Get your first look at the five new dramas coming to The CW, then vote for your favorite!
The CW unveiled its new 2013-2014 programming May 16 in New York, and it’s packed with all the sexiness you’d expect from the network that brought us The Vampire Diaries: We’ve got sexy aliens, sexy vampires, sexy super-humans — and even one sexy, bad-ass queen!
‘The Originals,’ Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
We’ve already seen the pilot for The Originals — it aired as the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries — but the spin-off still has plenty of surprises up its undead sleeve. Along with Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) struggle to regain control of New Orleans from his former protegé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), we’ll also see the original Original come to terms with the idea of being a dad, thanks to a super-pregnant Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin).
‘Star-Crossed,’ coming midseason
Only in the fictional world of Star-Crossed would a guy like Matt Lanter be shunned by the masses — even if he was an alien. Set far in the future, Matt’s romantic sci-fi series follows one community as it attempts to integrate extraterrestrials into the rest of civilization, with sexy results! I’m talking, of course, about Matt’s character Roman’s forbidden romance with human-girl Emergy (Aimee Teegarden), which is sure to make sparks fly. And stars cross. Duh.
‘Reign,’ Thursdays at 9 p.m.
One of the few new CW shows with no supernatural connection, Reign still gives viewers something different by taking them back in time — like, way back in time. Adelaide Kane stars as Mary Stuart, who will eventually be known as Mary Queen of Scots, but it’s not exactly the story you learned in school. Reign follows Mary’s rise to the crown; her courtship with Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), who proves that smolder-y CW dudes totally existed in the 16th century; and even the enemies secretly plotting to end her life.
‘The Tomorrow People,’ Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Ever wondered what X-Men would look like on The CW? Well, wonder no more! The Tomorrow People follows a group of supernaturally gifted, and supernaturally sexy, young people — led by Robbie Amell, genetically perfect cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell — as they come to terms with their new powers, and face off against an organization of evil scientists intent on seeing them dead.
What’s the only thing worse than being stuck in outer space? How about being one of 100 humans forced to return to a post-apocalyptic earth! That’s what the stars of The 100 — which includes Grey’s Anatomy veteran Isaiah Washington — will have to face, along with about a million other daily horrors. Sounds like fun!
HollywoodLifers, which new CW series will you be adding to your DVR? Vote for your favorite new drama below!
— Andy Swift