TCA Summer Press Tour 2013: The CW’s New Fall Shows

On Tuesday, The CW presented their Fall TV lineup at the Television Critics Association. Check out their series premieres below. Let us know what you think!


TCA SUMMER 2013(Photo: Joe Magnani/The CW)

The Originals is a spinoff of the CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries, and follows Klaus, played by Joseph Morgan, as he travels to New Orleans after following up on a mysterious tip about a plot brewing against him. Klaus goes back to the city that his family helped build only to find his protégé, Marcel, who is now the so-called “king,” and everything goes through him, and I mean everything, including any and all witchcraft. The series is set around the original family trying to take back the power that’s rightfully theirs, including Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah, taking them away from their what-could-have-been romantic interests on TVD (although EP Julie Plec said they won’t forget about those story lines). I am a huge Vampire Diaries fan and heart Joseph Morgan, but not sure how well this spinoff will do. The backdoor pilot, which aired back in April, didn’t do well ratings wise but the CW picked it up anyways. Here’s hoping they can keep that audience. Family. Is. Power.

The Originals stars Joseph Morgan, Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin.

Premieres Thursday, October 3, 9pm (before moving to its official time slot on Tuesday, October 8, 8pm)

The Originals official trailer

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TCA SUMMER 2013(Photo: Joe Magnani/The CW)

For a network that dabbles a lot in the supernatural genre, there hasn’t been a lot of science-fiction. Enter The Tomorrow People. Based on the 70’s British cult show, The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell—yes, he’s related to the one and only Stephen of Arrow (can you believe how much they look alike? They’re cousins, not brothers, in case you were wondering)—as Steven Jamison, a Tomorrow Person. Tomorrow people represent the next stage in human evolution and have powers including telekinesis, telepathy and teleportation. The show tracks Steven as he comes to learn that he is in fact, one of these people and that his powers are growing. He finds out that there are others out there like him who are trying to fight together against a powerful group called Ultra. The show is fun and cute, and filled with good-looking people, as the CW does, but we’ll have to see what the second and third episode bring in order to keep me watching.

The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Mark Pellegrino, Sarah Clarke, Madeleine Mantock, Aaron Yoo and Luke Mitchell.

Premieres Wednesday, October 9, 9PM (Following the season premiere of Arrow)

The Tomorrow People official trailer

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TCA SUMMER 2013(Photo: Joe Magnani/The CW)

Reign is like Gossip Girl meets The Tudors, only without as much sex. There are a lot of hipsters with headbands on this show, if you know what I mean. Reign is set in the 1500s in France, and focuses on the teen years of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary, who is coming of age, was promised to Francis II, the future King of  France, and is thrown into a world of back-stabbing, lies and other horrors that are far from what she grew up with. The show has cast a group of beautiful “unknowns” but the show is lacking something I can’t quite put my finger on. Many other critics out there really enjoyed the pilot, and I’ll watch the second episode but I’m not holding my breath. Also, this show isn’t really targeted towards my demo (even though I watch pretty much everything else on the CW).

Reign stars Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Adelaide Kane, and Toby Regbo

Premieres Thursday, October 17, 9 PM

Reign official trailer

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