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Star-Crossed And The 100 Images Show Off The CW’s Latest Sci-Fi Series

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StarCrossed1-sJokes about The CW’s endless parade of teenage angst and improbably beautiful people, you have to respect the network’s commitment to genre programming. From The Vampire Diaries to Arrow to that Beauty & the Beast remake I guess somebody must be watching, The CW’s lineup is chockablock with fantasy, science fiction, and superheroics. The network has two more science fiction projects set to debut in the near future: Star-Crossed, which premieres on February 17, and The 100, which arrives on March 19. Now The CW has released some high-quality stills from both pilots. (You can click the images for larger versions)

Appropriately enough for a show that’s bowing just after Valentine’s Day, Star-Crossed is essentially your basic Romeo & Juliet story but with aliens. In the vein of Alien Nation or District 9, Star-Crossed has alien visitors crash land on Earth. During the hectic aftermath, a young girl named Emery (Aimee Teegarden) meets an alien lad named Roman (Matt Lanter). He’s soon dragged off with the rest of his people and herded into internment camps. The main story picks up 10 years later, as the alien Atrians are being integrated into human society. Naturally, Roman and Emery cross each other’s path again, and romance ensues. You can see stills from Star-Crossed above and below, as well as a teaser trailer for the show.

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2014 Midseason TV Premiere Guide: What’s Coming Back When?

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AhumanWe’re in the midst of the holiday doldrums when it comes to TV, so unless you’ve had a serious craving for Christmas specials or the odd marathon, your choices have been limited. (Then again, I’m sure a lot of you have been like me — using the barren TV landscape as an excuse to binge-watch stuff on Netflix.) Thankfully, the winter break is about to be broken, with shows returning or premiering beginning next week. So settle into the comfy chair and pull up that DVR menu, it’s time to schedule the next few months of TV sci-fi.

Thursday, January 2

Community (NBC, 8/7c)
Okay, okay, so Community isn’t really science fiction. But it is hilarious, and since creator Dan Harmon has returned to the show, we can now recommend it again in good conscience. Besides, it’s delved into alternate realities and was nominated for a Hugo, so that puts it right inside our wheelhouse.

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The 100 And The Tomorrow People Trailers Show Off The CW’s New Sci-Fi Series

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This fall we’ll be getting a lot of promising science fiction shows such as Almost Human and Believe. Surprisingly, the network with the most new sci-fi shows is easily the CW. We’ve already gotten looks at these sci-fi outings, including Star-Crossed, but now the CW is giving us a closer look at The 100 and The Tomorrow People.

First up, The 100. The show’s premise sounds good on paper, but, just based on the extended trailer above, the execution may leave a lot to be desired. After a nuclear apocalypse, the world’s population was killed off, except for the people on 12 orbiting space stations. The 12 space stations combined into one working civilization, called “The Ark.” After three generations, population control has become a problem, so the Ark’s leaders decide to send 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth’s surface to see if our planet is once again fit for human habitation.

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The 100: Check Out A Clip And Trailer For The CW’s Sexy Teen Sci-Fi Drama

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When the 2013-2014 television season kicks off this fall, the CW’s will be heavy with science fiction. One of their new original programs is The 100, and though the debut is still some months away, we’ve got the first trailer and clip for the show.

The 100 is set 97 years after a global nuclear war wiped out much of human civilization and rendered the surface of Earth uninhabitable. Luckily for the human race, there were 400 survivors, the inhabitants of 12 space stations orbiting the planet. After three generations there are now 4,000 living humans stuck in space. Their lack dwindling resources led to a tyrannical government, one that does things like exile a group of 100 young prisoners back to Earth.

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The CW Greenlights Three Sci-Fi Series, Passes On One More

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When the 2013-2014 television season premieres this fall, the airwaves are going to be heavy with science fiction. Specifically, there will be a great deal more genre fare for younger audiences, as the CW has given the go-ahead for a trio of new sci-fi series aimed at teens. The network has picked up The 100, Star-Crossed, and The Tomorrow People. On the other hand, network execs have decided to pass on a second pilot for the Hunger Games-esque series The Selection.

Based on an upcoming series of young adult books, The 100 is the story of a human society that, following a destructive nuclear war, took to living in space. That’s a similar premise to both Oblivion and Elysium. After a while, 100 juvenile delinquents are sent back to determine if it’s yet possible to re-colonize the surface of Earth. You also hear echoes of After Earth in this. The series stars Kelly Hu from Arrow and Henry Ian Cusick from Lost.

Formerly known as Oxygen, Star-Crossed is, as you might infer from the title, the story of a troubled young romance. In this case, the couple is a human girl and an alien boy, so the plot may involve actual stars eventually. Despite a society where aliens and humans are becoming integrated, there are still various hurdles of intolerance for the budding romance to overcome. Most of the aliens are fresh out of internment camps, which is a wound that probably still stings. I imagine that could breed some resentment. Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Friday Night Lights’s Aimee Teegarden are the stars, presumably the Romeo and Juliet characters.