A couple of weeks ago I gave a run down of the new TV shows coming in the fall. I noticed I didn’t go over the shows on The CW. The main reason is I rarely watch The CW. I did check out previews of the new shows and I couldn’t help but notice they all seemed to be either clones of Vampire Diaries or generic soap operas with a gimmick. If The CW doesn’t want to challenge viewers then why waste time watching their shows.
The Originals is a direct spin-off of The Vampire Diaries which just seems to be a different group of vampires and their stories. Just nothing new.
The 100 looked like it possibly could be decent if it wasn’t just “high school” on a post nuclear war Earth.
If these shows interest you then you are probably in the demographic The CW is looking to watch their network. If I were in charge I would try to appeal to different audiences by offering different types of shows.
If you want to check out some clips of the new show check out Fall Preview: Watch Clips from Tomorrow People, Reign, The 100 and Other New CW Series on the TV Line site.