The last of this week's broadcast upfronts belonged to The CW, whose brand is young, fresh and hip. Fittingly the network's presentation at New York's City Center on Thursday opened with Icona Pop performing their infectious "I Love It".
Then The CW announced a schedule that includes super-powered teens, vampires and …Mary, Queen of Scots? A series about 16th Century royalty — did not see that one coming.
Despite the departures of Gossip Girl and 90210, and the looming expiration of Nikita, it is a typically modest harvest of new shows (three dramas) for The CW, which has only 10 hours of programming to fill each week.
Here are descriptions of the series The CW will add in October:
Set in New Orleans, The Originals is populated by vampires, werewolves and witches (Oh my!). The Vampire Diaries spinoff stars Joseph Morgan (reprising his Klaus character) and Daniel Gillies (Saving Hope) as brothers, scions of the first family of vampires. They're trying to take back Crescent City from apostate vamp Charles Michael Davis (The Game). With Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Daniella Pineda.