TCA: ‘Veronica Mars’ gets digital spin-off on CW Seed online network


The resurgence of “Veronica Mars” shows no signs of slowing down. CW chairman Mark Pedowitz announced on Wednesday that a digital spinoff series was in the works for the network’s online-only platform, CW Seed.

“Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas’ hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to make a “Veronica Mars” movie has certainly caught the network’s attention, Pedowitz acknowledged in a session with the Television Critics Assn. Pasadena press tour.

“Rob and I spoke last night,” Pedowitz said. “The show may not appear until the movie ‘Veroinca Mars’ is released, but Rob is very happy to do something for CW Seed.”

The deal for the digital series is so recent that Pedowitz had no further information. But because CW Seed is sort of a testing ground for what might work on TV, fans might see “Veronica Mars” again on regular programming in the future.

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In 2013, The CW enjoyed its most watched fall lineup since 2010. With popular returning shows like “The Vampire Diaries” alongside new contenders like “The Carrie Diaries” and “Reign,” The CW is targeting always people between the ages of 18 and 34. , but Pedowitz says the network is slowly expanding its reach.

The other big announcement on Wednesday was that The CW has acquired the four-hour “Labyrinth” miniseries.

The show, which stars John Hurt, Sebastian Stan and Jessica Brown-Findlay, chronicles the quest to protect a book that contains the secrets of the real Holy Grail.

Finally, in terms of summer programming, the channel is betting on the power of magic with two shows: one from Penn & Teller and another called “Masters of Illusion”.


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