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 season finales.
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 Diaries
TUESDAY, MAY 7
8pm: Hart of Dixie
MONDAY, MAY 13
TUESDAY, MAY 14
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
THURSDAY, MAY 16
8pm: The Vampire Diaries
9pm: Beauty and the Beast
FRIDAY, MAY 17
As for the future of these shows, the CW has already renewed Arrow, Supernatural 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 and Cult, 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.
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