The CW network is bringing a popular radio music series to television and is going heavy on escapist fare in its new programming for next season, The Associated Press reports.
As part of a three-year deal, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will air exclusively on the network and stream on CWTV.com following the broadcasts, the CW said Thursday. Other iHeartRadio events, including a Jingle Ball holiday concert, are coming to CW as part of the agreement with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
Elsewhere on the 2014-15 schedule, CW's young-skewing audience will find a mix of fantasy and fashion.
Five new dramas are planned, with three starting in the fall.
They include a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries" titled "The Originals," starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt as starter members of the vampire clan. "Reign" is about the 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, and her rise to power in the 16th-century world of enemies and sexual intrigue. Adelaide Kane ("Teen Wolf") stars as Mary, with Toby Regbo as her potential prince charming. "The Tomorrow People," based on a British drama, is about a highly evolved group of youths with paranormal powers who unite to combat evil, including a group of scientists known as Ultra. The cast includes Robbie Amell ("Revenge") and Mark Pellegrino ("Lost").
TUESDAY: "The Originals" (8 p.m.); "Supernatural" (9 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY: "Arrow" (8 p.m.); "The Tomorrow People" (9 p.m.)
THURSDAY: "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m.); "Reign" (9 p.m.)
FRIDAY: "The Carrie Diaries" (8 p.m.); "America's Next Top Model" (9 p.m.)