Sadly May is just
around the corner, and with it comes the end of another TV season. And
as a sign that it's almost here, the Futon Critic has reported
the CW's dates for its
Beauty and the Beast is available on Amazon Prime.
With the exceptions of The Carrie Diaries
(ending in early April) and Hart of Dixie
(ending the first week of May), the CW's entire lineup will come to an end in the same week. That's seven finales in five nights.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the calendar is that freshman drama Cult
is even on it. The show debuted with just 860,000 viewers and, after only one week, the CW has already decided to cut plans to air reruns of the show Fridays at 9pm, instead opting for a rerun of The Vampire Diaries
. However, the CW doesn't have a very deep bench so it can't really afford to cancel shows in the middle of their runs. Even Emily Owens, M.D.
got to air all 13 episodes long after it had been axed.
Here's a quick guide to let you know when you can see the season finale of your favorite CW show.MONDAY, APRIL 8
8pm: The Carries DiariesTUESDAY, MAY 7
8pm: Hart of DixieMONDAY, MAY 13
9pm: 90210TUESDAY, MAY 14
9pm: CultWEDNESDAY, MAY 15
9pm: SupernaturalTHURSDAY, MAY 16
8pm: The Vampire Diaries
9pm: Beauty and the BeastFRIDAY, MAY 17
As for the future of these shows, the CW has already renewed Arrow
and The Vampire Diaries
for next season. Beauty and the Beast
feels like it has a solid chance thanks to tremendous social media buzz and a very supportive (if small) fan base. Nikita
is doing well enough on Fridays and may survive. The outlook seems slightly dimmer for new dramas The Carrie Diaries
, neither of which seems to have caught on quickly.90210
is the lowest-rated show on the network, by a lot, but its name recognition for international markets may keep it alive. And Hart of Dixie
is just puttering along and it's fate may be tied to how many shows the CW can afford to cut and how many of the new pilots are successful.(Image courtesy of the CW)