The CW Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for The 100 and Star-Crossed, Moves The Tomorrow People

The CW's new brand identity as TV's home for hot teenage freaks will continue into the midseason with the addition of the alien romance Star-Crossed and the futuristic, Lord of the Flies-esque The 100. For too long, we've stared at those two shows' undefined premiere dates, the letters T-B-D haunting us. No longer! The CW has announced its midseason plans, and that means details for both of those shows plus a return for Whose Line is it Anyway? and new nights for The Tomorrow People and Hart of Dixie

Star-Crossed kicks off the changes when it debuts on Monday, February 17 at 8pm, where it will pair up with Beauty and the Beast for an epic night of hot human ladies hooking up with handsome weirdos. Aimee Teegarden stars as a brunette (!) in the near future who finds love after a bunch of aliens (you can tell they're aliens because they all shop at Hot Topic and have face tattoos) immigrate to Earth and eventually integrate into the school system. I watched the pilot at Comic-Con and found it to be slightly better than staring at a blank piece of paper for an hour. 

With Star-Crossed moving into Monday nights, Hart of Dixie will take a break. But don't worry, Dixie Chix (is that what you call yourselves?), Zoe and the gang will be back on March 21 at 9pm. However, if you believe that Friday night is a time slot of death, then maybe you should worry because March 21 is a Friday.

Beauty and the Beast will eventually take a break as well, going off the air after its March 10 episode. Taking its place will be The Tomorrow People, which moves to Monday nights starting on March 17 at 9pm, where it will follow Star-Crossed. That's a huge downgrade from being paired with Arrow, but apparently The CW thinks The Tomorrow People is grown up enough to handle itself. The big travesty of the move? No more Amell Wednesdays. 

With The Tomorrow People bouncing to Mondays, that opens up a Wednesday spot for The 100. The new sci-fi series about teens sent to the nuclear wasteland formerly known as Earth will make its debut on March 19 at 9pm, right after Arrow. I don't know if y'all care about my opinion, but I really enjoyed the pilot of The 100 and thought it was easily the best of The CW's new shows. Set in the future after humans have nuked each other to smithereens, The 100 plays an upstairs-downstairs game by placing the surviving humans in a space station orbiting Earth and sending 100 juvenile delinquent teens down to the planet to see if it's inhabitable again. While the adults have their own power struggles in the space station, the teens are all Blue Lagoon and Lord of the Flies on the possibly radioactive planet below. 

And for those of you who watch The CW for its old men, Whose Line is it Anyway? returns for more improv on March 21 with back-to-back episodes in the 8pm hour. 


The CW'S 2014 MIDSEASON SCHEDULE 
(New shows in ALL CAPS)


Monday, February 17 

8:00-9:00pm               STAR-CROSSED (Series premiere)

9:00-10:00pm             Beauty and the Beast


Monday, March 17

8:00-9:00pm               STAR-CROSSED

9:00-10:00pm             The Tomorrow People (New night)


Wednesday, March 19

8:00-9:00pm               Arrow

9:00-10:00pm             THE 100 (Series premiere)


Friday, March 21

8:00-8:30pm               Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Cycle 2 premiere)

8:30-9:00pm               Whose Line Is It Anyway?

9:00-10:00pm             Hart of Dixie (New night)


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I like the Tomorrow People and have watched it weekly but I don't like it enough to give up The Following and I don't record shows to watch later. Later is always dedicated to some other activity. Too bad. I liked this show and will miss it.
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Okay, now I have to choose between Whose Line and Smackdown, especially weeks before WrestleMania? That stinks!
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I'll admit i'm prejudiced against star-crossed. Any show that sounds so obviously as if its only going to be about two hot teens and their boring relationship makes me give side-eye. Everything's sexy nowadays; vampires, werewolves, now aliens. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of teen wolf and vampire diaries, and I love all the shirtless male action. But i draw the line at aliens with cool facial tattoos. A girls gotta have her limits!!
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The only show that sounds even slightly appealing is The 100. If Tim was trying to appeal to the audience that would actually watch it, he probably shouldn't have referenced Blue Lagoon or Lord of the Flies. Those movies are almost twice as old, (if not more) than the target audience. Hunger Games meets Survivor; over seen by Big Brother would be something that they would understand.

