Watch Clips from New CW Series: ARROW, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and EMILY OWENS, M.D.

     May 17, 2012


We just posted the new fall 2012 schedule for The CW, and now the network has released “sneak peeks” at a couple of their new series.  Briefly:

  • Arrow – The television adaption of the popular comic book character of Green Arrow stars Stephen Amell as the titular hero.
  • Beauty and the Beast – A modern-day retelling of the popular classic pits the female protagonist as a detective who strikes up a romance with a presumed-dead doctor who went missing under enemy fire in Afghanistan in 2002.
  • Emily Owens, M.D. – This series follows the misadventures of a young med school graduate who is now a first-year intern at a Denver hospital.

Hit the jump to check out synopses and clips from the aforementioned series.

arrow-tv-show-imageHere’s a synopsis for Arrow:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific.  When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island.  While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was.  Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance.  As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.  By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness.  However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city.  Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

beauty-and-the-beast-tv-showHere’s a synopsis for Beauty and the Beast:

Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective.  Several years earlier, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen.  Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her.  No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human.  Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess.  While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002.  Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before.  For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.  Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder.  Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.

emily-owens-m-d-tv-show-imageHere’s a synopsis for Emily Owens, M.D.:

At long last, Emily Owens feels like she is an actual grown-up.  She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school and is now a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she’ll have the chance to work with world-famous cardiologist Dr. Gina Beckett – and where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Rider is also an intern.  So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school?  Emily soon finds out the hard way – her high school nemesis, the gorgeous, popular Cassandra Kopelson, is also just starting out at Denver Memorial, and it seems like they’re rivals all over again – not only as surgical interns, but for Will’s attention.  Fellow intern Tyra Granger warns Emily that the cliques at Denver Memorial are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastics; the rebels are in the ER, and Tyra has her own awkward place as the principal’s kid – her father is the chief resident.  Emily’s the new kid all over again, and it’s just as awkward as high school.  Only this time around, Emily will have to balance the personal and emotional turmoil of social politics with the high-stakes world of life-and-death medical decisions.   At least she has fellow intern Tyra and nerdy-but-cute resident Micah, to count on as friends.  Emily is growing to realize that although she may be a geek, she may also grow to be a great doctor, flop sweats and all.

  • Wilson

    “After a VIOLENT shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for FIVE YEARS before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but THEY SENSE Oliver has been CHANGED by his ordeal on the island.”

    Really? They think after a violent shipwreck and being stranded on an island for 5 years may have changed him? What would give them that idea?

  • Griz

    Ohhhhhhh Boy,

    Back when Supernatural was still run by Eric Kripke, and even earlier when ANGEL used to be on, i used to love watching CW. But now . . . . .they seem to just ENJOY ripping other people’s shows off.

    Arrow: Are you kidding me? I stopped watching smallville early on, but i still heard how much the fans LOVED Justin hartley as oliver Queen . … .a popularity which, i’m guessing, was the bassis of giving him his own show on the same network. . . .but with a new actor as Green Arrow? Is CW / DC under the impression that just by having Ollie as a supporting character on a Superman tv show means he can now carry a series a la Wonder Woman or Hulk?

    Beauty & the Beast: Further proof that CW considers Smallville its single greatest contribution to the world of television: Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) is back to being jumped by thugs and getting rescued by a faceless, powerful being that spies on her from a far and saves her when she needs it most. I was actually a HUGE fan of the original 80s show when Linda Hamilton & Ron perlman were the title characters, but this seems waaaaay to much like Smallville in some respects, and like ANGEL in others. … . neither of which are old enough to warrant a repeat of their classic Modus operandi. . . . .but then again same could be said for a show like “Vampire Diaries”, so who am i to judge?

    Emily Owens: Scrubs, anyone? . . . . Oh, but this one has Surgical Residents! So, like Grey’s Anatomy? . . .. .. And here’s the kicker: Both those shows also had the main characters projecting their inner thoughts to the audience. . …and don’t mean to get racial, but please! The whole brilliant, cut throat nemesis who happens to be black has already been done with the McDreamy / Cardiologist rivalry back when Isaiah Washington was still on Grey’s Anatomy. . . . .And THIS is where you decided to put Justin Hartley rather than giving him the show that people would’ve actually liked to see? Screw you, CW.

    • Thundersauresrex

      ^^^^^^^^^^this is what happens when you say no to vagina

      • Griz

        Thunder, i have never said no to a vagina that was freely offered. Ask your mom.

      • THundersauresrex

        you have a man crush there griz? you big queer you. awww lil blog stalker.

  • ozzie

    This character is based on the Green Arrow but let just call the show Arrow … great idea … except not.

    Am I wrong in thinking Angel was Fox property not WB/CW?

    • daveyboy

      right? They obviously have the rights,so why wouldnt you just call it Green Arrow? oh well,its on the wb so you know it will suck.

  • pepper

    wow arrow sounds exactly like the batman plot and they have a new actor. no just no. im not going to watch it anymore:/

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