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BubbleWatch: The CW's '90210'
SHOW: "90210" (The CW)
IN ITS FAVOR: Although it's not nearly as relevant as it once was for syndication, "90210" would cross the 100-episode threshold in a fifth season. In addition, "90210" has proven its ability to draw the CW-standard audience as a night-starter, which has some value.
AGAINST IT: Every single show on The CW is going to have the exact same thing against it: Ratings. Nearly all of the shows on The CW have settled into near-identical ratings and those ratings are all low.
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: Other than "The Vampire Diaries," The CW could cancel or renew almost its entire slate. Will the decisions be made based on extremely minor variations on Nielsen numbers that clearly don't register The CW audience at all? Will they be based on Hulu or OnDemand or iTunes figures? Will they be based on Facebook "Likes"? Who knows. On a network of bubble shows, "90210" is less on the bubble than most. Expect the show to return for a fifth season.