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REIGN
Air Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

SERIES PREMIERE

REIGN - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Pilot" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

DANGER AND INTRIGUE LURK AROUND EVERY DARK CASTLE CORNER IN THIS STORY OF A YOUNG, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King's dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Further complicating things is Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis' handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis' mother, Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). When the strong-willed Queen learns of a prophecy that marriage to Mary will cost Francis his life, she is determined to save her son, no matter how many others have to pay with their lives. Brad Silberling directed the episode written by Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie SenGupta (#101).

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REIGN (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/17/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (22 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's second) on 2/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, February 2014) The CW Network has ordered early pickups for the 2014-15 season for its hit series ARROW, REIGN, THE ORIGINALS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL, which will be returning for its tenth season next fall. The series pickups were announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "This season we've had great success with our new hit series THE ORIGINALS paired with SUPERNATURAL, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is #2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with ARROW continuing to gain among young men, and REIGN growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday," said Pedowitz. "I'm very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they'll have more great drama to look forward to next season."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adelaide Kane as Mary
· Alan Van Sprang as King Henry
· Anna Popplewell as Lola
· Caitlin Stasey as Kenna
· Celina Sinden as Greer
· Jenessa Grant as Aylee
· Megan Follows as Queen Catherine
· Toby Regbo as Prince Francis
· Torrance Coombs as Bash
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Silberling as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Frank Siracusa as EP
· Laurie McCarthy as CRTR/EP
· Stephanie Sengupta as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Take 5 Productions
· Warner Bros. Television
· Whizbang Films