Since The CW was so kind and went and made all their pilot pickups and remaining renewals official today, let’s look at their fantasy schedule next. I had already done one last week, but given the new info it deserves some updating. Below is all the new info.
The shows with their fates TBD were The Carrie Diaries and Nikita. They were both renewed! Now, there’s this whole mystery regarding number of episodes. It is presumed The Carrie Diaries will get 13 episodes. That’s usually what The CW does with renewals of bubble shows so I believe that.
As for Nikita, there’s tons of overlapping information out there. It was confirmed by executive producer Craig Silverstein on Twitter that Nikita will be getting a shortened season. The number of episodes was not revealed. I’ve read a variety of reports that say it can be anywhere from 6 to 13. There’s no official word what that count is. There’s also no official word that this will be the last season as was rumored before. It’s my understanding there are still negotiations underway, but The CW has some better leverage since they have renewed all their remaining bubble shows and have picked up five new pilots. It’s possible the information on remaining episodes will be known by upfronts on May 16th, but there’s always a chance that info won’t be announced either.
Here are the new pilots. None of these are surprises, and were the pickups I anticipated in my last schedule:
The Tomorrow People
The Originals (previously announced)
Knowing all this, here is my fantasy schedule. I’m still sticking with the idea that on Wednesdays, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! But if Nikita is truly running for 6 to 13 weeks, does it stay on Fridays? I’m thinking not now. So what is? The answer might surprise you.
8:00 – Beauty and The Beast
9:00 – Oxygen
8:00 – The 100
9:00 – The Tomorrow People
The order of these could be easily reversed.
8:00 – Arrow
9:00 – Supernatural
8:00 – The Vampire Diaries
9:00 – The Originals
8:00 – Hart of Dixie
9:00 – Call it “Anything Can Happen Fridays.” There’s America’s Next Top Model, repeats of new shows, repeats of veteran shows, Nikita, The Carrie Diaries, any new reality the network comes up with. The sky’s the limit!
Reign, Nikita, The Carrie Diaries
So, what do you think? Upfronts are Thursday, May 16th, so there’s plenty of time to ruminate.