The CW Press Tour Winter ’17! Why The Right To Choose Has The CW’s Support. Plus: The Fate Of No Tomorrow!By Delaina Dixon | January 9, 2017 | Entertainment
The DivaGals are back at Press Tour, Winter 2017! We got up bright and early Sunday morning to hear from The CW’s brave president Mark Pedowitz, one of the few network execs who held an executive session with reporters. And he didn’t disappoint. Here are some tidbits you need to know about the network’s lineup for 2017-18!
Seven Current Shows Already Have Next Season Pick-up.┬áHolla! These shows are coming back next season: Jane The Virgin,Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Supernatural, which is going into its 13 season!
No Tomorrow May Have No “Tomorrow.”┬áOne name left off the list of returning shows is the-cutest-show-you’re-not-watching. Pedowitz says No Tomorrow‘s low numbers may have been because of the presidential election, the World Series or its Tuesday night competition, the NBC juggernaut This Is Us. “The linear numbers are not where we wanted them to be,” Pedowitz admitted. “We are seeing some digital numbers. And the nice thing now for us is, with the new digital strategy for The CW TV and having a Netflix deal, we’ll be able to judge whether or not there’s a binge moment and see whether or not, come May, whether or not we should bring [No Tomorrow]┬áback.” We crossing our fingers that’s it’s not the end of the world for this cute project.
The┬áCW Supports The Right To Choose. It’s a hot-button issue that promises to be compromised with our new executive powers, so thank goodness The CW decided to support women who exercised their right to choose on Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.┬áSays Pedowitz, “Discussions were basically, ‘How are you handling it? Is it organic? Is it relatable? If it’s not salacious or being done in some fashion that it incurs some sort of uproar, we are in favor of it.’ I support my showrunners. I support their ability to do the plot lines they want to do. These two storylines were completely organic, and we stood by them.”
How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Staying On Air, Despite Low Ratings. Divas! CEG needs our eyeballs to get it ratings up, but Pedowitz declared it’s not going anywhere. “It has nothing to do with numbers.┬á It has everything to do with┬áCrazy Ex and Jane┬á… franchises that have helped alter the perception of what The CW has become.┬á When you have great critical work on a critically acclaimed nominated show like Crazy, it deserves to be picked up.” Pedowitz feels that if it’s “critically acclaimed, great programming, sometimes you just leave it on the air. And, hopefully, it finds an audience.┬á And I am hoping that happens.┬á And if it doesn’t, I’ll have no regrets of having continued the series on Rachel┬á[Bloom]and Aline Brosh McKenna’s behalf.”
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