“The Originals”, the CW’s sexy new vampire and werewolf drama, made an awesome premiere tonight! They’re adding some haunting new looks and an intricate plot to the tried and true “sexy monster” theme, and we expect it to be a hit! But you can’t say the same for every new show on all the networks this season. Some of the shows out there are bound to bomb, and the CW is set to take advantage of that!
Next Wednesday, WCCB Charlotte will premiere “The Tomorrow People”, about teens with extraordinary powers, the next stage of human evolution. On Thursday the 17th, there’s “Reign”, a drama surrounding Mary Queen of Scots and sort of a “Downton Abby” meets the Renaissance Fair with nothing but pretty people… and later in the season we’ll get shows like “Star Crossed”, about an epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy, along with “The 100”, about repopulating the Earth after global nuclear devastation.
Of course, the CW is full of old favorites, too: Nikita, The Vampire Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural, Arrow, The Carrie Diaries, and Who’s Line Is It Anyway. But there’s only so much space on the schedule, and the other networks are trying to get your attention too. Most of them have already launched their new shows, some better than others.
Our Man on the Edge, Robert Wilder, loves to check out the newest shows every season, but which shows will boom this season, and which ones will bomb?