Enrico Colantoni and Kristen Bell
The CW has good news for Veronica Mars fans.
The network has closed a deal for a Veronica Mars spin-off for its digital platform, CW Seed. The project is still in the idea stages, however, so no stories or possible names involved have been solidified. "Rob [Thomas] and I talked last night," CW President Mark Pedowitz said at Wednesday's Television Critics Association winter TV previews. "He's very excited to do something for CW Seed."
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Patience, however, is key. It's unlikely the series will get off the ground before the upcoming movie.
Check out more tidbits from the CW executive session:
Numbers game: The pairing of The Originals and Supernatural has given The CW its best Tuesday numbers in five years. The CW's fall season has been the network's most-watched since 2010.
Farewell, Nikita: Pedowitz thought executive producer Craig Silverstein did a good job wrapping up the final six-episode season. "Thanks Maggie Q and the entire cast," he said.
Wait for it... No decisions have been made to renew Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie or Carrie Diaries yet.
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Lauren Graham project: The script is in and reportedly excellent, but Pedowitz is not sure about how it will fit into schedule at this time.
Reign rules: Although the historical drama started off slowly, its numbers have seen increased. "I'm very bullish on Reign," Pedowitz said. "Adelaide Kane is very regal and queen-like."
Genre is good: The CW is well-aware realize of its strengths (R.I.P. Emily Owens, M.D.). "High concept/fantasty meets serialized drama -- that's what works for us," Pedowitz said.
Flash's standalone pilot: "I'm very bullish on the show," Pedowitz said. "We felt that rather than try to squeeze in a spin-off, let's make it bigger"
DC Universes won't collide: Although Fox is creating a Batman origin story with Gotham, there won't be any issues with Arrow or The Flash because they're taking place during different times and universes.
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Supernatural lives: Don't prepare to say goodbye to the Winchesters just yet. "As long as I'm here and those numbers still hold, God bless them, it can go on as long as they want," Pedowitz said.
Summer offerings: Whose Line Is It Anyway? will air from March 21 through the summer, along with another season of America's Next Top Model, the Canadian sperm-donor comedy Seed and two magic series.
Dorothy is still lost: So far, there's been no script for the Oz project, Dorothy Must Die.
The dance is done: Sorry, Breaking Pointe fans. "I wish it did better," lamented Pedowitz. "Docu-soaps are very hard to get going on broadcast."
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