CW Cancels The Tomorrow People And Star-Crossed, Books The Flash And The Messengers
The CW announced a big shuffle in their programming today cancelling three of their current line-up, two of which were sci-fi dramas. The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed were the two sci-fi victims of the network's big spring shuffle, but it wasn't all culls as sci-fi drama The 100 was renewed while the network added new shows The Flash, The Messengers and iZombie.
The cancellation of The Tomorrow people will be a slap into the face to the small but fervent following the show had built up during its short time on air, but the truth is it never really hit it off with the CW's core audience. The show, a reboot of the brilliant 1970's Brit series of the same name, was consistently plagued by low ratings. Similar issues were also behind the cancellation of Star-Crossed, which despite its romantic undertones and the excellent Aimee Teegarden, was always going to be a tougher sell to the CW faithful. Telling the story of a romance that blossoms between a young human girl and an extraterrestrial boy Star-Crossed suffered from a slow and ponderous plot that never took advantage of the backdrop of alien assimilation on Earth.
However the future is a little brighter. As everyone expected, Grant Gustin will be appearing full-time as The Flash in the Arrow spin-off show. This one show alone is worthy of a salute and there will be incredibly high expectations for the superhero expansion, especially since Arrow has become such entertaining viewing.
While it will have the usual cast of painfully good looking teens, The Messengers sounds like a slightly different prospect. The sci-fi/fantasy show will follow a number of core characters who are killed by the mysterious pulse created from an object that strikes Earth. When the unconnected strangers reawaken moments after their death, they learn that they have been selected to prevent an impending apocalypse.