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Set the DVR! “The Originals” Premieres Tonight!

The Originals

The Originals

The Originals – The CW

Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart.

Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to New Orleans, the city his family helped build, the city from which he and his siblings – Elijah and Rebekah – were exiled a century ago by their relentless hunter father. Drawn back by a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter, Klaus is surprised that the city still feels like home to him despite the decades he’s been away. Curious as to why Klaus would return to the one place he swore he would never set foot again, Elijah follows his brother and learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley – Klaus’ onetime flame – has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history. Hayley has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux. When Sophie reveals to the brothers the almost unbelievable news that Hayley is carrying Klaus’ unborn child, Elijah realizes that the Original family has been given a second chance at humanity and the redemption they desperately crave.

The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“Homeland,” “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami, and Danielle Campbell (“Prison Break,” “Starstruck”) as Davina. THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers.

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Set the DVR! The CW Fall 2014 Premiere Dates!

the_cw_logo The smallest of the big networks, The CW has also released their Fall 2014 lineup and premiere dates. They have 2 new shows on tap:

Jane the Virgin: Jane (Gina Rodriguez), a young, devout woman, discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

The Flash: A spinoff from the popular series ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ is centered around scientist Barry Allen, who suffers a freak accident that turns him into a superhero with the power of incredible speed.

The CW’s Fall 2014 Lineup

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
8:00-10:00pm IHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL NIGHT ONE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
8:00-10:00pm IHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL NIGHT TWO

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
8:00-9:00pm ARROW (Encore, “The Scientist” with Barry Allen)
9:00-10:00pm ARROW (Encore, “Three Ghosts” with Barry Allen)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-9:00pm THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm REIGN (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00-9:00pm THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Retrospective Special)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm THE FLASH (Premiere Encore)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00pm THE ORIGINALS
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
8:00-9:00pm ARROW
9:00-10:00pm THE FLASH (Episode Two Encore)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:00-9:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Premiere Encore)
9:00-10:00pm AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL CYCLE 21*

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
8:00-9:00pm ARROW
9:00-10:00pm THE 100 (Season Premiere)

Alphabetical

100, THE (Season Premiere) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 9:00-10:00pm
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL CYCLE 21* FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 9:00-10:00pm
ARROW WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 8:00-9:00pm
ARROW WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 8:00-9:00pm
ARROW (Encore, “The Scientist” with Barry Allen) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 8:00-9:00pm
ARROW (Encore, “Three Ghosts” with Barry Allen) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 9:00-10:00pm
ARROW (Season Premiere) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 8:00-9:00pm
FLASH, THE (Episode Two Encore) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 9:00-10:00pm
FLASH, THE (Premiere Encore) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 9:00-10:00pm
FLASH, THE (Series Premiere) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 8:00-9:00pm
IHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL NIGHT ONE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 8:00-10:00pm
IHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL NIGHT TWO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 8:00-10:00pm
JANE THE VIRGIN (Premiere Encore) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 8:00-9:00pm
JANE THE VIRGIN (Series Premiere) MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 9:00-10:00pm
ORIGINALS, THE MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 8:00-9:00pm
ORIGINALS, THE (Season Premiere) MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 8:00-9:00pm
REIGN (Season Premiere) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 9:00-10:00pm
SUPERNATURAL (Retrospective Special) MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 9:00-10:00pm
SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 9:00-10:00pm
VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (Season Premiere) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 8:00-9:00pm

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Fall TV Winners: Top 10 New Shows

Variety has a rundown of the Fall season’s best new shows so far. Some surprises on the list, however I must say I am enjoying ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and am staying strong with ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’, but so desperately want it to get better. Check it out the full list below!

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#10 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
It wouldn’t qualify as a hit, but the Andy Samberg-Andre Braugher cop comedy has been a steady performer for Fox, and consistently builds on its “Dads” lead-in. Fox has struggled to surround “New Girl” with strong skedmates, but the net thinks that with patience and a little nurturing, “Brooklyn” can blossom. It will air behind “New Girl” on Tuesdays starting in February, including on Super Bowl Sunday after Fox’s postgame coverage.

mom

#9 Mom (CBS)
Chuck Lorre’s latest comedy hasn’t had great support around it on Monday, as the 9 p.m. timeslot preceeding it has been lower-rated than expected (with three different shows airing there), and drama “Hostages” has struggled behind it at 10.

