The CW Announces Fall 2013 Premiere Dates Including 'The Vampire Diaries, 'Beauty And the Beast' & 'Supernatural'

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June 24th, 2013

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HART OF DIXIE and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premiere on Their New Night, Monday, October 7

The Back-to-Back Action of The CW’s Hit ARROW and New Series

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Starts Wednesday, October 9

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Returns Thursday, October 10, Followed by the Series Premiere of REIGN

THE ORIGINALS Bare Their Fangs on Tuesday, October 15, Paired with The Winchester Boys from SUPERNATURAL

Carrie Bradshaw Returns to The CW on Friday, October 25


June 24, 2013 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network will strategically roll-out its Fall 2013 launch this October with the premieres of three new series and returning favorites on new nights.

The CW returns to Bluebell, Alabama for a third season of Southern charm and hospitality with Rachel Bilson in HART OF DIXIE on Monday, October 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the epic romance of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, on a new night (9:00-10:00 P.M. ET).

On Wednesday, October 9, Stephen Amell dons the green hood for the second season of The CW’s most-watched series ARROW (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the action-packed adventure of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET),starring Robbie Amell.

On Thursdays, The CW’s number one series in its key demos, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, returns for another season of highly addictive drama on October 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the highly anticipated new series REIGN (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots.

On October 15, The CW kicks off its new Tuesday night with THE ORIGINALS (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) as the original family from “The Vampire Diaries,” Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), find a new home in New Orleans, a city now run by Klaus’s former protégée Marcel (Charles Michael Davis).  The Winchester brothers of
SUPERNATURAL – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) – move to their new home on Tuesday (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).

AnnaSophia Robb returns as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw in THE CARRIE DIARIES, Friday, October 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) followed by AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: GUYS AND GIRLS, which premieres on August 2, as previously announced.

Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule:



8:00-9:00 PM                 HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM             ARROW (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (Series Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM                 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               REIGN (Series Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM                 THE ORIGINALS (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM                 THE CARRIE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: GUYS AND GIRLS

All Times ET

  • Greg


    I wish that was the case, but if bad writing killed shows, then 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and The Following would be dead, for example.

  • Zach


    Supernatural didn’t kick of the schedule last year. Hart of Dixie did.

  • John K.

    When the network premiered its shows in August, the shows tended to do well. I know they dropped off, and I guess those numbers wouldn’t count in their actual averages, but they increased the netlet’s overall average.

  • Mark Wood

    SPN didn’t kick off last season. The CW started Tuesday Oct 2, SPN started 8 days later.

  • Tom Shaw

    For those wondering about Carrie Diaries’ late start date, it smells like standard Delayed Start Spackle – if a new show is a complete train wreck from the start TCD will take its place instead of airing on Friday. Of course, to know if the other shows are failures first, you have to delay starting TCD to see how they are doing. Enter October 25th.

    The only thing that is odd is ANTM. How many episodes do they have? At one a week, if it is only 12 episodes, they would be done before the 25th!

  • Greg

    @Mark Wood

    No, Supernatural started October 3. But you’re right, Hart of Dixie kiched off last steason.

  • rob60990

    “I wish that was the case, but if bad writing killed shows, then 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and The Following would be dead, for example.”

    There are certainly exceptions. People have different tastes and sadly we have to try and respect that. I shouldn’t have said they are the only reasons. There are other reasons shows fail. I’m not going to get too off topic though and start listing them. ;)

  • Oliver

    I wonder what they’ll do if Whose Line is a big hit.

    My guess: put it on Monday at 8, push HoD to 9 and bump Beauty and the Beast to mid-season.

  • Kissan

    Hart Of Dixie-0.7 and 1.4 million viewers

    Bueaty & The Beast-0.5 and 1.2 million viewers

    The Originals-1.1 and 2.3 million viewers

    Supernatural-0.9 and 1.8 million viewers

    Arrow-1.1 and 3.2 million viewers

    Tomorrow People-0.9 and 2.5 million viewers

    TVD-1.4 and 2.7 million viewers

    Reign-0.8 and 1.8 million viewers

    TCD-0.5 and 1.4 million viewers

  • david

    The Hunt starts July 31. Seems like a good schedule. Makes sence to not have everything start on the same week. I am hoping the Tomorrow People does well and i hope the Originals does well but i know it will have alot of competition that is rated high. Reign unlike others i will wait to see the pilot because they are trying something different. I am sure most of October on Fridays they will reshow the pilot episodes of the new shows.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    I got the feeling Reign will be the first one to flop (between the new shows only), so i guess its slot will be taken by either The 100 or Star-Crossed. They would still need 1 slot for the other mid season show…perhaps friday replacing top model? Since Nikita probably will replace Carrie Diaries.

  • Brandy

    @Oliver, batab wont go to midseason, it has a full season and its Pedowitzs pet plus, they wouldve already moved it to midseason if they were going to.Also, theres too many shows at midseason for it get bumped to there:,The 100,Nikita,Star_Crossed,& Famous in 12 Weeks.If Whoss Line somehow manahes to be a hit, theyll just just order season with more episodes,like they did with Breaking Pointe(though that wasnt a hit).

  • Carl

    What I don’t understand about the CW’s scheduling is why they aren’t putting SPN reruns on Tuesday in the summer.

  • Oliver


    If Whose Line is a genuine hit (let’s say 1.0 in 18-49) then it would be ridiculous for them not to air it in fall, meaning something would have to be bumped to mid-season.

    They would want to give it a Mon-Thurs slot. Arrow/TVD/Supernatural are too successful and I can’t see them bumping their new shows. That leaves Beauty or HoD, and HoD would be a better fit with the Whose Line audience.

    They could bump Carrie and air Beauty on Friday, but I don’t think that’s good for BatB.

  • starship

    @ Oliver

    First, there’s zero chance Whose Line will get above a 0.6, especially during summer on the CW and second, they don’t have any other half hour shows this year, so they would have nothing to pair it with in season. If it becomes a hit, they can order more episodes for mid-season or next summer.

  • Brandy

    @Olver I think you’re dreaming about how good Whose Line will rate.Thier reality shows(summer or regular season) besides Top Model get 0.4& lower.Breaking Pointe,Catalina,The Next,H8trs,all get really low ratings.Even OhSit only got 0.5 and a million viewers at most 3-4 times in two seasons.Even CWs flagship reality show Top Model, gets 0.4-0.6 but it’s in it’s 20 season.Theyre not going to bump any of thier shows for Whose Line.Though, I could see it as spackle on Fri after CD,ANTM,Nikita and Famous in 12 end as I doubt all those will stretch to May.

  • jason50

    Tuesday and Wednesday lineups look good but disappointed that I won’t be watching anything on Friday on CW(except for 6 Nikita episodes) for the first time in a few years. I hope Cinemax returns with a good lineup on Fridays.

  • Funeral Dinner

    I think Carrie Diaries starting in October is a smart move, I was expecting it to start mid-season again. At least it can’t return to lower numbers than it would if it wasn’t back on until next year.

  • Oliver

    Well, we’ll see. I think it will surprise, and Paul Lee has already said that it could air in fall if it succeeds.

  • DonnaT

    @ Carl

    I’m a more than a bit concerned too because I see no SPN reruns on Futon’s Critics schedule after 7/24/13 when 8.23 is re -aired. It’s possible the show will get one rerun 10/7 after “Whose line…?” and “Perfect Score” finish their runs. Futon Critic shows ANTM reruns replacing B&TB starting Thursday August 7 at 9 after TVD reruns which makes little sense because ANTM originals haven’t done that well in years to get an “encore” every week.

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