The CW Cancels THE CARRIE DIARIES, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE & STAR-CROSSED; Renews 'BEAUTY', '100' & 'DIXIE'
With their new slate of dramas in place, The CW has begun cutting series.
According to Deadline, the network has officially pulled the plug on THE CARRIE DIARIES, and freshman series STAR-CROSSED and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, all of which have struggled in the ratings over the course of their season. 'CARRIE' was nearly cancelled last year, after its freshman run, though strong showings in digital playback kept it in place at the network.
Per the report, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE 100, and HART OF DIXIE have all received renewals. 'BEAUTY' was on the bubble, consistently struggling to find an audience, while dystopian series THE 100 proved a hit with younger demos.
THE 100 stars Eliza Taylor (newcomer) as Clarke, Paige Turco ("Person of Interest," "Damages") as Abby, Thomas McDonell ("Suburgatory") as Finn, Eli Goree ("Emily Owens, M.D.") as Wells, Marie Avgeropoulos ("50/50") as Octavia, Bob Morley (newcomer) as Bellamy, Kelly Hu ("X2: X-Men United," "Arrow") as Cece, Christopher Larkin ("Squad 85") as Monty, Devon Bostick ("Aim High") as Jasper, with Isaiah Washington (upcoming "Blue Caprice," "Grey's Anatomy") as Chancellor Jaha, and Henry Ian Cusick ("Lost," "Scandal") as Kane.
In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Catherine "Cat" Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, "Smallville," "Chuck") is a smart, no-nonsense detective, spurred to action after hired killers murdered her mother - and would have murdered Cat, too - if something, some beast, hadn't stopped them. Ten years later, a case brings her to Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, "Top of the Lake," "Terra Nova"), a supposedly deceased soldier living off the grid with the help of his loyal childhood friend and scientist, J.T. Forbes (Austin Basis, "Life Unexpected"). Cat is shocked to discover that her mother was involved in an experiment to make super-soldiers and, when the experiment went wrong, the soldiers, including Vincent, were turned into uncontrollable beasts.