CW Network’s New York 2014 Upfront Presentation: Les Boys

Posted on May 16, 2014

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jensen Ackles

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Charles Michael Davis

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Grant Gustin

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Diogo Morgado

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (5)Joseph Morgan

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (6)Paul Wesley

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (7)Jared Padalecki

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (8)John Barrowman

CW-2014-New-York-2014-Upfront-Presentation-Red-Carpet-The-Boys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-(9)Daniel Gillies





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  • Nicholas

    John Barrowman can do no wrong.

    • Lisalady161

      Exactly what you said. I love that he’s an ‘All-American Hero’ Scot.

      • WendyD

        With his own “Scott”.

    • Karen Belgrad

      I love what he’s wearing, but since he looks older than most of the others, I feel as though he’s give off a “try-hard hipster” vibe.

      • Dee

        Yeah! I half expected to scroll down and see tennis shoes. Weird.

        Thanks guys for these! They all TRIED, it’s great.

        • majorbedhead

          I almost didn’t recognize John Barrowman. What’s up with his face? Was he told to scowl?

          I miss Captain Jack.

          • Qitkat

            I think he had himself “freshened” in the last couple of years 😉

    • Sly

      I love him so much. Loved him on doctor who

  • Danielle

    Charles Michael Davis with the green tie! I see you boo!

    • Felicia Zuniga

      The guy has charm for days and I can’t see him smile without smiling myself.

  • Chameleon

    Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many guys do suits so well

  • … oh god, we’ve got about 5 minutes before the Supernatural stans arrive. I’ll take a Diogo Morgado to go.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Better share!

    • Danielle

      I’m about to open myself up to being crucified, but I watched one episode and didn’t understand the hype. At all.

      • It didn’t do it for me either.

      • marlie

        I love the show – it’s silly and campy and fun, JA and JP have great chemistry together, and I’ve stuck with it through all of the ridiculousness – but I don’t get why the superfans get their panties in a bunch. It’s just a show. A ridiculous one at that.

        • MilaXX

          It’s the damned twincest fan fic. Gets them all riled up.

          • Leah Elzinga

            I’m dying. “Twincest”. DYING I tells ya!

        • Sly

          Well they enjoy it a lot. I will not lie I might be a superfan, but I completely respect other people’s opinions. Some just have a deep connection with it, and thus get angry when someone insults the show.

          • marlie

            “I completely respect other people’s opinions.”

            See, you’re clearly not THAT crazy of a superfan, then. 😉

          • Sly

            Why thank you 😀

        • misstressofsylar

          Seasons 1-5 were good. Kripke is underrated as a showrunner.

        • Danielle

          Hey, I love camp as much as the next fangurl (True Blood stand up!), so maybe I should give this show another chance.

  • imspinningaround

    Jensen Ackles with the first-round TKO. Everybody else go home.

    • jeneria


    • Darcy H

      Jared on the other hand… sadly he just never seems to clean up that well.

      • Lol, I disagree. Look at that smile!

        • Darcy H

          He is killing it with that smile, but out of character I just cannot handle his hair haha.

    • @Biting Panda

      And you know how I usually feel about the plaid. I love a great exception to the rule moment.

    • Linderella

      Somehow he has stayed off my radar until today. Have no idea who he is, but he gives me quite the tremble in my naughty bits.
      (He does, however, need to take his hand out of his pocket. Hot doesn’t excuse that nonsense.)

    • EveEve

      No problem. Diogo can go home with me.

  • It’s Kimmy

    Hold on!! Sam and Dean were at the Upfronts and I didn’t go?!?!?1 *howls at the moon*

  • WendyD

    I’ll be having Captain Jack with a side of the Winchesters please.

  • I don’t ever think of Paul Wesley as being tall but he has legs for days in those pants!

  • lunchcoma

    The Flash looks like a college senior on his way to a job fair, and Klaus needs to send that shiny turquoise tie back to the decade where it belongs.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Well, HELLO to you too, Diogo Morgado.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Daniel Gillies is cute as a button!

  • ::squees and collapses in a heap::

    This post was a wise decision, gentlemen.

    ETA: HUGE props for getting Jared’s pants at the right length, even with his moose-height.

  • BellaLuv

    Jensen Ackles with a side of Joseph Morgan please!

    • random_poster

      Clearly the two winners in this bunch!

  • barbarienne

    I love that they’re all “guys in suits” but all are wearing totally different things and have distinctive looks. And none of them look bad. They range from “Ok, that works for you” to “YOWZA.”

  • barbarienne

    I don’t know who the heck Jared Padalecki is, but I want to put him in my pocket and bring him home. He’s adorable.

