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The CW Sent the Live-Action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Back to the Drawing Board

Powerpuff Girls

When you first heard that the CW was producing a live-action series based on The Powerpuff Girls as young adults angry about their time as superheroes, how good did you think it was going to be? Did you say “not at all?” If you did, the CW apparently agreed with you.

Variety reports that The CW was not happy with the pilot and wants a new one and they’ll take another look at the new pilot off-cycle.

In addition, the network has decided to rework its pilot for “Powerpuff,” a live-action followup to the animated series “The Powerpuff Girls.” The show’s four leads — Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault, and Donald Faison — remain attached to the project, as does the remainder of the cast and the creative team behind the show. The network will film a new pilot for the series off-cycle. The show generated significant interest from the time it was first reported as being in development and was seen as a strong contender for a pickup going into pilot season.

I don’t see a planet in which this is good. Even in the world where The Powerpuff Girls was made for Adult Swim and the show was called Whoopass Stew this would not be a good follow-up.

Look, The CW, I know that you have a big hit with Riverdale, but let’s be honest: Riverdale is not very good. I watch it, but I kind of feel bad about myself and the life decisions I’m making when I do. Like, I don’t hate-watch Riverdale, but I do hate that I watch Riverdale.

How much worse than the other shows on your network can this show possibly be? Have you seen The Flash this season? You’re going to tell me you renewed Batwoman but this is under that low bar?

Legends of Tomorrow and Superman and Lois are pretty good, though. Maybe put those on HBO Max so they don’t stand out as much.

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