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“Supernatural” is moving to Wednesdays at 9 p.m., where it will compete directly with three of the biggest hits on television – “The X Factor,” “Modern Family” and “Criminal Minds” – as well as “Law & Order: SVU.”

“Beauty and the Beast” is supposedly based on the Linda Hamilton/Ron Perlman series of the 1980s. But new lead Jay Ryan looks nothing like Perlman. An excerpt from The CW’s description of the series:

Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

Vincent smash?




8:00-9:00 PM            90210 (New Night)

9:00-10:00 PM         GOSSIP GIRL (New Time)

 THE CARRIE DIARIES premieres January, 2013



8:00-9:00 PM          HART OF DIXIE (New Night)

9:00-10:00 PM        EMILY OWENS, M.D. (New Series)



8:00-9:00 PM         ARROW (New Series)

9:00-10:00 PM       SUPERNATURAL (New Night)



8:00-9:00 PM         THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

9:00-10:00 PM       BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (New Series)



8:00-9:00 PM         AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (New Night)

9:00-10:00 PM       NIKITA (New Time)


Descriptions of CW’s new series:



At long last, Emily Owens feels like she is an actual grown-up.  She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school and is now a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she’ll have the chance to work with world-famous cardiologist Dr. Gina Beckett – and where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Rider is also an intern.  So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school?  Emily soon finds out the hard way – her high school nemesis, the gorgeous, popular Cassandra Kopelson, is also just starting out at Denver Memorial, and it seems like they’re rivals all over again – not only as surgical interns, but for Will’s attention.  Fellow intern Tyra Granger warns Emily that the cliques at Denver Memorial are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastics; the rebels are in the ER, and Tyra has her own awkward place as the principal’s kid – her father is the chief resident.  Emily’s the new kid all over again, and it’s just as awkward as high school.  Only this time around, Emily will have to balance the personal and emotional turmoil of social politics with the high-stakes world of life-and-death medical decisions.   At least she has fellow intern Tyra and nerdy-but-cute resident Micah, to count on as friends.  Emily is growing to realize that although she may be a geek, she may also grow to be a great doctor, flop sweats and all.  The series stars Mamie Gummer as Emily, Justin Hartley as Will, Michael Rady as Micah, Aja Naomi King as Cassandra, Kelly McCreary as Tyra and Necar Zadegan as Gina.  EMILY OWENS, M.D. is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“90210,” “Lipstick Jungle”), Dan Jinks (“Pushing Daisies,” “Milk”) and Bharat Nalluri (“Tsunami”).  The pilot was directed by Bharat Nalluri.



After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific.  When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island.  While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was.  Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance.  As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.  By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness.  However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city.  Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.  The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.  Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("No Ordinary Family," “Green Lantern,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Marc Guggenheim (“FlashForward,” “Eli Stone”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Warehouse 13,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and David Nutter (“Smallville,” “Supernatural,” “Game of Thrones”).  Melissa Kellner Berman (“Eli Stone,” “Dirty Sexy Money”) is co-executive producer. The pilot was directed by David Nutter from a teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim, story by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim.



Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective.  Several years earlier, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen.  Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her.  No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human.  Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess.  While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002.  Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before.  For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.  Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder.  Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.  The series stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Chuck”) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent, Max Brown (“The Tudors,” “MI-5”) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (“Nurse Jackie”) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) as Heather, Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) as J.T., and Brian White (“The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as Joe.  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”) and Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”).





It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw.  Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own.  Carrie’s friends – sweet, geeky Mouse, sarcastic and self-assured Maggie and sensitive Walt – make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles.  And even though the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian brings some excitement to Carrie’s world, she is struggling to move on from her grief.  So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance.  Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City – and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world.  Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life – Manhattan.  The series stars AnnaSophia Robb (“Soul Surfer”) as Carrie Bradshaw, Austin Butler (“Switched at Birth,” “Life Unexpected”) as Sebastian Kydd, Ellen Wong (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Combat Hospital”) as Mouse; Katie Findlay (“The Killing,” “SGU Stargate Universe”) as Maggie Landers, Stefania Owen (“Running Wilde,” “The Lovely Bones”) as Dorrit Bradshaw, Brendan Dooling (“An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf”) as Walt Reynolds, Chloe Bridges (“90210”) as Donna LaDonna, Freema Agyeman (“Doctor Who,” “Law & Order: UK”) as Larissa Loughton and Matt Letscher (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Entourage”) as Tom Bradshaw.  Based on the novels “The Carrie Diaries” and “Summer and the City” by Candace Bushnell, THE CARRIE DIARIES is from Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Amy B. Harris (“Sex and the City,” “Gossip Girl”), Josh Schwartz (“Hart of Dixie,” “Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Hart of Dixie,” “Gossip Girl”), Len Goldstein (“Hart of Dixie”) and Candace Bushnell. Miguel Arteta (“Englightened,” “Cedar Rapids”) directed the pilot, which was written by Harris.



Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton has learned to laugh off his brother Nate’s relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show intends to harm him.  However, when his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff takes Nate’s paranoia seriously, and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show “Cult” and its rabid fans.  The only person who seems willing to help Jeff with his investigation is Skye, a young research assistant for “Cult,” who has also started to grow suspicious of the increasingly dark happenings surrounding the show.  The fictitious show, centered on the cat-and-mouse game between charismatic cult leader Billy Grimm and LAPD detective Kelly Collins, has become an obsession for its viewers – and now some of its devotees seem to be taking their fixation to deadly extremes in the real world.  As Jeff and Skye dig deeper into the fan world, they discover that the gruesome plot twists on television are much more than fantasy for some very unfortunate people.  The hardcore fans of “Cult” would kill to see what happens next…  The series stars Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Jeff Sefton, Jessica Lucas (“Melrose Place,” “Cloverfield”) as Skye Yarrow, Alona Tal (“Supernatural,” “The Killing”) as Kelly Collins and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” “Shameless”) as Billy Grimm.  CULT is from Fake Empire and Rockne S. O’Bannon Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Rockne S. O’Bannon (“Farscape,” “V”), Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “Gossip Girl”), Stephanie Savage (“Hart of Dixie,” “Gossip Girl”), Len Goldstein (“Hart of Dixie”) and Jason Ensler (“Franklin & Bash,” “Hart of Dixie”).  The pilot was directed by Jason Ensler and written by Rockne S. O’Bannon.  


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  • May 17, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Glad NIKITA is back...

    by SonOfChiba

    I dig that show. ARROW sounds OK, too.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I'll have to give Aarow a try.

    by Paul

  • May 17, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Please don't make me angy

    by Bass Ackwards

    I can't control my heightened senses when I'm angry.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Some of the names are laughable

    by TheBringerOfRain

    Will Rider? Skye Yarrow? Billy Grimm? Reading some of the summeries is like a brainstorming session from high schoolers, but it is the CW, so there you have it. I will also give Arrow a shot, and I may watch Cult just to see Robert Knepper in action.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Yeah, somebody put Robert Knepper in something good please??

    by FreeBeer

  • May 17, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    That doesn't sound like the Hamilton/Pearlman Beauty and the Beast at all

    by glenn_the_frog

    Vincent was a beast all the time, not just "when he's angry". And he was also already hiding, along with many others, in an underground labyrinth sewer system. He rarely went out into the world. It was also a very well written police drama with a lot of literature and romance weaved in. And Hamilton's character died at the end of the second season. And most of the recurring cast in season 3. And, Vincent had a son by the end the series, if he's been *in hiding* for 10 years, then the kid would be a teenager. Is there ANY point to having it be a continuation of the old show that hasn't been on the air for 25 years, (not 10) especially if Pearlman isn't involved? Just make it a brand new thing and don't call him Vincent. Don't tarnish the old one.

  • May 17, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Illiterate Moron

    by amrcanpoet

    The original fable of Beauty and the Beast revolved completely around the fact that he was a normal human who turned into a beast when he was angry. That's why Beauty was so important to him; she calmed him down. The Hulk lifted that straight from the fable, just without the romantic complimentary side. It's like saying Watchmen ripped off "Heroes."

  • May 17, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    If Kristin Kreuk was giving me blue balls, I'd probably Hulk out too

    by Tall_Boy6t6

    Completely understandable.

  • 1984 Carrie Bradshaw will be texting by episode 7.

  • May 17, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by sfgeek

    Are you looking forward to any of these? All of them look a little flimsy IMHO. I haven't seen them, but one can assume. Any insight?

  • May 17, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    OMG these show look DUMB, but Arrow?

    by letsfightinglove

    Does anyone else think that this was greenlit because of Hawkeye & the Avengers?

