News Briefs: The CW Sets Finale Dates for Arrow and Everything Else


THE END IS NEAR NEWS

... All good things must come to an end. CW shows must come to an end too. Haha, got you, CW. The network has announced the finale dates for its current programs, and it looks a little something like this:

Tuesday, May 7
8pm Hart of Dixie (possibly a series finale)

Monday, May 13
9pm 90210 (possibly a series finale)

Tuesday, May 14
9pm Cult (If it makes it that far)

Wednesday, May 15
8pm Arrow
9pm Supernatural

Thursday, May 16
8pm The Vampire Diaries
9pm Beauty and the Beast (possibly a series finale)

Friday, May 17
8pm Nikita (possibly a series finale)

[ TV Line ]

 
BUSINESS TIME


... CW, Schmee-W! What about MTV? When does Teen Wolf start? June 3! [ Deadline Hollywood ]

... TBS has ordered a new talk show to pair up with Conan . And it's produced by... Conan! The untitled talk show will star comedian Pete Holmes and do all those things that late-night talk shows do, like sketches, man-on-the-street stuff, and interviews with celebs who won't appear on Conan . TBS is asking for a four-week test run to air after Conan this fall. [TBS via press release]

... Take every psychotropic drug you have in front of you before you read about this new script that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and Hell on Wheels ' John Shiban have in the works at FX. Called Lucas Stand , the sci-fi supernatural horror drama centers on a former special ops soldier who time-travels and kills demons that escaped from Hell. Not sure if want. As of now, FX is only asking for a script. [FX via press release]

... Nickelodeon has renewed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a third season. The kid's network has also ordered to series Breadwinners , which looks like it was made by drugs on drugs. Video short below! [Nickelodeon via press release]




CASTING NEWS 


... Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace will star in AMC's drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire , about the computer boom of the 1980s. Pace will play a tech visionary whose ideas conflict with the big computer corporations of the day. Also starring is Mackenzie Davis, who will play a computer whiz. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

... Former Crush Alicia Silverstone is headed to the network where former hotties can find work, Lifetime. Silverstone will play the lead in the pilot HR , about a human resources boss who changes her attitude on corporate practices after she gets hit in the head. It's like Enlightened but less awesome. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

... FX's American Horror Story has added Kathy Bates to its cast. Bates will play a friend of Jessica Lange's who turns into her enemy. It still won't be as scary as  Harry's Law . Yep, I'm taking cheap shots at  Harry's Law . [ TV Line ]

... Martin Short, come on down to NBC! The actor will play a game-show host in a comedy pilot starring John Mulaney as a writer who pens the host's jokes. [ THR ]

... Pitch Perfect 's Brittany Snow has joined Fox's comedy pilot To My Future Assistant . The show follows a group of assistants at a New York law firm, and Snow will play the most ambitious of the assistants. [ EW ]


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without tvd and arrow i am so dead
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i really hope nikita gets a new season !!!
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Beauty and the Beast and Nikita better get renewed.
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Really hate this time of year for tv shows...they start dropping like flies!!
Beauty and the Beast?? Hart of dixie?? Seriously?? There are shows wich have worst ratings and they linger like leeches!!!! Damm...
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Yay, Teen Wolf! I thought it sounded silly at first, but thankfully I gave it a chance and it has turned into one of my favorite shows. Will miss Arrow in the meantime though.
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I didn't know Conan was even still on the air. *shakes head to clear thoughts* Anyway... Lucas Stand sounds like a cool idea even if it does sound an awful lot like Brimstone. Would like to see it made.
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Please give BATB a second season!!! Please!!! is the best new show!!!
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CW, truth is you wont stay long if you just focused on one genre (read vampire, fantasy). Seriously, Watchers will want more things from your channel(in the future time) So, please don't cancelled other shows (especially Hart of Dixie)
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i geuss the problem is,that todays tv stations,want a ton of good shows less monny for the better shows less vieuwers.

give or take 10/15 20 years ago a network would have one or 2 shows that would have realy high ratings ,buffy,charmed,macgyver (sorry for me bad english)baywatch and so on.

if the cw would just stop being a fool and make tvd bigger than it is put all yre monny in to it with supernat.. they could even have a 2 episode in a week or doing 42 episodes instead of 22
that's what fans want it would be better
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This time-travelling demon hunter has got NOTHING on the Winchesters!
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The Winchesters are weak sauce compared to Ezekiel Stone. Even if their series has gone way past the 13 episodes Brimstone aired before being cancelled. Just saying....
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I actually haven't heard of Ezekiel Stone before.
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From the show Brimstone. If you can find it (it was a late 1990's show) watch it.
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Looks like May is going to be a big month for about a 0.7% of the country.
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A special-ops time travelling demon hunter? Seriously?

I mean, a demon hunter killing hell escapees... fine. It hasn't been done THAT often that it's stale. Brimstone / Reaper / Good vs Evil / etc. tried at the genre but it's not that stale.

A time traveller... ok. Lots of examples, but sci fi is still a rarely used niche so I'll take what I can get.

But mixing both? Really? That's a bit strange.
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If they make it I will def give it a chance. No where near enough scifi or futuristic shows on and while large possibility it is terrible, worth at least 1 hour of my life to find out.
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Lucas Stand kind of seems awesome. Of course, it could also be horrible.

Also, Lee Pace + AMC sounds like a great pairing.