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#8 The Goldbergs (ABC)
This Tuesday family comedy is delivering decent numbers for ABC despite having to face Fox’s No. 1 live-action comedy (“New Girl”); ratings went up for “Goldbergs” in the only week when “New Girl” was off. The net is airing a couple of “Goldbergs” repeats on Wednesday after “The Middle” over the next month, and it will be interesting to see how it fares with a compatible lead-in. Overall, “The Goldbergs” is averaging 12.8 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49.

The Millers

The Millers

#7 The Millers (CBS)
The Will Arnett comedy is the top-rated new half-hour of the fall, thanks largely to its “The Big Bang Theory” lead-in. Although it loses about 40% of the megahit’s audience, there are enough good signs in its ratings to suggest that “Millers” will stick around longer than other shows to launch behind it (“How to Be a Gentleman,” “Bleep My Dad Says”).

The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones

#6 The Crazy Ones (CBS)
After a big premiere behind “The Big Bang Theory,” this Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy dropped off in subsequent weeks. Still, it’s competitive in demos in its Thursday timeslot and has built a solid base of viewers in DVR playback. It’s no lock for a second season, but CBS figures to be patient and see if it audiences warm to this atypical comedy for the net — a rare single-cam entry — in the second half of the season.

Masterchef Junior

Masterchef Junior

#5 Masterchef Junior (Fox)
This spinoff of the Gordon Ramsay competition series “MasterChef” was a quietly solid performer for Fox in its six weeks on Friday. In adults 18-49, it held its own opposite CBS’ established reality competition, “Undercover Boss,” while pulling ahead of “Boss” most weeks with DVR playback included. In Live+7 numbers, it averaged a 2.1 rating in 18-49, about the same as higher-touted fellow rookies “Hostages” on CBS and “The Michael J. Fox Show” on NBC, and 5.6 million viewers overall. The show has begun casting for a possible second season.

The Originals

The Originals

#4 The Originals (CW)
This spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” didn’t really impress in the early going, but in November it posted its best numbers yet and contributed to CW’s most-watched Tuesday in four years. In part because it’s up opposite two high-profile dramas on the competition (“NCIS” and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”), “Originals” has seen huge amounts of time-shifted viewing, more than doubling its ratings in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 in Live + 7 Day viewing compared to Live + Same Day. Season to date, originals of “The Originals” are averaging a 1.6 in adults 18-49 and 3.3 million total viewers.

SHIELD-cast

#3 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (ABC)
It has dropped off probably more than expected in the weeks since its much-anticipated premiere, but Marvel’s first series for ABC is still producing solid numbers — especially since it’s up against “NCIS” on Tuesdays. For the season, original episodes of “SHIELD” have averaged a 5.2 rating in Live+7, but in the weeks since its premiere (which did a big 7.0), it has been above a 5 only once. In total viewers, it’s averaging 8.5 million same-night viewers and 12.6 million in L7. In a good sign for the show, it posted its first week-over-week gains with each of its two most recent episodes.

Sleepy-Hollow

#2 Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
It’s still a bit lower-rated than “Agents of SHIELD” in L7 ratings for original episodes (4.9), but it earns points for consistency and outperforming expectations. This show seemed like something of a dice-roll, and Fox’s recent run of Monday fall premieres hadn’t been stellar following flameouts like “Lone Star” and “The Mob Doctor.” Most of the shows on this list are expected back next season, but “Sleepy Hollow” is the only one that has been officially ordered (for 15 episodes). Its original episodes are averaging a 4.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers overall.

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#1 The Blacklist (NBC)
The James Spader drama is averaging a big 5.2 rating in adults 18-49, and has been the most consistent of the fall newbies, beginning with its opening- night crushing of CBS’ “Hostages” in a showdown of two of the highest-profile new dramas. How well has it held up? It was averaging a 5.2 rating after its first month as well. Sure, “The Voice” has helped funnel a sizable audience into “Blacklist,” but the show has been bolstered by record DVR playback — suggesting that it’s not a pure timeslot hit. In total viewers, on average it has added a U.S. television-record 6.1 million viewers to its samenight average of 11 million, making it the top-rated rookie series by this measure too and NBC’s most popular new drama at this point of its run in 19 years (since “Earth 2” in 1994).

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Set the DVR: ‘The Originals’ & ‘Supernatural’ Premiere Tonight!

The Originals – New

Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart.

Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to New Orleans, the city his family helped build, the city from which he and his siblings – Elijah and Rebekah – were exiled a century ago by their relentless hunter father. Drawn back by a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter, Klaus is surprised that the city still feels like home to him despite the decades he’s been away. Curious as to why Klaus would return to the one place he swore he would never set foot again, Elijah follows his brother and learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley – Klaus’ onetime flame – has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history. Hayley has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux. When Sophie reveals to the brothers the almost unbelievable news that Hayley is carrying Klaus’ unborn child, Elijah realizes that the Original family has been given a second chance at humanity and the redemption they desperately crave.

Klaus, however, is not so easily convinced that a potential heir is of any importance. He is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions – vampires, witches, werewolves and humans – are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the idea of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable. As Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family – he realizes that Elijah is right and that his unborn child could be the key to the Originals’ return to power.
While they wait for their sister Rebekah to join them in New Orleans, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with Sophie and her community of witches. Sophie has been turned into a revolutionary by the loss of her own sister at Marcel’s hands, and by the mysterious disappearance of a young witch named Davina, and she is willing to do anything – including making a deal with the Original family – to break Marcel’s power over the witches of the French Quarter.

Even the human population of the Quarter is unwittingly drawn into this supernatural battleground. A recent arrival to New Orleans, Cami is a whip-smart psychology grad student who appears happy to pursue her studies by day and work nights as a bartender, unaware that many of her customers are vampires. Hiding the dark secret that has brought her to New Orleans, Cami soon finds herself fascinated by both Klaus and Marcel, and totally unaware of the danger that they pose for her and everyone around her.

Now, in the midst of a thriving New Orleans, a city known to be steeped in magic and history, the long-smoldering war is about to reach a fever pitch, and the Originals stand as the catalyst. As lines are drawn and strategies are laid out, one truth will echo through the French Quarter – power begins and ends with family.

The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“Homeland,” “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami, and Danielle Campbell (“Prison Break,” “Starstruck”) as Davina.

THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers.

Supernatural – Season 9

The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Brothers continues with the eighth season of “Supernatural” on The CW.
Twenty-seven years ago, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “Watchmen”) raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America — and he taught them how to kill it.

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent the last seven years battling the things that go bump in the night. Over the years, with the help of both fallen-angel, Castiel (Misha Collins, “24”), and the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), the Winchesters have straddled the line between good and evil. Last season, the boys encountered their worst enemy yet, Leviathan, a highly adaptable, seemingly unkillable foe that takes the form of billionaire Dick Roman. Roman’s plan is to turn the human race into a walking buffet for the Leviathan to feed on once the world has been taken over. Roman discovers the existence of a tablet that is the only source on how to kill the Leviathan and stops at nothing to get it. The Winchesters, along with Castiel, also discover the tablet and the young prophet, Kevin Tran (Osric Chau), who is the only one who can decipher the text. Using the tablet, the boys are able to beat the Leviathan, but after the blast, Dean and Castiel find themselves in Purgatory and Sam finds himself alone.

Season Eight begins with Dean’s seemingly impossible escape from Purgatory, though Castiel is nowhere to be found. However, Dean isn’t alone. He’s returned with a mysterious comrade-in-arms whose reason for escape is perhaps more than Dean bargained for. Meanwhile, Sam finds himself reconciling the life he discovered while Dean was gone with Dean’s sudden reappearance. As the boys struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores. If only they could agree – is this a “family business” or isn’t it?

From Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Jeremy Carver (“Being Human”), Phil Sgriccia and Adam Glass.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Schedule

san-diego-comic-con Comic-Con San Diego, just saying those words conjures images of sweaty nerds herded like cattle around merchandise booths and waiting hours in line for chance encounters with a veritable alphabet of ‘-lister’ celebs in attendance. And I love every minute of it.

The nerd-gasm that is comic-con begins next month. Here is a rundown of all the TV and Film panels and presentations should you be lucky enough to attend.

Wednesday July 17th

“You’re Next” screening, followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

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CW Fall 2013 Schedule

the_cw_logo The CW, the almost-network, unveiled their Fall 2013 primetime line-up. Supernatural moves to Tuesdays at 9/8c, paired with the Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals; Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast are relocating to Monday night; The Carrie Diaries is moving to Friday; and Nikita‘s final six-episode season will premiere late in the fall. Also of note: Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec’s new sci-fi saga Tomorrow People has snagged the post-Arrow slot on Wednesdays at 9/8c, while period drama Reign has been slotted behind Vampire Diaries on Thursdays. Continue reading

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