The CW Orders THE FLASH, IZOMBIE, and JANE THE VIRGIN to Series; Cancels THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, CARRIE DIARIES, and STAR-CROSSED

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The CW has announced some orders, renewals, and cancelations for the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Briefly:

  • The high-profile DC Comics pilot The Flash has unsurprisingly been ordered to series along with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas’ med-student-turned-zombie drama iZombie, the sci-fi series The Messengers, and the telenovela adaptation Jane the Virgin.
  • To make room for the new shows, The CW has canceled The Carrie Diaries and freshman drama series The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.  The Sex and the City prequel show lasted two seasons.
  • On the renewal side, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, and The 100 were all picked up for an additional season.
  • The network decided not to move forward with the Supernatural spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines.

Hit the jump to read descriptions for the new CW series that will be debuting next season.

The CW Announces Fall Premiere Dates Including ARROW, THE ORIGINALS, and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

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The CW has announced the premiere dates for its Fall 2013 series.  As usual, the network is bypassing the typical third week of September premiere week and is kicking off its shows in early October.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast premiere on their new night, Monday, October 7th.
  • Arrow returns for its second season on Wednesday, October 9th at 8pm, followed by new series The Tomorrow People at 9pm.
  • The fifth season of The Vampire Diaries begins on Thursday, October 10th at 8pm, followed by the new period series Reign at 9pm.
  • The highly anticipated Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals will premiere on Tuesday, October 15th, followed by Supernatural in its new night and timeslot of 9pm.

Hit the jump to read the full list of premiere dates.

CW Fall Schedule Announced; SUPERNATURAL Moves to Tuesdays, ARROW Leads New Sci-Fi Series THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

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Now that anchor series Gossip Girl and 90210 are off the schedule, the CW is reshuffling almost everything to give a push to new series (like putting Reign – a drama about Mary, Queen of Scots as a young woman in France — after veteran hit The Vampire Diaries).  Beauty and Beast, which had occupied that coveted post-Vampire Diaries spot before, has been moved to Mondays, and will air after new episodes of Hart of Dixie.  The changes also pair shows tonally, like new sci-fi series The Tormorrow People, which will premiere after the well-received Arrow (still on Wednesdays), and Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, which will air on Tuesdays with the shifted Supernatural.

Though the CW’s numbers can’t compete with the Big Four, the network knows its audience well, and employs social media better than most to promote its series.  Still, it could use a watershed must-see hit to really put it on firm ground.  For details on the new schedule, hit the jump. 

Monday TV Ratings: REVOLUTION and THE CARRIE DIARIES Up, THE FOLLOWING Matches Series Low

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The TV ratings for Monday’s limited original programming are in:

  • Preliminary numbers have CBS’ broadcast of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship between Louisville and Michigan earning a 7.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 20.71 million viewers, which is down a tad from last year’s 7.7 rating for the Kentucky/Kansas game.
  • Over on NBC, a new episode of Revolution hit a 2.3 rating and 6.32 million viewers, which is up a tenth from last week’s series low 2.2 rating.
  • Fox’s The Following was even with last week’s series low, earning a 2.2 rating and 6.21 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.4 rating and 1.07 million viewers, which is up a tenth from last week’s 0.3 rating.

Monday TV Ratings: REVOLUTION and THE FOLLOWING Hit Series Lows, CASTLE Rises

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the evening’s original programming:

  • NBC’s Revolution earned a series low for its second episode back after an extended hiatus.  Last night’s installment hit a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 6.66 million viewers for a drop of 12% from last week’s 2.6 rating.
  • Also earning a series low was Fox’s The Following, which scored a 2.2 rating and 6.53 million viewers.  That’s down 4% from last week’s 2.3 rating.
  • Fox’s Bones, however, notched a 2.0 rating and 6.92 million viewers for a rise of 5% from last week’s 1.9 rating.
  • Over on ABC, the 100th episode of ABC’s Castle earned a 2.2 rating and 11.76 million viewers for a rise of 5% from last week’s 2.1 rating.
  • Finally, The CW’s The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.4 rating and 970,000 viewers, which is even with last week’s performance.

Monday TV Ratings: REVOLUTION Dips in Return, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE FOLLOWING Hit Season Lows

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • After being off the air for four months, NBC’s new drama series Revolution finally returned last night and it actually held better than some expected.  The episode hit a 2.7 rating and 7.25 million viewers, which is down just two tenths from its midseason finale’s 2.9 rating last November.
  • A surprisingly emotional episode of How I Met Your Mother garnered a season low 2.7 rating and 6.85 million viewers, which is down three tenths from last week’s 3.0 rating.
  • Also down was Fox’s drama series The Following, which scored a series low 2.3 rating and 6.63 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week’s 2.5 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, March 25th, including 2 Broke Girls, Castle, Bones, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: BATES MOTEL Sets A&E Record, THE FOLLOWING and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Down

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse’s new Psycho prequel series Bates Motel has a solid opening, scoring 3 million total viewers and 1.6 million in the 18-49 demo for its series premiere.  That’s a demo high for an original drama series debut on A&E and a vote of confidence for the intriguing show.  Read Allison’s recap of the premiere here.
  • Fox’s The Following—which is somehow more violent than Bates even though it airs on network TV—hit a 2.4 rating and 7.09 million viewers, dropping 11% from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • CBS’ How I Met Your Mother was also down, scoring a 2.9 rating and 7.35 million viewers for a drop of 12% from its last new episode’s 3.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, March 18th, including Rules of Engagement, Bones, 2 Broke Girls, Castle, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Dips, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Hits New Season Low

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Last night only a few programs aired new episodes, but here are the TV ratings for Monday evening:

