'The Originals,' 'The Tomorrow People' and 'Reign Get Full Seasons at The CWKevin Fitzpatrick |
Granted, standards for The CW are far different than that of other broadcast networks like CBS or even NBC, it seems The CW has a full house in its fall 2013 lineup. Full-season orders have been given to 'The Vampire Diaries' offshoot 'The Originals,' as well as Amell-cousin fronted 'The Tomorrow People,' and the Mary Queen of Scots drama 'Reign.'
For those unfamiliar with the new offerings (or like us, tend only to tune in for 'Arrow' and 'Supernatural'), 'The Originals' follows 'Vampire Diaries' breakout Klaus (Joseph Morgan) as he reestablished his life in New Orleans, while 'The Tomorrow People' sees Robbie Amell (cousin to 'Arrow''s Stephen) and 'Mad Men' star Peyton List as leaders of a group with extraordinary powers. 'Reign' tweaks history to present Mary, Queen of Scots' as a sexy soap, and has earned a favorable bit of buzz in spite of its flat ratings.
"In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger primetime schedule," CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a release announcing the news. "Our on-air ratings are up year-to-year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially. We're excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season. With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we'll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long."
Well, what say you? Which of The CW's offerings are you most excited to see endure?