If it's the end of the world as we know it, TV feels fine. Led by shows including AMC's The Walking Dead, TNT's Falling Skies and NBC's Revolution, postapocalyptic TV is blowing up — and a lot more of it is on the way.
"There's a huge appeal right at the moment," says Revolution executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon. Among the upcoming shows that revolve around a dystopian future: The CW's The 100 (debuting Wed., March 19, at 9/8c), which follows a group of juvenile delinquents who are shipped from a space station back to Earth in order to see whether it's inhabitable a century after a nuclear holocaust. (The network also just ordered a pilot for The Messengers, about a group of people who are killed, then resurrected, after something crashes into Earth.)
In July comes FX's The Strain — created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and executive produced by Lost's Carlton Cuse — which stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as an epidemiologist charged with preventing a mysterious viral outbreak from destroying humanity. Also this summer...
Henry Ian Cusick has no regrets about leaving Scandal just prior to the ABC political fixer drama became wildly popular.
On Scandal, Cusick played ladies' man Stephen Finch, who served as Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) right-hand man on her team of professional fixers. It was announced after the first season that the Lost alum's contract had not been picked up for a second season and his exit was a "mutual decision."
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How does Cusick feel now about leaving Scandal just before it exploded on Twitter and in the ratings?
The CW has set midseason premiere dates for its new series The 100 and Star-Crossed, as well as returning shows including Whose Line Is it Anyway?, TVGuide.com has learned.
Comic-Con's biggest stars were out for the third annual TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites panel, with president and editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum welcoming some the hottest names in TV, including Blair Underwood (Ironside), Henry Ian Cusick (The 100), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution), Kristin Bauer (True Blood)...
If you didn't slap together your Katniss Everdeen costume and score tickets to San Diego Comic-Con International, don't worry: TVGuide.com is here and ready to deliver all the breaking news about your favorite shows. Beginning Thursday and through Sunday, we'll cover new series including Almost Human and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as returning dramas like True Blood and Dexter.
Check out the full schedule of TV panels below...