Earlier in the week, the CW announced how many episodes they planned to produce for each of their hit shows for the remainder of the television season. Today they announced exactly when the first post-strike episodes will begin airing. This is great news for fans of shows such as Supernatural
, One Tree Hill
, and Gossip Girl
, as the strike wrapped up just in time to ensure that the gap between new installments won't be too torturous. Read on to discover when your favorite CW shows will be returning to wrap up their seasons.
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The last pre-strike episode of Supernatural
will be airing next week, and they'll be back with four more season 3 installments beginning on Thursday, April 24. This means that fans will be waiting about two months in between new episodes, and while that is a pretty long time, it could certainly be worse.
The good news for Supernatural
fans is that the April 24 episode is the only fresh installment that will be going up against Lost
. Beginning on Thursday, May 1, Lost
will be moving to 10pm for the rest of its season. Supernatural
will then be going up against new Grey's Anatomy
episodes, but my guess is that the doctor drama's audience is probably quite different from the Supernatural
One Tree Hill
will be back on Monday, April 14 with six new episodes beyond the 12 that have already been produced. The last pre-strike episode should air on March 18, leaving viewers hanging for about a month. There's no word on whether the CW is moving One Tree Hill
to Mondays permanently, but it's possible they may want to pair it with Gossip Girl
to prepare for the return of Reaper
As for Gossip Girl
, which already ran out of pre-strike installments a few weeks ago, it'll return a week after One Tree Hill
on Monday, April 21. There will be five more episodes completed. Reaper
will return the following night, April 22, also with five episodes.
will be back on Thursday, April 17 with the first of five new installments. The last pre-strike episode of the series airs on March 27, so fans won't be waiting very long to see the further adventures of Clark Kent.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of the CW)