Why I’m so upset about The CW not picking Wayward Sisters

Supernatural -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

When The CW decided to pass on Wayward Sisters, I was devastated. Now I’ve figured out just why I feel this way.

In case you missed the devastating news, Wayward Sisters hasn’t been picked up by The CW. There’s a lot of tears, a lot of anger, and a lot of toddler tantrums. And that’s just from ME; a mom of two who continually tells my daughters that they don’t get their own way because they throw a tantrum.

But what affected me more was why I was so upset about Wayward Sisters being passed on. I have never got this way about a TV show. While I can disagree with decisions or really dislike particular storylines, I’ve never been so hurt by something happening in the world of TV.

And I just couldn’t figure out why.

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Supernatural — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

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I went to sleep last night trying to figure out why I feel the way I do. It wasn’t just because the show wasn’t happening. I’ve seen favorite shows get canceled all the time. In fact, I’m mourning the loss of Lucifer but feel nowhere near what I do for Wayward Sisters. I can rewatch episodes of Lucifer when I want a reminder of all the good moments.

As I thought of that, it finally hit me.

The shows being canceled at least have episodes to watch. I can binge the single season of Firefly and watch the movie. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (now saved by NBC but it wasn’t at the time of thinking) is on Netflix and I can stream to my heart’s content. I regularly rewatch New Girl episodes and that’s coming to an end this season.

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I won’t get to do that with Wayward Sisters. I’m not going to be able to catch the women in action over and over again because there was only the (highly successful for CW standards) backdoor pilot. It suddenly hit me that it’s a “what could have been” moment. That Sliding Doors moment where I realize that I’m on the wrong side and now have to deal with the knowledge that there was something I could have had but don’t get to have at all.

Supernatural — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

It can seem silly to mourn something that wasn’t there but that’s actually what makes me angry. I’m angry that we don’t get the chance to see these wonderful women–a solely female-led cast, which no other show on The CW is or will be–fight demons, kick butt, and save the world. We don’t get this diverse cast that is so desperately needed on TV right now. There is nothing to really look back on and smile at.

The CW made a huge mistake with yesterday’s decision. After months of hype and hope, it was all taken away without ceremony and without even the CW telling us why. Now it’s time to change some minds.

So, I’m going to stop doing what I keep telling my girls not to do. I’m going to stop throwing the toddler tantrum but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop fighting. I’ll do the other thing I tell my girls to do: give me a clear reason why it’s so important and needed. Now is the time to make a clear argument why Wayward Sisters is needed and wanted.

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How do you feel after that awful Wayward Sisters news? What are you doing to help change the CW’s mind? Share your thoughts in the comments below.