Oh, and uh, MORE NIKITA.
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Nikita will be renewed for a 4th Final Season. Wouldnt be surprised to see HOD renewed either...it's two seasons deep.
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Super excited for Teen Wolf!
Lucas Stand sounds kind of awesome.
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Nikita surely can go on for another if not 2 more seasons...
And how dare you low blow Harry's Law! lol...no seriously, how??
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WHAT WAS THAT???
Breadwinners is insane (in a good way). Surely that should be a Comedy Central animation not Nickelodeon. Doodles and Borst (hehe) must be two trippy dudes.
Also can't wait for Teen Wolf
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I have conflicted feelings about the CW.

On the one hand, I hate them for cancelling The Secret Circle. How dare they deprive the world of sexy (Faye), complicated (Faye) and just plain awesome (Faye) witches and their adorable witchy/teenage-y machinations?! They blew a guy up with dark magic, people!

Then they replaced it with Beauty and the Beast, and after learning of this horrible injustice I was immediately flung into a hazy rage-fueled bender, only to wake up in a different province (we have provinces in Canada. adorable, right?) with a strange tattoo of what I can only assume to be a prancing barber (your guess is as good as mine). I actually made a vow to never watch another new CW show. But that solemn promise to the gods of television was broken when a little thing called Arrow came sauntering in, all cocky with its Batman parallels and solid action sequences. Damn you and your spectacular abs, Stephen Amell!

But as much as I hate them for TSC's fate, and destroying my principles, I still love them for keeping Nikita alive for three joyous seasons. It's an underrated show that delivers a thrilling hour of television week in and week out, and I wish more people would watch. Plus, how can they cancel it before Michael gets his bionic hand, which has the functionality of a normal human hand and the strength of a Terminator ... It's possible!

Hart of Dixie, 90210 and Cult aren't of much importance to me, and please for the love of good taste put B&tB out of its misery, but you better not cancel Nikita, CW! I really don't want to wake up in Quebec with a strange tattoo of a night cheetah on my ass.
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TSC! i wonder if that Prancing Barber is from Chance Harbor?
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And this is why I will NEVER watch BATB because they replaced it with my beloved TSC. #LONGLIVETHECIRCLE
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Nikita is awesome. :D I think all shows should live up to 5 seasons (6 seasons max). Beyond that is too much. It'd be awesome if Nikita got 5 seasons.
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Finally! Someone who agrees with me! More people should be watching this amazing show!
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I'm just wondering if there's a tattoo of a night cheetah on an ass that's NOT strange?
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You've obviously never been to Quebec. ;)
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Happy for teen wolfs doubling of the episodes and casting of the twins form Desperate Housewives.
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For those who care, The Carrie Diaries is the first to bow out on April 8th.

S3 of Teen Wolf should be good, but I'm not sure if it was wise to double the amount of episodes this year. Hopefully, there's not too much filler. I still don't understand why MTV needed to add 8 extra to Awkward's upcoming season, but we'll see.

Lucas Stand sounds crazy enough to work and would be a cool change of pace for FX.

I guess at 3:10 in the video those Breadwinners are supposed to be taking LSD tabs? Good for them.
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For TW, I think Jeff Davies already said they're basically not going to change their storytelling structure and will essentially have a "first half" story and a "second half" story. So it's more like getting two seasons in one year. Which, of course, is wonderful.
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Ah, ok. That makes more sense.
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - do not cancel Arrow, Beauty and the Beast!!!!
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - DO cancel BATB!!!
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I think if they stop doing "Yes I do, no I don't" routine every week, the show could be on better level. That's the only thing been bothering me in past few episodes.
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Are you talking about BATB because I don't watch it.
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Yes. Beauty and the Beast.
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Arrow is I think already promoted to next full season if my memory is helping me.
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Arrow was renewed for a second season, yes.
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No escaping it now, eh Noel?
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I could be fired. You never know.
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Stoners rejoice! Breadwinners! The cartoon you've always wanted, but didn't know you needed. And it's got bread! Just the thing to inspire the munchies. Nickelodean wants this? Looks like something FOX would try in their new late night animated block they're doing.
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In other casting news, Ian Nelson just got cast as Derek for the Teen Wolf flashback ep :D
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Thank you, that is news I actually care about.
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I don't even have words to describe that clip of Breadwinners, was it so bad it's good, or just outright bad, I'm leaning towards the latter.
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Yayyy Teen Wolf!!! I'm going to miss Price's reviews, though. It's his fault I even watch/obsess over that show.
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Add TVD and Veronica Mars to the list of Price's recaps that I'm already missing...
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Gonna have to start following Price's tweets closely once TW starts back up.
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so true
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even though I do watch Hart of Dixie because I'm from Alabama and because of Rachel Bilson.. I'd be fine if all those were series finales, HoD included.

since Teen Wolf is getting double episodes for the season, you'd think they'd have started earlier but oh well.

good for Lee Pace, he's not had nearly enough work since Pushing Daisies. I may check that show out.

funny that you say "Pitch Perfect 's Brittany Snow" because to me she'll always be "American Dreams' Brittany Snow" lol but the show itself being a law show makes me second guess it.
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I like everything about that idea except Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter and Hell on Wheels' John Shiban.
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2 excellent shows so it would be interesting to see what come of this if it gets made into a show (I say go for it). Unique sounding plot and I'd give it a try
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I almost quit Sons of Anarchy every season because it is so boring most of the time. I DID quit Hell on Wheels after the season 1 finale because it was so boring. If any two people can make that concept dull, it is those two.
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"Harry's Law" was a solid show. I miss it.
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First season was 2nd ho hum. Everything that made it good was changed
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Hear hear!
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Pete Holmes is a brilliant stand up comic, I'll be watching his show.
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Tim, I love you. The very first line, HA!
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Excited for Teen Wolf. Hope that Cult and Nikita will be renewed. Assuming that TCD will be cancelled because you didn't mention it, so yay!
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June 3rd can't come soon enough!
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