If you needed to sum up most of what the CW airs, it would be an alliterative phrase: pretty people with powers and problems.
The types of powers can vary, as do the problems. But the people are also so doggone pretty, as if the network has a special gene pool for them. Both Stephen Amell of "Arrow" and Robbie Amell of the new series "The Tomorrow People" are cousins, for example, and the CW is airing their shows back to back.
"Tomorrow People," premiering at 9 tonight following the second-season premiere of "Arrow," finds Robbie playing Stephen Jameson, a forlorn young man who among other things is waking up in strange places with no idea how he got there -- and hearing a strange voice in his head.
It turns out that Stephen is part of what the network calls the "next evolutionary leap of mankind," people who have the ability to teleport, communicate telepathically, zap people with waves from their hands and generally be powerful within limits. The voice in Stephen's head comes from another Tomorrow Person, part of a band of young adults with similar powers and fears of being captured and killed by a secret group called Ultra.
The premiere is a tug of war between the Tomorrows and the leader of Ultra for the loyalty of Stephen, whose father was key to the Tomorrow movement, and who may be a step ahead even of the other Tomorrows.
The tugging includes action sequences and discussions, and the premiere ends in a somewhat surprising place.