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TV Schedule: CW Goes To Dogs, NBC To Ninjas

By | Tuesday July 29, 2014 @ 12:36pm PDT

TV Schedule: CW Goes To Dogs, NBC To NinjasThe CW today unveiled a new two-hour special titled The World Dog Awards for January 2015, which promises to combine Hollywood award season and man’s best friends. The gist: dogs will be celebrated for their work in entertainment, health services, the military, and the Internet (sample category: Best Actor in a Supporting Role to a Dog). The location of the show? Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, of course. There will be viewer voting, edible trophies and musical performances from some of today’s biggest acts (Snoop Dogg, anyone?).

Also for noting on network TV schedules: NBC said it will again air a three-hour block for its American Ninja Warrior international competition. USA Vs. The World, featuring five of the top U.S. competitors against a group from Japan and Europe on the show’s finals course, will air Monday, September 15 from 8-11 PM. It will encore the next night on NBCU sibling Esquire Network. Among the names not on the U.S. roster: Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to make the show’s finals. Her Dallas run has more than 8 million views on YouTube. Maybe they’ll make an exception?

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J.R. Ramirez To Play Wildcat On ‘Arrow’ Season 3

By | Tuesday July 29, 2014 @ 8:41am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

J.R. Ramirez To Play Wildcat On ‘Arrow’ Season 3EXCLUSIVE: J.R. Ramirez has been cast as Ted “Wildcat” Grant on the upcoming third season of the CW‘s Arrow. The show’s executive producer Marc Guggenheim announced at Comic-Con this past weekend that the character would be introduced on the show in Season 3 but did not reveal casting information. The role is envisioned as a potentially recurring. In the DC Comics, Ted Grant is a member J.R. Ramirez Wildcat Arrow CWof the Justice Society for America, as well as the mentor and trainer of other masked vigilantes including the Black Canary.

In Arrow, Grant will be a former boxer who now runs a gym for underprivileged youth. A man with a mysterious past, he will play a pivotal role in Laurel Lance’s arc this season. Wildcat is one of two major DC comic book characters to be added to Arrow this coming seaso, along with villain Ra’s al Ghul. This marks Ramirez’s return to the CW where he recurred on Emily Owens, MD. The actor, repped by Mavrick Artists and manager Marie Mathews, has been recurring on Starz’s drama Power.

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TCA: ‘The Flash’ Producers Promise “Most Faithful DC Comic Adaptation Ever”; Wentworth Miller To Play Captain Cold

By | Friday July 18, 2014 @ 12:26pm PDT

TCA: ‘The Flash’ Producers Promise “Most Faithful DC Comic Adaptation Ever”; Wentworth Miller To Play Captain Cold“We’re incorporating almost everything from the mythology into it and have added a whole new backstory” with the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator, Geoff Johns, CEO of DC Entertainment, said today during the panel for the new CW series. The series, starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, is a spinoff of CW’s Arrow.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" Japan Press ConferenceThe producers also announced today that Wentworth Miller will guest star on the series as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold. The series premieres October 7 in the Tuesday 8 PM slot.

Johns said “the most faithful DC Comic adaption ever” includes using as many characters from the comic series as possible. He appeared on the panel with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and cast members. Read More »

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TCA: CW’s Mark Pedowitz “Just Happy To Have Viewers”, Talks ‘Beauty’ Reprieve, ‘Star-Crossed’, ‘Tomorrow People’ & ‘Carrie Diaries’ Cancellation, DC Plans, Diversity

By | Friday July 18, 2014 @ 10:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TCA: CW’s Mark Pedowitz “Just Happy To Have Viewers”, Talks ‘Beauty’ Reprieve, ‘Star-Crossed’, ‘Tomorrow People’ & ‘Carrie Diaries’ Cancellation, DC Plans, DiversityThe CW president Mark Pedowitz likes to set the tone for his TCA executive session with a music theme that plays while he is walking out. Today it was a Buena Vista Social Club tune in honor of the network’s new dramedy Jane The Virgin. Expectations are high for the charming comedic soap in the mold of Ugly Betty, which also put the CW on the list of networks with high marks on diversity this season. A couple of years ago, touting Beauty And The Beast‘s Kristin Kreuk as Asian American was the best Pedowitz could come up with when pressed on the whiteness of the network’s new series. Now, the network has a Latino family show. “I believe shows need to reflect what America looks like,” he said today.

