The Happy Net strikes again as The CW has renewed all of its remaining regular seasons shows, which includes genre entry Roswell New Mexico, as well as Summer series The 100. The latter series is scheduled for its sixth season debut on April 30th and I had previously been speculating that it could be the show’s last season. But that one has a very devoted fanbase and apparently performs very well in digital viewing (on the network’s website and in encore runs on Netflix), so The CW has decided to bring it back for another year. Roswell New Mexico, which is a reboot of 1999’s Roswell, debuted in January to decent ratings for the fifth place network, but has since seen its numbers drop over the last month or so. But it has mostly been flying solo during that time with its lead-in The Flash regularly in reruns or preempted, and according to Deadline Hollywood it is performing very well in digital viewing. The CW has done a better job of adapting to the 21st than the other broadcast networks and gives plenty of weighting to digital viewing since its young-skewing audience is more likely to watch its shows online. Roswell New Mexico just wrapped up its first season and there is no word at this point on if it will pick up again in Fall or return at mid-season. The seventh season of The 100 will air in Summer 2020.
Roswell New Mexico focuses on the titular town where aliens have integrated with the human population and try to keep their presence hidden. It stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles, and Tyler Blackburn.
The 100 follows a group of people who survived nuclear apocalypse on Earth by fleeing to a space station in orbit known as the Ark. They have now returned to the planet and attempt to rebuild civilization while dealing with the other tribes of humans already living there. It stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Christopher Larkin, Isaiah Washington, and Henry Ian Cusick and is based on the novels by Kass Morgan.
We are heading to the finish line of the regular season so expect more renewal and cancellation announcements to be rolling out in the next few weeks. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.
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