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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
"For King and Country" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
CATHERINE CONSPIRES TO HAVE MARY ELIMINATED - When Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Bash (Torrance Coombs) are captured and forced to return to the castle, they discover Catherine (Megan Follows) waiting and even more determined to keep Mary and Francis apart. Francis learns of the prophecy, but his determination to wed Mary changes everything: in love in politics, tearing the bond of brothers apart, and hardening Catherine's resolve to destroy Mary at any cost. Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell and Celina Sinden also star. Helen Shaver directed the episode with the story by Alan McCullough and teleplay by Alan McCullough and Edgar Lyall (#109).
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.