CW not worried that ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spinoff is facing ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

07.30.13 4 years ago

CW not worried that “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff is facing “Marvel”s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
CW president Mark Pedowitz said “The Originals” and the Joss Whedon series have different fan bases. “We believe these are people that the fans have known for the last three years and we hope that built-in equity allows the fans to come,” he says, adding: “We”re comfortable where it”s sitting.”

ABC Family renews “Switched at Birth,” orders more episodes of “Twisted” and “The Fosters”
“Switched at Birth” will return for Season 3, while “The Fosters” and “Twisted” will be back in January.

Vanity Fair and Vogue strike TV deals

The Condé Nast magazines are putting out two shows — a crime and mystery series called “Vanity Fair Confidential” for Investigation Discovery and design competition series “Fashion Fund” for Ovation.

“Love Boat” Captain Gavin MacLeod’s memoir reveals his battle with depression, alcoholism
MacLeod didn’t get sober until midway through his run on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

What are the chances “The Killing” will return for Season 4?
Season 3’s ratings have been about the same as last season, but “The Killing” now has a Netflix deal.

CW’s “Reign” wants to educate its viewers, but “it’s not the History Channel”
“In each episode, we’ll educate people on what element of history helps our story,” says exec producer Laurie McCarthy. But Adelaide Kane, who plays Mary Queen of Scots, says: “It’s TV, so we can take creative license. It’s not the History Channel. Of course we’re going to dramatize events and have fun.”

Did “The Newsroom” recycle a “Family Guy” joke?
A voice mail joke from a 2008 “Family Guy” episode surfaced on this week’s “Newsroom.”

Read an oral history of HBO’s “Real Sex”
“The 60 Minutes of Sex” lasted from 1990 to 2009.

The government will begin counting scripted shows as part of GDP, but not reality TV
“The vast majority of reality TV shows don’t last,” says one economic analyst.  “For something to count as investment, it has to last a long time.”

“The Bachelorette” produces a “spectacular” moment
There was much sobbing on last night’s season finale, part 1.

Conan O’Brien and Eric McCormack were born on the same
Both former NBC stars celebrated their 50th birthday on April 18.

Check out “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” Key Art
“Giving it their best shot.”

“Supernatural’s” spinoff will be much more of an ensemble
“We’ll have main characters who are both human and monsters,” says “Supernatural” exec producer Jeremy Carver.

Ice-T takes a selfie
The 55-year-old “SVU” star wrote on Twitter: “This morning: MFs popin sh*t … 55yrs old. ‘Don’t sleep on the old cats.'”

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