‘The Carrie Diaries’ season 3: Are chances hurt by actors booking new pilots?

The Carrie Diaries -Is the future for “The Carrie Diaries” in doubt? As with any network show, we’re stuck in a perpetual waiting game to figure out whether or not the series will return to The CW for another season, or be sent packing despite consistent, if not low, ratings during much of the fall and winter months.

One thing that many analysts look for when gauging a show’s future is what happens when it comes to some of the actors on the show in pilot season. Typically, someone will book a part elsewhere if they are feeling somewhat unsure about their future on the current show they work for, and they want to ensure that they may have a job secured.

We’re having this conversation today following the news that “The Carrie Diaries” actress Katie Findlay has joined “How To Get Away With Murder,” an ABC pilot from “Grey’s Anatomy” / “Scandal” guru Shonda Rhimes that revolves around a professor (Viola Davis) who gets mixed up in a world of conspiracy. Specifically, we are going to see her as the neighbor of one of the show’s law students, and a young woman with a wild side.

This does not mean that Findlay’s future on “The Carrie Diaries” is bleak if the show is returned, as this pilot is in second position. Basically, she will be recast on the pilot if both of these two shows move forward into the fall.

The reason that we feel like The CW could renew the Carrie Bradshaw series is not because of its ratings so much as that it fares will in internet viewing, has okay DVR numbers, and also airs on a Friday. This is not an easy night to get good numbers during. We’d rank its chances of renewal right now as actually higher than either “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Tomorrow People,” which is poised to fall without an “Arrow” lead-in.

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