US Autumn Preview 2012: The CW

Poor the CW. It tries so hard to be “hip” and “down wid da kidz” but all of it’s programming is so wank, it really doesn’t stand much of a chance.  Bless it. Even this year, despite some really good starting points for shows, all the trailers look shite. At least they’re trying, I suppose.

Renewals: A surprisingly large amount, considering how dire the ratings were for most of it. Hart of Dixie was the only new programme to get through it’s first year, whilst Nikita, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and 90210 all got renewals with it. Whilst is was renewed for another year, rumour has it Gossip Girl is going into it’s final season though, as everyone stopped giving a shit about three years ago.

Cancellations: New shows Ringer and The Secret Circle, whilst One Tree Hill was finally put out of it’s misery.

New Shows


Thanks to smash hit “The Avengers” superheroes are more in vogue than ever, hence this adaptation of the DC comic, and sort of spin-off of Superman prequel “Smallville” is rather well timed. Unfortunately, everyone knows that superheroes only really work if they’re allowed to be at least a bit amusing. Even Christopher Nolan’s Batman has a streak of black humour running through it. I want to look forward to this but it’s looks so deadly serious, I think it’d just be a bit dull. Plus, I prefer the Smallville Green Arrow. He was FIT.


Something about followers of a TV show following out the murderous instructions of the bad guy in it. Whatever, looks shit.

The Carrie Diaries

Sex and the City prequel. It has two things in it’s favour: a) Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones from Doctor Who) is in it as Carrie’s sassy black mentor, b) Sarah Jessica Parker, and her smug, patronising horse face is nowhere to be seen.

Emily Owens, M.D.

It’s like if someone decided to remake Scrubs without the jokes. Fuck off Emily Owens. Just… fuck off.

Beauty and the Beast

Sadly, nothing to do with the Disney classic, instead it’s a remake of the 80’s cop show. I don’t know how the guy is a “beast” since he’s played by the very handsome Jay Ryan who used to be Jack Scully in Neighbours. Maybe it’s a werewolf thing? Who knows. Again though, this looks shit.


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2007 Brit Award nominee for Best International Female
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