Friday, February 12, 2016

CW adds 'Vampire Diaries' spinoff

The CW will add three new series this fall, including a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries."

CW adds 'Vampire Diaries' spinoff

Ian Somerhadler, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley of "The Vampire Diaries"
Ian Somerhadler, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley of "The Vampire Diaries" CW

The CW will add three new dramas to its schedule this fall including a spinoff of its popular "The Vampire Diaries," titled "The Originals," and a show about the young Mary, queen of Scots.

The network also announced Thursday it was moving "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" to Mondays, "Supernatural" -- entering its ninth season -- to Tuesdays and "The Carrie Diaries" to Fridays, where it wil be the lead-in for "America's Top Model."

Its new schedule is expected to launch in October. Two other dramas have been picked up for midseason.

Besides "Gossip Girl," which ended its run earlier this season, "90210" and "Cult" won't be returning.

"Nikita" is expected to return for one final six-episode season, but no date was announced.

The new fall dramas are: "The Vampire Diaries -- The Originals," starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt as "the original vampire family"; "The Tomorrow People," starring Robbie Amell ("1600 Penn") -- and cousin of "Arrow" star Stephen Amell -- as "a young man with abilities he is only beginning to understand" and "Reign," which will follow "The Vampire Diaries" on Thursdays and stars Adelaide Kane ("Teen Wolf") as a young Mary, queen of Scots during the period in which she was sent to France to marry the heir to that throne. (Let's hope she, too, doesn't prove to be a vampire. Or that the series doesn't last so long she loses her head.)

Here's a look at the CW's five-night schedule:


8 p.m.: "Hart of Dixie" (new night)

9 p.m.: "Beauty and the Beast" (new night)


8 p.m.: "The Originals"

9 p.m. "Supernatural" (new night)


8 p.m.: "Arrow"

9 p.m.: "The Tomorrow People"


8 p.m.: "The Vampire Diaries"

9 p.m.: "Reign"


8 p.m.: "The Carrie Diaries" (new night)

9 p.m.: "America's Top Model"



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