Six more TV series have been canceled on The CW.
After pulling the plug on Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow late last month, the network has continued its TV show bloodbath on Thursday with the cancellation of Dynasty, Naomi, In the Dark, Charmed, 4400, and Roswell, New Mexico.
The ongoing season 5 of Dynasty, which premiered last December, will be its last. Based on the 1980s prime time soap opera of the same name, Dynasty starts with heiress Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) trying to separate her billionaire father from her fiancée, a rival employee at the family company. Aside from Gillies, season 5 also stars Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke, Rafael de la Fuente, Alan Dale, Grant Show, and more.
Launched last January, Naomi was canceled after one season. The show’s season 1 finale, which aired on May 10th, now serves as the series finale. Created by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, Naomi centers on Naomi McDuffie (Kaci Walfall), a comic book-loving teenager and the host of a Superman fan website. After a supernatural event occurs in Port Oswego, Oregon, Naomi sets out to determine its origins with help from her best friend, her supporting adoptive parents, and a tattoo shop owner with a secret origin. Naomi is based on the comic book series of the same name co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker and illustrated by Jamal Campbell.
In the Dark
In the Dark is ending with a 13-episode season 4, which is set to debut on June 6th. Created by Corinne Kingsbury, the crime drama stars Perry Mattfeld as Murphy Mason, a young woman in her 20s who has been totally blind since age 14 from retinitis pigmentosa. Her blindness, introverted personality, and self-destructive lifestyle make her unwelcoming to most people. But when a friend is murdered, she finds a new purpose in trying to find his killer.
Charmed’s season 4 finale, which will air on June 10th, will also serve as the series finale. A reboot of the WB series of the same name, Charmed follows the lives of sisters Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz), and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery), who, after the death of their mother, discover they are the Charmed Ones, the most powerful trio of good witches destined to protect both innocent lives and the world from demons and other dark forces. When Mantock exited the series at the end of season 3, Lucy Barrett joined the cast as Kaela, who was later revealed to be the new Charmed One who helps reconstitute the Power of Three.
4400 was canceled after one season. The sci-fi mystery drama wrapped up its 13-episode freshman run last February. A reboot of the 2004 television series The 4400, the series centers on 4400 people who vanished without a trace over the last century and made a sudden return, having not aged a single day and with no memory of what happened to them.
Roswell, New Mexico
The upcoming season 4 of Roswell, New Mexico will be its last. The show’s 13-episode final season will premiere on June 16th. An adaptation of the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, Roswell, New Mexico centers on Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason), a jaded biomedical researcher and daughter of undocumented immigrants who discovers that her teenage crush is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as they reconnect, but when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him.
TV show cancellations at The CW
The recent string of TV show cancellations at The CW is believed to be partly due to the potential sale of the network. As revealed last January, The CW owners ― Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global ― are exploring a sale of the broadcaster, with local TV station giant Nexstar considered a possible buyer. Apparently, this has led to the network paring back its slate of scripted series.