CW Boss Explains The Tomorrow People Cancelation, Wants More Supernatural

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Supernatural: Bloodlines may be dead.

But the idea of a Supernatural spinoff is not.

Following the reveal of The CW fall schedule, President Mark Pedowitz jumped on a conference call with reporters and took a few minutes to explain why two shows are NOT included on his network's 2014-2015 lineup.

"We believe there is a really good brand in Supernatural. We felt the Supernatural [spin-off pilot Bloodlines] didn’t quite get there," he said of the series whose backdoor pilot was not well received by fans a couple weeks ago.

But Pedowitz did make it clear: "We know we want to develop... Supernatural spinoff for next season."

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The executive also addressed his decision to renew Beauty and the Beast for a third season, while canceling The Tomorrow People.

"We’ve always said we’re a very different style of broadcast network,” he said, explaining BATB has more social engagement and international appeal than The Tomorrow People.

“We have situations where shows like Beauty have created upside potential … it’s a fan favorite it has a great international [interest]. Primarily, The Tomorrow People was a great show... [it] just didn’t have the same level of social engagement or digital side that Beauty and the Beast gets."

Here's a look at the new programs on The CW 2014-2015 schedule:

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Ya canceling the tomorrow people honestly just made me not care to watch the CW anymore and same goes with most of my friends...... It was one of the sickest shows you guys came out with then you just end it....


To be honest it's sad as soon as I get hooked on to a show it gets cancelled just like the mentalist , what's the point

Iman al gharabally

Not Cool. The Tomorrow people should at least be able to continue on Netflix if they don't want to continue on the air. I'm so sick & tired of CW getting us hooked on cool shows then cancel and bail. WT?. 😡 not cool at all! Bring back the tomorrow people, else I'm just gonna not watch something until I know for sure its on for another season before downloading it.


bring back the tomorrow people


I immensely enjoyed the "Tomorrow people" and I am NOT very happy that it was cancelled and something like Beauty and the beast remains... BTW I am 70 years old and NOT some young person, just to point out the show struck a LOT of different imaginations over the age spans.


one of my fav shows great progressive story line cant belive it was cancled we need ro go to cw website an let them know instead of posting here after tjey realize email after email hopefully that would make them look into it again so every one lets go an let them know im going right now if u really like the show do this one thing there is also a petition on face book


I just finished watching the Tomorrow People on Netflix and am soo utterly disappointed that it was cancelled. I love this show! I can't believe it was cancelled for BATB?! Honestly, when it was on air I hadn't even heard of it. I don't believe it got the advertising it needed. I personally think it needs to move to a new network. On that note, if they did bring it back, what would they do about the original actors most of whom are now into other projects? Anyway, I signed up for Twitter yesterday just so I could send a tweet to Phil Klemmerman (sp?) EP of the show to tell him how much I enjoyed it and if there was a possibility it could be taken to a new network. He hasn't responded, and I don't know if he will. My thing is that writers, EP's, network heads, etc. want us, the public, to get engaged in these shows but don't advertise enough/support the show enough to bring in a greater viewing audience. Nevertheless, I am only one person but I'm not chopped! Oh well, after watching the final episode, my mind pretty much saw Season 2 as it could've been if given the chance..... :(


OMG I saw it on Netflix and got super attached to it then I go on the internet to see it was cancelled.


I loved the tomorrow people. I thought the show was fantastic. To tell you the truth I think it was a huge mistake canceling it. I was very disappointed and think that if you can it should be continued.



@ Madalyn Stokes

There are good things and bad things about Netflix. I think people forget the make very little original content and most of what you binge is produced for network television, and intended to make a profit via commercial advertising. If more people who replied to this had watched the series while it was airing, it might have stood a chance of renewal. Unfortunately, they did not and it was cancelled.

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