The CW Orders Four Dramas, Including the Post-apocalyptic The 100

Hey big networks, The CW has breaking news too! While Fox and NBC are announcing their new series at the big kids' table, The CW is screaming from the crib about four new shows of its own. For those who've been contemplating whether The CW would continue to steer toward genre shows, the answer is a definitive yes, but it's also managed to sneak in a history lesson as well. Let's run 'em down:


The 100 is set 97 years after nuclear war turned the earth into a dust bowl, when the remaining human survivors, who live in a spaceship, decide to get the planet ready for habitation by sending 100 juvenile delinquents back to earth to clean it up and make sure there aren't any man-eating mutants running around. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick, Kelly Hu, Isaiah Washington, and Page Turco. 


Star-Crossed (formerly known as Oxygen) fulfills The CW's yearly quota of hot human women making out with non-human hunky men. Aimee Teegarden stars as a high-school girl who falls in love with the new foreign exchange student. But this guy is from SPACE! He's one of nine aliens integrated into the school after 10 years of living in segregated camps following an alien immigration. Matt Lanter, Malese Jow, and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (awww so cute!) also star. 


The Tomorrow People is based on the British series of the same name that ran in the '70s. The drama sees several young people with special powers from around the world team up to beat the bad guys. Yes, just like Heroes. Robbie Amell, Peyton List, and Mark Pellegrino star.

 

Reign is the black sheep here, as there isn't an alien or superpowered teen in sight. It's a period piece set in France during the rise of a then-teenage Mary Queen of Scots. I'm just going to go out on a limb here and say this will be the best of the bunch. It stars Adelaide Kane, Tony Regbo, and Torrance Comps.


Next week, we'll find out which of these new shows will nab the prime slots on The CW's fall schedule and which ones will be held until the midseason. They join the previously picked-up The Originals on The CW's roster of freshmen for 2013-2014. That means that the network's other pilots, Blink, Company Town, and The Selection won't be going to series. 




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May 11, 2013
Yeah, ummmmmmm these shows sound weird. LIke Sy-Fy Channel weird. As I was reading up on these shows I had the theme song 7th Heaven playing in my head, when it hit me: I think I miss the old CW.
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May 11, 2013
The Hundred and Tomorrow People sounds good.
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May 11, 2013
The 100, Tomorrow People, and Reign are the only ones that sound good. Star Crossed sounds like it'll get canned before the first ten episodes.
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May 10, 2013
The 100 and its cast sound amazing. I'm actually quite interested in Reign and the Tomorrow People as well. But Star-Crossed?? That show has already been done and it was called Roswell!
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May 10, 2013
The Tomorrow People sounds interesting. The 100 might be good, too, if all of the annoying or creepy juvenile delinquents meet the hungry man-eating mutants first.
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May 10, 2013
I hope this doesn't sound nitpicky, but it's "Paige Turco" not "Page Turco". :)
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May 11, 2013
Tim should know better. She's great in Person of Interest. And she starred in that old, but awesome horror show "American Gothic".
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May 11, 2013
Yes, she is!

Plus, Paige Turco played April O'Neil in the second and third live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. (I adored the TMNT... still do.)
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May 14, 2013
I have forgotten, but I used to love those movies as a kid as well.
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May 10, 2013
Reign sounds amazing. I hope The Cw won't screw this up because it sounds really good and period dramas are my guilty pleasure.
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May 10, 2013
Adelaide Kane is a babe, but I'll probably pass on Reign. I just can't imagine The CW and a period piece mixing well.

It'll be nice to see Aimee Teegarden in another regular role (though, I prefer the series' original title). The 100 and The Tomorrow People could be exciting, so I'm looking forward to those as well.
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May 10, 2013
As an avid history buff especially during the period of Mary Queen of Scotts. I hope Reign is good.
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May 10, 2013
The 100 and Tomorrow People will most likely be in the fall line up, but Reign and Star Crossed most likely mid season shit
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May 10, 2013
Normally hate the CW offerings, but Reign has piqued my interest. Yes, it will probably be soapy and full of whimpering teenagers, but its about Mary, Queen of Scots. Count me in for at least the pilot.
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May 10, 2013
I'm really interested in seeing Reign more so than the others, but it could be more the stars than the story. I am a huge fan of Anna Popplewell and its great to be able to see more of her since most of her post-Narnia stuff hasn't been released here in the U.S. I also really like Adelaide Kane, but again most of what she's been in isn't available in the U.S. I will definitely also check out the Tomorrow People and The 100 if they're not run against a returning show that I really like.
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May 10, 2013
aw I was really hoping for The Selection would get picked up
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May 10, 2013
"The Tomorrow People" sounds awesome, but for the sake of that show, let's hope its NOTHING like Heroes.
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May 10, 2013
Let's hope its like the first season and none of the following seasons haha!
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May 10, 2013
The 100 sounds like it would be good, too bad that Isaiah Washington is in it though. Not watching...

I'll give the other three a chance but The Tomorrow People sounds like something I'll enjoy.
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May 10, 2013
The concepts for The 100 and The Tomorrow People sound really interesting to me, I know I will check these shows to see if their pilots come through or fail miserably.
Star-crossed sounds like a remake of Roswell...
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May 10, 2013
I agree Star-crossed sounds like Roswell. Miss that show!
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May 10, 2013
"The 100" sounds very "CW" and it won't be as awesome as it could be. The characters will be too busy with their love triangles and petty dramas. But 10 points for Henry Ian Cusick!.. But -20 for Isaiah Washington.

"Star-Crossed" sounds like a flop. And what an awful title, they should go back to Oxygen.

"The Tomorrow People" eh.

"Reign", again, won't be as awesome as it could be. This is the CW let's not forget, then again, maybe the show will surprise me.
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May 10, 2013
Taking all bets on which one of these will last through the season.
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May 09, 2013
All four shows sound very interesting.

I'm excited about The 100 and Star-Crossed. I hope the latter will become the new Roswell - fingers crossed!
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May 09, 2013
I'm really worried that there will be an oversaturation of sci-fi shows next season. Every network seems to have at least one sci-fi show. I still like CW but none of these are really interesting to me. Hope they keep up with Supernatural and Arrow.
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May 09, 2013
The CW is turning into the young adult section of TV.
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May 10, 2013
"Turning into"? That's been their whole premise since day one, sexy teen soaps, sexy teen sci-fi, sexy teen horror, sexy teen superheroes.
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May 09, 2013
Yay for The 100
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May 09, 2013
Looking forward to The Tomorrow People, The Hundred and Star-Crossed. Especially excited for The Tomorrow People since it means I can get a weekly dose of Mark Pellegrino. Though I honestly thought that they'd order The Selection since they spent money revamping the pilot.
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May 09, 2013
Three of those sound great. Shame I'll be missing them. A pox on you The CW.
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May 09, 2013
CW should open up Sunday night with all of these show pickups. They also just renewed Nikita for a short 4th season and The Carrie Diaries for its 2nd season.
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May 09, 2013
They could also get a 10pm slot
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May 09, 2013
I'm with you on that! Their audience is young adults who stay awake long past 10pm so that would be a great idea. Fox should also open their 10 pm slots.
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