Fall TV 2013: Check Out The CW’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2013 at 10:45 pm,

cw fall tv 2013 Fall TV 2013: Check Out The CW’s New Shows – What Will You Watch?

Despite the successful launch of Arrow, The CW saw another down year, finishing 5th among the English language broadcast networks in total viewers, well behind the rest of the pack. Seemingly content with their demos, though, the network seems to be doubling down, bringing in a slate of similarly skewing shows that also show a bit of ambition and signify a further expansion into the kind of buzzy, Comic-Concentric genre shows like Arrow and Nikita that have done well for them recently.

Indeed, The CW’s 5 freshman dramas include shows that are set in worlds with an X-Men like super-team,  more Vampire Diaries‘ vampires, star crossed aliens, and juvenile delinquents in the post apocalypse. In fact, The CW’s most standard show may actually be Reign, which is a 16th century period piece about Mary Queen of Scots and her time in France.

To help with your quick assessments of each series, we’ve broken the shows down to give you a better idea of what you can expect. It’s creators’ vision which fuels the heart of the show; producers’ responsibility is to help shape those ideas for television audiences; pilot directors set the visual tone for the entire series and paint the picture that other directors follow.

The 100 (Drama)

Created by: Jason Rothenberg
Producers: Jason Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick, Kelly Hu, Isaiah Washington, Eli Goree, Bob Morley

Ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Based on the forthcoming The Hundred book series (initial two-book order), written by Kass Morgan and published by Little, Brown.

The Originals (Drama)

Created by: Julie Plec
Producers: Julie Plec, EP Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
Starring: Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell and Leah Pipes

A spinoff of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries revolving around the Original family in New Orleans.

Reign (Drama)

Created by: Stephanie Sengupta
Producers: Stephanie Sengupta, Laurie McCarthy
Starring: Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Combs, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Megan Follows, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell

The previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The secret history of survival at French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue.

Star-Crossed (Drama)

Created by: Meredith Averill
Producers: Meredith Averill, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Richard Shepard, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Daniel Gutman
Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter,  Malese Jow, Titus Makin Jr., Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley

Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.

The Tomorrow People (Drama)

Created by: Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec
Producers: Phil Klemmer, Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec, Melissa Kellner Berman
Starring: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock, Aaron Yoo

Based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price, the drama tells the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.

So, that’s what the CW has planned, now we want to know what you think:

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  1. Star Crossed most assuredly, Tomorrow People maybe and HELL F NO on the Originals!!

  2. The tomorrow people and the 100 both look very good

    • I totally agree

  3. I’m def watching The Originals!

  4. I know that a lot of people bash The CW for targeting young adults, but is it really bad if a network has a specific demographic they want to target? CW-Young People, CBS-Older People, Lifetime-Women, etc…By the way, The Tomorrow People looks great.

    • I do but it is only because the level of shows on average suck. I dont mind watching a young adult show but it appears they insult the intelligence of anyone even young adults.

      Im a big comic fan but Im afraid to watch it. 😀

      • Arrow… forgot to add that.

  5. Tomorrow people and 100 look good, I think it’s time for fox to decelop a tv series based on the x-men universe

  6. The 100 for me. Revolution crossed with the end of Wall-e? Not bad.

  7. But… but… where are all the detective shows and sitcoms?

    Thank heavens someone’s making something more original. I’d give any of these a watch, other than the vampire spin off thing, but 100 catches my eye most.

  8. Sooooo, the 100 is a cross between Lord of the Flies and Terra Nova but w/o the dinosaurs? /yawn

    And the Tomorrow People is yet another in a long line of emerging supers shows like Heroes and Alphas. Getting a bit tired of this premise, especially when it will be canceled like the others after season 2.

    • Heroes was canceled after four seasons. 😉 I think The Tomorrow People will do great as it has Arrow as the lead in.

      • But I think we can all agree it got stupid silly in season 3 and didn’t manage to claw its way back in season 4 which is why it was canceled.

  9. Please do not mess up the Tomorrow People! I loved the 70’s and 90’s versions!

  10. Hahaa.

  11. I will be checking out none of these…looks like a bunch of teenaged pap! Think I’ll watch stuff on the other networks, or else Netflix, instead.

  12. I will check out tomorrow people and 100. Give them a few episodes anyway.

  13. Although CW’s may get cheesy and very very soapy, I do give them credit for originality.

    The Originals
    Tomorrow People
    and The 100 are what I’ll be tuning into.

  14. I know for sure the originals and the other shows sound intersting but 100 I may check out. Regin sounds like a show that should be on hbo, max, encore, or starz.

    Da.. u cw for moving supernatural to another nite.

  15. *yawn* Just more of the same regurgitated recycled & repackaged crap. Nothing original here at all.

  16. Arrow Rules!




    • Yet you continue to allow that pesky Caps Lock key to remain in your life. I think you should remove that from your line up and put Fox back.

  18. I will be watching The Originals, Tomorrow People,

  19. They all look great……….If your a 12 year old girl!

  20. Well first i thought to watch The Originals but after i saw the pilot – with the baby stuff they totally lost me there. So i really intend to watch The Tomorrow People and hope it will be a good show!

  21. Looking forward to The Originals. Also, Tomorrow People looks promising.

  22. I’m not a teen, but I like watching the CW shows like Vampire Diaries. I will be watching the Originals and checking out the other new shows. They sound interesting. Hoping they don’t flop like The Secret Circle did. I kind of liked that show…lol!

  23. I think that the originals is going to be good but Im afraid its going to be bad for TVD which i really love.
    the tomorow people seems good I just dont like the title.
    the 100 it feels kind of odd, I mean they have never been to earth so… “we´re back”…. i just dont get it, but I’ll watch the 1 ep and see if it gets interesting.