CW Renew/Cancel Watch: 'iZombie' is Still Likely to be Canceled

Hey folks, it's Jessica. This is midseason week 1 of the CW Renew/Cancel Watch. While the CW is still on hiatus with the exception of Reign for three weeks, I will be recycling headlines for search engine purposes. 

Format for Predictions: Show Title (Average Live+SD A18-49 Rating)

Certain to Be Canceled
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.3)
Significant Mother (0.2)
Likely to be Canceled
iZombie (0.6)

Toss Up
The Vampire Diaries (0.6)

Likely to be Renewed
None yet

Certain to Be Renewed
Arrow (1.0)
Jane the Virgin (0.4)
Reign (0.3)
Supernatural (0.7)
The Flash (1.4)
The Originals (0.4)

Fate Determined 
Beauty and the Beast (final season premieres summer 2016)

Yet to Premiere
Containment (midseason)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (premieres 1/21)
The 100 (season 3 premieres 1/21)

iZombie: The #PRJedi trickery is strong with this show. Commenters on TVBTN are defending this show with claims that critics love it and that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Reign, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, and The Vampire Diaries are doing much worse. In actuality, the average A18-49 ratings for both The Vampire Diaries and iZombie are about the same. When in what universe does a 0.5 constitute as a "hit" on the CW? Only a reality show and a CBS show on its first season could. And if I need to remind you even further: WB show + Partial backorder + mediocre ratings = likely canceled. 

For comparison: Season 2 of The 100 got 0.5-0.6 out of Arrow, and premiered in the fall. It got 16 episodes to start with, unlike iZombie which got 13 to start with for its sophomore season, but only got 6 more episodes. 

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