The CW Picks Up “Star Crossed” (“Oxygen”) and 3 Other Pilots, Passes on “The Selection”


starcrossed-cw-050913“The Selection’s” second attempt on making it into the CW’s lineup has once again fallen short.

The network decided to pass on their second try at turning Keira Cass’ book into a show. The CW did, however, pick up four more shows including ones starring CW favorites Matt Lanter, Malese Jow & Grey Damon.

“The 100,” “Star Crossed” (formerly “Oxygen”), “Reign,” and “The Tomorrow People” will join the network who has also renewed “Nikita” and “The Carrie Diaries.” With the end of “90210” and “Gossip Girl,” the network seems to be sticking with the supernatural/time period-esque shows. If you think about it, “Hart of Dixie” and the “Carried Diaries” are the only shows without some kind of supernatural element, right?

Click inside to see a description of the network’s four new shows! Which one are you most excited for?

The 100
Logline: Ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Based on the forthcoming The Hundred book series (initial two-book order), written by Kass Morgan and published by Little, Brown.

Cast: Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), Eli Goree, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Christopher Larkin

Star-Crossed (formerly Oxygen)
Logline: Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl (Friday Night Lights’ Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.

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Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter (90210), Malese Jow, Titus Mankin Jr., Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley, Maggie Elizabeth Jones

Logline: The previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The secret history of survival at French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue.

Cast: Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Combs, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Megan Follows, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell, Rossif Sutherland (recurring)

The Tomorrow People
Logline: Based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price, the drama tells the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.

Cast: Robbie Amell, Peyton List (Mad Men), Luke Mitchell, MarkPellegrino, Madeleine Mantock, Aaron Yoo