The CW Kills 'The Messengers'

On the heels of Thursday's big, if not exactly unexpected, news that The CW has ordered the "Arrow"/"Flash" spinoff "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" comes word of the cancellation of "The Messengers."

The low-rated apocalyptic drama, which premiered April 10, centered on a group of unconnected strangers who are seemingly killed by the energy pulse from a mysterious object that crashes to Earth, only to awaken to learn they’ve been charged with preventing the end of the world. The remaining episodes will continue to air on Friday nights.

"The Messengers" joins the comedy-drama "Heart of Dixie" in the network's dustbin.

The CW also renewed the Vertigo comic book adaptation "iZombie" and picked up "Cordon," an outbreak drama from Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Rebecca Bloom's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," about a successful, driven young woman who gives up her life in New York City to pursue love in West Covina, California.

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