Find Out Which Half of Their Schedule The CW Gave An Early Vote of Confidence To!

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Good News: The CW has just announced that freshman dramas THE ORIGINALS and REIGN have been picked up for a second season alongside veteran fan favorites SUPERNATURAL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and ARROW. Not-So-Good-News: Fans of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HART OF DIXIE, THE CARRIE DIARIES and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE will more than likely have to remain in suspense as to the fate of their favorites until the Network’s annual UpFront in May.

Said CW President Mark Pedowitz in a statement, “This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. The Vampire Diaries is #2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”

Full press release can be found after the jump. [Read more…]

THE CARRIE DIARIES Season Finale Previewpalooza: “Run To You” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Friday January 31st episode of THE CARRIE DIARIES. Direct from The CW, “A BUMP IN THE ROAD — Things grow increasingly tense between Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Tom (Matt Letscher). When Larissa (Freema Agyeman) drops an unexpected bomb on Carrie, Sebastian (Austin Butler) decides he, too, needs to come clean about something. Maggie (Katie Findlay) turns to Walt (Brendan Dooling) when she thinks Pete (guest star Claybourne Elder) is cheating on her, but gets the surprise of her life. Mouse (Ellen Wong) and West (guest star RJ Brown) find themselves in a sticky situation. Elsewhere, Samantha considers leaving the city, and Larissa’s wedding to Harlan (guest star Scott Cohen) is out of this world. Stefania Owen, Brendan Dooling, and Chloe Bridges also star. Andrew McCarthy directed the episode written by Amy B. Harris.” [Read more…]

THE CARRIE DIARIES Previewpalooza: “This Is The Time” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Friday January 24th episode of THE CARRIE DIARIES. Direct from The CW, “A NIGHT TO REMEMBER — Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb), Mouse (Ellen Wong), Maggie (Katie Findlay), and Walt (Brendan Dooling) decide to go to their senior prom – at The Waldorf Astoria – together for a final hurrah. Larissa (Freema Agyeman) offers Carrie an opportunity that makes her rethink her plans for the next year. Mouse learns a secret about Donna LaDonna (Chloe Bridges) that could threaten her reign as queen bee. Meanwhile, Sebastian (Austin Butler) hides a big decision from Carrie. Matt Letscher and Stefania Owen also star. Jason Reilly directed the episode written by Sascha Rothchild.” [Read more…]

THE CARRIE DIARIES Previewpalooza: “Date Expectations” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Friday January 10th episode of THE CARRIE DIARIES. Direct from The CW, “SHOCKING DISCOVERIES — Walt (Brendan Dooling) and Bennet (guest star Jake Robinson) get some devastating news that forever changes their future. Sebastian (Austin Butler) gets an exciting work opportunity, causing him to bail on Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) on Valentine’s Day, much to her chagrin. When Maggie (Katie Findlay) accidentally enlists in the army, a surprising duo comes to her rescue. Elsewhere, Tom (Matt Letscher) uses some reverse psychology to encourage Dorrit (Stefania Owen) to start dating again. Freema Agyeman, Lindsey Gort, Ellen Wong, and Chloe Bridges also star. Amy Heckerling directed the episode written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin.” [Read more…]

Hair Today! A Closer Look at THE CARRIE DIARIES Resident Bad Boy Austin Butler (Q&A)

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In the CW series THE CARRIE DIARIES, Sebastian Kydd (Austin Butler) is the ultra cool boyfriend of Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb). Recognizing that life poses impossible choices, the series gave two conflicting temptations for Carrie: to pursue her high school life with Sebastian, or to pursue her love of the glittering lights of the big city and all the excitement it offers.  Fortunately for Sebastian, the choice is not so easy for Carrie and it gives him a fighting chance in winning Carrie’s heart. In an exclusive interview, co-star Austin Butler gave some candid insight into who Sebastian is and what he loves about working on THE CARRIE DIARIES. [Read more…]