CW logoPedowitz was asked to lay out the distinction between BeautyAnd The Beast, which was renewed, and fellow bubble series Star-Crossed, The Carrie Diaries and The Tomorrow People that wasn’t. “Beauty And The Beast has a very engaged fan base, and it is a very profitable show,” Pedowitz said of the remake, which is a big international seller for sister studio CBS TV Studios. As for those that didn’t make the cut, Pedowitz admitted to having received 90 boxes of pasta from angry fans of cancelled alien romance Star-Crossed. Read More »

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CW Renews ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

By | Friday July 18, 2014 @ 8:45am PDT

CW Renews ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’The CW has ordered 24 all-new half-hour episodes of improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? to debut in 2015. No premiere date and time were announced for the new cycle, but featured performers Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie will return along with host Aisha Tyler. Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles and Brady exec produce the series from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.

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Robbie Amell Joins ‘The Flash’ In Recurring Role

By | Wednesday July 9, 2014 @ 10:00am PDT

Robbie Amell Joins ‘The Flash’ In Recurring RoleRobbie Amell has booked a recurring role on CW’s The Flash, based on the DC comic. The project, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions, is an origin story about Barry Allen, aka The Flash (Grant Gustin), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Amell will play Ronnie Raymond, better known to the DC Comics universe as ½ of Firestorm. He is a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s fiancé who plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen into The Flash. In the DC Comics mythology, Raymond is a man who bonds with another to form the nuclear powered super hero, Firestorm.

Amell, repped by WME, Protégé Entertainment, and Coast To Coast, just wrapped feature The Duff for CBS Films and is currently shooting the indie feature Max. On the TV side, Amell recently appeared on the CW’s The Tomorrow People, and has had recurring roles on NBC’s 1600 Penn, MTV’s, Zach Stone Is Going Be Famous and ABC’s Revenge.

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Brandon Routh Back In Superhero Mode, Will Play The Atom On ‘Arrow’

By | Monday July 7, 2014 @ 8:47am PDT

Brandon Routh Back In Superhero Mode, Will Play The Atom On ‘Arrow’Brandon Routh, who played the Man of Steel on the big screen in Bryan Singer’s 2006 tentpole Superman Returns, has joined the cast of the CW’s superhero drama Arrow as this season’s main recurring guest star. He will play Ray Palmer, a scientist and inventor who will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. In the DC Comics mythology, Palmer is known as The Atom, making Routh a two-time DC superhero. We hear the deal will span 14 episodes and that he will be a love interest for Felicity.

Routh just completed an arc on TV Land’s The Exes and recently wrapped the indie 400 Days opposite Dane Cook, Tom Cavanagh and Ben Feldman. Arrow‘s Season 3 premiere is October 8.

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‘Famous In 12′ Announces Its Own Cancellation On Air After TMZ Unable To Make Family Stars In 5

By | Thursday July 3, 2014 @ 3:25pm PDT

‘Famous In 12′ Announces Its Own Cancellation On Air After TMZ Unable To Make Family Stars In 5Apparently there are limits to even TMZ’s ability to make just anyone famous. The Artiaga family of Beaumont, CA, learned that this week when the CW pulled the plug on the Artiagas’ series, Famous In 12 — after just five episodes.

In the CW reality series/social experiment, the family moved to L.A. where, guided by the TMZ machine, they traipsed around town waging a “fame campaign” on social media. Family members were tracked constantly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in an effort to wedge their way into the pop culture pantheon in 12 easy episodes. Read More »

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CW Fall Dates: Premieres Begin October 2 After IHeartRadio Music Fest

