Thursday, May 15, 2014

TELEVISION: The CW unveils new fall schedule

The CW had a good year last year, launching hits like The Originals, The 100 and Reign – while continuing to nurture older favorites like Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries.

It’s not all good news for the CW, though. The Tomorrow People – which was supposed to be their big new hit of the 2013/2014 season crashed and burned and the network also (finally) pulled the plug on struggling shows like Hart of Dixie and The Carrie Diaries.

The network has decided to tinker with their lineup next season, moving The Originals to Mondays (I still don’t understand why they don’t pair this show with The Vampire Diaries) and pairing it with Jane the Virgin, a new dramedy about a religious Latina woman who has her plans of saving herself for marriage thwarted when she is accidentally inseminated by mistake during a checkup. Yeah, Jane the Virgin sounds like a dud before we’ve even seen a minute of it.

New superhero drama The Flash will be paired with Supernatural on Tuesdays – even though it would seem to make more sense to put it with Arrow (but I’m not in charge of these things).

The proposed Supernatual spinoff seems dead in the water (which is a good thing – because that backdoor pilot was terrible.

The network also has two shows slated for midseason when something fails – which Jane the Virgin obviously will. The first is iZombie, a drama about a student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office so she can eat brains. Each brain she eats she inherits the corpse’s memories. Sounds like another dud to me.

The second, The Messengers, is about a mysterious object that crashes to the earth and kills a group of strangers with an energy pulse. Those strangers later wake up and find they’re apparently responsible for preventing the apocalypse. I can’t decide either way how that one sounds – I guess I’ll have to wait to see a trailer.

Here’s how The CW’s schedule is shaping up for next season:


8 p.m. – The Originals
9 p.m. – Jane the Virgin


8 p.m. – The Flash
9 p.m. – Supernatural


8 p.m. – Arrow
9 p.m. – The 100


8 p.m. – The Vampire Diaries
9 p.m. – Reign


8 p.m. – Whose Line is It Anyway?
8:30 p.m. – Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9 p.m. – America’s Next Top Model
What do you think of The CW’s fall schedule?


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