The CW Renews Some Shows You Probably Don’t Watch
Two for two. Take note, TV producers. Earlier this week, I wrote about HBO’s Girls. The next day it got renewed. The last review I wrote and posted was a TV Diary entry on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. What happens next? The CW announces its renewal. Granted, as the network’s highest-rated show its renewal was a foregone conclusion but I’m still going to interpret this news as THE ALL-CONSUMING POWER OF THIS SITE. OK… maybe not. TVD is definitely one of television’s more entertaining shows, even as it’s beginning to show a little wear around the edges – breakneck plotting will do that to you – but I’m glad it’s still going to be around because I think there’s still a lot of story left to be told. The CW also announced the renewal of two other series, Supernatural and 90210. I used to be a huge Supernatural fan but haven’t checked in on the show in about a year and a half so I can’t speak to its current quality but it’s always been a solid performer for the network and is doing yeoman’s work on Friday nights, so this renewal makes sense. 90210, however? Honestly… does anyone even watch this show? The only thing I can think of is that, going into its fifth season, it’s getting close to syndication because, otherwise, why bring back a show that has literally no buzz nor audience support? That one’s a head-scratcher. Two out of three isn’t bad, though.