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.
In HART OF DIXIE, Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big city attitudes and complicated love triangles. It's been nearly two years since Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) moved to BlueBell, Alabama, and shook up life in this small town. Now Zoe navigates between bad boy Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel) and good hearted George Tucker (Scott Porter), while Lemon Breeland (Jaime King) achieves her dream of being a business owner - even if that business is The Rammer Jammer, and her mismatched partner is Wade. Zoe's best friend and landlord, Mayor Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams), has finally gotten over Lemon, finding happiness with AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black), complicated by the fact that she is Lemon's best friend. And Zoe's associate, Dr. Brick Breeland (Tim Matheson), pursues love, but his daughters won't endorse his new fiancée. Zoe's love life is still a mess, and she's not sure what the future holds in store for her, but we know it will be juicy and full of fun. Hart Of Dixie is from Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Fake Empire, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Leila Gerstein ("Gossip Girl," "Eli Stone"), Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl," "Chuck," "The O.C."), Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl," "The O.C.") and Len Goldstein.