GAL APPROVED: Inside the The CW Upfront!By Maureen Martin | May 20, 2013 | Entertainment, Gal Approved
Luxe Gal attends her first CW Upfront, and lives to tell all about it!
The presentation started with a performance from Icona Pop with “I Love It (I Don’t Care),” and a bow from Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev (couldn’t have be easy after their breakup!).
The CW is the network of that gives us bad-ass hotties. This coming season brings us more, with high concept and supernatural-themed shows. Their online content at “CW Seed” fills the space with edgy comedy which, if all goes well, will graduate to prime time.
The CW plans to continue their groundbreaking use of multi-platform in the digital age. This season you will also be able to watch their programs on AppleTV, once again allowing audiences to watch when, where and on whatever platform they prefer.
The CW’s fall lineup includes a sexy spinoff of The Vampire Diaries called The Originals, starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt as the original vampire family.
New dramas include Reign and the rebooted The Tomorrow People. From executive producers Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec, it’s about young people from all over the world who possess special powers that make people fear and/or hate them (kinda like X-Men except everyone is young and sexy). The Tomorrow People is based on a 1970s British series of the same name — looks like telepathy, teleportation and telekinesis is still hot 40 years later!
Reign is a historical soap with a cast of pouty-mouthed hotties in period costume. It focuses on the teen years of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her rise to power in the 16th century. Australian actress Adelaide Kane stars.
Old favorites will return in new time slots: Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast to Mondays, while The Carrie Diaries shifts to Fridays in front of America’s Next Top Model.
Midseason look for The 100. Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of “re-colonizing the planet.” Series stars include Henry Ian Cusick, Isaiah Washington, Eli Goree, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos and Paige Turco.
photo crdit: Photo: Jeff Staab, John Filo//The CW