You know how usually The CW is the first network to begin airing new episodes each fall? That's not the case for the fall of 2012. Instead, fans of CW programming will have to wait until October to watch their favorites. Keep reading for details and exact premiere dates.
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The CW has decided to hold off on its fall 2012 premieres until the first two weeks of October. During that two(ish)-week period from Tuesday, October 2 until Friday, October 19, all of the network's fall programming will begin.
What's the reasoning behind this change? CW network president Mark Pedowitz explained at the CW upfront presentation in May that he wanted to wait until viewers had had the chance to sample the programming on other networks. It might work. Or it might not -- NBC and FOX will both be premiering new programming on a staggered schedule that runs from August through October.
Fans of Supernatural
and Hart of Dixie
will have the shortest waits. Those two shows premiere in the first week of October. Most of the rest of The CW's schedule comes in the following week, with Emily Owens, M.D.
holding off until the third week of the month.
Let's take a look at exactly when you can expect to see your favorites return.(New shows are underlined.)Tuesday, October 2Hart of Dixie
: 8-9pmWednesday, October 3Supernatural
: 9-10pmMonday, October 890210
: 8-9pmGossip Girl
: 9-10pmWednesday, October 10Arrow
Thursday, October 11The Vampire Diaries
: 8-9pmBeauty and the Beast
Tuesday, October 16Emily Owens, M.D.
: 9-10pmFriday, October 19America's Next Top Model: College Edition
Two other new shows -- Cult
and The Carrie Diaries
-- will premiere at midseason.
What do you think of The CW's new fall 2012 schedule? Do you think it's a good idea for the network to delay its programming until October? Which shows are you planning to watch this fall? Leave your comments below!(Images courtesy of The CW)