The CW has renewed Beauty & The Beast, Hart Of Dixie and The 100, whilst also cancelling bubble series The Carrie Diaries, The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.
On the renewal front, The 100 will return for a second season, Beauty and the Beast for a third season, and Hart Of Dixie will return for a fourth season. All three will appear on the network’s 2014-2015 schedule alongside Arrow, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Reign and Supernatural; all of which were renewed earlier this year.
The pick ups had been largely expected, especially for The 100 which has been a strong performer for the network both critically and in the ratings. The other two series picked up for next season, Beauty and the Beast & Hart Of Dixie, struggled in the ratings but strong international sales saved Beauty and the Beast, while Hart Of Dixie‘s proximity to the total number of episodes needed for syndication and decent VOD figures helped secure its renewal.
On the other side of things, the writing had been on the wall for The Carrie Diaries for some time. The Sex and the City prequel struggled in the ratings and never earned a back-order in its two seasons on the air. The Tomorrow People started out strong but quickly lost viewers. It was conspicuously absent from The CW’s mass renewal back in February and since then the talk had been of cancellation. Finally, Star-Crossed had ok reviews but continued to shed viewers, with the most recent episode pulling in a mere 0.9 million viewers and a 0.3 A18-49 rating, and as such a renewal had long been considered a long-shot