The CW President Mark Pedowitz Talks THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 6, THE ORIGINALS Season 2, SUPERNATURAL Spin-off Possibilities, and More

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the-cw-mark-pedowitz-sliceWhile at The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, President Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about new and returning programming.  During the interview, he spoke about why he decided to let go of the Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, and that he’s still hoping to expand the franchise, at some point, how Jane the Virgin came to the network, what made them decide to bring back Beauty and the Beast and where it’s headed in Season 3, why Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People ultimately didn’t get renewed, what made The 100 a success, and where things are headed on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 and The Originals Season 2.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, Plus Returning Series ARROW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, REIGN, and More

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The CW Network has set the premiere dates for their fall slate of shows:

  • The Flash series premiere will air Tuesday, October 7th, at 8pm
  • Jane the Virgin series premiere airs Monday, October 13th, at 9pm
  • Arrow returns for its third season Wednesday, October 8th, at 8pm
  • The Vampire Diaries and Reign return Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm and 9pm respectively.
  • The Originals returns Monday, October 6th at 8pm, followed by a retrospective of the past nine seasons of Supernatural, which has its tenth season premiere on Tuesday, October 7th, at 9pm
  • The 100 returns Wednesday, October 22nd, at 9pm

Hit the jump for more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Finale Down from Season 1; MODERN FAMILY and NASHVILLE Rise

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TV ratings for Wednesday, May 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season two finale of The CW’s Arrow was even with last week’s 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.33 million viewers, though it was down 11% from the season one finale’s 0.9 rating.  The 100  matched last week’s 0.6 rating and notched 1.77 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • ABC’s Modern Family was up 7% with a 3.1 rating and 8.79 million viewers, The Middle rose 19% to a 1.9 rating and 6.85 million viewers, Mixology matched last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 3.92 million viewers, the season finale of Nashville was up one tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.02 million viewers, and the series finale of Suburgatory rose 15% to a 1.5 rating and 5 million viewers.
  • NBC’s cancelled Revolution was even with last week’s 1.1 rating and notched 4 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU held stead with a 1.5 rating and 5.29 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. rose 14% to a 1.6 rating and 6.06 million viewers.
  • The season finale of Criminal Minds on CBS hit a 2.7 rating and pulled in 11.96 million viewers for a rise of 17%.

The CW Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; Sets THE FLASH for Tuesdays at 8pm; THE ORIGINALS Moves to Mondays

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Now that NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS have unveiled their 2014-15 schedules, it’s time for the last of the network channels, The CW, to do the same.  Here are the highlights:

  • The new comic book series The Flash (click here for the trailer) will play on Tuesdays at 8:00pm followed by Supernatural at 9:00pm.
  • The Originals will move to Monday nights at 8:00pm.  It will be followed at 9:00pm by the new comedy series Jane the Virgin.

Hit the jump for The CW 2014 fall schedule.

The CW Orders THE FLASH, IZOMBIE, and JANE THE VIRGIN to Series; Cancels THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, CARRIE DIARIES, and STAR-CROSSED

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The CW has announced some orders, renewals, and cancelations for the upcoming 2014-15 season.  Briefly:

  • The high-profile DC Comics pilot The Flash has unsurprisingly been ordered to series along with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas’ med-student-turned-zombie drama iZombie, the sci-fi series The Messengers, and the telenovela adaptation Jane the Virgin.
  • To make room for the new shows, The CW has canceled The Carrie Diaries and freshman drama series The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.  The Sex and the City prequel show lasted two seasons.
  • On the renewal side, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, and The 100 were all picked up for an additional season.
  • The network decided not to move forward with the Supernatural spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines.

Hit the jump to read descriptions for the new CW series that will be debuting next season.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Rises; NASHVILLE Returns to Series Low

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TV ratings for Wednesday, April 30th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The CW’s Arrow rose 14% from last week’s series low 0.7 rating to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, garnering 2.25 million viewers.  The 100, meanwhile, was even with last week’s 0.6 rating and scored 1.9 milion viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • ABC’s Nashville returned to a series low 1.2 rating and 4.49 million viewers, which is down 20% from its last original episode’s 1.5 rating.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report, including Revolution, Modern Family, CSI, and more.

Bob Morley, Ricky Whittle and Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg Talk THE 100, the Grounders, Whether All the Characters Survive, and More

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In Episode 7 of The CW drama series The 100, entitled “Contents Under Pressure,” Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Raven (Lindsey Morgan) finally make contact with the Ark, and Abby (Paige Turco) guides Clarke through a dangerous procedure in a desperate move to save one of their own.  As things heat up with the Grounders, no one is safe, leaving everyone’s lives in jeopardy.

During this recent interview to discuss where things are headed next with the show, actors Bob Morley (“Bellamy”) and Ricky Whittle (who plays one of the Grounders) were joined by executive producer Jason Rothenberg to talk about torture scenes, where Clarke and Bellamy will go from here, the dynamic of the Grounders, when viewers will learn more about this particular Grounder, that there will be female Grounders, that Jasper’s (Devon Bostick) story really picks up in the back half of the season, that the politics on the Ark are going to be more difficult and less clear than the politics on the ground, and how it’s very much in doubt that all of the series regulars will make it out alive this season.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Matches Series Low; MODERN FAMILY Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Wednesday, April 23rd have been released.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow was even with last week’s series low 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.19 million viewers, despite apparently game-changing events occurring.  Read Dave’s recap here and click here for our interview with the show’s executive producer about the fallout from the episode.  Elsewhere on The CW, The 100 rose a tenth to a 0.6 rating and notched 1.94 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Modern Family ticked up a tenth to a 3.4 rating and scored 9.25 million viewers, The Middle dropped two tenths to a 1.8 rating and 6.85 million viewers, Suburgatory was down a tenth to a 1.6 rating and 5.25 million viewers, and Mixology rose three tenths to a 1.5 rating and garnered 4.15 million viewers.

Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor Talk THE 100, Character Relationships, Upcoming Episodes, and Discovering the World of Shipping at WonderCon

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This morning, before the cast of The 100 hit the stage at WonderCon, I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with stars Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor.  They discussed the shifting dynamic between Bellamy and Clarke, family relationships, the dark and gritty nature of the show, and teaming up to emerge as leaders of their group.  For fans of the two as a pairing, they had a thing or two to say about “shipping” and what they think about the fans’ reaction to their characters.  Hit the jump to watch.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Ties Series Low; THE 100 Rises

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TV ratings for Wednesday, April 16th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow fell 13% from last week’s 0.8 rating to a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.36 million total viewers.  That rating ties the show’s series low, which it previous hit in early March.  Read Dave’s recap of last night’s episode here.
  • Elsewhere on The CW, new drama series The 100 saw a rise of 20% to a 0.6 rating and 2.02 million viewers, improving on last week’s series low 0.5 rating.
  • Over on ABC, the new comedy series Mixology was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and garnered 3.7 million viewers.

Thomas McDonell Talks THE 100, How the Show Enticed Him to Doing TV, the Story’s Unpredictability, Fan Reactions, Romance, and Game-Changing Events

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On the new CW drama series The 100, a nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth and destroyed civilization, and the only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit, at the time.  Ninety seven years later, the survivors now number 4,000 and resources are running out on their dying Ark.  To protect the survival of the human race, the leaders take ruthless steps to ensure their future, including secretly sending a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test whether it’s habitable again.  The series stars Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos, Christopher Larkin and Devon Bostick.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Thomas McDonell talked about why this show enticed him to doing TV, his interest in the unpredictability of the story, embracing the fact that any character could go at any time, checking out the fan reaction on Twitter, that there are more big game-changing plot pieces coming up, Finn’s love drama, how his character ends up being extremely close to one of the last people you expect he would, and that things will just keep ramping up.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: THE 100 Falls to Series Low; CRIMINAL MINDS Drops

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TV ratings for Wednesday, April 9th have arrived.  Read a brief rundown below:

  • The CW’s new drama series The 100 dropped a tenth from last week to a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 1.75 million viewers, which marks a low for the freshman series.
  • ABC’s new comedy Mixology suffered a steep drop from last week’s 1.6 rating, falling to a 1.1 rating and 3.34 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, Law & Order: SVU was up three tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.27 million viewers, while Chicago PD was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 6.52 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds dipped three tenths to a 2.3 rating and garnered 9.81 million viewers, and CSI was down a tenth to a 1.7 rating and pulled in 9.08 million viewers.

Devon Bostick Talks THE 100, His Character’s Struggle with PTSD, Checking Fan Reaction to the Show, SMALL TIME, and More

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On the new CW drama series The 100, a nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth and destroyed civilization, and the only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit, at the time.  Ninety seven years later, the survivors now number 4,000 and resources are running out on their dying Ark. To protect the survival of the human race, the leaders take ruthless steps to ensure their future, including secretly sending a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to test whether it’s habitable again.   The series stars Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Eli Goree, Marie Avgeropoulos, Christopher Larkin and Devon Bostick.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Bostick talked about how he came to the show, that his character did actually die in the pilot before they changed their minds because they liked the character so much, checking the fan reaction to the big moments on Twitter, Jasper’s struggle with PTSD, whether he’s rooting for Jasper and Octavia (Avgeropoulos) to get together, the stress of never knowing when you’ll have to say goodbye to another cast member, that he thinks he’d fare on par with Jasper, if he were ever really in a situation like this, and why he enjoys getting to work with so many different directors on the show.  He also talked about his experience making the feature film Small Time (due out in theaters on April 18th), with Christopher Meloni and Dean Norris.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and MIXOLOGY Rise; THE 100 Drops

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TV ratings for Wednesday, March 26th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow rose a tenth from last week to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.57 million viewers, while The 100 dropped two tenths to a 0.7 rating and scored 2.26 million viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • ABC’s The Middle dipped one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.07 million viewers, Suburgatory dropped two tenths to a series low-tying 1.4 rating and 4.87 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up a tenth to a 3.5 rating and 9.69 million viewers, Mixology rose half a ratings point to a 1.7 rating and scored 4.90 million viewers, and Nashville dropped one tenth to a 1.3 rating and scored 5.06 million viewers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Inches Up; REVOLUTION and CHICAGO P.D. Drop to Series Lows

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TV ratings for Wednesday, March 19th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow ticked up 13% to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.36 million viewers, while the premiere of The 100 whit a 0.9 rating and scored 2.66 million viewers, which is even with the premiere of The Tomorrow People and up 125% over the most recent new episode of Tomorrow People.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • Over on NBC, Revolution dropped 8% to a series low 1.2 rating and scored 4.3 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dipped 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. was down 13% to a series low 1.4 rating and 5.67 million viewers.  The network announced some drama series renewals last night, including Chicago P.D., but the fate of Revolution is still in the air.
  • ABC’s new series Mixology dropped 20% to a series low 1.2 rating and 3.6 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds was down 4% to a series low-tying 2.2 rating and 10.09 million viewers, while CSI was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and scored 10.09 million viewers.
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