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"Star Crossed" executive producer Josh Appelbaum said CW executives have been "incredibly supportive" of his team’s efforts to "dive into science fiction."

"There’s always a romantic component to it and there’s the high school and all that stuff," he said. "But [CW execs] kept pushing us, and we were thrilled to go deeper and deeper into the science fiction. Where did they come from? What was the reality of that planet? The different factions within the [aliens], really understanding their culture. And then, as the season goes on, really dissecting and questioning — was it a crash landing? How did why really did they come here?

At a glance

New sci-fi on The CW

“Star Crossed” » Premieres Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. on The CW/Ch. 30.

“The 100” » Premieres Wednesday, March 19, at 8 p.m. on The CW/Ch. 30.

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"So for the sci-fi fans, we’ll be touching on things like that and a lot more things I think they’ll get a kick out of."

And there’s more sci-fi to come on The CW. On March 17, the network will launch "The 100" — a series set 97 years after a nuclear holocaust rendered Earth uninhabitable. The surviving humans have been living on a space station, and as the series begins, 100 incredibly gorgeous young criminals are sent back to the planet to recolonize.

"I think what we’re doing is a hard sci-fi show on broadcast television," said executive producer Jason Rothenberg. "There’s not a lot of it out there right now."

Except on The CW.


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