It’s game over for The CW‘s new comedies Seed and Backpackers. The smallest network has cancelled and pulled the low-rated comedies after just two airings.
On Seed, a single bartender and sperm donor (Adam Korson) meets offspring that he never knew he had and becomes involved in their lives. The rest of the cast includes Carrie-Lynn Neales, Amanda Brugel, Stephanie Anne Mills, Laura De Carteret, Matt Baram, Vanessa Matsui, Abby Ross, and William Ainscough.
Backpackers follows Brandon (Dillon Casey) and Ryan (Noah Reid) as they travel through Europe looking for Ryan’s girlfriend girlfriend Beth (Meghan Heffern). Giacomo Gianniotti plays Andrew, Brandon’s slacker brother.
Both shows had dismal launches last week, attracting fewer than 600,000 viewers each. The numbers got even worse this week. Based on the fast affiliate ratings, Backpackers dropped 40% and Seed fell 20%.
The Young Hollywood Awards was already scheduled for next week. Reruns of Arrow will fill the 9pm timeslot for two weeks after that and then the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model will launch on August 18th.
There’s no word on if The CW will make the remaining episodes available. Seed had already been renewed for a second season in Canada where it’s produced.
What do you think? Did you like eithe rof these shows? Would you like to see the remaining episodes?