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BubbleWatch: The CW's 'Privileged'
SHOW: "Privileged" (The CW)
IN ITS FAVOR: The network likes the show and critics like the show and its fans like the show. As low as the overall numbers may be, the ratings with younger, female viewers -- i.e. the only people The CW cares about -- are much more encouraging. Joanna Garcia has already booked two pilot roles, so she's a star-in-the-making. The CW may want to hold onto Garcia and company for another season, just in case it's a slow-building audience.
AGAINST IT: It wasn't like "Privileged" didn't have a chance. It aired opposite "90210" at the beginning of the season when "90210" was still a pretty good lead-in. The ratings started low, stayed low and didn't improve meaningfully. It's doubtful The CW will have a better potential lead-in next year.
OUR GUESS: The pilot slate for The CW is surprisingly strong, at least on paper. If the pilots fulfill that promise, The CW won't have a place for a low-rated carry-over. We still expect "Privileged" to get at least another 13 episodes. It's just too perfectly settled within the netlet's brand.