The CW Announces New Shows for 2009/2010 Season

"Sticking with its theme of targeting young females, The CW will introduce three new series next fall -- all dramas." -- AdWeek magazine

Trying to cash in on the Twilight hype and add more teen-friendly, successful sci-fi/fantasy shows to its television schedule in the vein (no pun intended) of Smallville and Supernatural, the CW Network is bringing The Vampire Diaries to life.

Based on the bestselling books of L.J. Smith, part of the horror romance genre that is all the rage lately, the story deals with a love triangle of a high school girl and two vampire brothers. Like a lot of other programs on the network, the cast is filled with so-called "beautiful people." Whether or not they will be characters viewers care about remains to be seen.

The few other new shows on the CW's upcoming lineup include:

The Beautiful Life -- Models share a co-ed residence in New York, starring Mischa Barton.

Melrose Place -- Yes, the CW is bringing back the 1990s spin-off of 90210. And singer Ashlee Simpson is one of the stars.

Parental Discretion Advised -- A teenaged girl who has grown up in foster care tracks down her biological parents.

So now all the big broadcast television networks on free TV have announced their new schedules. Back to my regularly scheduled blog programming.


This is why I can't watch this crap. It's good to know Generation ADHD has its own channel. God, I miss the days of vampires who were dangerous and not the fantasy of junior high school girls named "Brittney" or "Malibu"
Nick said…
I know exactly what you mean, Stewart. The CW is laughable with its casting. They're obviously trying to recapture the Buffy the Vampire Slayer crowd, but will the writing measure up? I also wish writers will realize that are a lot more interesting fantasy characters out there besides just vampires.