SDCC 2013: Panel Preview- Wednesday, TV

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As has become tradition, SDCC will kick off on Wednesday night at 6pm with Preview Night in Ballroom 20. Networks bring pilots to screen for the fans, giving them a sneak peek at what the fall will bring. This year, there will be four pilots shown. Descriptions of each show are taken directly from the blurbs on the official SDCC schedule.

Almost Human

“In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like androids known as synthetics. Almost Human is the story of Detective John Kennex and his lifelike android partner Dorian. They must learn to work together in order to survive, and along the way might discover each other’s humanity.”

Stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael irby, Lili Taylor. From JJ Abrams, JH Wyman, Naren Shankar, Bryan Burk. Mondays, 8pm EST on FOX

The Originals

“A sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago- where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Determined to help his brother Klaus find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history . . . and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Elijah is soon forced to side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line and to help Hayley. Meanwhile, Klaus and Elijah’s sister, Rebekah, must decide if she will leave Mystic Falls to join her brothers in New Orleans and help them reclaim their storied hometown and all its extraordinary offerings.”

Stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gilles, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Daniella Pineda, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell. From Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo. Tuesdays, 9pm EST on the CW


The Tomorrow People

The Tomorrow People tells the story of a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities who represent the next evolutionary shift of mankind. A group of young people from around the world who possess special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically, work together to defeat the mysterious Ultra group, who would rather see The Tomorrow People exterminated. Based on the original UK series”

Stars Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Aaron Yoo. From Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec, Phil Klemmer, Danny Cannon. Wednesdays, 9pm EST on the CW


The 100

“97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form The Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable. With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, these hundred teenagers must find a way to transcend their differences, unite, and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth.”

Stars Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, Kelly Hu, Christopher Larkin, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick. From Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, Matthew Miller, Jason Rothenberg, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo. Midseason on the CW

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