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The O.C.: CW Says ‘No Thanks’

Save The OCThe FOX network issued a statement two weeks ago that, after months of speculation, The O.C. had been cancelled. Fans were understandably upset and many immediately began campaigns to hopefully persuade the CW network to pick up the series for a fifth season.

It seemed like a very real possibility because Warner Bros. co-owns both The O.C. and the CW network. Also, affiliates prefer at least 100 episodes of a series before they’ll purchase rights to run it in syndication. The O.C. will have only 92 episodes at the end of this season so it could make financial to continue producing the show for at least a few more episodes. Well, apparently that’s not the case.

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Today is the CW’s turn to take the stage at the annual Television Critic’s Association (TCA) tour in Pasadena, CA. In discussing various topics, the CW’s President of Entertainment, Dawn Ostroff, addressed the possibility of the network picking up The O.C. for a fifth season. The answer is “no” – though she said that they had considered it. She said, “Obviously, it came up but we really didn’t think it made sense for us for several reasons. And we’re very excited about Josh’s new show.”

As we speculated earlier, it seems that O.C. creator Josh Schwartz’s new show played into the decision-making process. Schwartz is co-executive producing a pilot based on the very popular Gossip Girls books. Warner Bros. had previously made a deal with book publisher Alloy Entertainment to adapt the books for the small screen. Economically-speaking, it may have made more sense to pick up a new series rather than the fifth season of an existing one.

Any hope for The O.C.? Probably not. Unless the final episodes (the finale airs on February 22nd) attract incredible viewership numbers, it looks like the sun has set on the Newport Beach characters.TV Series Finale home page

 

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Holly July 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

I love the OC it was the best searies ever and i really want to know what hppens between setha and summer and ryan.
I hope they make a nother searies.
I am so sad it has gone.

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Brandon May 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I want the OC back it was the best show ever they were dumb for ending it.

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Anonymous January 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm

f**k this sh*t

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Fabian December 13, 2007 at 2:14 pm

Hello, I will miss the OC, like every fan, eaven here in Germany. I hope, that maybe in some time, any Studeo will refind THE OC. :-(

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aaron October 14, 2007 at 7:39 pm

nooooooo

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anonymous October 3, 2007 at 4:44 pm

the O.C has been off for a while now and i am heartbroken. I Love The O.C, totally obsessed I have all the seasons and i think it was a big mistake to kill off Marissa!! I am the biggest fan and when i saw that episode I cried and cried. but anyway i know if the O.C coninued on the c.w it wouldn’t be the same show it used to be. It already lost it’s point on the fourth season. If your a true fan u would know that it would be a huge mistake to put it on the cw, it would turn cheesy and horrible! and that new show Gossip Girl is the worst thing on t.v!! If your a true fan like me u would know it would be a HUGE mistake to put The O.C on the c.w

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Anonymous July 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Paul April 24, 2007 at 1:22 pm

HEY FOX UR CHANNEL IS BIG WASTE OF SPACE ON TV THESE DAYS- SINCE U CANCELLED THE O-C. WELL GUESS WHAT? ONE DAY I’LL HAVE MY OWN NETWORK AND THE O-C WILL B BK OH YES U’V NOT SEEN THE END OF THE FAB 4.

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jack April 7, 2007 at 9:55 pm

The OC was the only show I looked forward to each week…it was my life and my obsession. I miss my guilty pleasure already…TV is not the same without it! And there will never be another like it! 90210 sucks donkey balls…I bought the first season!

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Jean Pierre April 6, 2007 at 12:18 pm

Ow come one…I want oc because altough it’s just a show it’s still a very important piece of my life because I get inspiration from this show…please oc don’t go away :(:(

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