CW Show-Down: Which New Show Looks Best?

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A new doctor. A confused teenager. A vengeful comic book hero. A possibly deranged TV star. A beauty. And a beast.

The 2012-2013 CW schedule is filled with five new dramas, three of which will debut in October; two in January. With a set of new promos just released by the network, let's revisit each and gauge TV Fanatic reaction...


EMILY OWENS, M.D.: The network's answer to Grey's Anatomy, featuring Mamie Gummer as a doctor fresh out of medical school, narrating/navigating a life full of embarrassments and obstacles.

THE CARRIE DIARIES: Based on the Candace Bushnell novel, tells the story of a pre-Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw, living a high school life in 1980s New York.

Carrie Diaries Promo Pic

ARROW: Star Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, the comic book character presumed dead by friends and family, only to return with new skills and a new mission in life.

CULT: Asks whether murders are being committed by a culprit copying storylines from a famous show-within-the-show. Stars Matt Davis (Vampire Diaries).

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A homicide detective unites with a mysterious stranger who saved her life nine years ago and is living in secrecy for a reason we learn about on the pilot.


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Every warrior must learn the simple truth -- that pain is inevitable and suffering is optional.


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