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.
June 20, 2011 (Burbank, CA) ─ The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with its boldest schedule yet, including four new series and returning favorites on new nights.
On Tuesday, September 13, the graduates from 90210’s West Beverly High move over to Tuesday nights (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Following is one of the most buzzed-about shows of the new season, RINGER (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run who assumes her twin sister’s identity, only to discover that her sister’s life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to escape.
On Wednesday, September 14, The CW’s new reality series H8R, hosted by Mario Lopez, makes its season premiere (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), bringing celebrities face-to-face with the people who love to hate them, immediately followed by the first-ever All-Star cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
On Thursday, September 15, The CW’s #1 show, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) returns, followed by new drama THE SECRET CIRCLE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), also from executive producer Kevin Williamson and based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith. Britt Robertson stars as Cassie, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers the truth about her lineage – she’s a witch who holds the key to an ancient battle between good and evil.
On September 23, The CW unveils its new action-packed Friday, with NIKITA moving to its new night and time (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the return of the Winchester brothers on SUPERNATURAL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
The Upper East Side drama returns on Monday, September 26, as GOSSIP GIRL moves back to its former timeslot (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by new drama HART OF DIXIE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From GOSSIP GIRL executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, HART OF DIXIE stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a sophisticated New York City woman who finds herself practicing medicine in a small Southern town.
Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule (all times are Eastern):
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM RINGER (Series Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8:00-9:00 PM H8R (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Season Premiere)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE SECRET CIRCLE (Series Premiere)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:00-9:00 PM NIKITA (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8:00-9:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (Series Premiere)