Well, this is disappointing news.
CBS is reportedly not picking up a new adaptation of a Nancy Drew inspired TV show after seeing the pilot.
According to Deadline.com, even though the first episode of "Drew" tested well, it "skewed too female for CBS' schedule."
Had the show been picked up, audiences would have been treated to a re-imagined Drew, starring Sarah Shahi, a woman of colour, as a thirty-something NYPD detective.
Deadline reports that CBS is shopping the pilot to other outlets, meaning the series could still see the light of day, but there's no guarantee.
Shahi, who was born in Texas and is of Iranian and Spanish ancestry, thanked her fans for their support regarding the news on Twitter:
Thank you for the ❤️❤️❤️. I believe we need strong female role models. She def could have been one https://t.co/hI9KbOAhEl— Sarah Shahi (@onlysarahshahi) May 15, 2016
"Thank you for the ❤️❤️❤️. I believe we need strong female role models. She def could have been one," she tweeted.
She also expressed her surprise at the support received from male fans as well:
Wow! The outpour of love from women AND MEN is incredible. But all good! Something amazing is around the corner. #toofemale— Sarah Shahi (@onlysarahshahi) May 15, 2016
Soon after the news broke, the hashtag #TooFemale started trending on Twitter, with people making fun of CBS' reason to pass on the pilot and pointing out the hypocrisy in Hollywood.
It is 2016, and we still have people who think telling a woman's story is too much of a risk. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? #toofemale— Kathleen Smith (@fangirltherapy) May 15, 2016
SVU WILL NEVER LAST WITH JUST HARGITAY AS LEAD! (six seasons later) GREYS WILL SINK WITHOUT DEREK! (higher ratings that ever) #TooFemale— Angie Manfredi (@misskubelik) May 15, 2016
I just have a hard time with a world where a tv show can be #toofemale but a movie can't be too made by a child molester.— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) May 15, 2016
We hope other networks realize the value in having a Nancy Drew show starring a woman of colour. #TooFemale indeed!
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