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The CW has been having some ratings success this season but Monday nights continue to be a struggle with underperforming shows like Beauty and the Beast and Hart of Dixie. Will Star-Crossed change that? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out!
Star-Crossed revolves around a pair of teens -- one human (Aimee Teegarden) and one alien (Matt Lanter) -- who fall in love and struggle to overcome the discrimination and distrust around them. The rest of the cast includes Grey Damon, Natalie Hall, Malese Jow, Titus Makin Jr., Chelsea Gilligan, Brina Palencia, and Greg Finley.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings »
Okay, so, a lot of stuff went down during the fourth episode of "Star-Crossed," "And Left No Friendly Drop." But none of it was as amazing as the moment when Teri realized some blonde b**** from the opposing school purposefully poisoned Sophia, calmly took her earrings off and headbutted that witch to the ground. That's what happens when you mess with an Atrian!
Then, after Sophia was saved by Emery's quick thinking (and a stab from an epi pen), we bore witness the greatest melee ever involving high school students in speedos punching the crap out of each other. Best move: When Drake started to pull a dude from the opposing team out of the pool, then punched him back down. Take that! (Also, here was an awww-worthy moment: Eric and Drake glanced at each other mid-fight, then didn't punch each other. That's called progress, people!)
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Now that we've established The CW's "Star-Crossed" is much more political sci-fi thriller than teen romance, we can talk about how juicy the story starts to get in episode 3, "Our Toil Shall Strive to Mend." Tensions are still high between the humans and the Atrians as Emery, Julia, Lukas and co. enter the Atrian sector for the first time.
Star Greg Finley tells Zap2it that his character, Drake, in particular is not pleased with their presence. "Drake, he ain't got no love for the humans and he doesn't see why Roman is being so understanding to these humans and so peaceful, especially after his father's death," he says. "He doesn't get all that Emery stuff because he doesn't know about it yet. All he knows is pain."
Drake's unresolved anger may cause him to seek out friends with slightly less sympathy for the humans than Roman and co. "He's »
The new CW drama series Star-Crossed tells the story of Emery Whitehill (Aimee Teegarden), a teenager who had an alien spacecraft crash-land in her small town when she was six years old. Ten years later, she’s reunited with Roman (Matt Lanter), the Atrian boy who she gave refuge to as a child, and Emery finds herself not only drawn to him again, but supporting the human-alien integration. The show also stars Grey Damon, Malese Jow, Titus Makin, Jr., Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley and Natalie Hall. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Grey Damon talked about how he came to be a part of this show, what drew him to his character, how Grayson fits into this futuristic human/alien world, how mysterious his character is, even to him, doing his own backstory, the relationship between Grayson and Emery, whether he ever gets alien envy, and what this cast »
- Christina Radish
Network: The CW
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: February 17, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A science fiction Romeo and Juliet television series, this show revolves around the romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and six others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school.
When Emery Whitehill (Aimee Teegarden) was six-years-old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn’t matter -- a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. »
The new CW drama series Star-Crossed tells the story of Emery Whitehill (Aimee Teegarden), a teenager who had an alien spacecraft crash-land in her small town when she was six years old. Ten years later, she’s reunited with Roman (Matt Lanter), the Atrian boy who she gave refuge to as a child, and Emery finds herself not only drawn to him again, but supporting the human-alien integration. The show also stars Grey Damon, Malese Jow, Titus Makin, Jr., Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley and Natalie Hall. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) talked about how she came to be a part of this show, what drew her to her character, how much fun it is to get to work on sets in this world that they’ve created, how the relationship between Emery and Roman will evolve, the human-alien drama, that she prefers »
- Christina Radish
The thing about Shakespeare is, it's easy to forget that there ever was a time when his plays didn't influence storytelling throughout the Western world. For example, take "Romeo and Juliet," the story of teenage "star-crossed lovers" from rival clans who fight through impossible odds to be together and get married.
Then they die.
Fortunately, there's no requirement to take Shakespeare's endings along with his themes.
On Monday, Feb. 17, The CW takes a new swing at the "Romeo and Juliet" idea with the sci-fi drama "Star-Crossed." Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights") and Matt Lanter ("90210") star as Emery and Roman, a human teen and an alien teen who share a childhood bond ... and perhaps more.
When Emery was 6, an alien spaceship crash-landed in her small town. Not willing to assume that visitors from another world who suddenly show up are there to cure cancer and promote world peace, the indigenous human population battles the aliens, »
Part love story, part social commentary, ‘Star-Crossed’ is unlike anything you’ve ever seen — minus, of course, the perfectly constructed cast of familiar faces.
Something pretty cool is landing on The CW tonight. The network — already running rampant with vampires, werewolves, and even angels — will add aliens to its supernatural roster with the Feb. 17 series premiere of Star-Crossed. But it’s more than just an alien show; it’s romantic, it’s intelligent, and as star Matt Lanter tells HollywoodLife.com, it’s unfortunately “raw and real.”
‘Star-Crossed’ Politics: A Story Of Integration & Acceptance
Among all these other things, Star-Crossed is about racial segregation, about treating others equally,” he explains, drawing parallels to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s. “And the sad part is that it’s basically a true story. This really happened to people in our country, and it’s still happening all around the world. »
- Andy Swift
By now you've seen the commercials for The CW's newest series, "Star-Crossed." While you'll have to wait until Monday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt to catch the premiere, you can peep some pretty pictures from the first two episodes right now.
The show takes place ten years in the future when seven teenagers from an alien colony in small-town Louisiana integrate into the local high school. They've been living in a special military-guarded alien sector since their ship crash-landed on Earth, and forces from both communities -- the aliens and the humans -- are against the move toward coexistence on Earth.
Matt Lanter plays Roman, one of the Atrians, who shares a special bond with human Emery (Aimee Teegarden). Check out some spiffy shots of the characters below, along with photos from the first two episodes. Then click on our "Star-Crossed" gallery for even more.
From the title to the promos, The CW's newest drama, "Star-Crossed" seems to heavily play up its romantic love triangle. But the executive producers would like you to know that it's about way more than that.
"Star-Crossed" takes place in the near future when a race of aliens called Atrians have crash-landed on Earth and now live in a "District 9"-style ghetto called the Sector. Ten years later, the humans try to integrate the local high school with seven Atrian teens, and a romance blossoms between a human girl and one of the Atrian boys. So sure, it's a high school romance, but there's also some sci-fi elements mixed with a Brown vs. Board of Education and a segregation parallel.
Creator Meredith Averill tells reporters at the 2014 Television Critics Association winter press tour that she hopes the show will contain a "healthy balance" of all of those elements. "I »
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