Unfortunately, the CW has opted not to renew Katy Keene for a second season. Though it seems the studio behind it is planning to find a new home for it.

DEADLINE – The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz in May revealed that the options on the cast, which originally expired June 30, had been extended as the network was mulling their renewal decision. I hear the extension is until July 31, giving WBTV a window to pursue a new home. Given Katy Keene‘s streaming deal at WBTV corporate sibling HBO Max, which is currently carrying Season 1, the platform is considered the most realistic option for keeping Katy Keene alive.

Katy Keene was the only current CW series not to get a renewal for next season in January. In a vote of confidence, the network at the time gave the midseason show a 13-script order ahead of its premiere. Somewhat surprising given its pedigree as a Riverdale offshoot from Berlanti Productions and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Hale’s star power and huge following, Katy Keene was a very modest ratings performer.

“The linear ratings have been soft but we have seen some good streaming viewership,” Pedowitz said in May ahead of the Katy Keene finale. He added that the network brass were going to wait for more streaming data for the show, which was going to have its full season on the CW’s digital platform and also made available on HBO Max at the platform’s launch at the end of May.

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