  • May 17, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Laurel Lance?

    by film11

    Wasn't Green Arrow's (...sorry...just Arrow) girlfriend named Dinal Lance? You can always tell a flop when they change character names for no reason.

  • May 17, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    It is Dinah Laurel. They probably changed the name because Dinah is the Black Canary and possibly a different property that they don't have the rights to or just costs too much to get.

  • May 17, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    Her name in the comics was Dinah Laurel Lance.

  • I don't think they will find a middle ground. It will be either or. The shows have potential to be good because I think at least with the first two trying to put a new twist on existing properties. But with The CW, you get a mixed bag when it comes to quality.

  • May 17, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    The pilots should be arriving in the coming days or weeks, so I'll have a better sense then. I do know that "Arrow" writers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are two of the hackiest hacks in all hackdom, so my expectations are exceedingly low for that one (no matter how much I love the funnybook Green Arrow).

  • May 17, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    illiterate moron pretending to be literate

    by Niaiserie

    No, the beast wasn't a normal human who transformed when he was angry. And no, beauty wasn't important because she helped him keep his calm and avoid the transformation. Did you just straight pull this out of your ass and hope that by attributing it to the 'original' no one would notice?

  • May 17, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I'll give Cult a chance when it rolls around

    by DoctorTom

    Farscape earns Rockne O'Bannon some cred (the 80's Twilight Zone earns him some more)

  • May 17, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    Eli Stone wasn't the worst show ever. It had a few good moments in it's first season (although I lost interest in it by the second season). But considering that is probably the highlight of both their careers, it isn't saying much.

  • May 17, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by Rob0729

    He also wrote Alien Nation (the movie only). That was actually a pretty good movie with pretty good subtext for an 80s movie.

  • May 17, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    George R.R. Martin was a writer on Beauty and the Beast

    by templesweeper

    For those who didn't know. And he's kind of bummed about this new version. I'd say his new show , however, is doing quite well.

  • May 17, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    @glenn_the_frog , from the synopsis it seems

    by jim

    it's not a continuation of the 80's series, but a remake of it.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I'll check out The Cult for the awesomeness of

    by JP

    Theodore Bagwell!

  • May 17, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Emily Owens synopsis makes it sound like it might be

    by jim

    a somewhat clever satire of the medical profession (maybe even parody of medical dramas) by combining the cliches of High School life (and cliques) with the grown up real-world workplace environment. At least, it could have been if they'd been a bit more subtle about it. Having a character explain the conceit to another, in case the audience fails to get it, is a turn-off for me. I'm not a fan of dumbing it down.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Cult is so ripe for parody

    by jim

    If the show's a hit, expect to see SNL, etc, do their own versions with fans of other cult shows.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Will I_love_lanalang

    by jim

    be changing her name to I_love_detectivecatherinechandler?

  • May 17, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    And let the homo Arrow jokes begin,

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle... Wow!

  • May 17, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Pilots are usually ok at best.

    by tony

    Pilots are rarely good, most just get picked up because the have potential. Of course there are exceptions like Lost, The Shield, and ....... I am sure there are more. They usually retool the show a little after anyway. Look at Spartacus, first few episodes were meh, now its great. I liked Fringe's original Pilot, when they had the music from "Sunshine" in it. I do not understand why they didnt just spin "Arrow" off of "Smallville", you have a guaranteed audience. Doctor shows need to stop for a while. Does Kristin Kreuk age? I will check out CULT, if not because I like the actor Matthew Davis from Vampire Diaries and What About Brian, yeah thats right I said What About Brian. Was a solid show, before they retooled it for season 2. Also remember when they Cancelled "Angel" because they were sure the "Dark Shadows" pilot they were creating was going to be amazing, and didnt want too many Vampire shows at the WB. I am still bitter about that.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    I find series almost always go downhill after the pilot. One reason is pilot scripts can be carefully honed over months or ever years. Subsequent scripts have to churned out on a weekly basis. The other reason is networks tend to put more money into pilots than regular episodes -- the idea is to hook viewers from the get-go.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Gotta love Herc

    by mad_taffer

    We all know you hate Supernatural, so naturally you would make it being moved back to it's original home on Wednesday nights (where it did quite well), sound like a death sentence. Excuse me but I thought a show being moved to Friday nights was a death sentence. Also, none of the shows you mention have the same audience. Supernatural's ratings were more influenced by Fringe. Seriously... Moving it back to Wednesday shows they have faith in the fanbase. I had to say it since no one else would.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST


    by mad_taffer

    I dare Fox to move a show that got moved to Friday back to it's original time slot. Not all networks have the same "friday death slot" mentality apparently.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Arrow's got '80s action series written all over it

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm thinking "The Master" or "Street Hawk" or "Manimal".

