Last night The CW network held its upfront presentation in NYC. In addition to its popular stable of stars, such as The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder — together on the same stage after their reported split — and the casts of The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie and more shows, the event welcomed a group of Australian actors, including some newcomers to The CW family. Phoebe Tonkin and Claire Holt will star in The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, Adelaide Kane takes centre stage as Mary, Queen of Scots in Reign, Luke Mitchell was there to support his new show The Tomorrow People, and Jay Ryan celebrated the second season of his show Beauty and the Beast, which premieres on Eleven on April 27.
Phoebe, Claire, Adelaide, Luke and Jay aren’t the only Aussies making waves on US primetime. Rebel Wilson and Sophie Lowe both have lead roles in new shows on the ABC network (watch the previews for their respective shows Super Fun Night and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) while Lincoln Lewis, Bob Morley and Chris Egan are among the former Home and Away hotties making the jump to Hollywood.