We've seen what happens to vampires, werewolves, beasts and demons when they get saucy, so what happens to the aliens on Star-Crossed when they hit the sack? Viewers will find out within the first few minutes of Monday's episode.
[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Monday's Star-Crossed. Read at your own risk.]
Monday's Star-Crossed ended with a twist:
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After the Games, the deluge. Now that Sochi's Closing Ceremony is but a glittery, shimmering memory, time for TV to get back to normal — which means everything new is finally new again. And for NBC, it signifies another big week, as it tries to keep the momentum going, using a new season of The Voice (8/7c) and its irresistible Blind Auditions to fuel ratings on Mondays and Tuesdays, with a visceral assist from The Blacklist (10/9c). Red's latest target: a woman from his shadowy past played by Jennifer Ehle, who'll always be my favorite Elizabeth Bennet (from the 1995 Pride and Prejudice).
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The CW has found yet another story to repurpose with hot shirtless men. Star-Crossed, which premieres Monday at 8/7c, tells the familiar story of forbidden love with an added twist — aliens! — yet somehow the sci-fi romance works.
Crackle, the Sony-owned streaming service behind Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has picked up the second season of the comedic digital series Aim High.
McG (Chuck, Charlie's Angels) is behind the show, which stars Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) as Nick Green, a high school slacker who's actually a highly trained government assassin. Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) also star.
The CW handed out series orders to four new shows Thursday. The Tomorrow People, Reign, The 100 and Star-Crossed join the previously ordered Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals.
The Tomorrow People, which is...
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The CW has ordered two pilots, including a retooling of last year's failed project, The Selection.
Set 300 years in the future, the Hunger Games-esque The Selection is about a working class woman chosen via lottery to compete for the Royal Prince's hand in marriage and to become the nation's future queen. The network previously ordered and shot the project last pilot season with Aimee Teegarden and Ethan Peck as the leads, but failed to pick it up to series. Although the new project will be re-cast, executive producers Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who also wrote the script, will again oversee the project.
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Can't get enough of The Hunger Games? The CW thought you might say that. The young-skewing network is hoping that Katniss and Co.'s success at the box office (more than $300 million, and counting, in the U.S. alone) will translate to interest in The Selection, a pilot in contention for fall. Friday Night Lights' Aimee Teegarden stars as a girl chosen to enter a fierce competition to marry the prince of a war-torn society.
Ethan Peck has been cast in the CW pilot The Selection, Deadline reports.
Set 300 years in the future, the project is about a young woman named America (Friday Nights Lights alum Aimee Teegarden) who is chosen via lottery to participate in a competition to find the next queen. Peck will play Prince Maxon, whom America is reluctantly vying to marry.