Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The CW continues trend of renewing show WELL past expiration

The CW, a network that renewed an already concluded 7th Heaven for an 11th season, just won't let some shows die.

The net announced six early renewals for next year. Among the shows were the no-brainers like and Gossip Girl and America's Next Top Model. The rabid fanbase kept Supernatural around for another season.

Even shows that were question marks were given a renewal. 90210 was generally thought to be coming back but with the hyping having faded quickly it wasn't guaranteed. Also, over at One Tree Hill all of the actor's contracts were up and there was talk about some possibly not returning. Word is Chad Michael Murray still hasn't signed on the dotted line yet.

But really, did they have to renew Smallville for another season? Many considered this to be it's last year when the season started but this is the show that will not die. The upcoming season will be it's ninth and many of the cast members have defected for sake of trying to have a career afterwards. Needless to say Tom Welling, who is returning, doesn't care about a career after the show.

Not included in the announcement were four shows, many of which probably won't come back. The Game, Privileged, and Reaper have no decisions made as of yet. Everyone Hates Chris is most likely not coming back as it has enough episodes for syndication and, well quite frankly, at this point the buzz is gone from the show and no one cares about it anymore.

Shows that The CW is working on is a reboot of Melrose Place and a television series version of book series Vampire Diaries (which we first reported on here) and a spin-off of Gossip Girl (which we reported on here).

Now if that slate doesn't reek of originality I don't know what does.

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