- The CW has decided to pull two shows, Run the Burbs and Everyone Else Burns, from its upcoming schedule.
- Run the Burbs is a Canadian sitcom about a Vietnamese South Asian family in the Canadian suburbs, while Everyone Else Burns is a British show about a devout puritanical family.
- This decision comes shortly after Everyone Else Burns season 2 was renewed by Channel 4 and ordered by The CW.
The CW has pulled Run the Burbs and Everyone Else Burns from the schedule. The network previously acquired both shows from international studios. Run the Burbs is a Canadian sitcom starring and co-created by Kim’s Convenience star Andrew Phung, following a Vietnamese South Asian family in the Canadian suburbs. Everyone Else Burns is a British show from Channel 4 about a devout puritanical family.
Following the end of the 2023 actors strike, many networks have been announcing their midseason schedules, including new premieres and cancellations. Per Deadline, The CW has opted for the latter, removing Run the Burbs and Everyone Else Burns from their upcoming schedule. This news comes just a few weeks after Everyone Else Burns season 2 was ordered by the network, having been renewed by Channel 4.
The New CW Still Needs To Find Its Identity
This announcement continues a recent trend of removed or cancelled CW shows. This has been occurring in the wake of the network being put up for sale by its parent company in early 2022, with claims that it hadn’t turned a profit since it was founded a decade and a half before. With many shows still on the bubble, The CW was bought by Texas-based company Nexstar, after which point a raft of cancellations saw all but a handful of scripted shows being removed from the slate.
Additionally, several shows that had already been renewed announced that their next seasons would be their last, including Riverdale and The Flash. The returning scripted slate shrank to include just Superman & Lois (which has since been cancelled, with the upcoming season 4 being its last), Walker, All American, and the spinoff All American: Homecoming. While filling out its schedule, for the most part, The CW opted to source acquired foreign series and live sports, though two new scripted shows have since gone into development.
The CW is currently developing the Canadian co-productions Wild Cards and Sight Unseen.
The CW‘s upcoming scripted shows do feature previous CW stars including Riverdale‘s Vanessa Morgan and The Vampire Diaries‘ Daniel Gillies, giving them a feel similar to previous CW programming. However, the network’s future seems unclear. Their surviving scripted shows continue to be on shaky ground, but with the removal of acquired shows such as Run the Burbs and Everyone Else Burns on top of that, the emerging identity of the new version of the network still requires them to strike upon a type of programming that they can commit to.
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