CW's big "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off - "The Originals,"- with Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt et al - will land Tuesdays at 8, the network announced this morning. Also: A historic "period" drama will join the lineup. Historic? Period? On the CW?! Don't worry - historic and highly hormonal teens will be involved.
In other CW news...viewers of "The Carrie Diaries" will see exactly how Carrie and Samantha first met, as Samantha will be intro'd next season; also, "Nikita" will end next season with a six-episode wrap.
To the fall lineup!
MONDAY 8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (New Night) 9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (New Night)
TUESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (New Series) 9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Night)
WEDNESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM ARROW 9:00-10:00 PM THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (New Series)
THURSDAY 8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 9:00-10:00 PM REIGN (New Series)
FRIDAY 8:00-9:00 PM THE CARRIE DIARIES (New Night) 9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA?S NEXT TOP MODEL
And briefly, about the newcomers...
The Tomorrow People: They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities ? the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a ?normal? teenager ? until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen?s issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People
Reign: Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch - beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland?s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king?s dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn?t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited. Further complicating things is Bash, Francis? roguish half-brother, who has a history of his own - despite his illegitimate birth, Bash is his father?s favorite..
The Originals: 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. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus? questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Tensions between the town?s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his ? the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.