The CW premiered a whopping three brand-new shows this past fall (with two more heading your way this winter), and now the network has teamed up with TVGN (TV Guide Network) to give fans the chance to catch up on them all in one place.
Over the course of three consecutive weekends this January, TVGN will show back-to-back episodes of fan favorites The Tomorrow People (Saturday, Jan. 4 starting at 2:00 PM, ET/PT), The Originals (Saturday, Jan. 11 starting at 2:00 PM, ET/PT), and Reign (Saturday, Jan. 18 starting at 2:00 PM, ET/PT). Each show will have their own all-day marathons.
I have to admit that this is a pretty innovative idea. We don’t usually see current series air on alternate networks until well after the show has established itself – or most often not until a show is no longer producing new episodes. You may remember back in the day (OK, it wasn’t that long ago), that entire seasons would re-run over the course of the summer hiatus. Now with networks desperate to maximize their rating potential by introducing original content at every possible open time slot, that practice has fallen to the wayside.
If you haven’t checked them out yet, here’s some details to help you decide whether or not these three shows may be for you:
ABOUT THE ORIGINALS:
When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel rules with absolute power. With the help of his brother Elijah, Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. THE ORIGINALS returns to The CW with all-new episodes on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT.
Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world will come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is a headstrong monarch, poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. As Mary arrives in France to formalize her engagement to the dashing Prince Francis, a royal triangle forms when Mary meets Francis’ illegitimate half-brother Bash. Fierce political foes and dark forces conspire to sabotage Mary’s marriage and even threaten her life, but Mary is determined to rule the new land and balance the demands of her country and her heart. REIGN returns to The CW on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.
ABOUT THE TOMORROW PEOPLE:
Stephen Jameson was a normal teenager until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. In desperation, Stephen listens to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to the Tomorrow People — John, Cara and Russell — and their astonishing abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. Though he is one of them, Stephen is not willing to turn his back on his human family, and he sets out on his own path — a journey that could take him into the shadowy past or into an unknown future with THE TOMORROW PEOPLE. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE returns to The CW with all new episodes on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.
Will you be reliving the first half of The Tomorrow People, The Originals, and Reign with TVGN, or are these shows still saved on your DVR? Let us know in the comment section below!