Beauty and the Beast
Fans of The CW’s soapy dramas can get ready to celebrate. The teen-oriented network has given early renewals to five of its series, including freshman dramas Reign and The Originals!
Old favorites Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries will also be returning for the 2014-15 season.
Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, said:
This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. […] The Vampire Diaries is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.
The CW will kick off their Fall 2013 programming with the fifth season premiere of The Vampire Diaries. This will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3 and will be followed by the premiere of The Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals.
The young, mostly undead, adults of Mystic Falls will be dealing with transitioning to college life. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) will also still be in the honeymoon phase of their relationship. Katherine will be stuck readjusting to being human, while the villainous Silas masquerades as Stefan (Paul Wesley). READ MORE
Comic-Con Interview: Beauty and the Beast Supercouple Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan Offer Insight on CW HitBy Susan Hornik on July 21, 2013
It's a tale as old as time — a monstrous, tormented beast and the ravishing beauty determined to save him. In 2012, The CW put a fresh spin on the Beauty and the Beast mythology with a new serialized drama starring Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk and New Zealand's Jay Ryan. Daytime Confidential caught up with the equally-beautiful pair this weekend at Comic-Con.
Kreuk and Ryan delved into the psychological underpinnings of their characters, police detective Catherine Chandler and Vincent Keller, a former doctor transformed into a mutant super soldier with murderous rage by a government experiment. Do the talented actors believe in the kind of predestined, star-crossed love their characters share? Keep reading to find out.
Daytime Confidential: Congrats on the show. After doing so many years of series television, what brought you back?
Kristin Kreuk: That’s a good question. It really was Sherri [Cooper] and Jennifer [Levin]. I met with them, and I loved them so much. I know that being on TV for a long time, it’s about the people that you’re working with. They are wonderful and collaborative, and they wanted to work with me, and I liked that a lot, so that’s why I did it. I was a little scared to get back into a full TV show again.
DC: What makes her a beauty, and what makes him a beast?
KK: I really think that a lot of what we’re exploring is that no one is one or the other, but everybody has beauty and beast within them, that we make certain choices in our lives to behave in one way or in another. Catherine’s journey in part is really to come to understand that there are no bad guys, and there are no good guys, that people make decision, and that humanity is blind, so I think that’s a big part of it. READ MORE
Soap Opera Digest is reporting Supernatural alum Mishael Morgan has landed a role on The Young and the Restless. According to the magazine's site, Morgan will play Hilary Curtis, whose first scenes will be with Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil). Morgan's first airdate is slated for June 14. READ MORE
Former As the World Turns star Peyton List (ex-Lucy Montgomery) joined her The Tomorrow People co-stars Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo at The CW’s 2013 Upfront Presentation on May 16. The event featured several current and former daytime stars, including: Hart of Dixie’s Wilson Bethel (ex-Ryder Callahan, The Young and the Restless), Star-Crossed’s Natalie Hall (ex-Colby Chandler, All My Children), The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and Let’s Make a Deal’s Wayne Brady.
Check out more photos of stars from The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People, Hart of Dixie, Arrow, Reign and more after the jump! READ MORE
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest pop culture headlines and TV storylines, including:
Did Bobbi Kristina Brown actually get engaged, or was it all a publicity ploy for her Lifetime reality series? Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina Lohan stirred up more drama. Justin Bieber pulls a prank.
Gossip Girl and 90210 returned, but their ratings were down. Are fans falling out of love with the shows? Nashville, one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the season, premiered. Find out what the PC gang thought of its first episode. The CW debuted Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. ABC’s Revenge and Once Upon a Time continue to have the PC crew in their clutches. Can Luke and Regan ever eat soft serve ice cream again without thinking of The Good Wife? The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season finale was packed full of jaw dropping drama.
All this and Melodie’s thoughts on Austin City Limits 2012 on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.