Vampire Diaries

The Tomorrow People

It looks like October is going to be a big month for television junkies, particularly if you happen to be a fan of what the CW has been putting out recently.  The network has just seen fit to send out a list of what we can expect for the new fall season along with when we can expect it.  In addition to the return of some old favorites like Arrow and Supernatural, they also have some new shows ready to take their chances.  Check out the full list below:

Monday, Oct. 7
8 p.m. – Hart of Dixie
9 p.m. – Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, Oct. 9
8 p.m. – Arrow
9 p.m. – The Tomorrow People

Thursday, Oct. 10
8 p.m. – The Vampire Diaries
9 p.m. – Reign

Tuesday, Oct. 15
8 p.m. – The Originals
9 p.m. – Supernatural

Friday, Oct. 25
8 p.m. – The Carrie Diaries

 

Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.

I like many of you have been bombarded by commercials for CW’s new Sci-Fi show “The Vampire Diaries”. Like many of you my first reaction was “This is such a rip off of Twilight and CW is just cashing in on the vampire craze”. Well the later part might be true I’ve just discovered I am an ignorant fool. Vampire Diaries is series of novels by author L.J. Smith and actually pre-empted Twilight by over a decade. The first book was published in 1991. The story centers around Elena Gilbert, a high school girl torn between two vampire brothers. I  know I’ve hurt my nerd cred by not knowing this, but I think keeping my distance from tween romance novels is a fair excuse. Vampire Diaries the TV series may be yet another thinly vailed soap opera but perhaps we should give it the benefit of the doubt. It is being written by Kevin Williamson. He, of course, wrote the Scream trilogy and wrote/created/produced the hit television series Dawson’s Creek, which launched the careers of Joshua Jackson (Fringe), Michelle Williams (Halloween H20), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and James Van Der Beek (The Storm).

 The Vampire Diaries will premiere on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Will be sure to check it out and let you know what we thought.