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Why The CW Isn't Moving Forward with Wayward Sisters

Is this explanation enough?

Sadie Gennis

One of this season's most stunning pilot passes was The CW saying "no thanks" to Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters, which had seemed like a slam dunk. The rejection caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth from Supernatural fans, who even started a petition to get network executives to change their minds and pick it up. Now the most prominent of those execs has explained his thought process on why Wayward Sisters was a no-go.

"We had really great material this year," The CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters on a conference call Thursday morning. "We're really excited about the five series we did pick up. We're big fans of the characters and the women who played those characters in the series, but we didn't feel creatively that the show was where we wanted it to be. We felt we had a better shot with Legacies."

Legacies is a spin-off of another long-running CW series, The Vampire Diaries, and will keep the CW in the vampire business after another Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, ends its run this summer.

Wayward Sisters would have starred Kim Rhodes, Kathryn Newton and Katherine Ramdeen. It aired a backdoor pilot as an episode of Supernatural earlier this season.

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