The CW President Explains Trio of Cancelations: Why Did They Get the Axe?

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At the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today, CW President Mark Pedowitz fielded a number of questions.

Hart of Dixie will have 10 episodes next season; The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will have crossovers when it's "organic;" Beauty and the Beast was largely renewed due to its international popularity.

But what about the show that did NOT get renewed?

Pedowitz touched on each of the three cancelations from this spring:

Buying Time
Shielding Emery
Questioning Weaver

“We’re very proud of THE CARRIE DIARIES. Amy Harris and Stephanie Savage did a terrific job. We brought it back to a second season, not necessarily because of ratings but because of what its digital presence was. But after a certain period of time, both aspects have to work.

"You need both aspects otherwise you cannot sustain the show model. So that was the rationale. I wish it came back. I was proud of the show. Again, incredibly engaged fan base, but after a while it wasn’t economically feasible."

STAR-CROSSED: "I did receive 90 boxes of pasta this week. We appreciate fans and everything they do, and I gather they were upset. There just weren’t enough of them to keep the show going. So that’s the rationale. But we appreciate their passion for the show and we understand that that’s what makes shows work. In this case there weren’t enough audience members to stay with it."

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE is a more interesting thing. [Producers] Julie [Plec] and Greg [Berlanti] and Phil [Klemmer] do a great job. The show just did not generate the audience we hoped it would generate. It did not generate on air as much as we hoped and it did not generate digitally as much as we hoped."

So there you have it, TV Fanatics. Which of these shows will you miss the most?

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Totally sad. I think CW and other networks are going to have to realize the day of everyone having cable is over. So for those of us (millions) who use netflix or other streaming, we don't get the show till it's already over, sooo, how can you properly plan to count us? You can't unless you're willing to drop your fees so we an have new shows in real time too? Then perhaps the 1 million jumps to 5 or 10 million viewers/views. Also these companies need to stop trying to make every single show an epic record breaker show. They think if they cancel Star Crossed the next show will be the next Lost. Well it won't be. I'll be honest most of CW's shows bore me to death. This show had a great cliff hanger and I personally liked it better than most sci-fi alien shows.

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As long as Supernatural is okay...I'm okay. Very sad about the Carrie Diaries though, but I understand, it seemed to be slowing down

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THE TOMORROW PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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they need to bring out new shows because vampire diaries is getting boring and repetitive now its run its course get something new on thats not on the same time slot as a high ratings show p.s they better not cancel HOD

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@ leanne

Vampire Diaries will never get old! I've never watched HOD because it has never sparked an interest for me. Disappointed to see Starcrossed but honestly not surprised. I'm still kind of upset about them canceling Secret Circle.

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@ V

It's old already. The repetitive storylines speak for themselves.

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I WILL MISS ALL THREE!!!

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I'm a little afraid for Hart Of Dixie. I mean what is that about, 10 episodes?

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I don't plan to give any new CW shows a chance afraid they will be canceled once I get hooked.

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@ Tami Creech

Me too... all of my cw shows have been cancelled but one. F**k you cw.

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I'm a proud Beastie and I'm SICK of being blamed for Star-crossed! We were not going to support a show that was obviously in direct competition with ours. We didn't scare anyone away, we're not rude, we're the ones who are always on the defensive because our show is continually attacked and when we fight back, we're a "bad fandom." Get over it "stargazers"! Assign blame where blame is due and it's not us!

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Star-Crossed has so much potential. I fell in love with this show in the first few minutes and I still love it. Some shows are worth fighting for and Star-Crossed is one of those shows.

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Cindy warner

Tomorrow People was doing just fine behind Arrow, they were a great fit and then they moved it to a death slot against The Voice and Dancing With the Stars/Bachelor which have huge loyal audiences. It never should have been moved. As far as I'm concerned, Tomorrow People was executed. As for online presence, that is BS, Robbie Amell has a hugely popular Facebook page.

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