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The CW picks up all of its new dramas

From left, Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Phoebe Tonkin

From left, Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, and Claire Holt as Rebekah in "The Originals," a spin off of The CW's popular "Vampire Diaries." (Credit: The CW)

The CW's new drama crop has scored a perfect trifecta: A Pick-up, pick-up and ... pick-up. The network's three new dramas, "Reign," "The Originals" and "The Tomorrow People" were each handed a full season. 

Yes, that's unusual and for The CW -- long appended with that mean word "struggling." It's a big win, too. The shows got decent reviews -- OK, fine, if you insist, the more accurate term is "mixed" but "mixed" is better than 'bad" -- and The CW's overall viewership (per The CW) is up 9 percent so far this season, too. 

"“In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger prime-time schedule," said Mark Pedowitz, CW chief. "Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially. “We're excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season." 

Tags: The CW , The Tomorrow People , Reign , The Originals

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