Hurry and finish your plate — the Claw is about to close its doors for good. The CW and the producers of Nancy Drew have confirmed the upcoming fourth season of the series will be the last one.
Surprise — we just went from knowing next to nothing about the Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift to having a clear premiere date AND a thorough series description. We even have a promotional image (see above). Up to this point, the only hint at what this show would be like was the backdoor pilot episode from Nancy’s second season. I have seen that episode, and assuming Tom’s character hasn’t changed from that appearance, I can describe him like this:
A bomb was dropped by The Wall Street Journal this morning when it reported WB and CBSViacom, the joint owners of The CW, are thinking of selling off the network. The recipient would most likely be Nexstar, a Texas-based company that already owns most of The CW’s affiliate stations across the US. Nexstar could then do with the network what it wished.
It’s almost January which means we’re close to the point where The CW announces the first of its fall renewals, and typically this has meant they renew everything. But might that happen this year? We can glean hints from the ratings report published by TVLine today. Here’s how everything is performing.
Nancy Drew returns tonight on The CW. It’s grown into one of the best shows the network has around, but the suits decided to award it by giving it the worst timeslot they have: Fridays at 9, AFTER Penn and Teller. Looks like it’s going to need all the help it can get, so…here’s my top four reasons why you should be watching Nancy Drew right now. I’m not going to tell you the show is perfect, but it does a lot of things better than most CW shows at the moment.