"Vampire Diaries" comes from WBTV and Alloy and is based on the Young Adult horror series by L.J. Smith. The books, which were reprinted in 2007, focus on a high school girl who becomes the focal point in a love triangle with two vampire brothers, one good-ish and one evil.
Williamson wrote the "Vampire Diaries" with Julie Plec ("Kyle XY") and would executive produce the series. He became a screenwriting sensation in the '90s with "Dawson's Creek" and the "Scream" movies. His most recent TV project was The CW's short-lived summer series "Hidden Palms."
"Body Politics" comes from writers Jason Rothenberg and Bill Robinson and executive producer Peter Horton.
The pilot's focus is a young woman, who moves to Washington to work as a staffer to a Senator, and the ambitious people she meets in the Beltway.
[Note: Variety calls the pilot "The Body Politic," which would be something completely different.]
The CBS Paramount TV production shouldn't be confused with CBS' Beltway pilot "House Rules," about a newly elected Congressional class.
"Vampire Diaries" and "Body Politics" join "Light Years" and the backdoor "Gossip Girl" spinoff on The CW's drama pilot slate.