By | Wednesday June 25, 2014 @ 11:23am PDT

CW Fall Dates: Premieres Begin October 2 After IHeartRadio Music FestCW Network will roll out its fall 2014 launch in October with new series The Flash and Jane The Virgin. For a third year, CW will kick off its new season with an exclusive telecast of the IHeartRadio Music Festival,  airing over two nights — Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 at 10 PM ET. On Thursday, October 2, CW’s touting as its bloody, sexy drama night with the season starters of The Vampire Diaries and Reign. The Originals  returns to wreak havoc on a new night, Monday, October 6, followed by a retrospective of the past nine seasons of Supernatural.

flash1The Flash, starring Grant Gustin as the Fastest Man Alive, premieres Tuesday, October 7, followed by the return of the Winchester brothers in the 10th season premiere of Supernatural.  The next night, the third season starter of Arrow launches, and a special encore of The Flash series premiere. New comedy Jane The Virgin, starring Gina Rodriguez, premieres Monday, October 13, and The 100  rounds things out when returns Wednesday, October 22. The 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model, cycle 21 premieres Friday, August 22, and Whose Line is It Anyway? episodes will continue from summer, sliding to Fridays on October 3.

Here is the CW fall premiere schedule: Read More »

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Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ Named Best Series; ‘Fargo’ Wins 3

Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ Named Best Series; ‘Fargo’ Wins 3Orange Is The New Black was the big winner tonight at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The Netflix original won Best Comedy Series along with Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Kate Mulgrew (in a tie with Mom’s Allison Janney) and Best Guest Performance in a Comedy for Uzo Aduba. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association named AMC’s now-wrapped Breaking Bad as Best Drama Series for the second consecutive year, beating out HBO’s True Detective, among others. But that show’s Matthew McConaughey continued his awards-laden year with a'Orange Is The New Black' win for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Rust Cohle. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany took Best Actress in a Drama Series, repeating her 2013 win. Jim Parsons scored Best Actor in a Comedy Series for CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, and twi-time defending Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedy for HBO’s Veep. She also won the CCTV Award last year. FX’s Fargo was named Best Miniseries and also won for lead actor Billy Bob Thornton and supporting actress Allison Tolman. FX’s Archer repeated as Best Animated Series winner. FX went into the night with the most nominations (19) and led all networks with five wins, followed by HBO with four and three each for Fox and Netflix. Double winners included Janney, who also picked up Best Guest Performance FX-logoin a Drama Series for Showtime’s Masters Of Sex; Breaking Bad, which also scored a supporting actor nod for Aaron Paul; Fox/National Geographic’s science lesson Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which took Best Reality Series and Reality Series Host for Neil deGrasse Tyson; and HBO’s The Normal Heart, winner for Best Movie and Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for Matt Bomer. Ryan Murphy took home the group’s Louis XIII Genius Award, which honors a TV icon. The show aired live on the East Coast and tape delayed in the West. Here is the full list of winners: Read More »

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The CW Sets 5-Hour Saturday Morning Block

By | Thursday June 5, 2014 @ 1:42pm PDT

The-CW-logo__140313224549-575x239Get ready for five solid hours of educational/informational programming on the network that brings you The Vampire Diaries and America’s Next Top Model. The CW today unveiled “One Magnificent Morning,” a five-hour Saturday morning block targeting teenagers and their families. Set to launch October 5, the 7 AM-noon block will feature 10 new series from Litton Entertainment (Storm Stories, Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild), including shows about wildlife, farm veterinarians and America’s national parks. Five of the new programs are set — Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition, Rock the Park, Calling Dr. Pol, The Brady Barr Experience and Expedition Wild — with the the rest TBA. Litton partnered with CW sib CBS last year for a similarly themed three-hour block branded as “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!” Here are the CW’s descriptions for the “One Magnificent Morning” programs announced today: Read More »

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The CW Schedules Kevin Levy For SVP Post

By | Wednesday June 4, 2014 @ 6:26pm PDT

The-CW-logo__140313224549-575x239The network said today it has elevated the industry veteran to SVP Program Planning and Scheduling. Kevin Levy, who had been VP since 2007, will oversee strategic planning and scheduling of all programming across The CW’s schedule, as well as the acquisitions of movies and specials. “Kevin has been with The CW from the beginning, and his experience and expertise have been invaluable, especially as we add more original programming to our schedule throughout the year,” said network president Mark Pedowitz, to whom he will report. Levy joined the CW at launch in 2006 amid its transition from UPN, where he began his TV career in 1998.

