CW Picks Up Four New Series Including The Flash




Ahead of this year's upfronts presentations starting Sunday, the CW announced series orders and cancellations for the 2014-2015 TV season. Along with renewals of Arrow (86%), The Vampire Diaries (68%), The Originals (56%), Reign (55%), and Supernatural (69%) reported earlier this year, four new shows have been added to the slate.

After the introduction of Barry Allen earlier this season on Arrow, CW scored another DC Comics franchise with The Flash starring Grant Gustin (Glee) as the title character alongside Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Following). The show will center around scientist Barry Allen and the aftermath of his freak accident which gives him "faster-than-a-speeding bullet" superpowers.

Veronica Mars creator, Rob Thomas, got his new series iZombie green-lit, along with two other new shows The Messengers and Jane the Virgin. iZombie is about a med student who turns into a zombie and must eat the brains of the bodies at the local coroner's office where she works in order to maintain her humanity -- but she ends up acquiring her "food's" memories. Robert Buckley (666 Park Ave,One Tree Hill), Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Petals on the Wind), and David Anders (Heroes, Once Upon a Time) star.

The sci-fi drama, The Messengers, revolves around a group of strangers who die after a mysterious object crashes to earth, emitting a strange energy pulse, but then reawaken to discover they're responsible for preventing the imminent apocalypse. Sofia Black-D'Elia (Gossip Girl, Betrayal) and Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill) star.

In Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez (The Bold and the Beautiful) plays a hardworking, devout religious woman who is artificially inseminated...whoops! Also starring is Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) and Brett Dier (Ravenswood).

The network also renewed current series Hart of Dixie (35%), Beauty and the Beast (20%), and its newest hit The 100 (71%). However, in the midst of these renewals and series pick-ups, the CW bid farewell to The Tomorrow People (45%), Star-Crossed (59%), and the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries (63%).

The rumored Supernatural spin-off -- tentatively named Tribes or Bloodlines -- did not get an order.

Next week, we should start seeing sneak previews and trailers for the CW's newest series.

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Comments

J A.

J A

Yay... one of the stupidest supergeroes there are. What can possibly go wrong?!

May 8 - 07:05 PM

Micah Berman

Micah Berman

You're a dumbass.

May 9 - 12:26 PM

Benjamin P.

Brian Eno

Too bad. CW is lame.

May 8 - 07:55 PM

Eriberto Medrano

Eriberto Medrano

You obviously haven't seen Arrow.

May 8 - 11:46 PM

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold

I have... and it's proof that CW is lame

May 9 - 07:18 AM

J. Harley Forrester

J. Harley Forrester

People your age should be trying to get music videos back on MTV. Anyway, your grain of salt is lame but thank you for sharing.

May 9 - 08:09 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Age burns about MTV videos is much more lame. And I like Arrow. Except he's too young for the ideal mid-30s character. So there, scamp.

May 9 - 12:43 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

Arrow is fucking amazballz. Best superhero show to be on TV. When that accedent happened and the dude went into the coma, I knew the flash was coming, wasn't sure if it would be a spin off or a new character, but either way, I can't mofo wait. And Michael Arnold what superhero show do you think is not lame? No counter show, then STFU.

Jun 2 - 05:31 PM

Wahab Al-Dugaishim

Wahab Al-Dugaishim

iZombie..... Really.....? Really??? How they ordered a whole season by just looking at the pilot is beyond me....

May 8 - 07:59 PM

Robert Skillstad

Robert Skillstad

More angst-ridden twentysomethings formula at CW.

May 8 - 09:09 PM

nate2709

Nate 2709

CW is just the wrong network to be handling anything like this, I want to like Arrow but the writing makes it so difficult.

May 8 - 11:17 PM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Arrow is the best show on TV Imo. Reviews only support my view.

May 8 - 11:36 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

Hurrumph! I fucking love that show. I remembed when it premeired, I had NO expectations, and shit, now I watch it every week. Best superhero show on TV, and better than most movies, cuz ya gots da ARCS and with 20+ ep seasons you can really develop that shit.

Jun 2 - 05:33 PM

Eriberto Medrano

Eriberto Medrano

You do realize that the same creative team that is behind The Flash TV Show is also the one that brought us Arrow right?

May 8 - 11:45 PM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Arrow is the best show on TV Imo. Reviews only support my view.

May 8 - 11:36 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

Hurrumph! I fucking love that show. I remembed when it premeired, I had NO expectations, and shit, now I watch it every week. Best superhero show on TV, and better than most movies, cuz ya gots da ARCS and with 20+ ep seasons you can really develop that shit.

Jun 2 - 05:33 PM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Cant wait for Flash. Arrow is easily one of the best shows on regular TV right now. Def excited.

May 8 - 11:37 PM

Eriberto Medrano

Eriberto Medrano

You do realize that the same creative team that is behind The Flash TV Show is also the one that brought us Arrow right?

May 8 - 11:45 PM

Eriberto Medrano

Eriberto Medrano

You obviously haven't seen Arrow.

May 8 - 11:46 PM

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold

I have... and it's proof that CW is lame

May 9 - 07:18 AM

J. Harley Forrester

J. Harley Forrester

People your age should be trying to get music videos back on MTV. Anyway, your grain of salt is lame but thank you for sharing.

May 9 - 08:09 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Age burns about MTV videos is much more lame. And I like Arrow. Except he's too young for the ideal mid-30s character. So there, scamp.

May 9 - 12:43 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

Arrow is fucking amazballz. Best superhero show to be on TV. When that accedent happened and the dude went into the coma, I knew the flash was coming, wasn't sure if it would be a spin off or a new character, but either way, I can't mofo wait. And Michael Arnold what superhero show do you think is not lame? No counter show, then STFU.

Jun 2 - 05:31 PM

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold

I have... and it's proof that CW is lame

May 9 - 07:18 AM

J. Harley Forrester

J. Harley Forrester

People your age should be trying to get music videos back on MTV. Anyway, your grain of salt is lame but thank you for sharing.

May 9 - 08:09 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Age burns about MTV videos is much more lame. And I like Arrow. Except he's too young for the ideal mid-30s character. So there, scamp.

May 9 - 12:43 PM

J. Harley Forrester

J. Harley Forrester

People your age should be trying to get music videos back on MTV. Anyway, your grain of salt is lame but thank you for sharing.

May 9 - 08:09 AM

Micah Berman

Micah Berman

You're a dumbass.

May 9 - 12:26 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Age burns about MTV videos is much more lame. And I like Arrow. Except he's too young for the ideal mid-30s character. So there, scamp.

May 9 - 12:43 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

Arrow is fucking amazballz. Best superhero show to be on TV. When that accedent happened and the dude went into the coma, I knew the flash was coming, wasn't sure if it would be a spin off or a new character, but either way, I can't mofo wait. And Michael Arnold what superhero show do you think is not lame? No counter show, then STFU.

Jun 2 - 05:31 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

Hurrumph! I fucking love that show. I remembed when it premeired, I had NO expectations, and shit, now I watch it every week. Best superhero show on TV, and better than most movies, cuz ya gots da ARCS and with 20+ ep seasons you can really develop that shit.

Jun 2 - 05:33 PM

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