The CW was the last to make their presentation at this year’s upfronts. With less timeslots to fill than the other major broadcast networks, they had less than a handful of new programs to debut. In this case, quality definitely wins over quantity. There’s some serious breakout potential here.
By far, the most anticipated is the network’s latest superhero drama. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow follows the adventures of a ragtag team of heroes and villains confronting an unstoppable threat to the planet. Familiar faces from both Arrow and The Flash appear on the new show. Caity Lotz who played Black Canary reemerges in the spinoff as White Canary. Apparently, she’s not dead after all. Sadly though, we’ll have to wait til midseason when it premieres to learn how and why.
The CW also found the perfect program to complement the critically-acclaimed Jane The Virgin. I get a modern-day Ally McBeal vibe from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’ll feature plenty of inner monologues which segue into irreverent musical interludes. Check out the trailer below, along with the descriptions and promos for the other new shows.
For the most part, the broadcast networks have revealed the fates of their shows heading into next week’s exciting upfronts week. I’m sure the remaining shows in limbo will learn the verdict this weekend.
For a television addict like myself, it’s my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to see what they think will become the next breakout hits next season. Until the big unveiling, check out below to see if your favorites are returning for the 2015-16 season.
Even by The CW standards, Hart of Dixie garnered anemic ratings. After four seasons, the drama’s luck finally ran out. The network revealed it canceled the Rachel Bilson medical dramedy.
The news shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans. The CW renewed eight series back in December and Hart of Dixie was not one of them. In addition, the show’s creator Leila Gerstein tweeted about the “final three episodes” back in March. Find out below what other show The CW pulled the plug on.
NOOOOOOOOOO!!! The worst part of this isn’t the fact he won’t be gracing my television screen on a weekly basis, but rather I’m no longer going to bump into Colton Haynes randomly on the streets of Vancouver or at the gym. Who am I going to stalk now ;)
On last night’s episode of Arrow, you saw Roy Harper aka Arsenal leaving Starling City. If you were hoping it was simply a ruse, you’re out of luck. He’s leaving The CW show as a series regular. But since his character wasn’t killed off, the door is open for him to return. He’s scheduled to make one more appearance this season.
“Colton will not be returning to the show as a series regular in Season 4, but will appear in one additional episode this season,” a rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. “Like all characters that exist in this universe, there will always be the potential for him return moving forward.”
The sixth season for any series featuring young actors is always crucial. Typically, the network signs the relative newcomers for six seasons at the beginning to lock them down. Naturally, some usually jump ship when their contract is over to pursue other endeavours or leave because not enough money was offered to stay.
In Nina Dobrev’s case, it seems it’s the former. The 26-year-old actress wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to go along with a picture of herself with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec. Here’s a snippet below.
“I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.”
Plec confirmed Dobrev’s exit with her own statement.
“Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful,” she said. “After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries has reached a level of closeness that I don’t think any of us ever expected. Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold. We will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.”
The Vampire Diaries showrunner also revealed that another series regular is stepping down. Find out who below.
After six seasons, Stephen R. McQueen bid farewell to The Vampire Diaries on last night’s episode. The CW supernatural series definitely lost one of its hottest pieces of man candy. The 26-year-old stud has played Jeremy Gilbert since the show’s premiere.
In a short but sweet video, McQueen says goodbye to his fans and thanks them for all their support. If you’re fan of the series and of Stephen, check out the brief clip below.
With Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) missing in action, Starling City is in need of a hero. Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) could definitely use the help.
Brandon Routh trades in his Superman blue tights in for a wicked new costume. On the February 25 episode of Arrow, his character Ray Palmer begins his journey as The Atom.
When Arrow returns to Starling, things will definitely get stickier for Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) since she has feelings for both crime fighters. Check out Routh suiting up as the superhero below and weigh in afterward.
CW executives were in a giving mood today. The network gave full season pickups for all three of their freshman series. Personally, I sampled all of them but gave each up after only a couple of episodes. None really captured me. I was hoping for so much more from The Tomorrow People. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the network’s midseason offerings, The 100 or Star-Crossed, are much better.
While The Originals pickup isn’t surprising given it’s doing the best out of the lot, Reign’s order is somewhat shocking. I thought for sure it was going to get beheaded. It’s so awful creatively and the lowest-performing out of the bunch.