For CW President Mark Pedowitz, spinning off a show from his network's biggest hit was a no-brainer.
"I'm a big believer if you have something that is working and you can incubate it and find a way to get it on the air, it's a good way to get pilots done," Pedowitz said of the upcoming Vampire Diaries spin-off Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter previews.
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The pilot, which will air as an episode of The Vampire Diaries on April 25, will focus on Joseph Morgan's Klaus and the members of the Original Family of vampires in New Orleans. "Klaus was the founding father of New Orleans, and the show is set in that venue," Pedowitz said. "Klaus is just a great character and the Original Family has such dysfunctional family dynamics. We felt it was a great way to go to take the show."
Also on board for the show is Phoebe Tonkin's Haley, which Pedowitz said ruled out some rumblings about Tonkin playing the lead role in the network's Amazon, an origin-story take on Wonder Woman....
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The CBS drama pulled in 20.8 million viewers and a 3.5 in the ...
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ABC claimed a rare Tuesday victory, powered by the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.
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It was a down night overall on Tuesday, but one struggling show did inch up: The Mindy Project.
The comedy drew 3.2 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up two-tenths from its last new episode two weeks ago. It was the only show of Fox's lineup to improve Tuesday.
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Monday, Nov. 12
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
When Robin can't get herself to break up with Nick, Barney steps in to help her pull the trigger.
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