The CW is going to have plenty of new hour-long dramas to choose for its fall schedule this year. We previously reported on orders for four pilots, including a Green Arrow series, and now comes word that the CW is ordering three more pilots, including two sci-fi shows and a new drama from One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn produced by Lost‘s J.J. Abrams.


Created by Schwahn, this drama is set in a summer resort in Maine as the staff deals with their own issues as well as the problems of the guests. After nine seasons on One Tree Hill, it will be interesting to see what Schwahn does next, but the potential mix of relationship drama and comedy sounds right up is alley. Plus, I hope that the cast will feature a few One Tree Hill alums (Matt Barr could be a good employee and Daphne Zuniga could make a spectacular hotel owner).

The Selection

Created by the writing team of Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft (who have written together on Angel, The Shield, The Vampire Diaries, Dollhouse and more) are adapting an upcoming book series set 300 years in the future where a poor girl wins a lottery to compete to become queen of a country at war. Obviously there are shades of The Hunger Games in this series, but is the CW really ready for a futuristic drama?

Joey Dakota

The final CW pilot is based on a popular Israeli series and features a woman who travels back in time to the 1990s to film a documentary on a popular musician, only to fall in love with him. When she goes back to the present, she’s desperate to find a way back. So it’s a love story, a time travel series and a musical, all rolled into one.

Will any of these shows make it to air next fall? Only time will tell, but if I had to guess right now, I’d say Shelter has the best chance of making it air, mostly due to Mark Schwahn’s track record with the CW and his ability to write compelling relationship drama.

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John Kubicek

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.