'Shelter' (The CW)

Logline: J.J. Abrams joins forces with "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn for this pilot about a young athlete (Zachary Abel) who returns home for the summer to work at an inn alongside old and new friends. Why we're interested: Because we remain nostalgic for The WB generation. This pilot feels like "Gilmore Girls" meets "One Tree Hill": Its heart is firmly on its sleeve and it's almost painfully earnest, but we dare you not to fall in love with these characters within the first hour. Plus, underrated "Vampire Diaries" favorite Malese Jow has found a standout starring role in Morgan, the Brooke Davis-esque town bad girl, and it would be tragic not to see this talented actress play that out. -- Carina Adly MacKenzie, Zap2it
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