'The Originals,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'Reign': The CW Has Given Full-Season Orders to All Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure Shows
Don't worry about not being able to get your guilty pleasure TV show fix — at least until spring 2014. According to Deadline, the network of teen shows with big fashion budgets and soap opera vampire dramas, The CW, has given full-season orders to new shows The Originals , The Tomorrow People , and Reign , effectively keeping them on the air for another few months.
Apparently, The CW — which has always struggled to maintain high ratings despite carrying buzz-y shows like Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries — has found success with their new sci-fi-esque and kind-of-historical-except-not-at-all shows, especially Vampire Diaries-spinoff The Originals. Deadline describes it as "thriving" in its Tuesday night timeslot, pulling in over 2 million viewers total each week, and a 0.9 rating amongst adults 18-49. This doesn't sound like much next to a network like CBS, or even NBC, but for The CW, which consistently logged audience numbers below 1 million for Gossip Girl during the end of its run, this is great.
Both The Tomorrow People and Reign have reportedly been doing alright as well, pulling in 0.6 ratings each amongst adults 18-49. Not bad! Maybe with these new episodes, Reign can do a little something to make up for the female masturbation scene that The CW cut last minute for being "too racy," even though they've aired scenes involving gore, rape, and even masturbation in the past. TV to talk about, anyone?
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