- Published on Tuesday, January 15 2013
- Written by Sarah Osman
CW President Mark Pedowitz sure knows how to make an entrance! At the TCA press conference this past week, he strutted out onto the stage to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”, as part of an ‘80s theme. The CW just premiered its '80s-set TV show, “The Carrie Diaries”, last night, which has drawn positive reviews from critics thus far. (For those of you who caught it, let us know what you thought!) The show is a nice homage to Carrie Bradshaw, as AnnaSophia Robb plays the fashinoista in high school when she first meets her lover, New York City. I have always personally thought Carrie Bradshaw was some sort of fashion superhero, so as a fan of origin stories and great shoes, I am eager to watch this one!
In other CW news, Pedowitz announced that there has been no decision made for a ninth season of “Supernatural” but that both of the leads (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) are under contract for another season. The show has seen an uptake in viewers now that it’s on Wednesday nights and follows the break-out hit “Arrow”. The CW may also be welcoming some more superheroes to its lineup, as the network has been eyeing a Wonder Woman pilot. The series, which would be entitled “Amazon”, does not yet have a script -- nor a cast -- but Pedowitz is eager to see both. Diana Prince’s origin story would be set in modern-day as opposed to during WWII, and the network is looking at a wide variety of actresses to fill the boots of Wonder Woman. As a fan of the lasso-wielding heroine, I really hope that this one comes to fruition (Perhaps it could be paired with “The Carrie Diaries!”) Pedowitz also revealed that the network is taking a look at other DC properties as well (come on, Aquaman!).
If you were looking forward to the “Battle Royale” project, based off of Koushun Takumi’s novel, then you are fresh out of luck. Pedowitz announced that the project is officially dead. However, the odds are ever in your favor for “The Selection”, which has been described as a Hunger Games-esque drama and is based on the novels by Kiera Cass.
The network will also be welcoming some more reality shows to the mix. “Oh Sit!” and “Breaking Pointe” will be returning this year, and will be joined by some new entries, including “The Hunt”, which has been described as a survival wilderness competition series that is also sort of like The Hunger Games, as well as dating show “Perfect Score”. “The Hunt” contestants will be provided with no food, water, or shelter, and are essentially placed in the wilderness and competing for a huge cash prize. I am personally intrigued by this show, as it really does sound like The Hunger Games, which, ironically, takes a stand against reality competition shows; I want to see if there are any hidden traps for the contestants as there are in Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novel.
Which shows are you the most excited to see?
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff