The CW Orders 4 New Shows Including 'The Tomorrow People'
The CW Orders 4 New Shows Including 'The Tomorrow People'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Science fiction and superheroes are what the CW is all about. Following the order for The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, the network has added four more new shows to its 2013-2014 line-up: The Tomorrow People, The 100, Star-Crossed (formerly titled Oxygen) and Reign.

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Three of these new shows have a fantasy edge, joining Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Supernatural and Beauty and the Beast in the network's comfort zone of sci-fi/fantasy (I guess Nikita kinda, almost fits that genre too). That leaves Hart of Dixie and The Carrie Diaries on and island, and they will be joined by another non-fantasy series, the period drama Reign.

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Here's a description of the two new shows coming to the CW next season.

The Tomorrow People

Based on a British series, this superhero drama follows a group of young people who are the next stage of human evolution, endowed with special powers, working together to fight the forces of evil. It's from the producers of Arrow and The Vampire Diaries and stars Robbie Amell  (Arrow star Stephen Amell's cousin), Peyton List (Mad Men) and Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural, Lost).

The 100

Set 97 years in the future following a nuclear war that destroyed the planet, a group of 100 juvenile delinquents are sent back to Earth to see if it can be re-colonized. The show stars Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy) and Kelly Hu (Arrow, The Vampire Diaries).

Star-Crossed

Ten years after aliens came to Earth and were segregated, nine alien teenagers (The Orion 9) are brought into a human high school to integrate the species, and an alien boy falls in love with a human girl. The show stars Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Matt Lanter (90210), Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries), Grey Damon (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) and Greg Finley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).

Reign

A period drama filmed in Europe, this show centers on the teenage life of Mary Queen of Scots in the French Court in the 16th century. If you're wondering what this show is doing on the CW, so am I.


If paired with Arrow, I see The Tomorrow People being a huge hit. I'm also excited by The 100 and Star-Crossed. I'm definitely a fan of the fact that eight of the 10 shows the CW has on board for next season are sci-fi/fantasy.


What do you think of the CW's new shows?


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