The future of the WB midseason drama “DC” is a bit less uncertain than it was a few weeks ago.
Production on the Studios USA skein about young interns in Washington has wrapped after the Frog net has quietly decided to cut its initial 13-seg order for the show down to six segs and the pilot episode. Such a move usually indicates a network isn’t particularly confident about a show’s long-term prospects.
“DC,” which is being exec produced by “Law & Order” mogul Dick Wolf, hit another bump in the road earlier this fall when John August (“Go”), the show’s co-creator and original showrunner, was replaced.
WB execs are still formulating midseason plans and haven’t decided when “DC” will bow. The show’s cast is under contract for several more months, leaving open the possibility that “DC” could live beyond its current seven segs if the show gets a positive response from viewers.
A WB spokesman wouldn’t speculate on the show’s future, saying only that “plans for ‘DC’ are still being formulated.”
Meanwhile, the struggling Fox Broadcasting drama “Get Real” got some good news Wednesday: The web ordered four more segs of the 20th Century Fox Television skein, which has had a tough time finding an aud Wednesdays at 9 p.m.