The CW’s ‘Seed,’ ‘Backpackers’ Bite The Dust

The CW’s decision to yank the two summer shows Wednesday brings the total number of axed shows this summer to five, three of them on the young-skewing net. It’s possible that only one new show, the already renewed NBC drama The Night Shift, will make it to a second season.

CW Sets Slots For New Summer Shows

The network, which throughout the year typically airs nine drama series as part of its 10-hour schedule, is experimenting with a pair of new half-hour comedies, Backpackers (originally a digital series) and Seed, as well as magic series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion, as part of its summer lineup.