THE CW has turned one of its shows inside out in a daring attempt to remake the television network.
The CW bosses pulled the plug on their new show, Barons, mid-season.
The Australian surf drama was picked up on the CW’s primetime show, but it came to an abrupt end after just four episodes, TV Line reported.
Reruns of mystery drama “Nancy Drew” will appear in the Barons’ 9/8c timeslot, the news outlet added.
“Barons” debuted in Australia last year before beginning airing on the CW in May.
When the series premiered AmericaAccording to TV Line, it drew a total of 179,000 viewers and received a 0.0 rating.
Since then it has been going downhill, the number of viewers has fallen massively at times.
The number of subscribers was only 124,000.
Ratings rose again, reaching 157,000 after a brief dip.
The CW originally intended to air all eight episodes of “Barons” on television.
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Although this is no longer the plan, the CW has made sure that the four episodes that aired and the other four episodes that did not air could be streamed on the CW app and on cwtv.com.
CANCELLATIONS BY CW
CW has recently made major changes to its network.
Actor Misha Collins, 48, tweeted Monday that the CW bigwigs had dumped his show Gotham Knights.
Mischa extensively tweeted his feelings regarding the cancellation of Gotham Knights.
“I’m incredibly depressed and selfishly disappointed that I can’t fully explore my ‘rogue arc,'” he wrote in his tweet.
“But I’m proud of the show we made and so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a smart, caring and good group of people.”
The TV star admitted that despite his dismay, he was at least proud that the series had moments during its run where it told “diverse and inclusive stories.”
Misha revealed that he felt this helped make room for “characters from all backgrounds who can shine.”
At the end of his tweet, he thanked his fans, aka #BatBrats, for their “total support.”
“The show may be ending, but I know this community will make sure the light shines against the darkness in the real world. Go on!” Misha wrote.
In the comments section of his Twitter post, fans expressed overwhelming anger at the announcement.
It’s hard for me to say goodbye
Some felt Gotham Knights deserved better.
“You the cast, crew and creators deserve so much better treatment…” tweeted one fan.
Another added: “A locked door doesn’t have to stay forever. Hey, don’t forget what a bad guy looks like.”
“I’m pretty sure you’ll find it useful again at some point. I would have liked to see the show in Germany.”
“Heads up. Where one door closes, another opens somewhere.”
A third fan captioned: “Thank you Mischa for letting us know your thoughts on the end of the show.”
“We’re really saddened to miss out on all of the potential storylines that were developed through this show’s wonderful EPs.”
“I look forward to all the exciting new projects you and the rest of the cast and crew are embarking on.”
Critics criticize CW
CW has been under fire lately for restructuring its roster.
The Winchesters were not picked up for a second season, marking the official end of the Supernatural series.
Warner Bros. attempted to air the prequel series on another network or streaming platform after The CW canceled it, but the producing studio was unsuccessful.
“Max” is owned by the same company as Warner Bros. but still hasn’t been able to be acquired by the streaming service.
“A real shame. There was so much potential,” wrote one angry fan after learning the news.
“Nothing stays dead in the Supernatural universe and I don’t accept this being over until Jensen and his wife say so,” added another.
A third commented: “So sad. Terrible decision. This cast was magical and this story had so much potential.”
“No!” one viewer tweeted with a crying emoji.
“So sad, it was a great show with a lot of potential. Thank you to everyone involved in The Winchesters!” commented another.