The CW is adding five new dramas to its 2013-14 prime-time schedule, the network confirmed Thursday morning before presenting the new season shows to
advertisers at its upfront presentation in New York.
The network has rescheduled Mondays with two returning shows that are shifting to that night. Leading off is “Hart of Dixie,” followed by “Beauty and the Beast.”
Scare-themed Tuesdays will lead off with a new show, “The Originals,” about a family of vampires, followed by the returning “Supernatural.”
On Wednesday, "Arrow" returns to lead off the night, followed by new series "The Tomorrow People," about a generation of people who are born with paranormal abilities.
Thursday marks the return of “The Vampire Diaries” followed by “Reign,” a period piece about Mary Queen of Scots.
“The Carrie Diaries” is shifting to Fridays, where it will lead off the night followed by "America’s Top Model."
For midseason, CW has ordered six new episodes of "Nikita," which will serve as the show’s final season.
Also tapped for midseason duty are the sci-fi dramas "Star-Crossed" and "The 100." A new reality series, "Famous in 12" -- billed as a "social experiment" -- is being readied. It provides an American family with the opportunity to achieve Kardashian-like fame. Celebrity gossip Web site TMZ is involved in the effort.
In addition, the network announced a new multiyear deal with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, making The CW the exclusive television broadcaster of the two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival. The CW will be the exclusive broadcast home of iHeartRadio’s holiday Jingle Ball concert, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, album release parties and other concert specials.
The agreement gives the CW exclusive streaming rights to the television specials on CWTV.com following the broadcasts. The three-year agreement begins with The CW’s broadcast of the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in July.