Upfronts 2012: CW Orders Five Pilots to Series
'Arrow,' 'Carrie Diaries,' 'First Cut,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Cult' all picked up
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/11/2012 5:00:38 PMComplete Coverage: Upfronts 2012
The CW has made its pilot pick-ups, on Friday ordering five dramas to series -- The Carrie Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, Cult, First Cut and Arrow.
The Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries stars AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw coming of age in 1984 Manhattan. The series is from Fake Empire (Gossip Girl) in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Medical drama First Cut, from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros., stars Mamie Gummer as a recently-graduated medical student who discovers life at the hospital is no different than high school.
Cult is about a journalist who starts investigating the dark underworld of a hit TV show after his brother goes missing. Arrow, based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, stars Stephen Amell as a vigilante superhero with the secret identity of a billionaire industrialist, Oliver Queen.
The net's Beauty and the Beast adaptation is loosely based on the 1980s CBS series about the relationship between a handsome doctor who becomes a beast when enraged (Jay Ryan) and a female homicide detective (Kristin Kreuk). Beauty and the Beast is from CBS Studios.
The new series joined previously announced renewals for The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and Supernatural for the 2012-13 season.
'The Carrie Diaries' looks like it ought to be a very promising show. 'America's Next Top Model', 'Gossip Girl', '90210', and 'The Vampire Diaries' are very good shows... same for 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Nikita'. Wish The CW would consider adding comedy to their prime-time line up... maybe even bringing back Sunday prime-time.
Eric - 5/12/2012 1:04:02 PM EDT
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