‘Charmed,’ ‘Dynasty’ Among Cancellations at The CW

Written by on May 13, 2022


(Hollywood Reporter) – The CW continues to thin the ranks of its scripted roster as the network is currently in the process of a possible sale to station group Nexstar.

The Mark Pedowitz-led broadcaster has canceled Charmed, Dynasty, Roswell New Mexico and rookies The 4400 and Naomi. Still to be determined are the futures of Legacies, Tom Swift and Stargirl. In the Dark, Stargirl and Nancy Drew offshoot Tom Swift have yet to premiere. The CW has also opted to not renew In the Dark beyond its upcoming fourth season.

The news follows the cancellations of Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow last month. Sources say the leases on the soundstages for both DC Comics dramas was up and producers Warner Bros. TV did not want to extend them.

The network handed out early renewals to its core seven shows in March with pickups for All American, The Flash, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Superman & Lois and Walker. All American: Homecoming was renewed earlier Thursday.

This is easily The CW’s biggest round of cancellations in years as the younger-focused network under Pedowitz — broadcast’s longest-tenured topper — had worked for some time to stabilize and grow its roster to the point where original series were being released year-round. That changed this year with The CW’s corporate backers, CBS Studios (a division of Paramount Global) and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Warner Bros. TV, looking to divest the network from their respective portfolios.

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