  • May 17, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Beauty and the Beat's tagline (given that this is the CW) should be...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ''Don't make me wouldn't like me when I'm angsty.''

  • May 17, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Lol *Beast* not Beat

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • May 17, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by MrDark

    Is going to take Smallville's 10 years experience and completely ignore it to make a terrible show. Why not use the guy that was Green Arrow in that show and go off that? The premise sounds ridiculous as well. Also: "At long last, Emily Owens feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school..." What the fuck? Isn't there at least 8 years between high school and college? Did I miss something? Is this what it takes to be a writer? If it is I'm in the wrong profession.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I'm an unappologetic fan of the original BEAUTY AND THE BEAST...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...but I'm still ALL MAN. Anyway....The show was great. Sometimes it was a bit too sappy but still...they had the balls to feature a romantic male lead who had the face of a lion and yet women still went nutty for him. This new version just seems like more of the same...It's been WBed (or CWed or whatever). I'm supposed to buy Krueck as a 'streetwise detective'? I'm supposed to look at that fresh-out-of-an-american-apparel catalog kid as a 'beast'? I'll get right on that.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by MrDark

    I'm also surprised Supernatural was pulled from the death slot. It seemed to be doing okay there (for being there). I guess they're going to use it as a test or at least an excuse not to renew it for another season if it does poorly.'s a reverse death slot!

  • May 17, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    E-Online compiled a TV schedule for all 5 networks

    by Paul

    MONDAY 8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (two hours) How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 90210 (CW) (one hour) Bones (Fox) (one hour) The Voice (NBC) (two hours) 8:30 p.m. Partners (CBS) 9:00 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) Gossip Girl (CW) (one hour) The Mob Doctor (Fox) (one hour) 9:30 p.m. Mike & Molly (CBS) 10 p.m. Castle (ABC) Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) Revolution (NBC) MIDSEASON 8 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC) 9 p.m. The Carrie Diaries (CW) The Following (Fox) TUESDAY 8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars Results Show (ABC) (one hour) NCIS (CBS) (one hour) Hart of Dixie (CW) (one hour) Raising Hope (Fox) The Voice (NBC) (one hour) 8:30 p.m. Ben and Kate (Fox) 9 p.m. Happy Endings (ABC) Emily Owens, M.D. (CW) (one hour) New Girl (Fox) Go On (NBC) NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) (one hour) 9:30 p.m. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC) The Mindy Project (Fox) The New Normal (NBC) 10 p.m. Private Practice (ABC) Vegas (CBS) Parenthood (NBC) MIDSEASON 8 p.m. How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) 8:30 p.m. The Family Tools (ABC) TBD The Goodwin Games (Fox) WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. The Middle (ABC) Arrow (CW) (one hour) Animal Practice (NBC) Survivor (CBS) (one hour) The X Factor (Fox) (two hours) 8:30 p.m. Suburgatory (ABC) Guys With Kids (NBC) 9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) Criminal Minds (CBS) (one hour) Supernatural (CW) (one hour) Law & Order: SVU (NBC) (one hour) 9:30 p.m. The Neighbors (ABC) 10 p.m. Nashville (ABC) CSI (CBS) Chicago Fire (NBC) MIDSEASON 8 p.m. American Idol (Fox) THURSDAY 8 p.m. Last Resort (ABC) (one hour) The Big Bang Theory (CBS) The Vampire Diaries (CW) (one hour) The X Factor Results (Fox) (one hour) 30 Rock (NBC) 8:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men (CBS) Up All Night (NBC) 9 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (ABC) (one hour) Person of Interest (CBS) (one hour) Beauty and the Beast (CW) (one hour) Glee (Fox) (one hour) The Office (NBC) 9:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation (NBC) 10 p.m. Scandal (ABC) Elementary (CBS) Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC) MIDSEASON 8 p.m. American Idol Results (Fox) FRIDAY 8 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) (one hour) CSI: New York (CBS) (one hour) America's Next Top Model (CW) (one hour) Touch (Fox) (one hour) Whitney (NBC) 8:30 p.m. Community (NBC) 9 p.m. Primetime: What Would You Do? (ABC) Made in Jersey (CBS) Nikita (CW) Fringe (Fox) Grimm (NBC) 10 p.m. 20/20 (ABC) Blue Bloods (CBS) Dateline (NBC) MIDSEASON 8 p.m. Last Man Standing (ABC) 8:30 p.m. Malibu Country (ABC) 9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 10 p.m. Primetime: What Would You Do? (ABC) TDB Hell's Kitchen (Fox) MORE: CBS First Look: Check Out Sophia Bush's Partners, Lucy Liu's Elementary and More! SATURDAY 7 p.m. Fox Sports Saturday (fall) 8 p.m. Saturday Night College Football (ABC) Crimetime Saturday (CBS) (two hours) 10 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery (CBS) MORE: CW Unveils Fall Schedule: Supernatural and 90210 on the Move! Plus, Gossip Girl Final Season Scoop SUNDAY 7 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC) (one hour) 60 Minutes (CBS) (one hour) NFL Game (Fox/fall) Football Night in America (NBC) (one hour) 7:30 p.m. The OT (Fox/fall) 8 p.m. Once Upon a Time (ABC) (one hour) The Amazing Race (CBS) (one hour) Sunday Night Football (NBC) (two hours) The Simpsons (Fox) 8:30 p.m. Bob's Burgers (Fox) 9 p.m. Revenge (ABC) (one hour) The Good Wife (CBS) (one hour) Family Guy (Fox) 9:30 p.m. American Dad (Fox) 10 p.m. The Mentalist (CBS) 666 Park Avenue (ABC) MIDSEASON 7 p.m. Animation Domination (Fox) Dateline NBC (post-football) 7:30 p.m. The Cleveland Show (Fox) 8 p.m. Fashion Star (NBC/post-football) 9 p.m. The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC/post-football) 10 p.m. Do No Harm (NBC) Which evenings will be nightmares for your DVR? Any head-to-head matchups you are dreading? Personally, we hate New Girl versus Happy Endings on Tuesday nights, but we'll manage. What about you guys?

