"The Carrie Diaries" has been renewed for Season 2.
Executive producer Josh Schwartz tweeted his congratulations to the cast and crew of "The Carrie Diaries" shortly after it was renewed:
— Josh Schwartz (@JoshSchwartz76) May 9, 2013
Candace Bushnell, who wrote the book that "The Carrie Diaries" is based on, also tweeted her excitement:
Great News! #TheCarrieDiaries just picked up for Season Two
— Candace Bushnell (@CandaceBushnell) May 9, 2013
And stars Katie Findlay, Brenda Dooling and creator Amy B. Harris also tweeted about "The Carrie Diaries'" renewal:
— Katie Findlay (@katedangerfield) May 9, 2013
Thanks everybody! I dont think I can thank anyone enough for the opportunity ahead. #TheCarrieDiaries lives on ::epic high five:: OH yeah!
— Brendan Dooling (@buhdools) May 9, 2013
— Amy B Harris (@abharris) May 9, 2013
Although the "Sex and the City" prequel series was considered a long-shot for renewal given its ratings struggles, The CW has chosen to show patience with the teen dramedy, which is based on Candace Bushnell's novel of the same name.
A recent Deadline report suggested that "Carrie" was a contender for renewal based on its strong online streaming viewership, with audiences finding the series via Hulu and the CW's website instead of through traditional means. The network also showed faith in the series when they canceled "Cult" on April 10 and chose to schedule "Carrie" repeats in the failed show's Friday timeslot.
In addition to "The Carrie Diaries" being renewed, The CW also picked up "Nikita" for a fourth season. The newly-renewed shows join previously renewed series "Arrow," "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries," which were given early pickups from The CW in February.
The CW also picked up four pilots to series: "Tomorrow People" from "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Julie Plec and "Arrow's" Greg Berlanti; "The 100," starring "Lost's" Henry Ian Cusick and "Grey's Anatomy's" Isaiah Washington; "Reign," which reveals the untold story of Mary, Queen of Scots' rise to power; and "Star-Crossed," which stars "Friday Night Lights'" Aimee Teegarden and "90210" alum Matt Lanter.