Arrow closed out the first half of its second season run on The CW last night (read the episode recap here), and the newly released mid-season schedule reveals the Hooded Hero will return mid-March. In addition to scheduling other mid-season premiers for such series as Beauty and the Beast, The Tomorrow People, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Hart of Dixie, the network will also premiere some new series. One new series, Star-Crossed, will premiere mid-February, while another, The 100, will debut in mid-March.
Hit the jump for the full mid-season schedule.
Continuing with their yearly tradition at Comic-Con’s preview night, Warner Bros. unveiled four new pilots from their 2013 Fall lineup: The Tomorrow People, Almost Human, The 100, and an encore screening of The Originals. This year’s pilots carried an overall running theme of a futuristic world. From humans with superpowers, human-like androids, a post-apocalyptic Earth, and vampires, the preview pilots managed to appeal to a wide range of viewers while still staying within a central genre. Overall, I was pretty impressed by some of the shows, especially those I went in having low expectations. Hit the jump for more on each pilot.
Comic-Con has released their schedule for Wednesday’s preview night and for Thursday, July 18th. For those who haven’t attended Comic-Con before, “Preview Night” is when the Exhibitor’s Floor is opened, and collectors fight tooth and nail for exclusives. Studios also screen pilots for TV shows that are set to premiere in the fall. Then on Thursday, we have one of the strangest Hall H line-ups I’ve ever seen. It begins with a line-up of animated shorts followed by the sci-fi indie Europa Report, and I have no problem with that, but Hall H is usually reserved for stuff that will pack the house. Granted, that will come later in the day, especially with what’s sure to be an amazing panel: Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries, which will be an hour-long conversation between Edgar Wright, Marc Webb, and Alfonso Cuaron. As for Ballroom 20, the powerhouse of the day is Sherlock, although I would have switched that with Dexter, which is finishing out the day in Hall H.
Hit the jump to check out everything from Hall H, Ballroom 20, and other highlights from the Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th.
Warner Bros. is bringing their usual onslaught of TV shows to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. There are the usual suspects The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries, the expected second-year returning programs such as The Following, Arrow, and Revolution, and a bevy of newcomers including Beware the Batman, The Tomorrow People, and Almost Human. The press release doesn’t say where the programs will land, but my guess is that most will end up in Ballroom 20 (the second largest hall at the San Diego Convention Center) except for The Big Bang Theory, which played in Hall H last year, and the Sunday programming, which is always in Hall H because Ballroom 20 is closed.
Hit the jump for the line-up and more. The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 18 -21st.
The CW previously released clips and short previews for the new series on their 2013-14 schedule. If you are eager to see more, The CW obliged with 3-4 minute trailers for:
- The 100 - “After a nuclear apocalypse, civilization on planet earth was destroyed. 100 juvenile prisoners will be the first to set foot on ground after 97 years.”
- The Originals – “The city Klaus once ruled has fallen under new leadership, and now he wants it back.”
- Reign – “Mary will need more than love and friendship to do what is best not only for her, but for her country.”
- Star-Crossed- “When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Did they come in peace or with more sinister intentions?”
- The Tomorrow People – “Stephen is on the brink of becoming someone extraordinary, but he has no clue.”
Watch the trailers after the jump.
The CW announced its fall 2013-14 slate earlier today, and now the network has released trailers for its new series. Briefly:
- The Originals – The highly anticipated Vampire Diaries spinoff centers on The Original Vampire family and stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Claire Holt.
- Reign – This period series focuses on the younger days of Mary Stuart, who would eventually become Mary, Queen of Scots. Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, and Torrance Coombs star.
- The Tomorrow People – The new drama series focuses on a generation of humans who are born with paranormal abilities, as the story takes place at a time when humanity is at a crossroads. Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, and Peyton List star, with Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec executive producing.
- Star-Crossed – A midseason drama series that takes place ten years after an alien spacecraft crash-landed on Earth, where the alien species known as Atrians are interred at a heavily-guarded camp. As the title suggests, the story centers on a love affair between a human and an Atrian. Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, and Grey Damon star.
- The 100 – A midseason drama series that takes place nearly 100 years after Earth was decimated by Armageddon. As the new generation of survivors that have been living on a space station face overcrowding and dwindling resources, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent down to Earth to test its viability. Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, and Thomas McDonell star.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and clips.