The CW announced their fall schedule today and out of all the networks, I think theirs is the strongest overall. They didn’t make too many changes, because why should they. What changes they did make, make a lot of sense. They finally paired The Vampire Diaries with its spinoff The Originals on Thursdays. That means the declining Reigh, will rightfully move to Fridays. Although next season sounds like the older skewing show might be as good as the first season. We shall see. I am also happy that they paired Jane The Virgin with a show that is more fitting for it. It should really help both shows in the long run.
Some news from the conference call with the President of the network, Mark Perdowitz. The Vampire Diaries will focus on the Salvatore brothers as they get over the loss of Elena. The network has had a show on their air for 11 seasons that has focuses on two brothers, so they are not worried about TVD’s future. On that note, there is no end in sight for Supernatural. I can’t wait for The Winchesters to fight demons from their wheelchairs.
What do you think of The CW’s fall schedule.
8:00-9:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Series)
9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN
8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM IZOMBIE
The good news is that The CW picked up iZombie for a second season, the bad news is Fox cancelled the low rated comedy The Mindy Project.
Before you few fans of The Mindy Project go all Zombie, Hulu might pick it up for two more seasons. Personally, I never got Mindy Kaling’s show, so I am fine with the show opening up some space for a new comedy on Fox. How do you feel about the cancellation?
When it comes to iZombie, this was a really brainy decision on The CW’s part. This show is fun and perfect for all ages. Although the pickup makes it is even harder for a new show to get picked up by the network next week. You know, since Hart of Dixie looks to be the only show that won’t be back next season. Kind of explains why CBS wasn’t able to get Supergirl to fly over to its sister network and its staying put. That’s right CBS officially picked up Supergirl!
The Messengers comes down on The CW tonight at 9p and you don’t want to miss this Sci-fi drama with a religious theme.
It is a normal day, until some mysterious object crashes down on to Earth. The object sends off a shock wave that effects 5 people. When they are hit by it, they die. Within minutes of their death, they come back to life and they have a message for us. What it is, we don’t know but it appears to be heaven sent.
Who are The Messengers? There is Joshua Jr (Jon Fletcher) who is a televangelist. Erin (Sofia Black-D’Elia), a mother of a young girl, who is trying to escape her abusive cop boyfriend. Peter (Joel Courtney), a socially awkward teen. Raul (JD Pardo), a federal agent whose cover was just blown. And Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a NASA scientist who saw the object come down before it turned her into a Messenger.
We don’t know what their message is just yet, but the message of the pilot is we want to know more more more. We will just have to tune in every Friday at 9p to find out that more more more.
If you thought it was shocking when Elena became a Vampire on The Vampire Diaries, that is nothing as compared to what the actress who plays her revealed today. Nina Dobrev announced that she is leaving The CW show at the end of the season.
She posted the below message on Instagram:
Dearest TVD Family,
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. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there’s still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.
I think this is a really smart decision on her part. The Degrassi beauty has a huge career ahead of her and now she is free to do movies and other television shows. She has the potential to be the next Sarah Michelle Gellar and Katie Holmes.
When it comes to the drama, it will be interesting to see how they handle her departure and if they can go on without her? I am not sure that they can, but other shows have survived without their leads like ER, NYPD Blue and CSI to name a few.
To read the rest of her statement, then click here!
If you are like me, then you think the whole Zombie genre has grown tired. You also long for the days, when you liked shows and movies about the undead. Well, iZombie that debuts on The CW tonight at 9p is the show for you.
Liv (Rose McIver) is a medical student, who is all work and no play. That is until a friend of hers at the hospital asks her to go to a party. For some reason, there is a Zombie attack at it and everybody dies including Liv. Somehow, she wakes up and now she is a Zombie. She is dead, but she is still a functioning human being.
For 5 months, she has been reinventing herself as the new person she is. Instead of practicing medicine on the living, she is working on the dead at the morgue. It’s a natural food supply for the starving Zombie. Part of her new menu is brains and she suffers a side effect when she eats them. She starts to get visions from the dead person’s memories and that helps her solve their murders.
Liv teams up Detective Clive Babinaux (Malcolm Goodwin) and together they solve the murder cases. He doesn’t know her secret, but Liv’s co-worker, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), figured it out and he wants to find a cure for her.
Each week, Liv will eat and gets a new case to solve, and we get a medical examiner procedural with a Zombie twist that is enjoyable to watch. This is a smart show with a lot of brains, no pun intended.
So tune in for a show that you will love at first bite, I mean sight.
Nina Dobrev was spotted as a furry unicorn and her friends were dressed up as other furry animals, so are they secretly Furries? Nope, they were just having a snow day sleepover in their animal onesies at Jessica Szohr’s house. But for a second it was to think otherwise!
Ian Somerhalder is directing an episode of Vampire Diaries and he definitely changed up his look for his new job. Damon wore a black tutu over his jeans and it appears his castmates like Nina Dobrev approve of his fashion choice for the part. How can you not take him seriously looking that?
Nina Dobrev might seem like a dainty flower, but she is so much more than that. The Vampire Diaries’ star took part in a Spartan Race over the weekend, and she didn’t care if she was covered with more mud than mud wrestler. The victor stood there valiantly as she held up the medal and wearing her wet dirt with pride.
I bet you she couldn’t wait to get home and take a long hot shower to get all of that stuff of her.
The CW announced today what shows they are bringing back next season and it is pretty much all of them. Those g8t shows are ARROW (Season 4), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 2), REIGN (Season 3), SUPERNATURAL (Season 11), THE 100 (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 2), THE ORIGINALS (Season 3), and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 7). The only show not picked up is Hart of Dixie which is just starting out its season this Friday.
So with all of these pickups that doesn’t leave much room for anything new. But with the successful year they are having, do they really need any shows?