The CW will kick off its fall campaign on Sept. 8 with the sophomore year of "90210" and the bow of "Melrose Place."
Net has also decided to flop the time slots of its Monday dramas, which will send "" to the 9 p.m. hour. [...]
The rollout continues Sept. 9 with the two-hour preem of "America's," followed Sept. 10 by the preem of " " and return of " ."
The Monday slate returns on Sept. 14, though the ""-" " slot swap will take effect July 6 with repeat segs. The regular Wednesday slate of " " and newbie drama "A Beautiful Life" arrives on Sept. 16.
CW's Friday lineup of "" and " " repeat will not materialize until Sept. 25. On Friday Sept. 11 and Sept. 18, the net plans to run repeats of its new dramas.
CW will also rerun segs of its new series on Sundays through Sept. 27, when it formally returns five hours of program time to its affiliate stations.
Here is the CW press release:
THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES
Three New Scripted Dramas to Premiere in the Fall, Along with Returning Favorites And a Timeslot Flip on Monday Night
Midseason Premiere for New Drama "" (formerly "Parental Discretion Advised")
June 17, 2009 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network has set its fall premiere schedule, featuring the debut of three new series, returning favorites and a timeslot flip for the hit Monday night team ofand .
The CW's new schedule begins Tuesday, September 8 with the season premiere of sophomore drama 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the series premiere of the updated version of Melrose Place (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). As they did once before, 90210 and Melrose Place will combine for a great night of television.
On Wednesday, September 9, Tyra Banks returns with a two-hour premiere of the new season of America's(8:00-10:00 p.m. ET), featuring contestants who are petite by modeling standards - 5' 7" and under. The regular Wednesday night lineup begins on September 16 with America's in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. timeslot, followed by the series premiere of the glamorous new drama The Beautiful Life: TBL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From executive producer Ashton Kutcher, The Beautiful Life: TBL focuses on the daily lives of young models living together in a models' residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world.
On Thursday, September 10, the new lineup features the premiere of The(8:00-9:00p.m. ET) and the return of fan favorite (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Based on the best-selling book series from Alloy Entertainment, The focuses on the battle between two Vampire brothers one good, one evil who compete for the love of the same young woman. The provides the perfect lead-in to the chilling , in which the Winchester brothers battle the other-worldly forces that tore their family apart.
On Monday, September 14, the smash hit team that made The CW one of the top destinations for young women returns with a new twist:will take over the 8:00-9:00 p.m. timeslot, while television's most buzzed-about series, , moves to the 9:00-10:00 p.m. slot.
relocates to its new home on Friday, September 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), with the non-stop action and classic DC Comics characters viewers love. will be followed by encore episodes of America's (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
The midseason premiere date for the drama "," which was formerly titled "Parental Discretion Advised," will be announced at a later date.
Following is The CW's fall premiere schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. "90210" (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "MELROSE PLACE" (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 9
8:00-10:00 p.m. "AMERICA'S" (2-Hour Season Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "" (Season Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 14
8:00-9:00 p.m. "" (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "GOSSIP GIRL" (Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. "AMERICA'S NEXT"
9:00-10:00 p.m. "THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE: TBL" (Series Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 p.m. "SMALLVILE" (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. "AMERICA'S NEXT" (Encore Episodes)
All Times ET