The 100 (TV series)

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The 100
Series logo for The 100.png.jpg
GenrePost-apocalyptic drama
Teen drama
FormatSerial drama
Based onThe 100 by Kass Morgan
Developed byJason Rothenberg
Starring
Composer(s)Evan Frankfort
Marc Dauer
Liz Phair
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Alloy Entertainment
CBS Television Studios
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMarch 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) – present
External links
Official website
 
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The 100
Series logo for The 100.png.jpg
GenrePost-apocalyptic drama
Teen drama
FormatSerial drama
Based onThe 100 by Kass Morgan
Developed byJason Rothenberg
Starring
Composer(s)Evan Frankfort
Marc Dauer
Liz Phair
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Alloy Entertainment
CBS Television Studios
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMarch 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) – present
External links
Official website

The 100[1] (pronounced "The Hundred" as opposed to "The One Hundred") is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that is airing on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season.[2][3][4] The series is based on a book of the same name, the first in a series by Kass Morgan, and developed by Jason Rothenberg.[5] It premiered on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, following Arrow.[6]

On May 8, 2014, The CW renewed The 100 for a second season.[7]

Premise[edit]

The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. The only survivors are the residents of twelve space stations in Earth's orbit prior to the war, and the descendants of the people on earth who survived the war, called "grounders" by the 100. The space stations banded together to form a single massive station named "The Ark", where about 2,400 people live.[1] Resources are scarce and all crimes no matter their nature or severity are punishable by death ("floating") unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age. After the Ark's life support systems are found to be critically failing, one hundred juvenile prisoners are declared "expendable" and sent to the surface in a last ditch attempt to determine if Earth is habitable again.

The ark consist of the space stations previously representing the nations of the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, India, Russia, Venezuela, France, Brazil, and Uganda.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release dates
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
113March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11)September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)[8]TBATBA
2TBAOctober 2014 (2014-October)[9] ()TBATBATBA

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)No. of
episodes
PremieredEndedTV seasonRankViewers
(in millions)
18–49
rating
(average)
DatePremiere viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale viewers
(in millions)
1Wednesday 9 pm13March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)2.73[10]June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11)1.68[11]2013–2014#150[12]2.59[12]1.1/3
2Wednesday 9 pmTBAOctober 23, 2014 (2014-10-23)TBATBA (TBA)TBA2014–2015TBATBATBA

Reception[edit]

The series premiere was watched by an estimated 2.7 million American viewers, and received an 18-49 rating of 0.9. It is considered the most-watched show in its time-slot on The CW since 2010 with the series Life Unexpected.[13] On rotten tomatoes, the show was scored infavourably by 8 out of 32 professional reviewers. In summary "Although flooded with stereotypes, the suspenseful atmosphere helps make The 100 a rare high-concept guilty pleasure."[14]

Brian Lowry of The Boston Globe said "Our attraction to Apocalypse TV runs deep, as our culture plays out different futuristic possibilities. That's still no reason to clone material, nor is it a reason to deliver characters who are little more than stereotypes."[15] Allison Keene of The Hollywood Reporter gave a negative review to the show, and writes "The sci-fi drama presents The CW's ultimate vision for humanity: an Earth populated only by attractive teenagers, whose parents are left out in space."[16] Kelly West of Cinema Blend gave it a more positive review while noting, "CW's Thrilling New Sci-fi Drama Is A Keeper. CW's The 100 seeks to explore that concept and more with a series that's about equal parts young adult drama, sci-fi adventure and thriller. It takes a little while for the series to warm up, but when The 100 begins to hit its stride, a unique and compelling drama begins to emerge."[17] IGN also gave the show a more positive review. The article, written by Eric Goldman, gave the episode an '8.0 out of 10' score. In his verdict, Goldman said that: "The 100 has one of the better pilots so far for the network and offers some intriguing elements that hopefully will get properly expanded over its 13-episode season, for those seeking a new sci-fi fix on TV."[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominee(s)Result
2014Emmy Awards[19]Outstanding Special and Visual EffectsAndrew Orloff

Michael Cliett
Tyler Weiss
Kornel Farkas
Chris Pounds
Andrew Bain
Mike Rhone

Pending

Broadcast[edit]

In New Zealand, the series premiered on TVNZ's on-demand video streaming service from March 21, 2014.[20] The first season has been licensed exclusively to Netflix in Canada.[21] A UK and Republic of Ireland release has also been confirmed on E4 and aired on Monday, July 7, 2014.[22] The first episode was viewed by an average audience of 1.39 million people making it the channel's biggest ever program launch. The show also airs in Singapore, on MediaCorp Channel 5, 19 days behind the original telecast.[23] In Australia the show has been confirmed for Go! with an air date to be determined.[24] Fox8 have also confirmed an air date for Australia of September 4.[25] In Denmark it will be Kanal 5 and is yet to be premiered.[26] In Brazil, the show is set to launch October 2014 on MTV. In South Africa the series will air Wednesday 4 June on M-Net Series Showcase HD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ellis, Kate. "Dangerous planet Earth: The CW's new sci-fi drama 'The 100' premieres". TV Media. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ James Hibberd (May 9, 2013). "CW orders 3 new sci-fi shows". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 9, 2013). "UPDATE: CW's 'The Tomorrow People', 'The 100', 'Reign' & 'Oxygen' Ordered To Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cynthia Littleton (May 9, 2013). "CW Orders 4 Dramas; Renews 'Carrie Diaries,' 'Nikita'". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "100, THE (CW)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 12, 2013). "The CW Sets Midseason Schedule & New Series Premiere Dates; 'The Tomorrow People' Moving to Monday". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Slezak, Michael (May 8, 2014). "Carrie Diaries, Tomorrow People and One More Cancelled, Three Others Renewed by The CW". TV Line. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "The 100: Season 1 (2014)". Amazon.com. 2014-07-10. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  9. ^ "The CW Announces 2014-2015 Fall Schedule". The Futon Critic. 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 20, 2014). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Survivor' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'The 100'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 12, 2014). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Motive' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment to 'The 100'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Full 2013-2014 TV Season Series Rankings". Deadline. May 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "‘The 100′ Premiere is the CW’s Most Watched Show in the Time Period Since 2010 - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  14. ^ "rotten tomatoes". rotten tomatoes. rotten tomatoes. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  15. ^ Matthew, Gilbert. "Boston globe review". Boston globe. Boston globe. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "The 100: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  17. ^ "The 100 Review: CW's Thrilling New Sci-fi Drama Is A Keeper". Cinema Blend. 
  18. ^ "The 100: "Pilot" Review - IGN". IGN. 
  19. ^ "Emmy Nominations". Emmy Awards. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  20. ^ "The 100 - Watch Fast, Series 1, Episode 1 | TVNZ Ondemand". Tvnz.co.nz. 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  21. ^ "Warner Bros. Licenses CW's 'The 100' Exclusively to Netflix Canada". The Hollywood Reporter. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  22. ^ "E4 to air new US shows 'Tomorrow People', 'The 100' in UK". digitalspy. August 22, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  23. ^ "The 100 on xinmsn Entertainment". xinmsn Entertainment. March 27, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Multichannel Survey: GO! / GEM". TVtonight. May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Fox8 Facebook Page". Fox8. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  26. ^ "The 100 - The 100". Kanal6. Apr 29, 2014. Retrieved Jun 4, 2014. 

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