Lastly, let’s take a look at what The CW has in store for this fall:
8 PM – Hart of Dixie (New Night)
9 PM – Beauty And the Beast (New Night)
8 PM – The Originals [NEW]
9 PM – Supernatural (New Night)
8 PM – Arrow
9 PM – The Tomorrow People [NEW]
8 PM – The Vampire Diaries
9 PM – Reign [NEW]
8 PM – The Carrie Diaries (New Night)
9 PM – America’s Next Top Model
NOTE: The new dramas Star-Crossed and The 100 will premiere at midseason, with dates and times to be announced later. Also, Nikita will return for a final six-episode season that has yet to be scheduled.
NEW DRAMA DESCRIPTIONS:
New Fall Dramas:
The Originals – This is the spin-off of The Vampire Diaries about the Original Vampire family: the Mikaelsons. When Klaus, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the city. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by The Originals once again. The cast includes Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Charles Michael Davis, Daniella Pineda, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell. From Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
The Tomorrow People – They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities. Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a “normal” teenager – until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen’s issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People – John, Cara and Russell – a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. The cast includes Robbie Amell (cousin of Stephen Amell on Arrow), Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Aaron Yoo, Mark Pellegrino and Madeline Mantock. From Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti (among others).
Reign – Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch – beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. The cast includes Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Coombs, Megan Follows, Alan Van Sprang, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell and Jenessa Grant. From Stephanie SenGupta, Laurie McCarthy, Frank Siracusa and Brad Silberling.
New Mid-Season Dramas:
Star-Crossed – When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn’t matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman, a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery’s house, where she protected him from harm, bringing him food, comfort – and friendship. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him in a violent confrontation. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interned in a heavily-guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. The series stars Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Malese Jow, Titus Makin, Jr., Chelsea Gilligan and Greg Finley. From Meredith Averill, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (among others).
The 100 – Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. Three generations have been born in space, the survivors now number 4,000, and resources are running out on their dying “Ark” – the 12 stations now linked together and repurposed to keep the survivors alive. Draconian measures including capital punishment and population control are the order of the day, as the leaders of the Ark take ruthless steps to ensure their future, including secretly exiling a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test whether it’s habitable. The cast includes newcomer Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos, newcomer Bob Morley, Kelly Hu, Christopher Larkin, Devon Bostick, Isaiah Washington and Henry Ian Cusick. Based on the upcoming book by Kass Morgan, this is from Matthew Miller, Jason Rothenberg and Bharat Nalluri (among others).