Sorry Tom, your television adventures are over on The CW. The network has cancelled Tom Swift so there likely won’t be a second season for the Tuesday night drama. Six episodes have aired thus far.
A mystery drama inspired by the adventure book series, the Tom Swift TV show stars Tian Richards, Ashleigh Murray, Marquise Vilsón, April Parker Jones Albert Mwangi, and LeVar Burton. As a wealthy and brilliant inventor, Tom Swift (Richards) is a man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father. Tom is thrust into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. Fortunately, he’s able to rely on his closest companions: best friend and business visionary Zenzi (Murray); bodyguard Isaac (Vilsón), who has feelings for Tom; and Tom’s insightful AI, Barclay (voiced by Burton). At home, Tom’s relationship with his mother Lorraine (Jones) becomes conflicted as she urges him to take his father’s place in elite Black society. Meanwhile, the mysterious and dangerous Rowan (Mwangi) intersects Tom’s path with hidden motivations and undeniable mutual chemistry.
Debuting in late May, the first season of Tom Swift currently averages a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 355,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). In the live+7 day ratings, the series picks up about 40% more viewers. Five episodes have aired thus far.
Deadline reports that CBS Studios is planning to shop the series elsewhere and is trying to extend the options of the cast.
Tom Swift is the latest CW show to be cancelled in recent months, joining 4400, Batwoman, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Naomi. and Roswell, New Mexico.
If the sale of majority control of The CW to Nexstar Media Group goes through, the network is expected to shift to a more “wholesome” slate of programming. In the past, The CW’s co-owners — currently Paramount Global and Warner Bros Discovery — took a loss on the network but made a healthy profit by making lucrative licensing deals for the CW series they produced. Nexstar is expected to have to rely on traditional broadcaster revenue. The corporation will likely purchase a 75% stake in the network while the current owners will split the remaining 25%.
What do you think? Have you watched the Tom Swift TV series on The CW? Are you disappointed by the cancellation? Are you hoping that the show gets picked up for a second season elsewhere?
Usually the CW is a little more subtle in its miserable “bait & switch” tactics with show. “Here’s a show about superheroes/Texas Rangers/etc…but now that we’ve got your attention expecting super or ranger action, here are endless scenes of drippy, sappy, mind-numbing soap opera.” With “Tom Swift”, they showed their cards too soon. This show had nothing to do with the spirit of the many books featuring the boy inventor. Pure drivel from Act One, Scene One.
I only made it a few episodes in but that was bc I really want to like it… but it was both boring and obnoxious at same time. I finally gave myself permission to delete the season off my DVR bc with a long list of other shows I need to catch up on, there was no reason to force myself to keep watching… and finding out it’s cancelled makes me glad I didn’t invest anymore time trying to make myself like it.
I love Tom Swift can you make the whole season available for purchase. Can you air season 2 on Netflix or Hulu
For once CW did something good, canceling these shows. I’m still not interested in any of their content, but it was about time they stopped carrying the dead weight.
If you are not interested in what they do. Than why do you care what they do.
It has mercifully been put out of its (and our) misery.
I like the Tom Swift, it was just starting to get really interesting. Now that it’s cancelled, is there any point in watching the rest of the season. I can understand why they cancelled Batwoman… same as Supergirl… how many seasons can you run the same story line without it getting boring. Shows like that should have the story line with a villain wrapped up in 3 or 4 episodes then you move on to the next villain. Keep it moving, don’t let it get boring. Would have liked to see a proper ending to DC’s LoT. 4400, I gave… Read more »
I agree with u with the The Legends with proper ending. And yes u should stop watching the show. Batwoman was getting good with every episode an they cancelled it. So wack
Maybe the type of history that work it’s like a Cop with someone extraordinary like Lucifer, The Mentalist, Unforgettable, Monk, The blacklist, all has a big bad guy and small histories per episode.
I stopped watching The Flash because was the same stupid episode each time.
Agree. The Flash went from being “THE FLASH” to “IRIS WEST-ALLEN (with the flash)”
Well, it looks like I’m preaching to the choir. I have watched all the episodes hoping for something worth salvaging. I read Tom Swift when I was a boy, and I have been sorely disappointed. If by some off chance it gets another shot, there has to be some serious retooling– the first being making the main character more likable, and the second–more sci-fi, please!
In complete agreement. I found Tom very annoying and un-likeable on the soft pilot Nancy Drew episode and watched the first episode of this show hoping it would get better, but nope, they doubled down on the spoiled rich brat and just made him even worse. You may be right, if they completely rework this they may have a great show. The premise is good, the execution, not even close.
At this point, it would be more shocking if a CW show did NOT get cancelled.
Based upon their programs; rightfully so. Especially in the case of the worst of worst as this series was painfully so. I can usually find something of value in most shows. This show was one of the exceptions. Not one redeeming quality.
There weren’t many characters made so unlikeable trying to lead a TV show like Tom Swift.