The CW Network has ordered early pickups for the 2014-15 season for its hit series ARROW, REIGN, THE ORIGINALS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL,which will be returning for itstenth season next fall. The series pickups were announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“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,” said Pedowitz. “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.”
The CW’s lineup of breakout freshman hit series THE ORIGINALS and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL has doubled the network’s Tuesday night ratings year-to-year in adults 18-34 (+100%, 1.4 vs. 0.7), grown +150% in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6), and gained +88% in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 1.7 million) versus last season. In its ninth season, SUPERNATURAL has seen double-digit increases year-to-year in total viewers and all key demos, and recently had its most watched episodes since 2010.
In its second season, ARROW is The CW’s most-watched series (3.9 million), and is #1 in its time period among men 18-34 (1.4). THE VAMPIRE DIARIES remains the network’s highest-rated show in all key demos in its fifth season, and season to date is ranked #2 in its time period among adults 18-34 (1.8 – tie), and #3 in adults 18-49 (1.8), ahead of ABC and NBC. Season to date, REIGN has improved its time period in total viewers (+4%, 2.35 million) and in women 18-49 (+8%, 1.3).
This season, both ARROW and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES have also seen a 25% jump in digital viewing versus last season, and SUPERNATURAL has seen a huge 57% jump in digital viewing over last year. THE ORIGINALS was also named the most social new series of the fall season by ListenFirst Media.
Source – CW
I have added 62 HD captures of Emily from tonight’s episode of “Arrow” 2×11 Blind Spot in to the gallery.
Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity in The CW’s Arrow, has rapidly become a fan favorite and her character continues to make us fall in love with her each episode.
With new episodes of the series returning on January 15th, Rickards recently took some time to answer a few questions at the Warner Bros Mondo press tour, about what’s coming up in the show and more specifically for Felicity.
On how familiar she was with the Arrow universe
“I wasn’t extremely — I mean, I grew up with “Batman” and all those things, but it’s just now that I’m realizing — or just last year that I’m realizing how in-depth and detailed and how the stories have gone on forever. And it just blows my mind.” She continued, “And I’m so grateful that I was welcomed into this world because I wouldn’t have had a chance to sort of fall in love with it, I don’t think. And I have a lot of comics now.”
On what’s coming up in the show
“Lot more action, some crazy stunts I’ve been hearing about, just crazy stunts, people getting — not hurt, but almost hurt on set. And really, really intricate choreography for that. So we got that. We have some new characters and villains coming in, some taste testers of some other DC characters that will be awesome, I think a lot of people will like, and different characters crossing paths, which I think is needed. And we follow a story in “Arrow,” and we get to see an ensemble of characters, but not all those characters have met. So it will be really fun, and it is really fun to have those characters sort of cross paths and those stories get created.”
READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW AT TV EQUALS!
I have added Emily Bett Rickards appearances in seaon 1 of Arrow in to the gallery.
The next episode of Arrow, ‘Blast Radius’ doesn’t air until January 15th. Also there is a extra promo with Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity as she answers some viewers questions about her and the show.
SOURCE: ENTERTAINMENT NEWS INTERNATIONAL
Unless you want to see more footage of people talking about comic books, skip straight to the Rickards interview is perfectly acceptable. The “Arrow” star first shows up at around the 1:45 mark and talks through to 3:15. Rickards comes back briefly at the very end of the video for some truly amazing freestyle rapping.