Tala Ashe in a scene from DC's Legends of Tomorrow, crying.

It has been a rough couple of days for fans of the CW's original programming. The network bid farewell to other series, including Naomi, Charmed, and Roswell, New Mexico, earlier this week, after it was announced that fans would not be getting their favorite shows. For a network that let some of its series go on for a long time, the culling has been nothing short of perfect. The news of Warners and CBS Studios trying to sell the network makes it safe to say that the network may look different after the 2022-23 season.

The Hollywood Reporter published an investigative piece on Friday detailing the CW's recent events, and it all comes down to money. Warners and CBS Studios formed a partnership with Netflix in 2011. The season finale of The Flash would arrive on the streaming service a week after it aired. During the 2010s, the network was able to air original series on Friday and Sunday nights because of international rights. Why does Riverdale keep on going? It is treated like a big deal on the platform internationally.

Warners and CBS Studios, which are now overseen by Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, ended their deal with Netflix in favor of their respective streaming systems. The focus has been on building up newer platforms, which has led to the disappearance of the revenue from the streaming service. Charmed and Roswell were also included in the original deal. Most of the CW shows will be available to stream on The CW's website and app, CW Seed, now that the shows included in that deal are gone.

Fans who have spent a lot of time on social media in the hopes of seeing their favorite show renewed or picked up by another company may be out of luck. The streamers couldn't snatch up shows like Legacies because they were packaged into the deal. There is a chance that the characters from Batwoman and Legends will show up in The CW's Superman and The CW's The Flash. The shows are dead and gone unless those fandoms can work their magic.

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