Some of you may recognize some of the faces coming the The CW Network this October. With three new shows premiering we are so excited to introduce or reintroduce you to the stars of our new series: Emily Owens M.D., Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. Three beauties snagged starring roles and we can’t wait for you to see them in action, until then here’s a little information about each of these actors!

Is it October yet?!

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Our first face is the freshest of all, Mamie Gummer. She plays Dr. Emily Owens in the new series Emily Owens M.D. You may notice when you look at her face that she looks a bit like an Academy Award winning actress and for obvious reasons, Gummer is the daughter of Meryl Streep.

The 29-year-old is no newbie to the acting world appearing at the age of three with her mother in Heartburn. Gummer also studied theatre and communications at Northwestern University and graduated in 2005. She made her motion picture début with a minor role in Lasse Hallström’s The Hoax, starring Richard Gere and in 2007 and Gummer starred with her mother in Michael Cunningham’s film adaptation of Susan Minot’s novel Evening, playing her mother as a young woman. She has guest-starred on other TV series and  received critical praise and a Tony nomination for her Broadway début of Les liaisons dangereuses.

Don’t miss Emily Owens M.D. premiering October 16th at 9pm.


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You may recognize Katie Cassidy from her guest-starring roles in shows like Gossip Girl and Supernatural, but she’s coming back this Fall starring in the new series Arrow. Cassidy will play Laurel Lance, a love interest of the Green Arrow and suspected hero the Black Canary.

Katie Cassidy is the daughter of David Cassidy, the stars of The Partridge Family and every teen girls love interest in the 1970s. Cassidy is a skilled guitarist and pianist and even sang a cover of her father’s song, “I Think I Love You.”

Don’t miss the première of Arrow October 10th at 8pm!


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Kristen Kreuk is best known for her roles as Lana Lang in The CW series Smallville, but now is back to star in The CW’s upcoming series Beauty and the Beast. Kreuk plays Catharine Chandler a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective who as a teen witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her.

Kreuk also created a web blog where teen girls can come together to explore, express, create and realize their potential together. Visit her website here >>

Don’t miss the première of Beauty and the Beast October 11th at 9pm!


And for a sneak peek of all the new shows, check out The CW 2012 First Look video >>


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