The final piece of Upfronts Weeks is revealed later today when the CW formally announces its schedule for the 2015/16 TV season, but as these things go, the schedule was unofficially released this morning. The good news is that the CW is in the enviable position of having so many successful shows that all but two of their series were renewed for the coming year. The bad news though is that the CW has only 10 hours of programming per week. So what does that mean? Surprisingly very little. With the exception of one big alteration, the new schedule for the CW looks remarkably like the old schedule for the CW. But what of all those new shows? Can you say midseason? (more…)
The Vampire Diaries
Casting a superhero is a perilous thing. If the actor you hire is unexpected, or unknown, or not immediately obvious to the average fan, then the nerd rage created online will sometimes blot out the sun. That might be particularly dangerous for Supergirl considering that she gets her power from Earth’s yellow sun, but regardless, CBS is persevering with the casting of their new superhero in her eponymous upcoming series for the network. As these things go, a new name has risen to the stack of 8x10s in the latest report on the casting process for Supergirl, and if you’re a regular viewer of shows on The CW (where Supergirl’s heroic colleagues Arrow and The Flash currently reside on TV), then you might be familiar with this new actress who’s reportedly in mind to play the Girl of Steel. (more…)
On his 10th green tea of the day, Ian Somerhalder stepped out onto the stage at the National Fan Expo to a deafening chorus of cheers, and as the Q&A began many in the audience were not shy about vocalizing their love for the man that plays the “bad” vampire brother Damon on The Vampire Diaries. “I need it if I’m going to keep up with all these women,” he said of his tea to renewed cheers of the predominately female audience. There were some guys in the audience, but none of them proposed marriage. Or asked him to take his shirt off. Or made any of the myriad of other romantic overtures… (more…)
The final network to announce its fall schedule, The CW, made their move this morning by announcing as few moves as possible. Chances are, if you like The CW’s schedule how it is right now, you will be 60 per cent pleased with how it will look in the fall. Small moves happen on Monday and Tuesday as the netlet benches two returning shows and two new series till midseason and premiering two shows in the fall, including its highly anticipated new superhero show. (more…)
May came early for several popular CW shows as the netlet announced sweeping renewals for several of its top shops. Fans of Arrow, Supernatural, Reign, The Vampire Diaries, and its spin-off The Originals can breath a sigh of relief because your favorite show will be back on the dial in the 2014-2015 season. (more…)
And the “Most Tenuous Connection To Nerdity In A Nerd News Report” award goes to…..
Back in June, Shannon Richardson–known then for small roles on The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries–but destined to go down in history as a crazed right-wing nutjob was arrested for allegedly sending letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
We now have word that she has plead guilty–and, under the terms of her plea bargain, will serve a maximum of 18 years in Federal prison. (more…)
The CW announced the early renewals for three of its most popular, and profitable shows, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural. Arrow for its second season, the fifth season for The Vampire Diaries and an incredible 9th season for Supernatural. The renewal for Supernatural was a lock considering stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles both signed fantastic multi-season deals last year.
Mark Pedowitz, the President of CW Networks took to the CW Blog to make the announcement:
We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit ‘Arrow’ and fan favorite ‘Supernatural’ on Wednesday night, and the continued success of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that. Not only do ‘Arrow’, ‘Supernatural’, and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.
Here’s some of the CW bragging points Pedowitz talked about for each show:
- Most watched CW show at an average 4.3 million viewers.
- Best CW series premiere since 2009.
The Vampire Diaries:
- CW’s highest rated series in the adults and women 18-34 age group.
- Trendrr’s number one “Social Program” for Network TV during weeks January 21st and 27th.
- Going into its ninth season the show has seen a dramatic upswing in viewers after pairing with Arrow. 15% among total viewers and 10% in adults 18-34 and 18% in adults 18-49.
Early renewals are only given to series whose pickup for additional seasons are never in doubt. CW still has a number of series straddling the renewal fence, 90210, Nikita, Hart Of Dixie and new series Beauty And The Beast as well as The Carrie Diaries, none of which have made any real impression on viewers of in the weekly ratings.
Of the three I only really watch Arrow, although I have been told repeatedly by others that both Supernatural and The Vampire Dairies are worth a look. Which of these three are on your DVR list?
It’s that time of year where we take stalk and make lists, and today we make a list of the Best Nerdy TV Shows of 2012. Now the Best Nerdy Shows are not the same as the regular Best Shows of the Year. Sure, your average nerd may love to watch Homeland, or Mad Men, or Breaking Bad, or maybe even the recently departed Gossip Girl, but the content of those shows are not necessarily nerdy. So for the purposes of this list, the “Best Shows” are ones that take place in a nerdy genre – like sci-fi, fantasy or horror – or feature a cast of characters who fit the definition of nerds.
So now that we’ve gotten than bit of preamble/introduction out of the way, let’s take a look back at the year that was (the final year?) on the boob tube. With a nerdy bend, of course.
I can’t wait for the day when I’ll finally get my hands on one of these for myself! As many of us nerds know, going to the San Diego Comic-Conmeans coming back with some damn awesome bags.