The CW has released trailers for its new fall series, including Beauty and the Beast and Arrow, as well as previews for midseason shows The Carrie Diaries and Cult. Check out the videos below.
Arrow stars Hung's Stephen Amell as the D.C. Comics superhero Green Arrow in this modern retelling of the legendary archer's adventures. Brothers & Sisters' Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will executive-produce with The Vampire Diaries' Andrew Kreisberg. Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, Colin Donnell and Susanna Thompson will also star. Colin Salmon will recur. Airing Wednesdays at 8/7c.
Kevin Bacon, Connie Britton
Before the networks unveil their fall lineups in May, TVGuide.com has chosen the 13 most promising pilots:
This ain't your brother's Green Arrow.
The CW has released the first image of Stephen Amell (Hung) as the titular superhero from its Arrow pilot, and let's just say he would not be mistaken for Smallville's own Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley).
The dark and moody shot features ...
Paul Blackthorne is venturing from ABC's The River to CBS' CSI.
The actor has been cast as...
Stephen Amell, Kristin Kreuk
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces including Zachary Levi, Mindy Kaling, Mandy Moore and Sarah Silverman, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti and Kevin Williamson. Also making a comeback this year: Iconic characters including Green Arrow, Carrie Bradshaw, Sherlock Holmes and Beauty and the Beast.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. Here are the CW pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.)
Green Arrow, meet your Black Canary.
Melrose Place reboot star Katie Cassidy has landed the female lead in CW's Arrow, starring Hung's Stephen Amell as DC superhero Green Arrow in this...
Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester and Hugo Becker
Here's what Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran doesn't — and won't — talk about when it comes to the show's fifth season: the identity of who is pregnant, a possible second glimpse of Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (so impressed by Serena's knowledge of The Beautiful and Damned he handed her a summer job), Ivy, the whereabouts of the real Charlie (and if it even matters), the fall-out from Dan's Upper East Side-bashing book, Georgina, gone-but-angry outcast Vanessa ...
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Fortunately, some of those cliff-hangers will immediately be dealt with when Gossip Girl returns (Monday, 8/7c, CW). TVGuide.com instead got Safran's thoughts about why Blair has become the show's most interesting character (by far), what makes this season more fun than last (even if it didn't begin in Paris) and why Serena could wind up being the best movie producer ever:
At the end of last season, you said Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) were totally not over.
Josh Safran: I stand...
Katie Cassidy and Selena Gomez
In the upcoming film Monte Carlo, three girls take the trip of a lifetime. So where would the film's stars Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy choose to make their dream getaway?
"Somewhere tropical like Fiji would be awesome," Gomez told TVGuide.com at the movie's premiere in New York City. Cassidy, meanwhile, would go right back to where they filmed — Paris.
Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley
Are Dan and Blair over already? Blair's blunt brush-off last week certainly made it seem that way, but this is Gossip Girl and there's just no way fans would be rewarded with so little pay-off.
That said, we've got some unresolved issues. Why do we care about Raina, again? Will Vanessa stop pining for Dan? And haven't all the lead actors said recently that they want to move on from the show?
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With these questions burning a hole in our gut, and just four episodes left this season, we turn to executive producer Joshua Safran, who gives TVGuide.com the dirt on that, as well as what to expect for Blair and her trio of suitors, whether or not Ben is really out of Serena's life, and where new girl Charlie fits in.