CW Turns Mary Queen of Scots' Blood-Soaked Story into Sexy Teen Drama

Mary, Queen of Scots — also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I Of Scotland — was executed at the age of 25 44, but before that, she was queen regnant of Scotland and then queen consort of France. Now she's being brought back to life in Reign, a new series on the CW, home of Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diares. » 5/16/13 3:15pm 5/16/13 3:15pm

Holy Katniss: CW's New Robin Hood TV Series Will Have a Female Star

Sherwood is a new hour-long CW series in development that's based on the story of Robin Hood — but with a young woman in the lead role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be set in 1072 England and "revolves around a young noblewoman who sets out to free her serf boyfriend, who has been wrongfully… » 12/21/12 1:15pm 12/21/12 1:15pm

Would You Watch Game of Thrones as a CW Drama?

Game of Thrones is the best — seriously, it's my favorite show on television these days — but it is pretty soapy. Warring families, forbidden relationships, crazy outfits that involve layers and layers of fur — really, none of that stuff would be out of place on a CW Gossip Girl-esque drama. Add a slow indie song,… » 12/07/12 5:15pm 12/07/12 5:15pm

Yet Another TV Show Doesn't Understand How the Morning After Pill Works

Last week, we wondered whether legislators who conflate RU-486 and emergency contraception are deliberately misleading or just really ignorant. Sure, vaginas are mysterious, bewildering flowers, but the morning after pill prevents pregnancy shortly after unprotected sex while the abortion pill actually causes… » 4/27/12 5:00pm 4/27/12 5:00pm

The First Official Look at Our New Carrie Bradshaw in Action

Here it is: the first official photo of AnnaSophia Robb all dressed up as young Carrie Bradshaw for the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, which will soon be coming to the CW for our entertainment and/or torture. She's certainly got the beginnings of Carrie's wild hair and her penchant for high heels, but… » 3/25/12 9:45pm 3/25/12 9:45pm

The Selection Could Be Your New Hunger Games

Hunger Games mania might be about to reach a fevered pitch, but when that dies down we have something new to look forward to. It's just been announced that the devilishly handsome William Moseley, whom you may recognize as Peter Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia films, has been cast as Aspen in the CW pilot The… » 3/13/12 9:45pm 3/13/12 9:45pm

Meet Carrie Bradshaw: The Next Generation

How many Carrie Bradshaw's does the world need? Well, apparently at least two, according to the CW, who is airing The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City, which we will probably find enjoyable despite ourselves. It will feature a teenage Carrie B. living it up in 1980s Manhattan, and she'll be played by… » 2/27/12 9:45pm 2/27/12 9:45pm

The CW's New Shows Are Lacking In Color

When I heard that there was going to be a black kid on the new 90210 » 9/09/08 3:00pm 9/09/08 3:00pm, I celebrated for about three seconds. Then I read that he was adopted. What a fucking cop out. It's been 18 years since , 24 years since and 33 years since . Why can't there be a black kid living in an affluent neighborhood who has his own money?…

Spencer Pratt Wants To Solve Your Problems

  • Spencer Pratt is getting an advice column in Radar. "Yo Spencer!" will debut in the April issue; the idea is so dumb it's genius. [USA Today]
  • The Beckhams went shopping at the Pleasure Chest adult store in Hollywood and stocked up on supplies. "They seemed to know exactly what they wanted," a witness says. What do…
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Miss Uncongeniality: Mother/Daughter Pageant Show Debuts Tonight

"There's no reality-show figure quite so odious, these days, as the mother who tries to upstage her kids," writes Joanna Weiss in the Boston Globe today. Indeed! (Kathy Hilton, are you listening?) Unfortunately, the CW network, home to such beloved television programs such as Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, and … » 12/12/07 1:20pm 12/12/07 1:20pm