The CW Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates
Monday, June 20, 2011
It's time to break out your September day planners, TV fans, because the
CW has set premiere dates for its fall schedule. The fun begins on
Tuesday, September 13 with the launch of 90210 and Ringer, and concludes
Monday, May 26 with Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie.
Tuesdays will see the kids of Beverly Hills head off to college in the show's fourth season. 90210 will be paired with Sarah Michelle Gellar's long-awaited return to TV in Ringer.
Wednesdays are all about reality, starting with the new show H8R, where celebrities confront regular people who put them on blast. That will be followed by the All-Star cycle of America's Next Top Model.
Thursdays are all about Kevin Williamson, as the executive producer has two shows. The Vampire Diaries returns for its third season while the new witch drama The Secret Circle (also based on a book series by L.J. Smith) begins.
Fridays are the only night without a new show, as Nikita returns for a second season while fan favorite Supernatural is back for season 7.
The premieres end with Monday's return of Gossip Girl and a new show, also from Josh Schwartz, Hart of Dixie. The latter follows a New York doctor (The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson) as she heads to the deep south for a big culture shock. For my money, it's the best new show of the fall.
Here's the complete schedule:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8pm: 90210 (season 4)
9pm: Ringer (NEW)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8pm: H8R (NEW)
9pm: America's Next Top Model (cycle 17, All-Atars)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
8pm: The Vampire Diaries (season 3)
9pm: The Secret Circle (NEW)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8pm: Nikita (season 2)
9pm: Supernatural (season 7)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8pm: Gossip Girl (season 5)
9pm: Hart of Dixie (NEW)
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