The CW Cancels 90210

The CW sent out a message to its shows today, and that message is this: If you don't have vampires, demon-hunting studs, ab-strong superheroes, witches, warlocks, dog witches, supernatural elements, science fiction, or musical chairs, GET OUT! 90210, a basic high-school/college drama with no monster-creatures or aliens, has been canceled.

The show, a remake of the popular '90s sideburns drama Beverly Hills 90210, will end its run on its own terms and wrap things up for good on May 13. The series lasted probably a few seasons longer than it should have given its mediocre ratings and social buzz by CW standards, and the five full seasons it did get were probably a gift from The CW's lack of other options rather than a reward based on merit. Where will athletes with terrible acting skills make their TV debuts now? 

With Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural leading the way, The CW is leaning heavily toward genre programming. Six of the eight pilots The CW has in development right now can be placed in the science-fiction of fantasy category, and it looks like Hart of Dixie (and genre show Cult) might follow Emily Owens, MD and Gossip Girl out the door to make room for more genre shows. Honestly, that's probably a good idea for the network. Let ABC Family handle the high-school drama and stick to beefcakes and hotties battling beefcake supervillains and hottie werevampires.


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It's funny to see all these people trashing on 90210. The writers that wrote the episodes in seasons 1-3 didn't have enough foreclosure, so when the new writers came in, they had to work with what was left. Don't blame anyone but the CW. The writers were way better in seasons 1-3 but the others did good giving a proper farewell to the series. This cast deserved better, the show deserved more, and the series deserved time.
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i think its time to end this show .. it became so boring especially with silver and tedy i dont understand why she wouldnt just find another donor !! instead of this horrible drama between them .. but i like hart of dixie i would like for it to continue
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Ha! It looks like I cancelled my series recording just in time! Wow! I was just saying to myself recently "Why do I keep watching this?". I FINALLY let go and this happens!
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GOOD
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No! Let Hart of Dixie stay!
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I'll miss it. This is by far the worst show on television. The acting is painful, the writing is disastrous but the show is incredibly fun to watch. It was my weekly trainwreck and this season especially it has been a crazy ass ride. I love to hate every character on the show and I will miss throwing stuff across my room because I disagree with all of them. Yeah, this was my favorite thing to hatewatch and after five years of hating myself for spending time on this, it'll be weird not to have it around.
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CW should pick up Alphas, the would probably do a better job with it too

So many great sci-fi shows have dies on SyFy, CW would have been the perfect network to pick them up
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It was crazy that it got renewed and The Secret Circle didn't in the first place
TSC would have gradually built up a solid audience it was a really good show and mot just by the CW standards, I though it was much stronger than TVD
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Yeah I bet they are kicking themselves now.
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Probably not since The Secret Circle bled like crazy in the ratings every week. Their ratings in the end weren't even good for The CW's standards today and that was behind it's biggest show.
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CW made a good decision cancelling 90210. Now make another good decision, don't cancel Nikita.
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Pretty sure Nikita is getting 1 more season for syndication purposes..No worries! It should get picked up. XD
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To tell you the truth,I'm suprised it got another season.I'm saying that because the show was good in seasons 1,2 & 3,but it got worse as season 4 kept going.It was like having an animal that keeps screaming in pain every time you see it and yet you still keep it alive for 2 more years.CW is just putting it out of its misory
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No way, now 90210 has been canceled by 2 different fledgling upstart networks!
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As bad as the actors are, the writing was even worse.
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no exceptional loss
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THANK GOD!!!! The acting is just HORRIBLE!
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like they say .. all good things must come to an end .. and also 90210 !
lets hope Nikita will end with a good ending NOT a Cancellation !

