The CW has released their 2013 – 2014 primetime schedule! Check out the press release below, but first here’s a sneak peek into Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries with this summary….eeeekkkk!! *Spoiler Alert*
In the tumultuous fourth season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the world of Mystic Falls was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) came face-to-face with her worst nightmare – life as a vampire. While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her. Their search for the cure leads the brothers, along with Elena’s brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and her best friends Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Caroline (Candice Accola), to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal, Silas, who has been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years. But Elena isn’t the only vampire who longs to return to life as a human, and the question of who will take the cure is resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow, and a confession of true love. The series heads into its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human, and a shocking Salvatore secret. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The series was developed by Kevin Williamson (“The Following,” “Scream”) & Julie Plec (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), who serve as executive producers along with Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Caroline Dries (“Melrose Place,” “Smallville”).
Via CW Press Release:
THE CW ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 FALL SCHEDULE
The CW Picks Up Five New Dramas
And Adds More Original Programming
For 2013-2014 Season
Monday Nights Offer Southern Charm and Epic Romance
With “Hart of Dixie” and “Beauty And The Beast”
Tuesdays Take a Terrifying Turn
With the Vampire Family of “The Originals,”
Followed by Fan Favorite “Supernatural”
Wednesday Nights Are On Target
With the Return of Breakout Hit “Arrow”
And New Action-Adventure Drama “The Tomorrow People”
Blood-Chilling Hit Drama “The Vampire Diaries”
And Sweeping New Historical Drama “Reign”
Rule Over Thursday Nights
Fashionable Fridays Pair “The Carrie Diaries”
And “America’s Next Top Model”
Dramas “Star-Crossed” and “The 100” Will Premiere Midseason,
Along with New Reality Series “Famous in 12”
“Nikita” Wraps Up Her Mission with a Six-Episode Run
NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 — The CW Network presented its 2013-14 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at the New York City Center in New York City. The Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop opened the show with their smash Top Ten hit “I Love It.”
“We had a terrific season last year, growing our audience on-air, digitally and socially. Now we are building on that success by continuing to add more original programming all year long, and by adding high-concept, exciting shows to our schedule that will help us continue our mission of broadening out our 18-to-34-year old audience,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “‘Arrow’ was one of the breakout hits of this season, and we’re using that show and ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ our two highest-rated series, to launch our new dramas ‘The Tomorrow People’ and ‘Reign,’ on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
“Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah, the original family of vampires, have become fan favorites over the past three seasons on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and we know viewers will be excited to see more of their story in their new spin-off series, ‘The Originals,’ on Tuesday nights. And with ‘Star-Crossed’ and ‘The 100’ set for midseason, The CW is poised to keep growing and keep our momentum going.”
The CW will launch its fall season in October 2013. Premiere dates to be announced at a later time.
Monday nights are the new home for Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart of BlueBell, Alabama on HART OF DIXIE from 8:00-9:00p.m., followed by the second season of the epic romance, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, from 9:00-10:00p.m.
The CW kicks off its new Tuesday lineup from 8:00-9:00p.m. with the highly anticipated spin-off of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – THE ORIGINALS – starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt as the original vampire family. From9:00-10:00p.m., SUPERNATURAL, the fan-favorite drama that saw ratings growth this season, moves to a new night as the Winchester brothers embark on the ninth season of their otherworldly battle against evil.
On Wednesday nights, the breakout action drama ARROW hits its mark again in the 8:00-9:00p.m. timeslot, with Stephen Amell as Starling City’s vigilante archer. From 9:00-10:00p.m., new action-adventure drama THE TOMORROWPEOPLE stars Robbie Amell as a young man with abilities he is only beginning to understand.
The CW returns to Mystic Falls on Thursday nights with its highest-rated series, the critically acclaimed, social media favorite THE VAMPIRE DIARIES from 8:00-9:00p.m, followed at 9:00-10:00p.m. by the sweeping, romantic and racy new historical drama REIGN, staring Adelaide Kane as the young Mary, Queen of Scots.
Fridays stay stylish with a new night for THE CARRIE DIARIES, starring AnnaSophia Robb as the young Carrie Bradshaw, kicking off the night from 8:00-9:00p.m. This season, viewers will see how Carrie and Samantha Jones met and became friends. From 9:00-10:00p.m., the fierce Tyra Banks and AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL put the finishing touch on Friday nights.
New dramas STAR-CROSSED and THE 100 will premiere at midseason, with dates and times to be announced later, along with the new reality series FAMOUS IN 12.
Following is The CW’s 2013-2014 primetime schedule, a night-by-night breakdown and accompanying details on all the programs.
THE CW’s 2013-2014 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
8:00-9:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (New Night)
8:00-9:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (New Series)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Night)
8:00-9:00 PM ARROW
9:00-10:00 PM THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00 PM REIGN (New Series)
8:00-9:00 PM THE CARRIE DIARIES (New Night)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL