The CW 2014 Renewals, Pick-ups, and Cancellations

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With upfronts next week, The CW has announced their renewals, cancellations, and pick-ups for next season.

Starting with the good news, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, and The 100 are all renewed.  They’re joining the previously announced renewals for The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Arrow, and freshmen series Reign and The Originals.

Series pick-ups were ordered for The Flash, iZombie, The Messengers, and Jane the Virgin.  I’m personally most excited for The Flash, as it is the highly anticipated Arrow spin-off starring Grant Gustin, who proved his acting chops this season as Barry Allen.  iZombie and The Messengers will be bringing One Tree Hill actors Rob Buckley and Shantal VanSanten back to our screens.

Unfortunately some sacrifices had to be made to make room for these new shows.  The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed, and The Carrie Diaries are paying the ultimate price as they’re officially axed.  I can’t say I’m surprised about any of these, but I am a little disappointed to see The Tomorrow People included here.  Luke Mitchell as John Young certainly has a face for the CW, am I right?  Here’s to hoping he finds a way to stay in the family and pops up on any other of their shows.  Perhaps a royal consort on Reign in its second season?  Or maybe he could jump from paranormal to supernatural on TVD or The Originals?

Speaking of Supernatural, any plans to further develop that Bloodlines spin-off were unsurprisingly nixed, possibly due to the poor fan feedback from the recent episode of the veteran series that served as a backdoor pilot.

So how are you feeling about these decisions?  Pleased or pissed off?  Sound off in the comments and stay tuned next week for the official schedules from the CW and other networks.

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