CW Picks Up ‘Carrie Diaries,’ Cancels ‘Secret Circle’

by Elizabeth Lancaster

It’s a good day to be Carrie Bradshaw! “The Carrie Diaries” has officially been picked up by The CW and will be coming soon to a small screen near you, Deadline reports. The series follows a young Carrie through her trials and tribulations as a high school student in the 1980s. Similar to its more mature predecessor “Sex and the City,” Carrie will ask questions about love, sex, friends and family. AnnaSophia Robb plays the titular aspiring writer while Chloe Bridges and Austin Butler co-star.

Also ordered to series is the re-imagined “Beauty and the Beast.” Kristin Kreuk is back on the channel as the looker and will surely bring with her a faithful legion of fans. But most likely, the show’s killer storyline will bring in more than enough viewers on its own.

Missing from the list of pilot pickups is “The Selection,” based on the dystopian novel by Kiera Cass and starring “Friday Night Lights” actress Aimee Teegarden. And in other disappointing news, TVLine reports that “The Secret Circle” was canceled after a single season. Say it ain’t so! We wanted to meet the other Balcoin children!

What do you think about The CW’s fall slate? Are you excited to see “The Carrie Diaries”? Disappointed about “The Selection” and “The Secret Circle”? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!