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CW Sets Premiere Dates For ‘America’s Next Top Model’, Summer Specials

By | Monday June 2, 2014 @ 1:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

AmericasNextTopModelThe CW launches its summer lineup tonight with Whose Line Is It Anyway? moving temporarily to Monday and Beauty And The Beast kicking off its run of six original episodes left over from Season 2. Back in April, the network announced its summer scheduling plans through August 1, including premiere dates for new series Famous In 12, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters Of Illusion on the unscripted side and comedies Backpackers and Seed on the scripted. Today, the CW unveiled a Friday, August 22, premiere date for the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model, with Masters Of The-CW-logo__140313224549-575x239Illusion originals airing at 8 PM, to be replaced by Whose Line in the fall. Also today, the network announced return dates for two summer specials it is bringing back from last year, iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, from Clear Channel, and Young Hollywood Awards, from Deadline parent PMC. Additionally, the CW has made a minor tweak to its previously announced summer lineup designed to give midseason drama The 100 additional sampling. Reruns of the renewed freshman will replace scheduled Arrow repeats on Wednesday starting on July 30. Here is the CW’s full list of summer premiere dates: Read More »

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Electus To Handle International Format Sales For ‘Jane The Virgin’

By | Thursday May 22, 2014 @ 2:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

janevirginIAC’s Electus has retained the international format rights to the CW‘s newly greenlighted series Jane The Virgin, which will be sold by the company’s global distribution arm Electus International. Jane The Virgin, produced by CBS TV Studios, itself is an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana La Virgen. Written by Jennie Snyder Urman and executive produced by Electus founder Ben Siverman, Jane The Virgin is in the tone of another hourlong U.S. adaptation of a telenovela about a young Latina that Silverman executive produced, ABC’s Ugly Betty. The CW series chronicles the story of aselectuspiring writer Jane Villanueva who is accidentally artificially inseminated and subsequently struggles to navigate her relationships with the biological father, her boyfriend and her religious mother. (watch trailer below) Urman is executive producing with Silverman, Gary Pearl and RCTV International’s Jorge Granier. “The success of Ugly Betty proved that telenovelas can attract audiences all over the world,” Silverman said. “I knew the instant that RCTV and Aquarius TV brought Jane to us that we had a potentially enormous hit on our hands.”

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UPFRONTS 2014: The Overachievers

By | Friday May 16, 2014 @ 4:28pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

overachieversIt wasn’t easy but we survived another pilot season. Congratulations to all writers, producers and agents who celebrated the pickup of a new series this week. Here is Deadline’s annual honor roll of those who excelled at the upfronts and a list of pods and independent producers with multiple broadcast series on the schedule:

dcHow about DC‘s superhero effort this upfront? Warner Bros. TV made a big push with its sibling comic book banner this season, resulting in four pilots, all of them picked up to series: Gotham at Fox, The Flash and iZombie on the CW and Constantine on NBC.

Related: CW 2014 Fall Schedule

AmblinTVIt’s been a great year for Amblin TV. The company, which last summer received a straight-to-series order for drama Extant on CBS, added three more series over the past week, dramas Red Band Society at Fox, Whispers at ABC and Public Morals at TNT. That brings the independent company’s tally to eight series, including Under the Dome at CBS, The Americans at FX, Falling Skies at TNT and Halo at xBox/Showtime.

Related: CBS 2014 Schedule

keshetIsrael’s Keshet saw drama Allegiance and comedy Your Family Or Mine get pickups at NBC and TBS, respectively, while limited series Dig was presented at USA’s upfront. (The company also has dramas Tyrant and Homeland and unscripted series Rising Star, Boom and Deal with It.) 3 Arts received straight-to-series orders for comedies Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Mr. Robinson at NBC and Mulaney at Fox, has Cabot College in talks for a six-episode order at Fox (as well as returning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks And Recreation, both from Mike Schur, The Mindy Project).

