The CW 2014-15: Upfronts’ trailers

By David Knox on May 17, 2014 / Filed Under News 4

2014-05-17_0021.jpgUS network The CW has reminded media at its Upfronts presentation that it successfully moved from narrower female fare (Gossip Girl, 90210) to a broader-appeal schedule lined with male-friendly genre programming (Arrow, The 100).

“We’re a very different CW than we were a few years ago,” president Mark Pedowitz said.

Here is a short collection of upcoming titles:


The Flash
Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel.


Jane the Virgin
When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her of two things: telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment, and women must protect their virginity at all costs. Now age 23, Jane is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel. All the years of watching telenovelas with the two women who raised her – her sexy, young-at-heart mother, Xiomara, and her still-devout grandmother, Alba – have given Jane a slightly unrealistic view of romance. Still, she is determined not to make the same mistake her mother made – becoming an unwed mother at 16. Jane has managed to find a wonderful fiancé: a handsome, hard-working detective named Michael, who loves her enough to accept her detailed timeline for their future together and even her insistence on “saving herself” until they’re married. All of Jane’s meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room.


The CW First Look

iZombie
Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance now passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted. The change in Liv is baffling to her mother, her former fiancé, Major, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities.

The Messengers
In the white-hot sun of the New Mexico desert, scientist Vera Ivanov watches in fascination as a mysterious object plummets to Earth and explodes in a blinding flash, sending out a shock wave that briefly stops her heart. But Vera is not the only one affected by the blast: she is instantly and mysteriously connected to four other strangers, who also collapse only to miraculously come back to life hours later. Erin, a young mother desperate to protect her 7-year-old daughter from an abusive ex-husband; Peter, a troubled high school student who finally lashes out to end the constant bullying he can no longer endure; Raul, a federal agent looking to escape his undercover assignment in a violent Mexican drug cartel; and Joshua, Jr., a charismatic second-generation televangelist following in his father’s footsteps – all awaken after the pulse with powers they can barely believe, from inexplicable strength to the ability to heal others.

Monday
8-9 pm – The Originals (New Night)
9-10 pm – Jane The Virgin

Tuesday
8-9 pm – The Flash
9-10 pm – Supernatural

Wednesday
8-9pm – Arrow
9-10 Pm – The 100

Thursday
8-9 Pm – The Vampire Diaries
9-10 Pm – Reign

Friday
8-8:30 Pm – Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30-9 Pm – Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore Episode)
9-10 Pm – America’s Next Top Model

4 Comments »

  1. maxxdude May 18, 2014 at 8:49 am -

    The Flash looks awesome. Jane the Virgin does not.
    Lets hope that Nine can bring back Arrow Season 2 then fast track Arrow & The Flash in a double header.

  2. stevie g May 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm -

    The little boy inside me got excited at the site of The Flash, in costume and all. There certainly are a lot of Super Hero shows for next season. If only nine would bring Arrow back, really what has been the delay? Didn’t it do well last year. I hope they don’t dump it with two episodes every week like Seven do, the occasional double ep is cool, but every week gets a bit much.

  3. cnrmlj May 17, 2014 at 7:18 am -

    Bring on Arrow Season 3. Season 2 was excellent.

  4. Jduder May 17, 2014 at 5:00 am -

    Love the trailer for The Flash! I’ll check out the other shows too as they sound just like shows I’d watch

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