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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
REIGN - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Hearts and Minds" (TV-14, SV) (HDTV)
MARY AND FRANCIS GROW CLOSER AMIDST THE CHAOS - Mary (Adelaide Kane) has to decide if she is willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to have King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) let her out of her engagement to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Meanwhile, Francis and Bash (Torrance Coombs) are suspicious of Tomas' (guest star Manolo Cardona) true intentions which will ultimately lead to a confrontation with disastrous results. Megan Follows, Anna Popplewell, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey and Jenessa Grant also star. Scott Peters directed the episode written by P.K. Simonds (#104).
REIGN (CW) Returns in October 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
STATUS: returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT: fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON: 3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's third) on 1/11/15
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, May 2015) The second season of REIGN begins with marriages and allegiances torn asunder, as well as the rise of enemies and political unrest. Mary, Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane), and her husband the King of France, Francis (Toby Regbo) lived through the birth of the King's, but not the Queen's, son, the plague, and a nation divided. Catherine de Medici (Megan Follows), realizing her limited power now that her daughter-in-law wears her crown, made a bold move to align herself with Mary's ultimate enemy, Queen Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) of England. Bash (Torrance Coombs), wounded from his failed marriage with Kenna (Caitlin Stasey), sought refuge with an ethereal woman with mysterious powers, while Greer (Celina Sinden) was ousted from favor and took up a surprising occupation, where she flourished. REIGN begins its third season with Mary and Francis realizing that they are more powerful together than apart, believing there is hope for them to move forward, leaving behind the anger and hurt. It also introduces us to another Court, that of Elizabeth, "Virgin" Queen of England. Still early in her reign, Elizabeth faces opposition on all sides, particularly from men who doubt a woman's ability to rule. Like Mary, and Catherine de Medici, she struggles to hold onto power, and love; the women have much in common, and Mary and Elizabeth are reluctant foes, but foes nonetheless, each positioned by birth and fate to destroy all the other holds dear. REIGN is produced by CBS Television Studios and Whizbang Films/Take 5 Productions with executive producers Laurie McCarthy ("The Ghost Whisperer"), Frank Siracusa ("Beauty And The Beast"), John Weber ("Beauty And The Beast"), Brad Silberling ("Moonlight Mile"), Gretchen Berg, and Aaron Harberts.