As for Star-Crossed, Fox did that 20 years ago with 'Alien Nation'. A great show that was of course cancelled after only 1 season. Star-Crossed will be lucky to get 6 episodes aired.
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"I... found it to be slightly better than staring at a blank piece of paper for an hour"
That's probably the most flattering review you've ever given to a show on The CW.
Oh, hang on, you actually liked The 100? Well then, I take everything back!
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Seeing as Hart of Dixie will start to air on Fridays, I feel bad because that day is the day of death usually for shows that air on the CW, but let's see how it does.
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I think paring TTP and Star crossed together was a great choice but the day its paired on i dont think it will survive for a long time. Reign most likely will be renewed now that The Vampire Diaries is their lead in and The 100 will probably do well because Arrow is its lead in. TTP and Star crossed is on the bubble but i think those two together will do better than HOD and BATB so all 4 shows most likely will be renewed
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Mondays may be a really bad choice. If one of them is opposite The Following, it should be fine. But if they are going up against Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow, they're toast. Networks really should not put sci-fi/ fantasy/ horror shows up against ones on other networks. Then again, there is so much of it now, that may be difficult.
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I for one will not be dumping The Following. I like the Tomorrow People and watch it every week but let's face it, it doesn't have the stuff to go up against The Following.

I also would not dump Sleepy Hollow if it were pitted against TP.

Almost Human on the other hand, I'm not even watching now. The human lead is a ham and so annoying that I can't watch it.

For me, the best scenario would be for it to replace Reighn @ 9 on Thursdays or take the 8pm slot on Friday.

Guess I'll be giving up on TP after the move.
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Has The Followinggotten any better this season? I dropped it after episode 10 last season. The stupidity of the cops and writing, was too much for me.

I wrote that above post back in December. Since then Sleepy Hollow jumped to number 6 on my must watch list. Sorry to hear you don't like Almost Human. The chemistry and banter between the two lead characters, is what i like the most. I wish the show had been more serialized, but believe they're setting that up for season two. If there is a season two.

I stopped watching The Tomorrow People, when Steven slept with Cara. That story didn't make sense to me, with everything John and Cara had been through together. It just felt like they were trying to create an unnecessary love triangle, teenage style. Also the whole can't kill thing, is a little ridiculous. It's still on my follow list. And i plan to watch it after either Arrow or SHIELD are done for their seasons.

I never tried Star-Crossed, as it got really bad reviews. And i'm not looking for a teen love story. I'm still looking forward to The 100, though i may wait until after Revolution's season finale. My watchlist is full and going to be backed up all spring. I only watch 14 primetime shows in a week.

As for shows that broadcast when i'm watching something else, i'll just catch it ON-DEMAND, or watch online. For instance, i watch both Arrow and Revolution, just on different days. I'm not a nielsen viewer, so when i watch doesn't help nor hurt.
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Can't wait to see Star-Crossed and Tomorrow People! :)
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star cross is one for the dead pool..i hope!
they didn't even bother to make the aliens look alien!
they look like every person i've seen with a face tattoo..very lazy.
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Well The 100 couldn't ask for a better time slot could it? And taking it from another new series... The CW must really want The 100 to be successful, for which I am glad. It's been my most-anticipated new science-fiction/ fantasy series of the season, even over Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is really saying something.
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tv.com's Tim Surette says of Star-Crossed: 'I watched the pilot at Comic-Con and found it to be slightly better than staring at a blank piece of paper for an hour.'

What a stirring review @TimSpot, you should write some for DVD covers.
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Couldn't care any less for Star-Crossed as author already said everything I think about this show. But I'm really looking forward for The 100. It could be very good. Sadly it could be pretty bad as well.
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The Tomorrow people should be on tuesdays for the 5 T's. Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Time and Tuesdays...Perfect
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Please let Hart of Dixie be better in 2nd half!! I have enjoyed that show previously BUT I am NOT happy with how it is going. Looking forward to checking out the 100. The tomorrow people on a new night will that work? Or is it a death move.
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Both look good enough for me to watch the first few episodes, but The 100 seems like the better of the two, only because it seems it has more action/plot and the other seems to be more about romance. Also, them being aliens and only having some silly face tattoos to show it, is a little lame.

Whose Line is a must-watch.
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I'll be tunning into Star Crosses only because it looks like it'll be similar to Roswell, which if you haven't watched you definitely need to. It's on Netflix by the way.
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"The big travesty of the move? No more Amell Wednesdays"



WHHHYYYYY?!

Why would you do this?