  • Or she subsists entirely on the blood of human sacrifices. Neither would surprise me. She's so hot. and I never watched Smallville (aside from the final eps.) and she wasn't in 'em. She's just that hot!

  • May 17, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by Samson_K

    As niaiserie has already pointed out - the original Beauty and the Beast has absolutely no element of him being a human until he was angry and she calmed him down and he turned into a human again. However the original Little Red Riding Hood has her being blinded by Toxic Waste and using heightened sonar style eyesight to battle Kingpin Wolf Little Miss Muffet gets bitten by the spider and then starts shooting webs out of her ass (later versions changed this) and Snow White was given a super soldier serum and hooked up with the Howlin' Dwarves to battle the Red Stepmother. But Beauty and the Beast isn't at all an influence on The fecking Hulk.

  • May 17, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by Negator76

    Epic Win.

  • May 17, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Freema is on American TV??

    by corporategohan616

    I hate to say it but the pilot is worth watching for this girl alone. I hope her role is somewhat interesting..

  • Both Buffy and Angel got far superior in quality from their pilots. Other series that got better from their pilots off the top of my head are: Senfield The Office (Michael was just uncomfortably inappropriate) Parks and Recreations (the entire first season sucked) In fact, I will stop listing sitcoms because sitcoms generally get better over time because writers find the quirks in the characters over time. Friday Night Lights (the pilot was full with every football movie cliche there was and then the show got stellar after the pilot. I personally almost quit the show after the pilot, but glad I hung in there) Lost (the pilot was spectacular, but the show got better over time) Melrose Place (I wasn't a fan, but it went from generic drama to over the top nightime soap) Game of Thrones Caprica (not a great series, but it didn't find its way until it was too late)

  • May 17, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Great, that means...


    ...I can go out on Friday nights again without being upset about missing a new Supernatural episode or anything else actually worth watching.

  • May 17, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    letsfightinglove - It's not just Hawkeye.

    by Meta

    It's also the Hunger Games. Bow & Arrows are now trendy-cool. That is, until the next tween fighting movie comes out. NBC's Revolution's main lead is an arrow slinging chick. I wouldn't be surprised if we some more people firing arrows on TV next season.

