The CW's 2013-14 Season: Where Did All Your Favorite Shows Go?!
Be prepared to reprogram your DVR to catch your favorite CW shows next season, because the network announced at its annual upfront presentation in New York City on Thursday that it will revamp most of its primetime schedule.
"The Vampire Diaries," the network's signature drama, will remain on Thursdays at 8 PM, but sophomore "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" will move from Mondays to Fridays, the Rachel Bilson drama "Hart of Dixie" moves from Tuesdays to Mondays (when it originally aired), and the network's longest-running series, "Supernatural," will leave Wednesday nights behind to begin its ninth season on Tuesdays.
The CW also announced six new series for next season — three for the fall, three for midseason — including "The Originals," the "Vampire Diaries" spinoff that was introduced in a "Diaries" episode in April.
The network, which canceled "Cult" and "Emily Owens, M.D." and aired the series finales of "Gossip Girl" and "90210" this season, also announced a six-episode final season of "Nikita," though the series is not yet on the schedule.
A description of the new CW series, along with our first impressions about which ones might make our must-see list next fall:
"The 100" (Drama — Midseason)
Stars: Eliza Taylor, Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy"), Henry Ian Cusick ("Lost"), Paige Turco ("Person of Interest" and "Damages"), Thomas McDonell ("Suburgatory"), Eli Goree ("Emily Owens, M.D."), Marie Avgeropoulos ("50/50"), Bob Morley, Kelly Hu ("X2: X-Men United" and "Arrow"), Christopher Larkin ("Squad 85"), and Devon Bostick ("Aim High")
Producers: Matthew Miller ("Human Target" and "Chuck"), Jason Rothenberg ("Twilight Zone"), Bharat Nalluri ("Torchwood"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Gina Girolamo ("The Secret Circle")
Plot: Nearly a century after Earth was destroyed in a nuclear war, the small group of 400 survivors — which now numbers 4,000 — is running out of resources, so 100 juvenile prisoners are sent to the Earth's surface to see if it's inhabitable again.
First Impression: The show, based on an upcoming book series by author Kass Morgan, should be a hit with teens, who are positioned as the saviors of the human race, and has the possibility to transcend demos, a la YA hits like "The Hunger Games," the "Twilight" books, and Harry Potter.
"Famous in 12" (Reality — Midseason)
Stars: To be announced
Producers: Harvey Levin (TMZ), and Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle ("The Surreal Life")
Plot: One American family will move to Los Angeles and try to become famous — or infamous, depending on your point of view — just like the Kardashians. They'll be aided in their quest by Levin and his TMZ.com and TMZ TV show crew.
First Impression: Where's the "social experiment" in trying to see if you can turn a family of regular people into the Kardashians? The fact that the Kardashians, and the "Duck Dynasty" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" families, have become famous for little more than pursuing becoming famous has already shown us that the experiment will work. Besides, Harvey Levin, aren't you supposed to be making fun of this sort of thing at TMZ, not facilitating it?