I can't even right now...
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I refer to the 4th day of the week as Amelldays... Whatever will I call it now??? My 2014 calendar is RUINED!!!
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Exactly! Thanks for that CW *angry face*
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CW thinks is in the Game but it should think again. That star crossed or whatever is called show seems and sounds horrible. That actor whose name I don't know, he was a 20 something actor that played a high school student 5 years ago in 90210 and now CW recasts him as a high school student. Convincing.
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I will make the commitment to the 100 from the new shows. I am still watching Hart of Dixie and, well, it might be against Grimm. Now let me say, Grimm is much more in my regular wheelhouse of shows, but I still seem to like Hart of Dixie. I can't help but still think that Star Crossed is just Roswell, but everyone knows the aliens are there so maybe a cross of Roswell and crap, that show, many of you know what I am talking about, it was basically a cop show and one of the partners was an alien? I am blanking on the name of it but it was a pretty good show. Roswell got on my nerves past like season 2 (it was the only show that my roommate and I agreed we had to stop watching, she kept me on Smallville for longer than I would have stuck around). The Tomorrow People, um, I am kind of worried about it in that time slot. For a good chunk of time it is against the Following, which I understand might not have total cross over audience, but I might think there is a smattering of Sleepy Hollow fans who decided to just watch that who also watch The Tomorrow People. I don't honestly enjoy it as much as I thought I would...oh crap, the Voice....
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Alien Nation??
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Yes that was the show I was thinking of I could picture all the characters and some episodes but was confounded by the title.
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Luckily I think to read this 2 months after the posting...
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The 100 looks great actually.
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Only watching Hart of Dixie of that list of shows... is it good or bad that is moving to Fridays? I don't know. The new ones, I will wait and see.
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It may not be a bad thing.Fri is CWs syndication awaiting night.Nikita lasted two seasons on fri.Plus,ratings expectations are lower on fri.
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Moving a show from any other weekday onto a Friday is considered really bad. Nevertheless some shows are placed on Fridays from episode 1 or are later on transferred to Fridays and it somehow works for them. (The Neighbors, Last man standing, Ghost Whisperer, Grimm etc.) Also, it's not the worse day. The ultimate graveyard time slot is to be transferred on Saturdays. That's the day weekday shows go to die. (Smash R.I.P.)
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I'll be tuning in for Aimee Teegarden jogging in slow motion, and so should you.
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I will be watching Star-Crossed. Why? Let my tweet from March explain:

"Sucks that both "90210" + "Clone Wars" are ending BUT @MattLanter will be on "Oxygen"* playing a sexy alien...which is like a combo platter."

*NOTE: At one point "Star-Crossed" was called "Oxygen".
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Star-Crossed sounds totally awful... But perhaps I am resentful because it has pushed HoD to Fridays... Hopefully if Star-Crossed has terrible ratings maybe by March HoD can be back on Mondays...
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I'm actually happy about the Tomorrow People move, because I think this means that I will be able to watch it the night it airs, instead of having to wait for on demand the next day (I am still in the backwards universe where we can only record/watch 2 things at once). Then again, since FOX keeps moving around its time table so much, who really knows.
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I could have been enticed to watch Star-Crossed, until I read the words "integrate into the school system". Seriously? Aliens in high school? Uggggghhhhh.....
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hahaha my feelings exactly
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Cycle 2? Is that another word for season 2?
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They're probably used to saying that with AMTM. They always do 'cycles.'
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Slightly better than a blank piece of paper? Sounds like it has the majority of the '13-'14 new lineup beat then.
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Sadly...
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I feel like the TV season used to end in April....now "mid-season" is the middle of March! Means almost 3 months without the usual shows on networks, makes no sense.
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Will definitely try The 100. If it is as good as the tomorrow people then it will be fine. I don't think I will try Star-crossed. Guess it is more for teenage girls.
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no more Amell Wednesdays????
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Not too crazy about the CW moving The Tomorrow People to Monday. That should be one of those if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

Not sure I'll tune in for Star-Crossed but The 100 sounds good.
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But it is broken. tomorrow people's most recent episode hit a new low 0.5 rating while arrow had a 1.1
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It's also really badly written. I'm only watching because I'm a real sucker for shows about superpowers. When I read that it's being moved, my first thought wasn't that it's "grown up enough to handle itself", as Tim said. I thought that it's being sent off somewhere to die. I really don't see The tomorrow people getting a second season.
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There are some things about the plot that could be better... like not making a triangle and making Stephen focus on learning his powers and trying to maintain regular kid status and helping TP and Ultra... they are putting too much on his plate. Makes it hard for fans to be interested into anything. But I can like the characters and the main topic of the storyline. I'd like for them to show his "normal" side more often.
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Does that make the male fans the 'Dixie Dicks' then?

And I'm looking forward to 'The 100'; The CW seems like it's really trying to make a name for itself.
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