It’s that time of year again, when the major TV networks unveil their fall schedules and we get a little glimpse of what we might be obsessing about at the water cooler from September to May. Here’s a look at the schedule and, more importantly, new shows that The CW announced at its Upfronts presentations in New York City today:
The CW's Fall 2013 Schedule (all times ET)
8-9 p.m. — Hart of Dixie
9-10 p.m. — Beauty & the Beast
8-9 p.m. — The Originals (DRAMA) – The Vampire Diaries’ first family head on down to New Orleans to stir up trouble. All your favorites, Klaus, Elijah, etc., will be there, and facing off with the sexy King of the city (and Klaus’ former protégé) Marcel (The Game’s Charles Michael Davis). Oh, and did we mention that undead Klaus is gonna be a daddy?
Ship Watch: Klaus/Hayley?
9-10 p.m. — Supernatural
8-9 p.m. — Arrow
9-10 p.m. — The Tomorrow People (DRAMA) – It’s a double dose of crime-fighting Amell! Revenge’s Robbie Amell (cousin to Arrow stud Steven) leads this adaption of a popular 1970s UK series. But will he flash his abs half as often? Hmm… A worldwide coalition of young people with special powers like telepathy and extra-sensory perception work together to fight evil. Mark Pellegrino (Lost), and Peyton List (Mad Men) also star.
Ship Watch: Stephen/Cara?
8-9 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries
9-10 p.m. — Reign (DRAMA) - The teen network tries their first costume drama on for size (if you don’t count the ’80s ensembles on The Carrie Diaries, that is) and heads back to ancient France, where a teenaged Mary, Queen of Scots, arrives to meet her fiancé the prince. Intrigue, danger and secrets abound, and the prince’s brother is a rather fetching sort too… Luckily, Mary has her three ladies-in-waiting for backup. The French Court can be just like high school! Australian newcomer Adelaide Kane stars, with Megan Follows (YES, Anne of Green Gables) as the Queen Regent.
Ship Watch: Mary/Francis v. Mary/Bash
8-9 p.m. — The Carrie Diaries
9-10 p.m. — America’s Next Top Model
The CW's Spring 2014 New Shows
The 100 (DRAMA) – TV is finally catching on to the YA dystopian trend. Based on the upcoming books by Kass Morgan, this huge ensemble series starring Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Kelly Hu (Arrow), and Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) is set 97 years after war destroyed Earth. Now a group of 100 juvenile delinquents (played mostly by newcomers) comes back to see if the planet can be colonized.
Ship Watch: The possibilities are endless!
Star-Crossed (DRAMA) – A human girl and an alien boy share an epic high school romance, amid high political and racial tension. Aimee Teagarden (Friday Night Lights) and Matt Lanter (90210) lead a cast that’s a veritable Who’s Who of teen TV with actors from The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Circle, Glee, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Ship Watch: Emery/Roman
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