CW 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.
The 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.
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EXCLUSIVE: Alloy Entertainment has hired Elysa Koplovitz Dutton to be VP and run its feature film division based in Los Angeles. She reports to Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment, which is now part of the Warner Bros Television Group. Dutton was most recently exec producer on the indie comedy Ass Backwards, to be released November 8, and before that had a producing deal at HBO and was a VP Production at Fox. She’s a Brown graduate who created that school’s first series, Sob Story, which got syndicated to campuses across the country. Her work on such films as Idiocracy, Beavis And Butt-head Do America and Election will come in handy, as Alloy’s demo is young.
Alloy made its name hatching fiction that has been turned into film and TV properties that include The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. “Elysa understands the Alloy brand and shares our philosophy when it comes to developing great entertainment,” Morgenstein said. “We’re eager to aggressively expand our feature business, and her experience will be vital to our success.” Read More »
Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has dropped Innovative Artists as her agency. The signature CW series was renewed for next season early on, and Dobrev also has been cast in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, the film based on Stephen Chbosky’s novel.
The CW drama Vampire Diaries has been building all season to the introduction of the villain Klaus, the original vampire. Joseph Morgan has now been signed to play him. Morgan, who’ll next be seen in the Henry Cavill-starrer Immortals, played supporting roles in the Peter Weir-directed Master and Commander, and Oliver Stone’s Alexander. He plays the title character in ABC’s upcoming miniseries Ben Hur. He was set for the show after more than 100 actors read for the role all over the world. Morgan’s deal was made by WME, Richard Koenigsberg Management and London-based Curtis Brown Group.
EXCLUSIVE: First the bad news: Kevin Williamson’s potential companion series to Vampire Diaries is not happening, at least for now. The Vampire Diaries co-creator Williamson has notified the CW that his busy schedule on Diaries, which he is executive producing with fellow co-creator Julie Plec, has not allowed him to focus on fleshing out and writing the new project, about a group of people who investigate paranormal happenings.
Now the great news. Williamson has come on board another CW drama project, Secret Circle, which is based on a three-book series from The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith. It centers on a California teen who moves to her mom’s hometown of New Salem and discovers that she is a witch. To complete the reunion, the project hails from Alloy Entertainment and WBTV, the companies behind Diaries. It was first set at the CW in October with Angel alums Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain as executive producers and Andrew Miller as writer/exec producer. Williamson is now working on the script and serving as an executive producer on the project, which, with its auspices, has emerged as a strong contender for a pilot pickup. Just like with the potential Diaries companion, on which there was talk about Plec joining Williamson, while not currently attached to Secret Circle, Plec could come on board in the future.
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Vampire Diaries co-creator/ executive producer Kevin Williamson is working on a new supernatural drama project, envisioned as a potential companion for the CW’s flagship vampire drama. The untitled project, which is in early stages of development at Warner Bros. TV for the CW, focuses on a group of people who investigate paranormal happenings. I hear that that Williamson’s fellow Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec is in talks to come onboard and co-write the project with him. Since there is no deal with the network and no script yet, it is not clear if the paranormal drama would make it for this upcoming pilot season. (And no, the characters from the new show won’t find their way into an episode of Vampire Diaries.) This marks the first development project under the overall deal Williamson recently signed with Warner Bros. TV.