Why The CW Didn't Save Lucifer After Cancellation By Fox


While Lucifer fans still hope for a last-minute reprieve for the canceled Fox drama, they will be disheartened to learn it won't come from The CW.

The network, which airs seven adaptations of popular comic book series, has no plans to pick up Lucifer.

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"We have had no conversations about it whatsoever," The CW President Mark Pedowitz said today during a conference call with journalists. "We are happy with what we have. There’s been no discussion about it. There’s just been no discussion and we’re focused on our own development."

With renewals for Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Riverdale, Black Lighting and iZombie -- the latter for its final season -- the network has a lot of its own programming to focus on for the 2018-2019 television season.

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Still, The CW rescued Supergirl following its cancellation by CBS, and introduced John Constantine into the Arrowverse after NBC dropped the ax on Constantine (the character, played by Matt Ryan, has his own animated series on CW Seed, and will be a series regular on Legends of Tomorrow's fourth season). Additionally, the network picked up Riverdale and Black Lightning, which were originally in development by Fox.

While Lucifer star Tom Ellis has pledged to continue to fight for a fourth season and the tentative series finale posted a significant bump in ratings, the show will have to look elsewhere for its potential salvation.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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