Monday, July 30, 2012

CW TCA Talk: Stephen Amell, 'Supernatural', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Hart of Dixie', 'Nikita', 'The L.A. Complex', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Emily Owens MD'...

"It's not going to be every week, act five, cross off, you know? The list is a storytelling technique at the moment...but it's not set in stone. It's written on paper. In pen, but still! There are other things in that book that are very important, other than the list," Arrow series star Stephen Amell teased for LA TV Insider Examiner when we caught up with him in Los Angeles earlier today... [MORE] 

Last we saw Castiel (Misha Collins) on Supernatural he was high-tailing it out of Purgatory, leaving his buddy Dean (Jensen Ackles) behind to face down countless unknown monsters and creatures. But Collins himself didn't get too far-- we caught up with him at the network's parent company TCA party in Los Angeles to find out just when we'll see Castiel again and how he may be different yet again this season... [MORE]

At the end of season three, The Vampire Diaries did something showrunner Julie Plec had once promised herself she would never do: she turned Elena (Nina Dobrev) into a vampire. But while she once read the source material novels and vowed to do something different, she realized pretty early on that she needed to raise the stakes and what better way to do that than to play with the hero/heroine dynamic? ... [MORE]

Things were not looking so good for George (Scott Porter), last we left him on Hart of Dixie. After calling off his wedding to Lemon (Jaime King) (for good?), he ended up on Zoe's (Rachel Bilson) doorstep...a few minutes after she slept with Wade (Wilson Bethel). What the heck, man? Everyone's betraying the "golden boy" of Bluebell! ... [MORE]

Nikita fans, rejoice! Series executive producer Craig Silverstein is thinking of season three as a season-long arc, but the situation he is writing himself into also supports a longer term story, especially much more than the "something's got to give" situations of the past. In other words, he is certainly not planning an end to his beloved spy series just yet! ... [MORE]

Though The L.A. Complex has been severely under-performing the traditional ratings (in fact, it may be setting records for the lowest numbers of a program a network has fought so hard for), The CW's Mark Pedowitz pointed out during his TCA session today that the show is actually one of its higher performers in the alternate, online space... [MORE]

"Jennie Synder Urman dissects Emily Owens, M.D."

The CW's new medical drama, Emily Owens, M.D., centers on the titular woman (Mamie Gummer) who is still very much a "work in progress." She was a geek in high school who is now starting her surgery residency-- only to find that there are cliques in hospitals just like high school... [MORE

"Beauty and the Beast to play with a severe "bad boy" and atypical romance"

The CW's Beauty and the Beast is a modern retelling of the 1980s network drama. But this version, on The CW, is not so "on the surface" obvious about what is "beastly" about its male lead, Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan). Though the production company did acquire the rights to the original show and instructed new series creators Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Lavin that the pilot would be a retelling, both women felt some they would do the audience a disservice not to think outside the box a little bit... [MORE]

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