Yesterday, the CW network was the last of the broadcast networks to present its 2013 fall lineup to media buyers. And from the looks of it, the network remained with the sci-fi, fantasy and dramas that it has been known to dish out throughout the years.
New shows coming to the fall season include The Originals, The Tomorrow People, and Reign.
The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, is set to open Tuesday nights scoring the 8pm time slot before Supernatural. The show follows the Original family’s journey in New Orleans. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CW executives have faith that the spin-off will definitely be a breakout hit for the network, especially with the garnering support of TVD fans.
The Tomorrow People, which is based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price, follows several young people with special powers and abilities who represent the next stage of human evolution. It is set to air Wednesday nights following Arrow.
Reign, set in the 14th century, conveys the untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power, as well as the drama, schemes, and sexual tension among the French Court. The show will air Thursday nights following the network’s highest rated show, The Vampire Diaries.
However, others did not make the cut this time around. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Selection, which started development back in 2011, is most likely not going to be revisited after presenting its second pilot to the network. But the Wonder Woman prequel, Amazon, might have another chance next season as it is in redevelopment with a new writer.
The network plans to launch its fall season in October once again. “It allowed us to market our shows away from everybody. And it makes our schedule tighter and we need to do that,” claimed CW President Mark Pedowitz.
But enough of the drama and fantasy! If the summertime reboot of Whose Line is it Anyway? brings in an audience and works, Pedowitz would definitely try to fit comedy into the network.
Who’s excited for the new and old shows returning this fall? And do you think the CW should bring more comedy to the network or keep it drama filled? Let us know and don’t forget to check out the whole CW lineup for this Fall!