Related: NBC 2014 Schedule

kaplan__130220013414-150x150berlantiThere are several producers and production companies that landed two new series orders this week. Warner Bros. TV-based Greg Berlanti executive produces the CW’s The Flash, which he also co-wrote, and NBC’s Mysteries Of Laura. (He also has Arrow at the CW). Independent producer Aaron Kaplan received orders for Mysteries Of Laura at NBC and Secrets & Lies at ABC. (He also has cable series Chasing Life and Instant Mom). Sony TV-based Jamie Tarses is behind new NBC comedy Marry Me and TBS’ Your Family Or Mine (along with TNT’s Franklin & Bash). ferrell-mckay-cp-getty-71523538Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Uni TV-based Gary Sanchez landed its first broadcast series times two, with pickups for comedies Bad Judge and Mission Control at NBC (company also has Drunk History at Comedy Central). Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly have midseason series The Odd Couple on CBS and The Club on ABC (as well as Elementary, Unforgettable, Justified, Hindsight and Masters Of Sex). Marty Adelstein, with Becky Clements, is shepherding new ABC comedy Cristela and NBC drama Aquarius starring David Duchovny. (He also has Last Man Standing, with Clements, and Teen Wolf.) Jake Kasdan executive produces ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat and Fox’s Weird Loners (as well as Fox’s New Girl).  Tim Kring has two event series, NBC’s Heroes: Reborn and USA’s Dig. Vince Gilligan has Battle Creek on CBS as well as Better Call Saul on AMC, while Rob Thomas has iZombie for CW and a Veronica Mars Web spinoff for CW digital. rashidajonesRashida Jones has two new series, one as a producer, NBC’s A to Z, and one as an actress, TBS’ Angie Tribeca, where she plays the lead. In a rare feat, Laurie Metcalf is a regular on two comedy series, CBS’ The McCarthys and HBO’s Getting On. Electus has new series introduced this week, Jane The Virgin on the CW and the unscripted DVF Project on E! (Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, while their Cabot College is in talks for a Fox order.)

Related: Fox 2014 Schedule

Shonda RhimesKevinWilliamsonSeveral prolific writer-producers have expanded their portfolios. Shonda Rhimes has added How To Get Away With Murder to create a rare Shonda lineup on ABC, with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Murder on Thursday next fall. Kevin Williamson has new CBS drama Stalker, which he created, joining his other series, The Following on Fox and The Vampire Diaries on the CW. Read More »

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Upfronts 2014: Comedy Sputters, Diversity & Adaptations Flourish; Other Trends, Oddities

By | Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 2:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Upfronts2014_badge__140505214755 (1)The Upfront Week started unusually hot (and bothered) this year before the typical cool and dreary weather settled in. In the fog that’s descended over New York as we wrap this year’s marathon, several trends have emerged:

Related: Upfronts 2014: What Pilots Are Still Alive, What Projects Are Being Shopped

- Comedy continues to go through hard times. In one week, we saw both NBC’s legacy two-hour Must See Thursday comedy block and CBS’ 28-year-old Monday night two-hour comedy block scaled back to one hour. While all broadcast networks showcased new dramas that had people talking, there were few new comedies that made an impression. “Comedy is hard,” network executives have lamented.Marry-Me-avec-Ken-Marino-et-Casey-Wilson_portrait_w858 Fox even opted not to pick up any of its comedy pilots to series. Of the ordered new comedy series, rom-coms are making a very strong showing with such entries as NBC’s Marry Me and A To Z and ABC’s Manhattan Love Story and Selfie. We also have a comedy that defies genres with Dan Fogelman’s musical fairytale for ABC Galavant.

Related: Networks Play It Safe, Lead-Ins Rule On 2014 Fall Schedule: Full Grid & Top Face-Offs

State-of-Affairs-banOn the drama side, following the success of NBC’s The Blacklist, it’s no surprise that series with intelligence themes are trendy for next season. Attendees at the NBC upfront started a drinking game every time the CIA sign flashed on the screen in a promo for a new series, with three dramas – State of Affairs, Odyssey and Allegiance – all set in that arena. Also in the milieu are CBS’ Madam Secretary and the more comedic Scorpion, in which geniuses help government agencies.

