and Arrow,VD,TO,SPN,TO,,HoD renewed and if Reign also gets renewed there’s no room for three fall shows til ANTM finishes cycle 21.Of course, it depends on HoD final , syndication season is a full or short one.If its short ,they could either premire it after ANTM or air in fall and have one of Reign,SC,The 100 air after it finishes.

  • frank5869

    @Brandy: Nielsen ratings are all fake. Period. Just awful business mafia.
    Any product that doesn’t have a bare minimum of 2 years to be fully shopped worldwide before deciding it’s fate it clearly is used by managers to do dirty business.

  • Holly


    You seriously think that nets/production companies should be obligated to spend an excess of $100,000,000 on each show before being able to make a decision to cancel?

  • frank5869

    @Holly: Networks/studios don’t spend $100millions on shows. That is for sure. All the claimed budgets are inflated. Even the best shows don’t cost as much as they claim. Just like most movies.

  • frank5869

    @Holly: selling defective products is a crime in most countries. So yes, all studios/networks should be obligated to deliver a full product and give a proper ending. Canceling shows it’s a crime indeed. It’s actually making a fool of customers, other than stealing money from investors along with all the dirty business that goes with it.
    Business wise it’s just insane to cancel a product before it has been fully shopped worldwide.
    The US is not the world. AND Nielsen ratings can’t be trusted, are an absolute fake tampered with by networks/studios managers.
    The real money comes from worldwide shopping. Networks belong to large multinational companies/corporations.
    The fact that these large groups keep selling canceled shows worldwide instead it’s exactly like shopping defective products.
    If you cancel a show either good or bad then you are clearly turning it into a defective product.
    Also business wise makes no sense.. you can’t know how much money any show can generate worldwide before having shopped it for a couple of years first.
    If a show aired worldwide and performred poorly that no local networks would want to keep buying new seasons.. then at that point business wise would make sense to cancel it.
    BUT it’s not the case with most shows. It’s not what these networks/studios managers are doing AT ALL.
    What they are doing here is just mafia. It’s dirty business. This is no capitalism. This is no business. It’s a fraud.

  • Hey

    Reign and TTP are definitely not huge hits and I doubt the midseason shows will be either, so no matter what 2 shows get renewed season 2 will probably be their last.

  • paddii

    TTP and SC are both dead. As for Reign, if the ratings keep that level I’m sure it’ll get a second season. And as for The 100 judging by the trailer it seems pretty expensive so as long as it’s not pulling 1.s I’m pretty sure it’ll be dead as well

  • frank5869

    @Hey: The Tomorrow People started airing in European countries. Why shop a tv show to some other countries to then cancel it ? WarnerBros will just tell local networks outside the US that the product has been canceled when they will ask to buy more episodes then ?
    Really that makes a lot of sense business wise.. indeed.

  • MeAndMrsJones

    I like the TTP. It was fun to watch along with The Arrow, but I don’t think it will survive. Too bad. I don’t care for the premise/execution (referring to the trailer) of the other shows premiering this year and Reign was never intended for someone like me to watch.


    LOVE TTP! Really a great spin on the ‘Heroes’/’X-Men’ genre. Would also be a GREAT pairing with ‘FLASH’ come this fall, so I hope they keep it THE MOST!

    I actually DO like ‘Reign’, ‘The 100′, & ‘Starcrossed’ especially (has a ‘Roswell’-feel to it) but NOT at the expense of TTP

  • Dan W

    I personally think that TTP and Star-Crossed will be canceled for sure. Reign is more than likely to be renewed and possibly The 100 if it does well. Something tells me it won’t though because it seems that The CW midseason shows never do well. Still think TCD will be renewed for another 13 episode season (to use as schedule spackle or even held for summer programming). Also, I think The CW might air ANTM in the summer completely (or run it into Sept/Oct then premiere TCD). In terms of pilots, I think The Flash is a sure thing but really hope they pass on the Supernatural pilot. This show is on its’ 9th season already and I don’t think it will last too many more regardless of the ratings. It wouldn’t shock me if season 10 was announced as the final season.

    8- The Flash
    9- New Drama or Reign

    8- The Originals
    9- Supernatural

    8- Arrow
    9- New drama

    8- The Vampire Diaries
    9- New drama or Reign

    8- Hart of Dixie (final 22 episode season or possibly 13 episodes)
    9- ANTM/The Carrie Diaries (13 episodes)

    Possibly The 100 for midseason if it does decently or one/two new dramas. Also if schedule shuffling needs to happen next year, I would send Supernatural back to Fridays because it did really well there. I don’t know what other show would do decently on a Friday.

  • Stinky Feet Lover

    TTP was boring. I kept tuning in. I finally tuned out. Same with AoS. Was sick of wasting an hour on that each week just because I’m a Marvel fan.

  • Warm Smelly Farts

    LOL at ppl that make schedules!! So weird! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dollface

    I really hope reign gets the renewel it got good fast and stayed good. But I am holding out hope for 100 as well as for starcrossed they already made that show it was called roswell and frankly that show was such a good little show I don’t see how such a similar remake could top it.

  • Shepherd


    What you fail to grasp is that YOU are the product, and advertisers are the customer. Continuing to air a show the network knows will get terrible ratings defrauds their customers (the advertisers) and makes absolutely no business sense whatsoever.


  • ShiningArmor

    no human can predict the future, same goes to any networks/companies that produce the shows. some countries have different taste than what most US people like. a show that failed in US not exactly will failed if aired in other countries.

    tv network is a business and in business they will have to minimize the cost and maximize the profit. they need to sell ads, and advertiser tend to choose a show that have a high rating, as they want their product to have as maximum exposure as they can and will pays higher to get a ads slot in higher rated show. ads is a major source of profits for tv network. and if any shows that get sell to other country then is a plus.

    to say any cancelled tv series is a defund product is quite wrong!


    “Networks/studios don’t spend $100millions on shows. That is for sure. All the claimed budgets are inflated. Even the best shows don’t cost as much as they claim.”

    do you know how many production crews behind every tv series? how much to cost they need to make a set? wardrobe/custume for each and every actor/actress and all extras?? also all the equipment the need to make a show. not to mention all crew, actors and extras salary and there a ton of thing that need money to make a single show and a single episode!

  • Holly


    You’re also presupposing that the US companies have an obligation to make decisions based on international sales. US TV shows are, unsurprisingly, made for US audiences. Selling internationally is a back-end (like DVDs), not the primary stream of income. If the show can’t survive in the US, it’s dead. If no US network wants to destroy their business by keeping shows with horrible ratings, the international sales could not keep the show afloat.

    So not only are you insisting that the production companies throw tens of millions of dollars in the trash, you’re insisting that the US networks suffer for the sake of international networks.

  • Brandy

    I think CW has more faith in SC than most think:it’s leading off Monday nights wich means CW believes it can anchor the night & be a self starter plus build up TTP.Also, CW is using as counter programming to the Olympics,hoping/trying to attract young women & young adults who aren’t interested in sports/Olpmics.

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