CW Upfront Presentation 2014 Live Blog: Mark Pedowitz Unveils ‘Veronica Mars’ Spinoff Details, ‘The Flash,’ ‘Jane The Virgin,’ iZombie,’ ‘The Messenger’

This morning’s CW new-schedule press reports decry a world in which Tomorrow People is axed while Beauty And The Beast lives on, and the shocking lack of Supernatural spinoff on the slate. New series instead include Jane The Virgin (engaged virgin gets artificially inseminated by accident at medical clinic) that’s paired with returning vampire/werewolf/witch drama The Originals on Mondays, and The Flash (DC franchise in which guy acquires super-fast powers after run-in with cutting edge particle accelerator) that’s paired with 10th season of Supernatural mothership on Tuesdays.  Arrow, meanwhile, is back on Wednesdays, with post-apocalyptic drama The 100, The Vampire Diaries segues into crunchy-gravel drama Reign on Thursdays, and improv comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway leads into America’s Next Top Model on Fridays.) Two more new dramas are on the midseason bench: iZombie (pretty med student turned into a zombie when zombie feeding frenzy breaks out at a party), and The Messengers (scientist’s heart stops in New Mexico desert when mysterious objects falls to earth and explodes, linking her with four strangers). Also back in ’15: returning Hart Of Dixie and fantasy Beauty And The Beast.

Here’s how it went:

11:02 AM ET:  Neon Trees warms up the crowd with Everybody Talks, Here We Go Again, etc. continuing CW tradition of having pop hit presentation crowd warm-up.  Advertisers have been given glow-sticks for CW’s traditional audience-participation portion of the presentation (One year, security wrist-bands strapped to all the advertisers, media and station execs in attendance suddenly began to glow in the dark during CW’s Upfront reveal — It made quite an impression on exhausted attendees.)

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