Related: 2014 Fall Schedule Grid & Top Face-Offs

how-to-get-away- This has been a great season for diversity, with one of the most ethnically inclusive slates of new series ever on the broadcast networks. Broadcast drama series with black leads are a TV rarity. This fall we will have something that we probably have never seen: a block of two back-to-back drama series with black lead characters on one of the highest-profile nights on TV, Thursday: ABC’s Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, and How to Get Away With Murder, toplined by Viola Davis. We have a new drama and a new comedy series about black families: Fox’s Empire and ABC’s Black-ish, respectively; a dramedy and a comedy about Latino families in the CW’s Jane The Virgin and ABC’s Cristela, respectively; and a new comedy about an Asian family, ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat. (Additionally, NBC has school comedy Mr. Robinson starring Craig Robinson, Fox has upcoming Latino-themed drama Gang Related and Maggie Q toplines new CBS drama Stalker.)

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CW Upfront Presentation 2014 Live Blog: Mark Pedowitz Unveils ‘Veronica Mars’ Spinoff Details, ‘The Flash,’ ‘Jane The Virgin,’ iZombie,’ ‘The Messenger’

By | Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 9:47am PDT

Upfronts2014_badge__140505214755 (1)This morning’sThe CW Network's 2014 Upfront Presentation CW new-schedule press reports decry a world in which Tomorrow People is axed while Beauty And The Beast lives on, and the shocking lack of Supernatural spinoff on the slate. New series instead include Jane The Virgin (engaged virgin gets artificially inseminated by accident at medical clinic) that’s paired with returning vampire/werewolf/witch drama The Originals on Mondays, and The Flash (DC franchise in which guy acquires super-fast powers after run-in with cutting edge particle accelerator) that’s paired with 10th season of Supernatural mothership on Tuesdays.  Arrow, meanwhile, is back on Wednesdays, with post-apocalyptic drama The 100, The Vampire Diaries segues into crunchy-gravel drama Reign on Thursdays, and improv comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway leads into America’s Next Top Model on Fridays.) Two more new dramas are on the midseason bench: iZombie (pretty med student turned into a zombie when zombie feeding frenzy breaks out at a party), and The Messengers (scientist’s heart stops in New Mexico desert when mysterious objects falls to earth and explodes, linking her with four strangers). Also back in ’15: returning Hart Of Dixie and fantasy Beauty And The Beast.

Here’s how it went:

11:02 AM ET:  Neon Trees warms up the crowd with Everybody Talks, Here We Go Again, etc. continuing CW tradition of having pop hit presentation crowd warm-up.  Advertisers have been given glow-sticks for CW’s traditional audience-participation portion of the presentation (One year, security wrist-bands strapped to all the advertisers, media and station execs in attendance suddenly began to glow in the dark during CW’s Upfront reveal — It made quite an impression on exhausted attendees.)
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CW’s New Series Trailers: ‘The Flash’, ‘Jane The Virgin’

By | Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 9:30am PDT

CW Upfronts 2014Here are the first looks at the CW‘s new dramas as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. The network has released trailers for The Flash and Jane The Virgin concurrent with its upfront presentation in New York. Still waiting on glimpses of midseason dramas iZombie and The Messengers. Check these out in the meantime:

Related: CW 2014 Fall Schedule

The Flash – Drama
Produced Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros TV based upon characters published by DC Entertainemnt. From writer/executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, director/executive producer David Nutter and executive producer Sarah Schechter.

Jane The Virgin – Comedy
Produced by CBS Television Studios. From writer/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman, director/executive producer Brad Silberling and executive producers Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl and Jorge Granier.

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‘Veronica Mars’ Spinoff Series Gets Title

By | Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 8:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

hansenRob ThomasVeronica Mars digital spinoff starring Ryan Hansen will be titled Play It Again, Dick, the CW president Mark Pedowitz said during the network’s upfront presentation. Thomas had already said that the Web spinoff is “a comedy featuring Ryan Hansen attempting to put together a Dick Casablancas spin-off of Veronica Mars.” The web series, said to consist of 10-minute episodes, will run on the CW’s digital platform CW Seed.

Related: CW 2014 Fall Schedule: Few Changes, ‘The Flash’ Paired With ‘Supernatural’

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