May 26, 2014
The CW may have canceled Star-Crossed with all the humans unconscious leaving the survival of humanity in doubt, but fear not – you can find out what was planned for the not-happening Season 2, thanks to an interview by Zap2It with series creator Meredith Averill. So there is some help to closure for the show – most simply are never heard from again with plans unknown, leaving viewers wondering.
I have to admit I only saw the pilot, which I in fact did not hate. Just figured because I was watching so many already, I would pick it up later. But when the first ratings came in it became soon quite clear Star-Crossed would be cancelled after it's first season so I opted not to watch the rest of the first season. Perhaps someday..
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May 8, 2014
Big day at the CW today, The Flash has been picked up to series, which was no big surprise I think, and also The Messengers has gotten a series pick up.
Barry Allen is a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fanboy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante.
CAST: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanaugh, John Wesley Shipp, Michelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui
TEAM: Greg Berlanti (w, ep), Andrew Kreisberg (w, ep), Geoff Johns (w), David Nutter (d, ep), Sarah Schechter (ep)
When a mysterious object crashes down to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers dies from the energy pulse. But then they awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.
CAST: Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Joel Courtney, Jon Fletcher, Diogo Morgado, Craig Frank TEAM: Basil Iwanyk (ep), Eoghan O’Donnell (w, co-ep), Kent Kubena (ep) Ava Jamshidi (co-ep), Stephen Williams (d)
There was also other news, The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed both have been cancelled after only one season. This was to expected, the ratings never were good but last few months they were bad. The 100 has been renewed for season two! I don't think anybody expected that before the series began but the ratings remainded steady and so The CW rewarded that! It's not been announced how much episodes season 2 will contain but it probably will be less than 22.
February 18, 2014
It was a tall order for the CW’s new alien romance series Star Crossed to premiere against the Olympics. It drew a 0.4 in adults 18-49, believed the be the lowest-ever scripted premiere for the network.
On the bright side, it did better than Hart Of Dixie (0.3) in the Monday 8 PM slot last week and than its lead-out last night, Beauty And The Best (0.3), which tied last Monday’s series low. It actually posted the largest CW audience in the 8 PM hour this season, 1.24 million, outdrawing every episode of Hart Of Dixie.
I can't judge yet, haven't seen it myself but it is strange The CW starts with a new TV series while the Olympics dominate the airwaves. It's like they want it to fail! That is probably not the case but still very strange.
January 16, 2014
Is the CW’s new sci-fi series Star-Crossed a statement on racism or a teen romance? At today’s TCA, producers and cast defended the show’s right to be both. 2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 7Set in the near future, the show pits the alien Atrians against the humans in the social cauldron that is high school. Borrowing a page from Romeo And Juliet, human girl Emery (Aimee Teegarden) is in love with Roman (Matt Lanter), an Atrian. In their questions to the panel, TV journalists noted that the strongest link between aliens and humans in the series is that they are both really, really hot.
Executive producer Adele Lim insisted that there’s a reason that this race of aliens looks so good — that is, human by CW standards. Citing the differences between Star-Crossed and the allegorical movie District 9, she said the Atrians’ appearance “is not just about them being pretty and handsome… they should be relatable to us.” She likened the situation to that of any minority in America: “Small differences are enough to drive a a wedge between you and society at large.”
EP Meredith Averill agreed there’s a reason the Atrians are much less creepy than the “Prawns” in District 9. “They are more similar than different.”
Executive producers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec agreed. Re the romcom title, Applebaum said he likes it because “on the face of it it seems like one thing, but it’s quickly obvious that the show is more than a teen romance.” Applebaum added that the show contains authentic “sci-fi stuff in a big way. He said that in 2014 racism “is in some ways worse than ever” and welcomes the chance to explore it. “No shows are doing that on television,” he said.
If you want to check out the latest trailer, click here.
December 12, 2013
The CW’s new Monday lineup will consist of new midseason drama Star-Crossed and fall freshman The Tomorrow People, which will relocate from Wednesday night for a sci-fi block the CW brass hope will do better than Hart Of Dixie and Beauty & The Beast. Before the new lineup takes hold, CW’s Monday will go through a transitional period with newcomer Star-Crossed paired with holdover Beauty & The Beast for a month in a romance-themed combo. The Tomorrow People will be vacating the post-Arrow slot, which the CW wants to use as a launch pad for a second genre drama this season, midseason entry The 100, which is considered the most compatible with Arrow.
After its March 10 telecast, Beauty & The Beast will go on hiatus, with return date for the remaining six original episodes TBD. Whose Line will warm up the Friday 8-9 PM period with repeats from last summer from Feb. 14-March 14 before the sketch comedy launches its second season with two back-to-back originals on March 21. Starting the following week, a new Whose Line will air at 8 PM, followed by a repeat at 8:30 PM. Here are the CW’s midseason premiere dates:
Monday, February 17
8:00-9:00pm “Star-Crossed” (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm “Beauty And The Beast”
Monday, March 17
9:00-10:00pm “The Tomorrow People” (New Night)
Wednesday, March 19
9:00-10:0pm “The 100” (Series Premiere)
August 22, 2013
Battlestar Galactica vet Tahmoh Penikett has been popping up in a lot of sci-fi series lately, and the fan-fave actor just added another CW series to his resume. In addition to his upcoming recurring gig as a fallen angel in season nine of The CW’s Supernatural, Penikett has landed a role on the new futuristic alien series Star-Crossed, where he’ll play a government agent tasked with keeping an eye on the alien integration.
This definitely gives the series, which has been described as Roswell 2.0, a bit of sci-fi clout as it gets ready to debut this fall. Penikett has popped up on everything from Dollhouse to Continuum to Arrow — and he’s typically awesome in any and all roles. Most recently, his smarmy politician character has been a major highlight of Continuum's second season.
January 26, 2013
With shows like Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries among the networks most popular shows, The CW is sticking close to the sci-fi and fantasy genre as they head toward the fall of 2013.
The most intriguing pitch is Oxygen (renamed Star-Crossed), which sounds like a mix between District 9 and the old (but awesome) WB alien high school drama Roswell. The show tells the story of a group of aliens and humans integrated in a high school 10 years after aliens land on Earth. The District 9 comparisons come in because the project will also tackle the politics of combining civilizations, with the humans first sending the E.T.’s to internment camps after they show up.
The network has also snagged a pilot dubbed The Hundred, based on an upcoming novel of the same name by author Kass Morgan. Set nearly 100 years in the future, after nuclear war has destroyed society, the series will follow a group of juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to make a run at colonizing old Terra Firma once again.