All American and In the Dark Get Series Orders at The CW

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The CW continues to fill up its roster of exciting shows for the 2018-2019 season. 

The network has placed an order for All American, which was formerly known as Spencer.

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The official logline reads:

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses, and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

It stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. 

Related: The Originals Spinoff: Officially Ordered to Series!

It's certainly a different type of type of show for The CW, but it could be a swing in the right direction to bring a bigger audience towards the network. 

The network has given the green light to In the Dark, a brand new thriller. 

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The official logline for this one reads:

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend.

Related: Charmed Reboot Gets Series Order!

After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind, the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Again, it sounds like an off-brand series for the network, but it sounds like it could be a decent series. 

It stars Perry Mattfeld, Austin Nichols, Kathleen York, Derek Webster, Brooke Markham and Keston John.

We'll know more about them when The CW unveils its 2018-2019 line-up on Thursday, May 17. 

What we do know is that Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters is not going to series.

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However, the Roswell reboot, the Charmed reboot, and The Originals spinoff are going ahead. 

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