Look If You Dare: See Which Shows Made The CW’s Cut for Next Season


The CW has, on the whole, been very very good to us and Our Kind of Shows. They announced way back in February that Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Arrow would all be back for new seasons in the fall. But what of the rest of the shows? And what about those pilots we’ve been trying to avoid for fear of having our hearts broken?

Okay, we’ll do it quickly, like ripping off a Band-Aid:

Renewed: The 100, Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Arrow

Cancelled: The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed

Picked Up to Series: The Flash, iZombie, The Messengers

Not Picked Up: Supernatural: Bloodlines

Yes I know we haven’t mentioned The Messengers before; there hasn’t been much available. While I expect The CW to issue a press release around the time of their Upfront presentation next Thursday, here, via Deadline, is the rundown of all three of the newbies:

Barry Allen is a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fanboy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.
CAST: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanaugh, John Wesley Shipp, Michelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui
TEAM: Greg Berlanti (w, ep), Andrew Kreisberg (w, ep), Geoff Johns (w), David Nutter (d, ep), Sarah Schechter (ep)

A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
CAST: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders, Robert Buckley, Nora Dunn, Ruhul Kohli
TEAM: Rob Thomas (w, ep), Diane Ruggiero (w, ep), Danielle Stokdyk (ep), Dan Etheridge (ep)

When a mysterious object crashes down to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers dies from the energy pulse. But then they awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.
CAST: Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Joel Courtney, Jon Fletcher, Diogo Morgado, Craig Frank
TEAM: Basil Iwanyk (ep), Eoghan O’Donnell (w, co-ep), Kent Kubena (ep) Ava Jamshidi (co-ep), Stephen Williams (d)

I really loved The Tomorrow People and was catching up with the really nicely done Star-Crossed, and I’m sorry to see them go. Congratulations, though, to all the great series that received renewals, and best of luck to the new kids.

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com