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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 (winter 2015)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's third) on 1/11/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, January 2015) The CW Network has picked up eight of its current series for the 2015-2016 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, during the network's session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena. In essence, The CW picked up all of the scripted series from its Fall 2014 schedule to next season. "Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience," said Pedowitz. "By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season's storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups." The series being ordered for the 2015-2016 season include ARROW (Season 4), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 2), REIGN (Season 3), SUPERNATURAL (Season 11), THE 100 (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 2), THE ORIGINALS (Season 3), and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 7). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
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