  • May 17, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Yea, I consider it the exception when pilots are stellar, not the rule

    by Bass Ackwards

    Usually pilots are so loaded with intros and set ups its hard to get running. I think that dynamic is changing a bit as more shows are working with longer story arcs and have an expectation of their audience having patience though.

  • Mutant X comes to mind. <P> Time to restaff internally CW.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Fans of Supernatural

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I have been a fan from the start, but the last two seasons are really starting to test my interest in the show. This season in particular. There are some good moments, but my test of my interest in a tv series is does it really bother if my wife asks me a question on something really non-important (from my perspective) and does it bother me or not. Obviously if it bothers me, then I am really engaged in the show. For the first 5 seasons it bothered me if she asked me questions, for the last two seasons not only are her questions ceasing to bother me so much, but I am even asking her questions about some pretty trivial stuff through the show. Would be keen to hear how other fans (obvioulsy not haters like Herc) have thought about the last two seasons.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    re: fans of supernatural

    by mad_taffer

    I think these past 2 seasons have been ok. I think last season was better than this one. I think they should drop the jazz music or whatever the hell kind of music that is and bring back the classic rock. The Leviathans are not good villians, and a lot of this season just seems like filler. I feel that Jeremy Carver is going to make a distinct change to the show. He's written some amazing episodes, so here's hoping it returns to the greatness of the first 5 seasons.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Glad to see Nikita returning, but pairing it with America's Next Top Model?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I realize there literally are NO other appropriate CW shows to pair it with (name another action/adventure series the network has shown, and Smallville barely counts), but seriously. Plus, it's still stuck in Friday night purgatory. I still don't know why CW picked up the show in the first's totally at odds with the usual demographic that watches the networks (angsty teenagers and "hip" twentysomethings). I'm glad it's lasted so long, but it's on the wrong damn network. It plays much more like a Fox series.

  • May 18, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    If you're ever attacked by a can of vicious tennis balls

    by clinkeroo

    Arrow is your man.

  • May 18, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    the cw

    by rakesh patel

    Emily Owens MD.. has a guy called will rider, this is the best porno name i've heard and thats the name of smallvilles grren arow Justin Hartley! Arrow looks like the perfect hammy substitute for smallville have to say that those are the bounciest tennis balls i've every seen. surely by the time he fired his arrows they could have been at a downward incline and more to the floor. Kristin Kreuk, she's lovely, but her run in smalville especially to the end dragged. i would literally fast forward her and lexs scenes, shaving a good 30 minutes off each episode. I kinda remember the original B & B and its soft hazy lighting, this series isn't for me, the original was a hit, so who knows.... I'm not buying the smart no nonsense homicide detective, that's just plain silly. Not sure what to think of cult, and if it has the legs to be a fully fledged series. i really dont know.

  • May 18, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Beauty and the Beast supposed to be about

    by gotilk

    finding love with someone in spite of their appearance, loving that person for who they are, not how they look? Going beyond the superficial? Way to lose sight of the real meaning of the story there, people. I really think this scheduling makes sense and is maybe the smartest scheduling changes of all the networks this fall. I really hope the change of day gives Supernatural the boost it needs to give us another season or two of GREAT Supernatural episodes. If you would have told me 3 years ago that Supernatural would still be on the air, I would have called you crazy. It was just too good to survive, in my opinion. Yet, here we are. Someone at the network must realize that the series has real staying power and the potential for new fans even 10 years from now. And now, here we are, seeing Supernatural not only still on the air, but being moved OUT of the Friday death slot. AMAZING! Couple this with the Fringe 13 episode order for a real ending and... shit I'd swear I was dreaming. Pinch me.

  • May 18, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    I agree about the music. When we started hearing less of the classic rock, it was almost like a beloved character dying. I get it, they're saving money on the show, but now that they have a renewal and a move to a better night, I hope they have the guts to get a hold of more classic rock. What they should do it get a special deal so that they can use a song more than once a year, on multiple episodes, for a slightly higher fee, saving them money in the long run. Or even better, try to convince the labels/publishers that it's almost like product placement. Do the ads at the end like Smallville (and other shows) did at the end that says something like *If you loved the music in this episode, here are the artists and song titles, here's a web page that you can go to with links to the iTunes downloads for each!*. Everybody wins. Pipe dream.

  • May 18, 2012, 2:41 a.m. CST

    the music

    by rakesh patel I really hope next season is a return to form

  • May 18, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    2012-2013 is going to suck.

    by Stormwalkers

    Not a single good show on any of the channels. amirite?

