This week at the Television Critics Association Press tour, the CW has done something quite unprecedented: the network has already decided to renew eight TV shows for the 2015-2016 TV season. Go ahead and breathe in a sigh of relief.
If youíre not watching Sons of Anarchyís corpse-heavy final season, then Iím going to assume itís because you missed a few of the final episodes in Season 6, as any other reason would be unjustified. Find that and more in this week's column.
Luckily, Cinema Blend has combed through last yearís premieres. Weíve watched and rewatched some of our favorite episodes, and weíve cultivated a list of the Season 2 shows we feel pretty confident about. If youíve been wondering what the various networks have to offer this is the best of the best, at least when it comes to second year shows. Pick Ďem up. Itís not too late to get on board and you havenít missed too much with each of these shows.
Among the better series to debut this Spring was CW's The 100. The sci-fi drama was featured with a panel at Comic-Con last week, and we had the opportunity to sit with the cast and creator Jason Rothenberg to talk about what's ahead. Everyone was careful to avoid major spoilers, but we were able to get some interesting tidbits about Season 2.
Let's just say it, The 100 deserves higher ratings than it gets, even for a CW show, where ratings are usually on the lower end of the spectrum. With that said, The 100 is on CW's Fall lineup for Season 2, so there's no sense going on a rant about why enough people aren't watching this show.
"Not everybody's going to make it down, and not everybody's going to live through this Grounder attack." This, according to The 100's Supervising Producer Dean White and Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg. I'm thinking we might have guessed as much on both counts.
After vetoing his stay-and-fight plan, Clarke seems a bit more supportive of Bellamy in the preview for "We Are Grounders - Part II," the season finale of The 100. And from the video above, it looks like fighting is inevitable, even in the run-and-live strategy that Clarke and Bellamy's people took at the end of last night's episode. And um, if it's not already clear, spoilers ahead if you aren't caught up on The 100 through "We Are Grounders - Part II"!
There are just two episodes remaining in the first season of The 100 and the penultimate one airs tonight. Based on the clip from "We Are Grounders - Part 1," it looks like Bellamy's on the verge of losing it. And with Clarke, Finn and Monty gone, not to mention the threat of the Grounders, it's not all that surprising that the pressure would be on.
The 100 has proven to be one of those truly great freshman dramas that keeps you guessing with each new episode. Honestly, there's no predicting what will happen next on this series, and that's just one reason why we can't stop watching! Unfortunately, in a matter of weeks, we'll have to stop watching as The 100's first season is winding down.
In with the new unfortunately means out with the old. Or well, old-ish anyway. CW's Star-Crossed only just got its start this year, and The Tomorrow People debuted last fall, but both dramas have been cancelled by The CW, along with veteran series The Carrie Diaries.
What do you get when drop a hundred juvenile delinquents onto a post-apocalyptic Earth? Possibly a hit series. It's probably too soon to call The 100 a hit, but CW does have reason to celebrate. The series debuted as the network's most watched series premiere of the season.
What happens when you drop a hundred juvenile delinquents onto a post-apocalyptic Earth and force them to fend for themselves? CW's The 100 seeks to explore that concept and more with a series that's about equal parts young adult drama, sci-fi and thriller. It takes a while for the series to warm up, but when The 100 begins to hit its stride, a unique and compelling drama begins to emerge.
The CW's gearing up for the big finish for their current season, and in addition to announcing the season finale dates for shows like The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Supernatural and Star-Crossed, they've also set a premiere date for their airing of the miniseries Labyrinth, which is set to air over two nights, starting May 22.
The CW has two new sci-fi dramas set to arrive this winter. While Star-Crossed will premiere next week, the network released a new trailer for their young adult survival drama The 100, which centers on a group of adolescent delinquents who are sent down from a space-set ark where humanity has been living since Earth became inhabitable.
When it comes to new dramas, the CW held a couple back at the start of the 2013-2014 season. Sci-fi dramas The 100 and Star-Crossed were both reserved for midseason, and youíll see them among the shows scheduled to air this winter. While alien-Romeo & Juliet drama Star-Crossed will arrive in February, The 100-