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

     May 8, 2014

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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-flash-grant-gustinHere are the synopses for the new series moving forward at The CW, via TV Line.

The Flash

EPs | Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, David Nutter, Melissa Kellner Berman
CAST | Grant Gustin (Glee), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Danielle Panabaker (Shark), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Candice Patton (The Game), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), John Wesley Shipp (the 90s The Flash), Carlos Valdes, guest star Patrick Sabongui, recurring star Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD)
Based upon characters published by DC Comics, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.

iZombie

EPs | Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge
CAST | David Anders (Once Upon a Time, Alias), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing), Nora Dunn (Entourage), Rahul Kohli
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. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.

Jane the Virgin

EPs | Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens, 90210), Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl, Jorge Granie
CAST | Gina Rodriguez (The Bold and the Beautiful), Yael Grobglas (Reign), Brett Dier (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Andrea Navedo (One Life To Live), Justin Baldoni (Single Ladies, Everwood), Ivonne Coll (Switched at Birth)
A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela.

The Messengers

EPs | Eoghan O’Donnell (Teen Wolf), Basil Iwanyk (The Expendables), Kent Kubena, Ava Jamshidi
CAST | Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Sofia Black-D’Elia (Gossip Girl), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Diogo Morgado (The Bible)
When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

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