The CW Announces Cancellations, Renewals, and Season Orders Before Upfronts

The CW has just announced the fates for a number of its shows.

In the newcomer category, the network has ordered four pilots to series: Arrow spin-off The Flash, Rob Thomas' iZombie, apocalyptic drama The Messengers and dramedy Jane the Virgin. The Supernatural spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, did not get the go-ahead.

The CW also announced the renewal of three of its current dramas: The 100, Hart of Dixie, and Beauty and the Beast. That means that Star-Crossed, The Carrie Diaries and The Tomorrow People will not return next fall.

For more in-depth looks at the network's four new dramas, see below:

The Flash, an offshoot of the CW's popular DC Comics show Arrow, will star Grant Gustin (Glee) as the titular character, aka Barry Allen who is given super speed through a freak accident. The show is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, David Nutter, and Melissa Kellner Berman.

iZombie, from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, centers around a med-student-turned-zombie who 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 and solves homicide cases in order to quiet the voices in her head. The show features David Anders, Robert Buckley, Rose McIver, and Malcolm Goodwin among others.

Jane the Virgin is an adaptation of a successful Venezuelan telenovela about a hard-working, religious young Latina woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated. Executive producers include Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens, 90210) and Ben Silverman. Cast includes Gina Rodriguez, Yael Grobglas, and Brett Dier among others.

The Messengers, from executive producers Eoghan O'Donnell (Teen Wolf) and Basil Iwanyk (The Expendables), centers on a group of seemingly unconnected strangers who die when a mysterious object crashes down to earth only to awaken and learn that the world has deemed them responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. The Messengers cast includes Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D'Elia and Joel Courtney.


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