i think CW need to do a show about C/W = Cop/Witch .. i liked the concept when they introduced it on Supernatural ..
similar to Dresden Files but a female version of it .. with familiars and Magical Beasts act as mysterious criminals ..
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Its been a good one guys... Good luck.
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About time CW make the right choice. 90210 should been cancel years ago.
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And that, folks, is how to typecast your entire network in one go - Ta Da! Awful risk to take in cutting your programme choice down to one genre only - the UK airs shows like this, firstly at 9pm over here then eventually they end up heavily cut for sex, drug and violence as weekday morning shows. If all that network will have to offer is vampire shows (Which will end up being cut to half the length) then the UK will market for the producers will fall out as they won't want something that can only be repeated at evening prime time - you will never find the vampire diaries being aired at 9.30am on the widely available Freeview Digital channels. Wonder what will happen to CW when in 3 to 5 years the whole 'sexy vampire' thing is over? Maybe they'll end up being cancelled as a network ;)
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I would rather have this One Genre than the Giggly Teenage Girl type of One Genre, which was all they've focused on until recently.
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This frees up a lot of beautiful people to go join other beautiful people on new CW pilots
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It's time the show ended...the storylines have been god awful. I absolutely love the cast, great actors...terrible show.
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I only care about Nikita. It's the only show I try to watch when it airs.
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Season 1 and 2 was good but went down hill after that.
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When The CW becomes the mean kid! I'm still partially upset for the cancellation of Veronica Mars
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LOL...Your comment reminds me of the "The Secret Circle" fans pitching a fit after it got canned.
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haha I'm CW kind of kills the soul
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I was about to say something like
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i want Nikita and Hart of Dixie to come back for another season
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I think it would be cool if The CW will be the channel for supernatural shows ..aaaand Nikita, cuz it's awesome as hell :)
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I'm sad, I love this show! Naomi is one of the best characters on TV!
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I hope you're joking.
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The CW Trumps SyFy.
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Awesome, now there's plenty of room for Hart of Dixie!
The CW can pair it with The Carrie Diaries. Or anything, really. As long as they renew it!
I absolutely love that show!
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Is it just me or does the CW play more sci-fi that SyFy does?!
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I wouldn't call anything on The CW sci-fi. If you really want to stretch the term, there are arguments for Beauty and the Beast but other than that, the majority of their shows are fantasy based like Supernatural, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries. Nikita is a spy show and I don't even know what Cult is.
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I wouldn't call wrestling, a cooking show, or IR cameras in empty houses Sci-Fi either.... Mostly I'm saying the SyFy Channel sucks! lol
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They certainly seem less embarassed by it.
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About time! I still watch but only to because I have watched from the start, it is so bad this season!
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I've watched 90210 since the beginning, but I agree that it is time to say goodbye it. No network can keep a show that doesn't even register 1 Million viewers a week. Glad that they have time to properly end the show.
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It is a great news!! I still watch the show but agree that those storylines are completely ridiculous and totally not believeable!! What about The Carrie Diaries?
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Thank you! That show was terrible. I can't believe it wasn't cancelled sooner. I stopped watching it a long time ago. First I tried to zap through the episodes but it was so boring and annoying that I stopped watching it altogether. I hope they renew Nikita, that show is excellent.
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Season 1 was actually pretty good...back then my favorite character on the show was Adrianna and Silver to some extent. Shenae Grimes did an amazing job in the finale...great actress. After Season 1 the show went downhill. Adrianna went gay for a month or so (lol, like that happens?), Siver became a skank sleeping/cheating with/on every male on the show...0.0

They just ruined everything, it's time for the show to end.
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All I want is for CW to renew NIKITA!
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tell it like it is Tim!!
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Demon-hunting, vampires, and warlocks are more realistic than 90210. I'm happy to see it gone. I hope they keep Hart of Dixie or at least give it a true finale.
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NOOOOOOO!!!! SOOO HEART BROKEN ='(
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:( I'm sad but at least it gets to finish on its own merits, this makes me happy...
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No way not hart of dixie love that show
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It was about time
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i think its bullshit that 90210 is even being considered for removal. i have this friend who would literally fall sick with the lack of 90210. Bernard, sorry. maybe you should take the advice and move to ABC
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i can't say that 90210 is a great show.it's ok.but i for one am tired of all the vampire, monster, supernatural crap. i think there are enough shows like that.come up with something new that people will enjoy watching...
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Don't blame 90210's lack on sci fi for having crappy ratings. Blame the show's writers and perhaps CW for leaving the show to die for so long. This show started of really well with good stories and character developments. The past 2 seasons though, the show got so bad it made you cringe every 5 minutes. Characters are now annoying, shallow with no development, no real goals and no interesting stories to back them up. And even though I am never up for a cancelation, These are great news, they deserve to be canceled.
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i totally agree with you! Most of them are supposed to be students but they never go there and they have instead those ridiculous careers! (party planner, writer, movie star, music producer...really???!)
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Oh and I forgot about the fact that they change what they wanna be every other episodes!
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exactly! Forgot about that. The show in general is very unrealistic and (no offense to anyone) very stupid.
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true true!!!its like the writers have completely lost the show's confidence and sense of direction such that they have decided to start bringing in real music superstars to ENDORSE 90210
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It's not bad when a show brings celebrities' endorsements. It's bad when it's all they depend on.
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Shame on them for renewing this instead of The Secret Circle, last year.. TSC had both the supernatural elements and highschool drama in it, it still makes absolutely no sense..
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It also had bad ratings...it made sense.
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It was their second highest rated show for the season and their highest rated new show. It made zero sense. You are remembering only the tail end of the ratings after they made a poor scheduling decision.
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"The CW Cancels 90210"

I thought they did that years ago.
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They need something to pair with Carrie Diaries. So put Hart of Dixie with it!
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The cancellation is not a surprise (after the ratings) but it is nice that it happens soon enough so we can have a real serie finale!
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about time
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I'll admit I watched the first season and I think up to season 4? I don't really know.. but yeah it was only "good" in season 1.
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Your first paragraph is very misleading. The CW is not cancelling show because they don't fall into certain genre parameters. They are seeming to be leaning more toward the supernatural genre, after the examples of Smallville and Supernatural, but they're not going to cancel a TV show just because it doesn't fall into the same category.

90210 is getting cancelled because its ratings are ridiculously low. The past couple seasons have seen 90210 pretty steadily between 1 and 2 million viewers each episode and the network seemed happy with that, but this last season the show fell steadily below the 1 million mark, even getting as low as .5 million.
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Um... it was a joke, I didn't think anyone could be "mislead" into thinking they are actually taking that path with how to decide what stays and what gets the chop.
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