While we know that there was some buzz surrounding new versions of both “Charmed” and also “The Lost Boys” on The CW, the bad news coming out today is that you’re going to be waiting for a little while to see either one of them in action.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is holding back on these shows for another year in order to redevelop them, which in turn could make each one of them their strongest versions possible. Sometimes, this just happens with many shows — they get put through another year of waiting and retooling, and they come back stronger in the end. One great example of this happening is with “The Big Bang Theory,” which actually produced two different pilots before it eventually made it onto the air.
One of the other reasons for the delay on these shows (“The Lost Boys,” for the record, is coming from Rob Thomas of “iZombie” and “Veronica Mars” fame) is that The CW at the moment already has a robust number of pilots ordered, including the newly-acquired “Black Lightning.” They also have a fairly full schedule, having recently renewed a number of their established series. At the moment, we’re still waiting to hear the fate of a few others, such as “iZombie,” “The 100,” and “Riverdale.” Over the course of the next couple of months, the full picture for the new season is going to start to become a little bit clearer. (We do wonder if someday The CW is going to consider trying to program on Sundays once more — it doesn’t seem smart to expand to three hours, but they are clearly having some issues with the number of shows they have in comparison to the number of spots.)
Thanks to this delay, the earliest that you could see either one of these projects on the air is the fall of 2018, though it’s also possible that they may not turn up on the air at all.
Are you still hoping to see these shows end up on the air in due time? Share some of your thoughts with a comment, and we’ll have more news on them as it starts to come out. (Photo: The CW.)