Does The CW fear solely female-led shows?

Supernatural -- "Wayward Sisters" -- Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "Wayward Sisters" -- Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /
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The CW has decided to pass on the Supernatural spin-off series Wayward Sisters. Do we need to ask some serious questions about the network?

By now you have probably heard, and if you haven’t I am sorry to be the one to tell you, that Wayward Sisters has not been picked up by The CW. The network has decided to move past it and instead select other shows, which are downright questionable in comparison.

Instead, shows such as Charmed, Roswell, In The Dark, Legacy and In America have been chosen. And while they are probably all good shows in their own way, they are nothing in comparison to Wayward Sisters. It prompts the question does The CW fear solely female-led shows?

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Supernatural — “Wayward Sisters” — Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

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Wayward Sisters is the only one

Out of all the shows picked up by The CW, Wayward Sisters is the only one that is a solely female-led show. All of the others have one male lead at least. Both Charmed and Roswell have female leads but there is are male leads as well.

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So does The CW fear something? Are they worried it might not work? Well, that’s just ridiculous.

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Supernatural — “Wayward Sisters” — Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

Wayward Sister backdoor pilot

When the backdoor pilot aired as part of Supernatural season 13 it didn’t underperform. In fact, it smashed all expectations.

Ratings were up in the key demo range by 8.11% based on the previous episode of Supernatural and total audience scores were up by 7.78%. It was the fourth highest episode overall at the time of season 13.

Nielson also reported that #Supernatural came second in the social rankings on the night and sixth overall for the week. #WaywardSisters wasn’t being tracked at the time so we have no idea how it did via Nielson but it was trending several times during the night.

The fanbase and support are there and they have been there for a long time. This was not a show that was thought of and planned out overnight. It was a result of years of campaigning and fighting for it to happen.

So what is it?

So why? What is it about Wayward Sisters that put The CW off?

It did everything right; it ticked all of the boxes and it even proved itself during its pilot episode. And no offense to the other shows that were picked up by The CW but you have nothing to bring to the table in comparison.

No one was screaming and shouting for a The Originals spin-off. Well, if you were, it certainly wasn’t loud enough.

So come on then CW. What is it? What is it you fear about an all female-led show? Tell us what it is because right now people are starting to ask some very serious questions about where you stand.

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