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A week after losing its showrunner, The CW has given a vote of confidence to upcoming series “All American.”
The network has ordered an additional five scripts for the high school football drama, which premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Last Tuesday, April Blair stepped down as showrunner from the series, replaced by co-executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll. Blair wrote the pilot for the series, which stars newcomer Daniel Ezra as a high football player, opposite Taye Diggs as his coach.
The network also ordered additional three scripts apiece for its “Charmed” reboot and its “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “Legacies.” “Charmed” is set to premiere on Sunday, Oct. 14, while “Legacies” doesn’t start until Thursday, Oct. 25.
“Charmed” is written and executive produced by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, along with executive producer and creator Jennie Urman. Brad Silberling directed the pilot and is grabbing an executive producing credit with Ben Silverman and Carter Covington. It stars Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery.
“Legacies” continues the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” telling the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive producer, along with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
The CW kick-starts its fall season this week as it typically waits until the other Big 4 broadcasters have their premieres. The network still has “Into the Dark” and another reboot in “Roswell, New Mexico” set to debut at midseason.