The CW announced their Fall 2010 TV schedule today. They have two new shows for fall, which are both hour-long dramas. NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS have already announced. Take a look at The CW’s offerings. Bold Italic below denotes new shows. Will have more when show descriptions and any video clips become available. Updated 6:35 a.m.: Added descriptions to new shows.
Updated 3:39 p.m.: Added video clips and a few thoughts, plus information on summer and midseason. Updated 5.27.2010: Added full trailers for the new fall shows and new thoughts on the shows after watching them.
90210 – New night.
One Tree Hill – New night.
Life Unexpected – New night.
America’s Next Top Model
Hellcats – A coming-of-age story about Marti Perkins, a young, pre-law student at Lancer University in Memphis, Tennessee. Marti is cool, hip and alt, but her world flips upside down, literally and figuratively, when she loses her scholarship, and realizes the only way she can stay in school is by reigniting her dormant teen gymnastic skills to win a place on Lancer’s legendary cheerleading team, The Hellcats. Against her every instinct, Marti goes for it and makes the squad, and is thrust into a world of camaraderie, backstabbing and the intersection of sports, backroom academia and big money. Marti’s new roommate, Savannah Monroe, a petite, peppy Texan, is among the diverse cast of athletes, undergrads, family and friends, all set on the sprawling campus of a powerhouse college football program in the deep South. The series stars Aly Michalka (Phil of the Future) as Marti Perkins, Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) as Savannah Monroe, Heather Hemmens as Alice Verdura, Robbie Jones (One Tree Hill) as Lewis Flynn, Matt Barr (Harper’s Island) as Dan Patch, with Sharon Leal (Boston Public) as Vanessa Lodge and Gail O’Grady (American Dreams, NYPD Blue) as Wanda Perkins.
Doesn’t sound all that interesting to me and clip doesn’t really do anything for me. Want to see more about what the show is about. The CW finally put out a full trailer for Hellcats, which does a much better job of explaining what the show is about. It actually looks like it could be good. What do you think?
The Vampire Diaries
Nikita – When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn’t tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Ultimately, Nikita was betrayed and her dreams shattered by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. For the time being, however, Division continues to recruit and train other young people, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex, is just beginning to understand what lies ahead for her and why the legendary Nikita made the desperate decision to run. The series stars Maggie Q (Life Free or Die Hard, Mission: Impossible III) as Nikita, Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives) as Alex, Shane West (ER) as Michael, Aaron Stanford (Traveler) as Birkhoff, Ashton Holmes ( as Thom, Tiffany Hines (Beyond the Break) as Jaden, with Melinda Clarke (The Vampire Diaries, The O.C.) as Amanda and Xander Berkeley (24) as Percy.
Clip gives you a flavor of the action you’ll get from week to week. It looks pretty good, but want to see more. Again, The CW finally put out a full trailer, which does a better job of explaining the premise of the show than the previous clip, which is a good thing. But, I don’t know if it was the music choice or what, but the trailer actually made me less excited for the show than I was previously. Apparently, more information in this case, was not a good thing. What about you?
Smallville – Final season.
Supernatural – New night.
The CW Summer 2010:
Plain Jane – A new summer reality series that transforms one woman from the inside out to reveal a brand new woman. Each of the eight episodes will feature a new “Jane” searching for the change of a lifetime. With the help of British fashion expert Louise Roe (Fashion Police: The 2009 Grammy Awards), each Plain Jane will receive a head-to-toe style transformation, including new wardrobe and confidence-building exercises. Once the transformation is complete, the formerly Plain Jane will surprise her unsuspecting crush with the new look and reveal her true feelings to him. A love connection is – or isn’t – made.
TVaholic’s Take: Sounds like What Not to Wear to get a date.
The CW Midseason 2011:
Shedding for the Wedding – They are two of the most stressful things in life – planning a wedding and losing weight. Ten overweight engaged couples will live together and battle for the wedding of their dreams over a three-month period. Every episode, the couples will face off in a big physical challenge, competing to win one element of their wedding – from the invitations, to the cake, to the rings. Whatever they win will be theirs to keep. Together, they will plan their weddings with the help of the nation’s top wedding planners, they will take a vow to eat right and exercise, and world-class trainers and nutritionists will completely overhaul their bodies. At the end of each episode, the couples will step on the scale and be weighed together – the couple who lost the least amount of combined weight that week will be eliminated. In the end, one couple will win their fantasy wedding – a once-in-a-lifetime event – that America will attend.
TVaholic’s Take: Sounds like The Biggest Loser wedding couples edition.
Canceled Series: Melrose Place and The Beautiful Life: TBL.
Concluding Thoughts: Based on information so far, I am most interested in new The CW Fall 2010 TV show Nikita. I am really glad they decided to keep Life Unexpected around for a second season. Also, nice to see them programming all five days without any repeats of America’s Next Top Model. As for the schedule shakeup, I was pretty sure that Supernatural would end up on Fridays and Nikita would be paired with The Vampire Diaries, as that just made sense. And, so did the other changes. 90210 and Gossip Girl pair up nicely, as they are trying to be very similar shows, just set on opposite coasts.
What do you think about The CW’s Fall 2010 offerings?