People are NOT happy that CBS didn't pick up the "Nancy Drew" series because it was "too female"
In the latest installment of “I-can’t-believe-this-kind-of-stuff-is-still-happening” news, CBS has reportedly passed on the new, awesome and lady-driven Nancy Drew pilot not because it didn’t test well, but because it “skewed too female,” according to Deadline. And people are really pissed.
The series, which was set to star Sarah Shahi and go by the name of “Drew,” was going to follow an older, 30-some Nancy Drew as she investigates crimes for the NYPD. It honestly sounded amazing.
Twitter users have voiced their utter disbelief with this news:
Sarah Shahi also took to Twitter to express her disappointment:
Considering 54% of TV viewers are women, according to USA Today, we’re confused as to why CBS would think it doesn’t have enough room for another female-driven show in their schedule.
This news is especially unfortunate because it comes shortly after learning that CBS had picked up Doubt, starring the inspiring Laverne Cox. According to Deadline, “Doubt will be the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor.”
As they say — two steps forward, one step back. Drew is now, thankfully, being shopped elsewhere. We hope someone picks it up.