CW's 'Carrie Diaries,' 'Arrow,' 'Cult,' 'First Cut,' 'Beauty and the Beast' Ordered to Series

Kyle 2012/05/11 21:04:24

The young-skewing network has picked up five of its eight pilots,
betting big on Josh Schwartz with both "Cult" and "Arrow."

AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb in "The Carrie Diaries"

The CW has picked up five of its eight pilots to series, including two projects from Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz.

Here's a look at what made the cut:


Logline: Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment,
this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics
character Green Arrow (Stephen Amell).

Cast: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne (second position to ABC's The
River), Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson
(guest/recurring), Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Colin Salmon

Team: EP/W Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg; D David Nutter

Studio: Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television

The Carrie Diaries

Logline: Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie
Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first
questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the
worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman,
Stefania Owen, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Matt Letscher, Chloe Bridges

Team: EP/W Amy Harris; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell; D Miguel Arteta

Studio: Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television


Logline: An inquisitive young female production assistant (Jessica
Lucas) on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger
(Matt Davis) in investigating the show's rabid fans. Together, the duo
finds the fans might be re-creating crime scenes from the show in their
real lives -- behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a
likely murder.

Cast: Matt Davis (equal footing with The Vampire Diaries), Jessica
Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper, Andrew Leeds (guest in the pilot
w/option to recur)

Team: EP/W Rockne O'Bannon; EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein; EP/D Jason Ensler

Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Fake Empire, NS Pictures Inc., CBS Television Studios

Beauty and the Beast

Logline: Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the
1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural
 Smallville's Kristin Kreuk is the Beauty to Jay Ryan's Beast.

Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown, Brian White

Team: EP/W Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper; EP Paul J. Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Bill Haber; D Gary Fleder

Studio: CBS Television Studios

First Cut

Logline: Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the
adult professional world, a newly minted doctor (Mamie Gummer) discovers
that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no
different than high school.

Cast: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Jack Coleman, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King, Necar Zadegan

Team: W/EP Jennie Snyder Urman; EP Dan Jinks; D Bharat Nalluri

Studio: CBS Television Studios

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  • Tori Childers 2012/05/12 03:25:01
    Tori Childers
    I'll watch Arrow and try Beauty and the Beast.
  • Undead Little Red 2012/05/11 23:56:42
    Undead Little Red
    Crap I liked Austin on Switched at Birth >_< guess he really is leaving. And I may check out Beauty and the Beast Beauty and The Beast

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