    • You’ll have trouble fitting him, he’s 6’5″ 😀

      • barbarienne

        You have just increased his appeal for me by an order of magnitude. 🙂

        I better not look up his age, though. Probably a bit younger than even my cougar zone.

        :looks up his age::

        Ooh, within the outer edge! He’s over thirty! :throws confetti:

    • @Biting Panda

      Rory Gilmore’s first true love.

  • bunnybstuff

    Should I know who these people are? Have I been living under a rock?

    • Pennymac

      I feel so OLD!

    • I recognise 3 of them. John Barrowman was Captain Jack in Doctor Who/Torchwood.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Same here

    • jw_ny

      I’ve heard of Jensen Eckles Ankles Ackles…


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Overall it looks like the boys at the cw are not afraid to bring it to the rc.

  • Kristin

    Somewhere in the middle I lost track of whether the name went with the dude above or below. That’s how little I know or care about the CW. That first dude in the plaid suit is cute, tho.

    • Imasewsure

      I realize I spent more time focusing on the names than the guys…. just confirming that I didn’t know any of them but still it says a lot on a Sausage Friday that I didn’t even browse the sausage aisle

  • FibonacciSequins

    Great, nice, needs help, nope, poor fit, very nice, okay, John Barrowman *swoon*

  • gabbilevy

    Grant Gustin looks like he’s at his own bar mitzvah reception. And though I love you, Captain Jack Merlyn (thanks, @scarlettharlot!), I’m not sure I love that jacket on you, at least not with that shirt and without a tie.

    Still, good on all of them for putting in the effort.

  • boweryboy

    Eh. What a sad bunch of guys:

    Jensen Ackles – Real estate agent
    Charles Davis – Junior pastor
    Grant Gustin – Pathetic televangelist
    Diogo Morgado – Strip club owner and part time mobster
    Joseph Morgan – Cute mortician
    Paul Wesley – That guy who would probably put a roofie in your drink
    Jared Padalecki – That stoner guy your brother hangs out with dressed for a job interview
    John Barrowman – That Dad that’s trying to be cool and failing
    Daniel Gillies – Maître’d at a not-so-fancy Vegas restaurant

    • Fuchsiaforever

      I love your very precise analysis- so perfect!

    • Sarah

      I pretty much agree, and I know it’s wrong, but I think I have feels for the part time mobster.

      • boweryboy

        I’m not mad at yah. Some times a girl needs to get her freak on. Just sayin…. ☺

    • melisaurus

      Paul Wesley is giving me more of a very low tier mobster who wishes he could get more respect kind of vibe here. Otherwise I agree, especially with Junior Pastor.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Two hemlines prevent TLO from playing a OTK (One Turn Kill) hand.

  • Joanna

    #1 -Who?
    #2 -Who?
    #3 -Who?
    #4 -Who?
    #5 -Who?
    #6 -Who?
    #7 -Who?
    #8 -Who?
    #9 -Who?

    They all look like they tried (none of them are Pitting), but not one of them nailed it.

    • boweryboy


    • Vegas Girl

      So glad it wasn’t just me. I didn’t know even one of them.

  • Pelagian

    Clean shaven isnt even a thing anymore is it?

  • GoryDetails

    I can’t believe that John Barrowman has such a bad photo – how is that even possible???

    • majorbedhead

      I know. He’s gorgeous. And he has such a killer smile. Too bad it wasn’t deployed here. It would have helped a lot.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I don’t know any of these lads and I really don’t care to either… yawn

  • jonnyf8

    God bless the CW! They are Gayer than Logo in some respects!

  • SophieCollier

    “We’re TLo, and this one goes out to all the girls on Tumblr.”

  • MilaXX

    It’s not perfect , but they all seem to have put forth some effort to look presentable. I have issues with the fellas that couldn’t be bothers to wear a tie. Diogo being the worst offender, but Paul & John deserve a bit of side eye for that as well.

  • Shelby

    I think Jenson looks perfect. Everyone else at least looks like they put the effort in, with quibbles here and there.

  • BLauD

    Jensen is the obvious winner here.
    Sad that John fell short of his potential. Not even a smile, like he knows…

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Hellloooooo Mr Ackles

  • @Biting Panda

    I appreciate all the effort shown. No slouches.

    But Jared Padalecki just fractured something in my soul. I need a mourning drink.

