January 11, 2015
This is a rare feat: all scripted series on the CW’s fall schedule will make it to next season.
The network today gave early renewals to freshmen The Flash and Jane the Virgin for second seasons as well as The Originals (Season 3), Reign (Season 3), The 100 (Season 3), Arrow (Season 4) and veterans The Vampire Diaries (Season 7) and Supernatural (Season 11).
While most of the renewals were non-brainers, Reign and The 100 have been soft in the ratings and were considered bubble shows last season. Jane has not been a ratings breakout either but has drawn the biggest critical praise for a CW series, making it a shoo-in for a pickup.
Not all orders will be for full-season 22 episodes and not all shows will return next fall, with some of them possibly being held back for midseason and even summer, the CW president Mark Pedowitz said. But the network is not planning to ramp up limited runs despite the large volume of shows. Of the just renewed series, The 100 had a 16-episode second-season pickup.
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,” Pedowitz said. “By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees. The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”
July 8, 2014
Release date [North America] September 23, 2014
A bit of a surprise hit I might say, it survived Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People. Like Defiance Season Two, the first season will be released on September 23, while the second season will start in October of this year. No cover art yet but as soon as it's available I will update this post. See full post from TVShowsOnDVD:
Ninety-seven years after nuclear Armageddon destroyed our planet, humanity's sole survivors live on the Ark, an aging space station experiencing overpopulation and inadequate resources. When faced with difficult choices, the Ark leaders-chief medical officer Abby, Chancellor Jaha and the mysterious Kane-decide to send 100 juvenile prisoners back to Earth to test its living conditions.
Among them are Clarke, Abby's bright daughter; Wells, Jaha's son; the daredevil Finn; and siblings Bellamy and Octavia. With the survival of all in their inexperienced hands, The 100 young people must learn to rise above their differences and forge a new path on a wild and dangerous landscape that teems with radioactive waste, turbulent weather and unimaginable predators...or face the ultimate extinction of the human race!
Today the folks at Warner Home Video officially announced that September 23rd will be the street date for The 100 - The Complete 1st Season on Blu-ray Disc ($49.99 SRP) and DVD ($39.98 SRP).
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.
March 20, 2014
The 100 trailer was probably the best received one at the CW upfront presentation. With high hopes for the Lost-meets-Lord Of The Flies sci-fi drama, the network cleared one of its best launching pads for it, the post-Arrow Wednesday 9 PM slot, sending freshman The Tomorrow People to Mondays. The move has worked for now — The Tomorrow People retained its numbers in the transition to a new night while The 100 premiere improved on Tomorrow People.
In its debut, The 100 drew 2.7 million viewers to become the CW’s most watched midseason premiere in four years, since Life Unexpected in 2010 though that also is reflective of the fact that the CW’s highest profile new series usually launch in the fall. In the demos, The 100 posted a 0.9 in adults 18-49 and 0.7 in 18-34. It outperformed the fall debut of The Tomorrow People in the slot (2.3 million, 0.8 in 18-49, 0.5 in 18-34 per fast nationals) despite having a weaker lead-in. What’s even more impressive, The 100 built on its Arrow lead-in (2.4 million, +17% from last week; 0.8 in 18-49, +14%; 0.8 in 18-34, +17%) in total viewers and 18-49, the first show to do so in total viewers.
January 16, 2014
What do William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies, Australia and the CW’s sci-fi series The 100 have in common?
Golding’s classroom-favorite novel and the country down under both got discussed during today’s TCA panel on the CW’s The 100 panel. EP Jason Rothenberg said he always wanted this post-Apocalyptic tale of 100 juvenile prisoners exiled to Earth to be Lord Of The Flies “writ large.”
It’s not about what the harsh world is doing to the kids, he said, but “what the kids are doing to each other.”
Rothenberg also gamely fielded a bizarre question about whether this series, which stars Australians Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley, reflects the history of Australia with its population of convicts. The seemingly bemused Morley said: “If you drop 100 teenagers somewhere and let them go wild, they will.” Rothenberg recalled the British settlement of Australia with the establishment of a penal colony. “It’s a good metaphor for the show.”
And never mind Lord Of The Flies: Will fans of Kass Morgan’s book The 100 like this show? “It (the book) only came out not that long ago,” said Rothenberg. “I hope they would love it. I know Kass is a fan of the show.” He said the series started “while the book was still a proposal” and a second book is coming soon.
Rothenberg added that while writers are “extremely grateful’ for the chance to use story material from the book they plan to make creative changes whenever necessary.
A footnote: If you have to say the title out loud, panelists pointed out it’s “The Hundred,” not “The One Hundred.”
If you want to check out the latest trailer, check 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)
May 10, 2013
Both series were granted a pilot a few months back but not now The CW has ordered the first season for both shows, presumably for 22 episodes.
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.
Based on a 1970’s British kids’ series of the same name, Tomorrow People will follow a group of young people scattered across the globe who are the “next stage in human evolution.” They’ll have powers such as telepathy and teleportation, and it sounds like this could also have a dash ofJumper thrown in for good measure. If the pilot is picked up, the show would focus on these disparate youth coming together to master their abilities to fight baddies.
The Selection, another possible tv series will not be commissioned. It looked like a copy of the hit movie "The Hunger Games" but apparently The CW does not see cash in it after all!
March 9, 2013
Six years after being discharged from Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah Washington is attempting a full-time TV comeback as one of the stars of The CW’s post-apoocaylytic thriller The 100, TVLine has learned.Based on upcoming Alloy books written by Kass Morgan, the project is 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.
Washington will play Jaha, the leader of the remaining human race now living in the orbiting space station. The cast also includes Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Bob Morley (Home and Away), Eli Goree (Emily Owens, M.D.), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult) and Eliza Taylor (Neighbours).
Alloy TV’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as exec producers alongside Matt Miller (Chuck) and Jason Rothenberg, who penned the script.
March 2, 2013
Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult) has been cast in The CW’s drama pilot The Hundred, TVLine has learned. Based on upcoming Alloy books written by Kass Morgan, the project is 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. Avgeropoulos — who recurs on The CW’s Cult, which was recently moved to Friday night following two low-rated outings — will play Octavia, an illegally second-born child who grew up hidden in captivity. She is an independent spirit who follows her own path.
Additionally, Australian actress Eliza Taylor (Neighbours) has been tapped for the lead role of Clarke, a passionate and rebellious “delinquent” sent down to the dangerous world of a post-apocalyptic Earth. As the daughter of the surviving colony’s chief medical officer, she also holds some important secrets. Rounding out the cast are Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Bob Morley (Home and Away) and Eli Goree (Emily Owens, M.D.). Alloy TV’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo serve as exec producers alongside Matt Miller (Chuck) and Jason Rothenberg, who penned the script.
February 24, 2013
Former island (LOST) dweller Henry Ian Cusick has signed on to new sci-fi pilot from The CW. Cusick’s project, The Hundred, is 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.
The project is based on upcoming Alloy book series by Kass Morgan. Cusick currently recurs on Body of Proof and The Mentalist.
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, 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.