In bad news, freshman sci-fi dramas Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People have both been cancelled, as was the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries.
As for new shows, the Arrow spin-off The Flash, Rob Thomas’ iZombie, Jane the Virgin and The Messengers were all picked up for the 2014-2015 TV season. However, the potential Supernatural spinoff Bloodlines was not ordered, leaving the fate of the shapeshifters and werewolves in Chicago unknown.
The Flash, starring Grant Gustin, was a sure-thing given the success of Arrow and the popularity of Barry Allen’s appearance in the middle of season 2.
iZombie comes from the creator of Veronica Mars and centers on a med student/zombie who gets a job at a coroner’s office for a fresh supply of brains, but when she eats the brains, she gets the person’s memories and uses them to help solve murders.
Jane the Virgin is about a young, religious Latina woman who gets accidentally articially inseminated.
The Messengers is a sci-fi drama in which an object crashes to Earth and kills several unconnected people, but they come back and realize they are meant to prevent an impending apocalypse.
These four, and the three renewed shows, join Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Originals and Reign for next year.
The CW’s official upfront presentation announcing its 2014-2015 schedule will be Thursday, May 15.