Jane the Virgin

Fall TV: The CW Announces 2014 Schedule

The CW has announced its fall TV lineup, which kicks off in October. Two new series debut this season, superhero drama The Flash and Jane the Virgin, based on the Venezuelan telenovela. See below for The CW's...

PC #76: Backdooring The Upfronts


On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish about the TV Upfronts and weigh in on which dramas and comedies they are looking forward to.
 
Diversity is in at the broadcast networks, but will viewers tune in for shows like Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat? Will Katherine Heigl torpedo her new show State of Affairs? Can Gotham be successful without an adult Bruce Wayne as Batman? Will The Mysteries of Laura be another flop for Debra Messing?

Is Empire the primetime black soap Jamey has been waiting for? Luke is most excited about The Flash speeding onto The CW.  Everyone is excited about Gotham and How to Get Away With Murder.



All this and much more on today's Pop Confidential podcast!












The CW Shifts to Go After Male Viewers, Telenovela Fans


The CW is trying to grow its viewership beyond teenage girls. One of the new programs debuting in the fall will be Flash, based on the DC Comics superhero. Flash stars Glee’s Grant Gustin as the super-speedster. The cast will also feature Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin.
 
The network is hoping its new action series will attract more male eyeballs. The CW has a high concentration of male viewers at the moment, thanks to their other superhero drama, Arrow, which Flash was spun off from.
 
It looks like The CW might also want to lure back more adult viewers with Jane the Virgin. The channel’s other new series is based on the popular Venezuelan telenovela, Juana la Virgen

Jane centers on a devout young woman, played by Gina Rodriguez of The Bold and the Beautiful fame.  After a horrible mix-up at the hospital, Jane finds out she was artificially inseminated and is now pregnant.  Also starring in Jane the Virgin are Reign’s Yael Grobglas and Justin Baldoni, who appeared on Single Ladies from 2011-2012. 

 Jane the Virgin will air after The Originals on Monday.  Flash will precede the long-running Supernatural on Tuesday nights.   
 
Check out the trailers for the two upcoming series below.