  • Fox’s increasingly-violent The Following notched a 2.6 rating and 8 million viewers, which is down two tenths from last week’s 2.8 rating.  The episode was the second highest-rated program on TV last night against a slew of reruns.
  • Over at CBS, the comedy Rules of Engagement keeps on slipping as last night’s episode notched a 2.0 rating and 7 million viewers for a new season-low performance.  That’s down two tenths from last week’s season low 2.2 rating.
  • Finally, The CW’s The Carrie Diaries was even with last week’s 0.4 rating and scored 1.12 million viewers, while the departing 90210 hit a 0.2 rating and 680,000 viewers for a drop of one tenth from last week’s rating.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Wins the Night, BONES Drops, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Hits Season Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fresh off a season two pick-up, Fox’s The Following topped the night’s programming in both ratings and total viewers—though it should be noted that the drama was mostly up against repeats.  Last night’s episode scored a 2.8 rating and 8.69 million viewers, which is about even with last week’s performance.
  • Elsewhere on Fox, Bones saw a dip of 4% from last week’s 2.3, garnering a 2.2 rating and 8.2 million viewers.
  • Over at CBS, the returning comedy Rules of Engagement notched a 2.2 rating and 6.86 million viewers, marking a season low for the show and down 19% from last week’s 2.7 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, March 4th, including 90201, The Carrie Diaries, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Dips, 2 BROKE GIRLS Scores Series Low, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Hits Season Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • A rather intense (if anti-climactic) episode of Fox’s The Following was down a tad, hitting a 2.7 rating and 8.44 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week’s 2.9 rating.
  • The CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls garnered a series low with a 3.2 rating and 10.19 million viewers.  That’s down three tenths from last week’s 3.5 rating.  Even so, the episode remained the second highest-rated and second most-watched bit of TV programming for the night.
  • Also down on CBS was Rules of Engagement, which hit a season-low 2.6 rating and 7.8 million viewers for a drop of three tenths from last week’s 2.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, February 25th, including Mike & Molly, Castle, and How I Met Your Mother.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Rebounds, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Up, 2 BROKE GIRLS Dips

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Monday’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • After a dip last week, Fox’s serial killer series The Following saw an upswing with a 2.8 rating and 8.31 million viewers for one hell of an intense episode.  That’s up 17% from last week’s 2.4 rating.
  • How I Met Your Mother also saw a rise, garnering a 3.4 rating and 8.85 million viewers for an uptick of 6% over last week’s 3.2 rating.
  • The CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls was down, earning a 3.4 rating and 10.11 million viewers.  That’s down 6% from last week’s 3.6 rating, but still good enough to tie HIMYM for the highest-rated program of the night.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, February 18th, including Bones, Castle, Hawaii Five-0, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Hits Season High, THE FOLLOWING Dips, THE CARRIE DIARIES Notches Series High

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Last night’s Robin Sparkles-infused episode of How I Met Your Mother garnered a season high with a 4.0 rating and 10.32 million viewers, which is up 8% from its last original episode’s 3.7 rating.
  • After marking a promising rise with its second episode, last night’s installment of the new Fox serial killer series The Following dipped a bit with a 2.9 rating and 8.92 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 12% from last week’s 3.3 rating.  Read Allison’s recap of the episode right here.
  • Over at The CW, the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries hit a series high 0.7 rating and 1.55 million viewers, rising 40% from last week’s 0.5 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, February 4th, including Hawaii Five-0, Castle, Bones, 2 Broke Girls, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Rises, BONES Ticks Up, THE CARRIE DIARIES Even

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Though most of the night’s programming consisted of reruns, here’s a look at how the original episodes fared:

  • Fox’s new serial killer drama show The Following became the only new drama this season to grow in its second episode, as last night’s installment hit a 3.3 rating and 9.96 million viewers for a rise of one tenth over last week’s series premiere.  Read Allison’s recap right here.
  • Bones, meanwhile, also saw a rise, as last night’s episode scored a season-high 2.6 rating and 9.21 million viewers over last week’s 2.3 rating.
  • Over at the CW, The Carrie Diaries was even with last week’s 0.5 rating and scored 1.46 million viewers.

The CW President Mark Pedowitz Talks THE CARRIE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, ARROW, the Wonder Woman Series AMAZON, and More

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As part of The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, network president Mark Pedowitz took some time to discuss current programming, upcoming series and shows in various development stages.  During the interview, he talked about how The Carrie Diaries came about, what attracted the network to Cult, the genesis for the possible The Vampire Diaries spin-off about the Originals (with Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin, and set in New Orleans), that The Selection and Wonderland are still in pilot contention, how the Wonder Woman project Amazon is progressing, their interest in other DC Comics characters, that they are no longer pursuing a Battle Royale series, and how they feel about current shows Supernatural, Beauty and the Beast, Nikita and Hart of Dixie.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

The CW’s Fall 2012 Schedule: ARROW Set for Wednesdays, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Lands on Thursday; SUPERNATURAL Moves to New Night

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We’ve been reporting on all the networks’ new fall 2012 schedules over the past few days, with word from NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS.  Today The CW announced their new lineup, and quite a few shakeups are taking place.  As far as returning series go, every single show has a new night and/or time except for The Vampire Diaries which remains on Thursday.  Supernatural moves to Wednesdays, Hart of Dixie now airs on Tuesdays, and 90210 is set for Mondays.  The highly anticipated Green Arrow TV show, Arrow, will air on Wednesdays at 8pm, while Beauty and the Beast will premiere on Thursdays after The Vampire Diaries.

One noticeable omission is the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries.  That show won’t debut until January 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for The CW.

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