  • May 18, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Finally got to watch the previews...

    by Mikey Wood's official: All CW shows look the same. I suppose it's a house 'style' or maybe they use the same pool of crew or something but they all look the same. That being said: They also all look awful. ARROW just looks like more SMALLVILLE-type stuff but with an older protagonist (and, for me, that's not good. Hated SMALLVILLE to the core of my being). IS there an established CW house style or is it me?

  • May 18, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    let's just say there's a jokebook full of cobwebs in an attic somewhere

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    Jesus, what a hoary line. Thanks for truckin that one out

  • May 18, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Guillermo Del Toro's Beauty in the Beast?

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    I suppose this is no-longer on Guillermo's to-do slate, but when it was announced.... especially considering his long time association with Ron Perlman... I was sure it was gonna be his take on the classic 80's TV series. Wow, this looks pretty bad, though. I don't know if people realize that Beast has a HUGE cult following of Dark Shadows sized-proportions. And... no underground midevael society, no Beauty and the Beast. Fuck that. I can def see this playing to the burgeoning fan-fiction writers of America, though Kristin Kreuk's narration has NOTHING on the breathy, wistful voice-overs of Linda Hamilton... Up there with the opening narration from Quantum Leap... or Ben Browder's Farscape intro- as one of the most unforgettable, haunting opening narrations in TV history. Arrow looks great. As far as it being a throwback to 80's action, what the fuck is wrong with that?? Pinning down a good pulpy atmosphere is half the battle on these comic films. That's why X-Men 2 works so well for me... there is a certain 1970's Canadian timber and flannel-shirt-vibe to that flick that works SO well with Wolverine's character, the underlying civil rights story... Also a reason why Sin City and The Spirit work so well for me perfectly when so many fanboys hate them. All vibe and juiced up color, like comic pages stuffed into a camera. Give Arrow some 80's vibe... If yr not gonna have Ollie's Old Spice 'stache, you might as well rep the 80's somewhere in the story

  • May 18, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    @Sasquatch what fan boys hate Sin City?

    by sunwukong86

    Never heard that before

  • TV producers and "writers" need to grow some pride.

  • Alona Tal is very purty.

  • May 18, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    I was talking more about the Spirit and lumping Sin City in w/ it... I know Sin City was universally loved. Was talking about feel and design... When I first sat down to watch the Spirit I was blown away by it. Could not understand all the hate for it. It was just ahead of it's time, I guess... Fanboys want some grim Nolan jack-off, not an over-the-top bubble gum and pop rocks movie that actually FEELS like a comic

  • May 18, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Umm - - Sin City was NOT universally loved...

    by m_prevette

    A lot of us saw it for the steaming pile of crap it is. Frank The Hack Miller can't write tough detective fiction, so he does what SEEMS to be a parody written by a 12 year old, but, Miller really thinks is bad-ass. He attempts to do a "hard boiled" crime story but it just comes off as lame. No one really edits Miller apparently, or they'd have stopped that shit in it's tracks years ago. The comics were bad enough, but the movie was horrid. Once Elijah Wood started hopping around the woods like some little zany magical sprite, that was the last nail in the coffin right there. Visually inventive yes, but a bad script from bad source material. Miller sucks, no two ways about it.

  • May 18, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    GREEN Arrow is in STAR City... wtf...

    by Kremzeek

    Don't do a damn Smallville on this where we can't actually say "Superman" and all that other stupid shit they stuck to for no reason.

  • May 18, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Oh and, prestigeworldwide, don't forget WB also had about

    by Kremzeek

    100 hip hop sitcoms on a day. That was a cool trend. I was bummed when that was over...

  • And be prepared for ratings defeat this Fall. Horrid idea. Horrid.

  • May 19, 2012, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Damn, Knives Chau!

    by lobezno

    on the Carrie Daries! I´m gonna see that shit only for Ellen Wong presence.

  • May 19, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    and besides,

    by lobezno

    I'm a nerd and and orthopaedic surgeon. Damn stereotypes.

  • May 19, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Disney's Gargoyles is more true to Beauty and the Beast than this

    by HornOrSilk


  • May 19, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Cult .....FINALLY!

    by Allen_T

    I heard about cult right after Farscape was cancelled. This concept was so sounding yet it took so long to be greenlighted. What was funny I was just thinking about the concept not long ago. I am so glad, hopefully it will get a full season.