The CW Midseason Schedule: ‘Hart of Dixie’ to Friday, ‘Tomorrow People’ to Monday
The CW has announced its midseason schedule, and the network is looking to plug the weak spots in its schedule, from a ratings perspective. Of course, some of the choices don’t make a whole lot of sense, particularly moving The Tomorrow People to Mondays, where it will air after the new series Star-Crossed. Normally, the strategy is to use a successful show as a lead-in for a newcomer, not to pair two new shows with one another and hope for the best.
Here’s the midseason schedule, with CAPS indicating new series:
Monday, February 17
8:00 p.m. “STAR-CROSSED” (series premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast”
Monday, March 17
8:00 p.m. “STAR-CROSSED”
9:00 p.m. “The Tomorrow People” (new night)
Wednesday, March 19
8:00 p.m. “Arrow”
9:00 p.m. “THE 100? (series premiere)
Friday, March 21
8:00 p.m. “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (season premiere)
8:30 p.m. “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
9:00 p.m. “Hart of Dixie” (new night)
So yeah…about this schedule. This is profoundly troubling for Beasties, as The Tomorrow People will be replacing Beauty and the Beast in the Monday 9pm timeslot starting March 10, with any remaining, unaired new episodes of Beauty and the Beast airing over the summer (according to USA Today). In effect, the network is burning off the remaining episodes simply to get use out of the set of episodes they’ve already paid for. And that’s a damn shame. (Seriously, I love that show)
It’s also looking like it’s curtains for The Carrie Diaries too. Well, unless these new shows fail. The 100, a post-apocalyptic adventure series, is expected to do well, although the jury is still out on Star-Crossed (which you can check out a trailer for below). I suppose we’ll see come midseason.
So what do you think of the new midseason schedule? Sound off in the comments!