The CW is hoping familiar franchises can pump some life into the network’s flagging ratings, giving pilot orders Wednesday to a trio of projects with pre-sold titles. The pickups include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries (which has been in development since the fall); a revamp of CBS’s unintentionally campy 1980s fantasy series Beauty and the Beast; and a TV version of the DC Comics franchise Green Arrow, which, as we told you last week, is now simply dubbed Arrow.
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