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CW pilot orders The Tomorrow People and Vampire Diaries Spin-off!

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01/29/2013 11:30 pm
CW pilot orders The Tomorrow People and Vampire Diaries Spin-off!

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Vanessa Ho
Staff Writer

 

Pilot season is in full swing and the CW Network has completed its pilot orders for the fall 2013 season. Shows that could potentially be on your living room TV screens come this fall includes shows about mutants, a family man in a coma, a Hunger Games-esque show, and a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries.

Announced today, as reported from TVLine.com, is The Tomorrow People, an adaptation of the 1970s UK series that follows several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, all possessing special powers including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Arrow’s EP Greg Berlanti will be executive producing this show along with The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec.

CW has also ordered Blink that the network has described as “warm, quirky, humorous drama” about a dad, who lands in a coma-like state after a car accident, but can still see and hear all. Narration and fantasy sequences emanating from his mind provide context and a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of the family and his own situation.

In addition to these pilots, the CW has also ordered a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries called The Originals that will air as an episode of its parent show. This episode will feature Klaus (Joseph Morgan) as he returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, a supernatural melting pot that he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.

As well, CW ordered pilots for a Hunger Games-esque show called The Selection, the military drama Company Town, a period drama Reign that focuses on a 15-year old Mary Queen of Scots, the apocalyptic The Hundred and the alien drama Oxygen.

But those hoping for another superhero show as a companion to Arrow will have to wait either mid-season of the 2013-2014 season or fall 2014 for Amazon, an origin story show centered on the beginnings of a young Wonder Woman/Diana Prince that is very much in the same vein of Smallville, the WB/CW show that told the origins of Clark Kent and how he became Superman. Deadline reports that the final script for Amazon hasn’t come in yet but the CW is still holding a spot for this potential show for this coming season.

For a fuller description of each of these CW pilot orders, go over to TVLine.com for a complete list.

 

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