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Here's why The CW canceled those 4 shows this year

The CW is answering for its crimes cancellations: three fan-favorite shows and one spin-off that are still fueling the voices of sad fans.

Though CW president Mark Pedowitz has previously addressed the scrapping of both The Tomorrow People and the Supernatural spin-off Bloodlines, the network chief fielded cancellation questions aplenty during the CW’s executive panel on the Television Critics Association semi-annual press tour.

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'The Carrie Diaries' EP Amy B. Harris previews tonight's episode, surprising new friendships

Remember when Carrie Bradshaw’s biggest problem was being banned from New York City because of her secret adventures? That’s small potatoes compared to what Carrie and her friends have endured during the second season of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries, which has dealt with everything from homosexuality to virginity loss to teenage pregnancy. In advance of tonight’s episode, EW talked with executive producer Amy B. Harris about some surprising new friendships, where the rest of the season is headed, and those fun Sex and the City homages.
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'Carrie Diaries': Sexy Samantha Jones first in-character photo

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Samantha just wants to have fun. Here’s Lindsey Gort in her first in-character photo as sexy Samantha Jones circa 1985. The newcomer was cast in The CW Carrie Diaries as Carrie Bradshaw’s adventurous friend over the weekend. She’s described as “a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way — and already a name for herself — in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC.” Carrie Diaries returns Oct. 25 when the show moves to Fridays this fall.

'Carrie Diaries' scoop: Samantha Jones cast

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The Carrie Diaries has found its Samantha Jones.

Carrie Bradshaw’s outspoken “try-sexual” friend will be played by newcomer Lindsey Gort.

Even in the above publicity photo that’s not from the show, Gort looks pretty similar to a young Kim Cattrall — who played Samantha on HBO’s Sex and the City. Gort beat out several other actress contending for the part.

In the second season of The CW soap, Carrie will meet Samantha “through a surprising connection,” say producers, who describe Samantha as “a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way — and already a name for herself — in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC.”

Carrie Diaries returns Oct. 25 when the show moves to Fridays this fall.

'The Carrie Diaries' scoop: See Walt and Bennet kiss in the season finale -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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Patrick Harbron/The CW

This coming Monday is the season finale of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries and marks a major episode for Brendan Dooling’s Walt — who is finally beginning to feel comfortable being gay. Case in point? The big smooch he plants on Bennet (Jake Robinson) on the streets of New York! “Walt is coming into his own,” explains Dooling. “He takes a very big step, a big leap in a direction he’s never gone before. He’s taking the bull by the horns. Instead of things happening to him and trying to figure them out, he’s in a position where he’s trying to assert himself.”
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'The Carrie Diaries': Watch new couple Carrie and Sebastian get anointed 'Kyddshaw' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Brangelina. Bennifer. Now, Kyddshaw. On this Monday’s episode of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries, titled “The Great Unknown” and airing at 8 p.m., new couple Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Sebastian (Austin Butler) find that they’ve been given a nickname by their high school classmates: Kyddshaw. It’s a combination of their last names, Kydd and Bradshaw. Too cute. Watch the adorableness below. READ FULL STORY

'The Carrie Diaries' scoop: Will Carrie return to NYC? Are Mouse and Sebastian headed for romance? Exec producer Amy B. Harris on what's ahead

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Patrick Harbron/The CW

The most recent episode of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries had many special moments, not the least of which were Carrie Bradshaw’s first encounter with both Manolo Blahniks and a Cosmopolitan. There were also break-ups, shake-ups and a lot of sequins! EW talked to Diaries’ executive producer Amy B. Harris about all the very fashionable drama.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So what will happen with Carrie and Interview? Her father forbade her from going to New York.
AMY B. HARRIS: Carrie is going to return to Manhattan and there’s going to be some surprising encounters that allow her to return to that universe. In Larissa, I think she has — I like to call her — the Id mother figure. So Larissa will play a big part of that.
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Television's uneasy relationship with the World Trade Center

UPDATED: Carrie Bradshaw is New York. Sex and the City liked to remind us of that. The seminal HBO show exposed non-Manhattanites to a very specific island of clubs, restaurants, and stores that existed in the late 90s and early 2000s for a small group of wealthy people. It was a privileged world, yes, but in the almost seven years that the show’s been off the air, it has served as a kind of time capsule of an era — or at least a Manhattan that very few of us got to enjoy.

The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City which premiered on the CW this week, hoped to create a similar snapshot of New York in the 80s. But the show has made a significant choice in their decision to keep the skyline void of the Twin Towers. In an interview with The Atlantic Wire, executive producer Amy B. Harris said “when we really sat down to talk about whether we wanted to put the World Trade Center into any of our stock footage what we decided is this is a show about love and romance and coming of age.” She added: “If one 16-year-old who is watching the show possibly lost a parent—if we caused them pause or hurt in any way—it wouldn’t have been worth it.” (Clarification: The Carrie Diaries producers chose to avoid showing the Twin Towers, but did not delete images of the towers from stock footage of the skyline).

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