Veronica Mars is heading back to the television world but not in the way you expect. Announced on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association (TCAs), The CW President Mark Pedowitz announced that a new Veronica Mars digital spin-off show would be heading to The CW's online digital network, CW Seed.
Admittedly confirming that buzz from the upcoming movie helped spark interest to work with the series again, The CW is excited to bring Veronica Mars back and work with Rob Thomas for the eight episode 10-minute digital series. None of the original cast members are currently signed on and current timelines seem to reveal the series won't premiere until after the movie is released.
Also revealed at The CW's TCA presentation, Pedowitz went into detail about the current shows airing on the network, as well as new series picked up, spin-offs and perspective pilots, such as their DC Comics' entries. While the outlook is looking good for the Arrow spin-off Flash after receiving its own pilot order, another DC script wasn't so lucky. Amazon, based on the early adventures of Wonder Woman, will not be going into development after being passed on for another year; however, the project will still be placed into limbo for future use. Hourman and iZombie, the other DC entries, are still tentative until Pedowitz reads the scripts.
Other news revealed:
- Breaking Pointe, the ballet-inspired reality show, has been cancelled after two season
- The Supernatural backdoor spin-off is still in development and in talks
- Two reality shows, one about barbershop challenges and another about a magic duo, were picked up for an unspecific date (I'm not even kidding about this!)
- The four hour miniseries Labyrinth was picked up as well
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