Now that anchor series Gossip Girl and 90210 are off the schedule, the CW is reshuffling almost everything to give a push to new series (like putting Reign – a drama about Mary, Queen of Scots as a young woman in France — after veteran hit The Vampire Diaries). Beauty and Beast, which had occupied that coveted post-Vampire Diaries spot before, has been moved to Mondays, and will air after new episodes of Hart of Dixie. The changes also pair shows tonally, like new sci-fi series The Tormorrow People, which will premiere after the well-received Arrow (still on Wednesdays), and Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, which will air on Tuesdays with the shifted Supernatural.
Though the CW’s numbers can’t compete with the Big Four, the network knows its audience well, and employs social media better than most to promote its series. Still, it could use a watershed must-see hit to really put it on firm ground. For details on the new schedule, hit the jump.
As we reported last month, The CW has plenty of shakeups afoot in their new fall lineup:
- Supernatural is moving to Wednesdays
- Hart of Dixie moves to Tuesdays
- 90210 changes to Mondays
- New series Beauty and the Beast will air after The Vampire Diaries, which remains on Thursday
- The much-hyped Green Arrow series Arrow will be on Wednesdays
For more on the lineup, including the full fall schedule, hit the jump.
We’ve been reporting on all the networks’ new fall 2012 schedules over the past few days, with word from NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS. Today The CW announced their new lineup, and quite a few shakeups are taking place. As far as returning series go, every single show has a new night and/or time except for The Vampire Diaries which remains on Thursday. Supernatural moves to Wednesdays, Hart of Dixie now airs on Tuesdays, and 90210 is set for Mondays. The highly anticipated Green Arrow TV show, Arrow, will air on Wednesdays at 8pm, while Beauty and the Beast will premiere on Thursdays after The Vampire Diaries.
One noticeable omission is the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries. That show won’t debut until January 2013. Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for The CW.
We’ve already been given a closer look at the new series hitting The CW later this year along with the complete weekly schedule of all the series, old and new, airing this fall. Now the network has announced their official premiere dates for all their new and returning series for the 2011-2012 season. The new season of 90210 kicks off with a move to Tuesday nights on September 13th at 8/7c followed by the series premiere of Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar at 9/8c. Wednesday marks reality competition night with H8R debuting on September 14th at 8/7c followed by a new season of America’s Next Top Model at 9/8c. Then Thursday, September 15th sees and old favorite and a new series taking off with The Vampire Diaries back at 8/7c followed by the series premiere of The Secret Circle at 9/8c.
Then the next week will have Nikita moving to a new night and timeslot on Friday, September 23rd at 8/7c along with the return of the fan favorite Supernatural at 9/8c. Finally, the following week will mark the return of Gossip Girl to its old timesplot on Monday, September 26th at 8/7c with the series premiere of Hart of Dixie coming afterwards at 9/8c. You can find the full press release after the jump along with a rundown of the premiere schedule. And if you need more information on any of the new series, be sure to check out our previous post from The CW’s upfronts presentation back in May.
Though there aren’t any new series that we care about joining The CW’s programming line-up in January, there’s likely plenty of people who will be interested in the new season of America’s Next Top Model. For information the season premiere of the reality series and an-all new one, you can hit the jump. However, the big news for fans of The CW’s most popular series comes from Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester. The actress revealed to E! Online that she will be leaving the show after her contract expires. That gives fans two more years of Meester living it up with the promiscuous upper class snobs of the popular series, so enjoy it while you can. To see when the series returns in January as well as the plan for the season finale of Life Unexpected, hit the jump.
The CW has announced early pickups for five series: The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural and America’s Next Top Model. These early renewal’s are not really a surprise as all five shows have done well for the network, with The Vampire Diaries being The CW’s most-watched show (it averages 4.6 million viewers a week). The best news for fans of the scripted shows is the writers can come up with a better finale since they now have more time.
The big question is…will Smallville survive for a 10th season? While most shows go to Friday nights to die, Smallville has averaged decent numbers and The CW might want to keep it around another year. We’ll know pretty soon.
Hit the jump to read the press release we were sent: