May 16, 2013

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CW Promos – “Reign”


CW has released a :30 promo and a little more than a minute of REIGN, the teen Mary, Queen of Scots soap that will have the showcase spot on its schedule next fall, Thursday 9PM after The Vampire Diaries.  Here’s what we’ve got:


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Well, there’s Mary all right, and there’s Francis, whom she knew as a child and now wants to know better.  And there are some presumably scheming adults, one of them Francis’s mother, and the other a guy who may be able to see the future, or may just make dour pronouncements.  Nothing here suggests a close fit with Vampire Diaries–but then again, there’s almost nothing here.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."