Three of the CW‘s bubble series — The 100, Hart Of Dixie and Beauty And The Beast, have made the cut with orders for next season, while The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed and Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries have been cancelled. The number of episodes for the renewed three is TBD — word is that they will likely be less than 22. The 100, which has been getting some of the CW’s best reviews ever, and the soapy Hart Of Dixie, both from Warner Bros TV, had been considered certain to return among the five CW series that didn’t make the cut for early pickup in February. That despite some recent ratings lows for Dixie in its new Friday slot. Politics likely played a role in picking the third. Beauty And The Beast, from the other CW sister studio, is a solid international seller for CBS Studios with 44 episodes already in the bank, which no doubt helped its cause for renewal. (Carrie Diaries‘ haul to date is 26 episodes.) The 100 will be run by executive producer Jason Rothenberg, who developed the show. Co-showrunners Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who only signed on for the first 13 episodes to help Rothenberg find his bearings, are leaving.
The casualties at CW today include freshmen The Tomorrow People, which struggled to connect with the CW core 18-34 demo; alien romance Star-Crossed, which had a middling midseason run paired with Tomorrow People on Monday; and sophomore The Carrie Diaries, which has been long forgotten, having finished its 13-episode second and final season more than three months ago.