  • Thom

    Some thoughts, if anyone else has similar thoughts to run down w/:

    Jensen: nice tie, but doesn’t go with that (awesomely) plaid suit. And the chambray’s throwin’ it off more.
    Charles: That suit is from Men’s Wearhouse, and needs at least 3″ hemmed, and longer shirt sleeves. At least he put on a colored tie.
    Grant: Clueless recent college-grad interview suit. Fit that jacket, and wear dressier shoes with that suit.
    Diogo: Nice suit, great fit, coulda lost the vest. That shirt took it to disco.
    Joseph: Competing blacks, Night at the Roxbury tie. Swap for a white shirt, and I’d be happier.
    Paul: Go home. Press your suit, pick out a non-black shirt, and try again.
    Jared: Can’t complain, and I like the pattern play in windowpane shirt and dotted tie. Swap for brown shoes.
    John Barrowman: Love the jacket, lost me at the jeans (and I hate that shade of brown in shoes): swap the jeans for colored chinos (same navy, even), and I’d be happy.
    Daniel: Half-hearted 50’s Greaser. Swap those jeans for black slacks.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Diogo Morgado is… the most interesting man in the world.

  • marlie

    Mostly decent – if not a little dull – efforts. Paul Wesley is a little too “lounge lizard” for me, and the jacket with jeans isn’t working for me on John Barrowman and Daniel Gillies. Overall my favorite is Diogo Morgado. ROWR!

  • demidaemon

    If someone would tell me who they play on these shows, I would feel a lot more informed. I recognize the duo from Supernatural and John Barrowman, but I would appreciate some help from those in the know.

    • MilaXX

      I only know Supernatural and Arrow. Some may be on upcoming shows though.

      • demidaemon

        Thanks for trying! 🙂 I know somewhere out there a BK has the skinny on all of this info.

    • Felicia Zuniga

      Marcel in The Originals
      Barry Allen in The Flash (new this fall, guest appearances on Arrow this year)
      Not a clue. Maybe someone from that show about accidental artificial insemination that got picked up for fall.
      Klaus in The Originals
      Stefan in The Vampire Diaries
      Elijah in The Originals

      And yeah, there’s a show about accidental artificial insemination on the fall schedule.

      • demidaemon

        So, basically a bunch of vampires. Makes sense.

        So, I’m not surprised that the show is on CW (I mean, what other network would take it?), but how does that concept actually work? How does someone get accidentally artificially inseminated?

        ETA: Thanks for filling me in, BTW!

        • Felicia Zuniga

          It’s a remake of a telenovela. Apparently Jane (for the show is called Jane the Virgin) goes in for her annual exam and is accidentally inseminated with a specimen intended for the woman in the next room. Adding to the complications is that the donor is apparently her new boss or her former crush or both. He’s also a playboy and cancer survivor.

          I read the description a few times trying to wrap my head around the concept but it never happened. I believe the EP is the same one from Ugly Betty, so who knows how it’ll shake out. I’m more interested in Rob Thomas’ iZombie adaptation because it’s Rob Thomas and it’s not going to make me afraid to go to the doctor.

          • demidaemon

            This sounds awful and the grounds for a medical malpractice suit. Of course, in the show, that will never happen because she’ll be happy to just have a piece of her old flame with her for the rest of her life. Long live feminism!

            This whole synopsis makes me want to throw heavy objects at everyone involved.

          • Thank you! I saw the “accidental artificial insemination” line and had my mind boggling as well.

  • Qitkat

    Life is too short to keep up with the ever increasing crops of new Hottie McHottersons.
    Waitaminnit, what is John Barrowman doing amongst these youths?

    • MilaXX

      He’s on Arrow and just got promoted to series regular.

  • jw_ny

    I could spend days critiquing this sad lot…

    (but I have better things to do. 😉 )

  • Linderella

    I can’t keep repeating this, though I will: Gentlemen, get your hands OUT OF YOUR POCKETS.

  • MilaXX

    Wait a minute. Are those sneakers that Grant has on?

  • somebody blonde

    Well hello there, Diogo Morgado. I have no idea who you are, but you are definitely turning my screws.

  • Step aside, anyone who is ahead of me in the Diego fan line. I need CPR and he is the one to administer it.

    • jw_ny

      seriously?! ’cause I feel like I need a shower after seeing his pic (and not a cold one..;)) XD

  • LadyVimes

    John Barrowman, you sly bastard. Let me love you.

    Jensen matched his outfit to his eyes. I approve.
    Tighten your tie, Jared, honey. One mustn’t leave the house in shambles.

  • julnyes

    Jensen and Barrowman for the win.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I am Diogo Morgado. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  • e jerry powell

    Jensen Ackles with his butt to the wall.


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  • RedRaven617

    Whoever told John Borrowman that his jacket looks good; they lied.