The CW has announced that repeats of Star-Crossed will be replacing repeats of The Originals on Fridays beginning February 28th. The fantasy romance, which stars Matt Lanter and Aimee Teegarden as an alien boy and human girl who find themselves drawn together in a world that wouldn’t accept them, debuted earlier this month to decent-at-best numbers that dropped for its second episode.
Encoring the show on Fridays should give the show an extra dose of exposure, but without original programming as a lead-in and with only two weeks of repeats planned, the effect on the Star-Crossed‘s Monday ratings will be negligible at best. The show was already asked to do quite a bit when it premiered against the Olympics with Beauty and the Beast, which has fallen in the ratings during season two, as its lead-out and with the second episode only getting a repeat as a lead-out, the odds were stacked too highly against it to become a solid network player.
Plus, it seems as if The CW is putting more focus on fellow midseason drama The 100, which isn’t set to premiere until March. That series, a post-apocalyptic drama about juvenile delinquents inhabiting a possibly contaminated Earth, is the more expensive of the two midseason dramas and gets one of the strongest lead-ins the network can provide, possibly with the intention of renewing the show and recouping the money they spent on sets. With Star-Crossed the decidedly cheaper of the two, a cancellation wouldn’t hit the network as hard in its pocketbook.
In addition to Lanter and Teegarden, Star-Crossed stars the likes of Malese Jow, Grey Damon, and Natalie Hall.
Star-Crossed airs Mondays at 8:00 on The CW. The network announced that the season finale of the show will be airing Monday, May 12th.
Have you been watching Star-Crossed? Do you think The CW has treated the show well? Where should the network have scheduled the show if not Mondays?