Vampires, superheroes, aliens take over CW in Fall 2013

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — From Gossip Girl to 90210, it was once the home for your favorite emo teenagers, but now the CW Network is flipping the script and going full throttle into the world of Sci-fi.

The much-anticipated thriller The Originals is just one of the many new shows expected to excite fans this fall. A spin-off to the wildly popular The Vampire Diaries, the drama will zero in on the original vampire family who paved the way for the Salvatore brothers.

“The Originals is more about people who come of age,” star Joseph Morgan told PIX11 News. “They are embracing who they are, what they’re about. I’m hoping we have a little bit more fun with it.”

The Tomorrow People tells the story of a teenage boy with problems but it’s not what you think.

“It turns out he doesn’t have any problems, he has super powers and there are starting to show through,” Robbie Amell said about his character Stephen on Tomorrow. “Things get pretty fun toward the end.”

It’s the civil rights movement all over again on Star-Crossed where this time, teen aliens are enrolled at a suburban human high school where the inevitable love story unfolds.

“It’s a human girl played by Aimee Teegarden and myself the alien boy,” Matt Lanter dished about show’s plot.  “It’s like a romance that must be but cannot be, you know.”

Also coming to the CW, The 100 where for the first time in nearly a century, humans return to a post-apocalyptic earth and bring with them, the good, the bad and of course — the paranormal.

So why so much sci-fi? Blame it on the super heroes and vampires. According to insiders, it was the success of CW hit shows like Arrow and The Vampire Diaries that inspired a good portion of the fall schedule.

TVD along with Arrow, Hart of Dixie, The Carrie Diaries and America’s Next Top Model will be among the returning shows on the CW this fall.

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