Written by Christian Jones Tuesday, 12 November 2013

TV News

Love it or hate it, but it can’t be denied that the CW is a genre friendly channel. Yes it’s a channel whose programming is squarely aimed at the teenage/early twenties demographic, but it seems that post Twilight audience appreciates a little sci-fi, horror, and fantasy.

It’s the home of Smallville, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Arrow. And now the CW bolsters its position as a genre friendly channel by ordering a full season of 22 episodes for each of its new shows, The Tomorrow People, The Originals and Reign.

“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,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we’ll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long.” 

The CW has increased its audience by 9% over the past year so it’s clearly doing something right. Maybe they could reveal their secret to the producers of Grimm, Dracula and Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., all of which are hemorrhaging viewers. Dracula’s audience was down by 28% for its second episode, but most alarmingly Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. has lost nearly 50% of its audience after just a handful of episodes. Scary!

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0 #3 Elisabeth Neveux 2013-11-12 21:11
For Dracula, I wait to see, there is something amiss, and I just cannot like Mina in this version (when she should be more interresting, maybe there is something about the actress's acting I don't like). I really like Reinfield, thumbs up for him and his relationship with Dracula. Loved the part where Harker brags around with his colleagues and Mina overhears it. He is an idiot. Lucy is quite intriguing and you can guess she has romantic feelings for Mina, that she hides. I did not like the seer. But in fact I want to know what will happen! I think the characters have something more interesting than agents of shield!

well anyway, I think these two are no match compared to Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story!
0 #2 Elisabeth Neveux 2013-11-12 21:10
I agree with Paul Mount, Agents of shield is absolutely unmemorable! look, last week I was scared for the girl to die (you know the scientist one!), I still cannot remember her name. THe characters lack something, they are way too perfect, it is too teenager oriented in a bad way, whereas it could be done cleverly!
0 #1 Paul Mount 2013-11-12 15:00
The problem with SHIELD - in my humble opinion - is that it's just entirely unmemorable. Six episodes in I haven't got a real handle on any of the characters, it's tied too closely all the time to the Avengers movie, the stories are a bit dull. basically, with the cast flying about in SHIELD's big plane, it seems as if Joss Whedon has reinvented Firefly but without the charismatic characters. I'm prepared to go out on a limb and suggest this might not see a second season unless it ups its game considerably and quickly.

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