The CW Picks Up The Tomorrow People and The 100 to Series

CW_logo_colorThe CW has made its second and third new series orders for next season in The Tomorrow People and The 100, respectively. The two genre shows join Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, which was picked up the night after it aired.

From Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec, The Tomorrow People is a remake of the 1970’s British sci-fi series of the same name, which followed young people from around the world who possessed special powers as a result of the next stage in human evolution. The show stars Aaron Yoo, Robbie Amell, and Mark Pellegrino.

Post-apocalyptic drama The 100, featuring the likes of Henry Ian Cusick, Kelly Hu, and Isaiah Washington, tells the story of 100 juvenile delinquents that are released to the surface of a wildly changed Earth, with the survival of the human race entirely in their hands. The show is based on the book of the same name by Kass Morgan and was created by Jason Rothenberg.

Among the CW pilots yet to receive an order (or be confirmed dead) are Blink, Company Town, The Selection, Reign, and Oxygen. Considering how many sci-fi/action dramas that the network put into development for this season, Oxygen seems a likely pick up, while Reign and The Selection will be, at most, limited series, should they be greenlit for 2013-2014.

The CW is set to reveal its 2013-2014 schedule on Thursday, May 16th. Already renewed for next season are Arrow, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, and Hart of Dixie. Nikita and The Carrie Diaries, meanwhile, are currently awaiting their fates to be determined.

Do you think you’ll be watching either The Tomorrow People or The 100? How heavily should The CW invest in genre fare? Which shows would you like to see each pair with?

UPDATE: Reign and Oxygen have been picked up by the network as well.

Shilo Adams is a contributor to TVOvermind whose love of TV is only exceeded by his love for talking about TV. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com.
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