The CW orders post-apocalypse pilot + District 9-esque alien series

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Jan 26, 2013, 5:17 AM EST (Updated)

With shows like Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries among the network's most popular shows, The CW is sticking close to the sci-fi and fantasy genre as it heads toward the fall of 2013.

The most intriguing pitch is Oxygen, which sounds like a mix between District 9 and the old (but awesome) WB alien high-school drama Roswell. The show tells the story of a group of aliens and humans integrated in a high school 10 years after aliens land on Earth. The District 9 comparisons come in because the project will also tackle the politics of combining civilizations, with the humans first sending the E.T.s to internment camps after they show up.

The network has also snagged a pilot dubbed The Hundred, based on an upcoming novel of the same name by author Kass Morgan. Set nearly 100 years in the future, after nuclear war has destroyed society, the series will follow a group of juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to make a run at colonizing old Terra Firma once again.

These two join the long-in-development pilot The Selection, which the network snagged (again) about a week ago. The show has a strong Hunger Games vibe, with young women competing in a dangerous competition to become a fictional nation’s new queen. The CW has danced around the series for two seasons now, but asked the producers to rework the pilot due to quality concerns. The network honchos are apparently much happier with the 2.0 version, though.

It’ll be interesting to see which of these actually stick come the fall, but of the three, at least one is likely to get a series order. Which one are you pulling for?

(Via TV Guide)

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