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May 24, 2010

New Summer & Fall 2010 Shows: CW


There are promos out for most, if not all, of the shows that got picked up by the networks for fall. (And some new summer shows, too.) I watched them all, so you don't have to. You're welcome.

First up: CW!

Nikita, Fall, Thursdays at 9

What It Is: Assassins! Really pretty ones! Yes, based on La Femme Nikita. Nikita is a rogue assassin with another assassin hunting her down. I think. And other stuff.
Snap Judgment: If Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries have taught me anything, it's that CW dramas are worth a try. This one looks stylish and fun.
Verdict: I'm in.

Hellcats, Fall, Wednesdays at 9

What It Is: An academically-minded college student whose scholarship falls through has to join the school's competitive cheerleading team. (Why? That's slightly unclear, but I assume there's a scholarship for cheerleaders or something.)
Snap Judgment: I was actually more optimistic about this before I saw the 2-minute clip, which is clearly supposed to come across as sexy and high-energy but was actually just pretty boring. But I'm assuming the actual show will have a more balanced plot-to-cheerleading-routines ratio. And again, see what I said about about CW dramas.
Verdict: I'll try a few episodes.

Plain Jane, Summer

What It Is: "Plain" girls get makeovers and then dates with their crushes.
Snap Judgment: I am most certainly not a reality TV fan. And especially not a makeover show fan, or a dating show fan, and this seems to be both. And there's something just so patronizing about a show like this being on The Network of Beautiful People, which is basically CW's raison d'etre.
Verdict: No way in hell.

Posted by Kat at May 24, 2010 01:00 PM
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