When it comes to The CW upfront presentation on Thursday, there was really only one major surprise — despite some strong buzz thanks in fact to similarities between it and “The Hunger Games,” “The Selection” was ironically not selected to be one of the shows on their preliminary 2012-13 schedule.
What happened? Speaking to reporters, network head Mark Pedowitz explained that the network is still high on the concept of the Kiera Cass adaptation (which focused on a young girl selected via lottery to join a competition to become queen of a troubled nation), but the pilot needed some additional retooling before it was going to be ready to be enjoyed by the public.
As for a show that has fewer similarities to an already-established franchise, Pedowitz said that “Supernatural” (which is moving to Wednesday nights) is not planning to end after season 8, and could keep going for at least a little while longer. After all, it currently is the longest-running scripted show they have, and it also is the second-most-popular in viewers along with in the 18-49 demographic.
Do you think “The Selection” will ever have a chance at becoming a hit, and should “Supernatural” keep going after eight seasons?
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