Unearthly vs The Selection: Fall 2012 TV

This is one of my favorite times of the year. It's the beginning of TV Sweeps, in which shows put out the best drama, and it's the beginning of Pilot productions for the upcoming Fall season. Networks will choose many scripts to be made into test pilots. After reviewing these pilots they'll choose a couple or a few of the shows to have more episodes and air prime time. My favorite network has always been the CW (or the WB if we're talking post-2006). So during this season my sites are on that little green network that could.

Reviewing the list of optioned CW shows I was shocked to see both Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and The Selection by Kiera Cass being optioned for next Fall. This means that both Unearthly and The Selection would get scripts for possible production. I shouldn't have been too surprised though, considering both The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle have made it on their show. (The Vampire Diaries is AH-mazing by the way.) I have heard fantastic things about Unearthly, so I was really looking forward to it possibly being a TV show. The Selection has had some controversy in the recent GoodReads wars, so I wasn't exactly thrilled about it.

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)    VS  The Selection (The Selection, #1)

Most recently, the CW went ahead and declared what pilots they wanted to have filmed. Unfortunately...Unearthly hasn't made the cut yet. However, The Selection has be ordered for filming. I'm definitely bummed by this news. I know I won't ever read The Selection, but I am kind of glad another YA book is being turned into TV. But The Selection wouldn't have been my first choice...or second...or third...oh well!

What do you think about the news? Which one would you have preferred be a show? Will you watch The Selection if it gets on air? Comment below!


  1. Honestly (and I hate to be this way) but, Kiera Cass's and her agents reactions to one bad review have turned me off the book compltetely. It was childish to get upset, but whatever. What drew the line for me was calling a reviewer a bitch and bad talking on TWITTER ! Um,hello you have hundreds of followers ? Why make it so public ? And her PR person should have known better. For me personally, I unfollowed Cass and have no intention to read her books.

    I just started Unearthly and I like the concept though. I don't watch anything on the CW since they did the 4 year skip on One Tree Hill so, if I gets picked up I may tune in.

    1. I'm the same way. I really can't read The Selection because of how the author and agent acted. It was beyond wrong to call a reviewer a "bitch" for just expressing her opinions. It's one of the reasons I'm so bummed that it got picked up for a pilot over everything else.

      I also stopped watching One Tree Hill around the time they did the 4 year skip. I actually watched the first episode of the new season just to see how it turned out...it's awful. I'm so glad I stopped watching it! Thanks for your awesome comments :)

  2. I LOVED Unearthly and Hallowed and hope it becomes a show. I think it would be a great CW show!

  3. *sigh* I was so looking forward to Unearthly being turned into a CW show, so I'm bummed that it hasn't made the cut. I hope they'll reconsider. I don't know much about The Selection, but I'm well aware of Kiera's unbelievable reaction on Twitter. Tsk-tsk! Oh well... Maybe it'll end up being quite entertaining despite it all:)


  4. I prefer Unearthly. In my opinion, it's a beautiful story. I'm sad for this:(