It’s time to mark your calendars, because the CW has announced the premiere dates for its fall shows. As they did last season, the CW is bringing out most of its shows earlier than the other networks to try and earn some loyal viewers before they get a chance to see everything else.
The big news is that the CW has decided to switch its Monday shows, so now One Tree Hill will air at 8pm and Gossip Girl is being pushed back to 9pm. The news is great for Gossip Girl, as now it’s not up against House and Heroes., but instead against Lie to Me and the new drama Trauma.
The season officially kicks off Tuesday, September 8 with the totally ’90s combo of the new 90210 and Melrose Place. Shows premiere all that week, including the two-hour season premiere of America’s Next Top Model‘s special “shorter” season with contestants under 5’7”. The only slightly delayed show will be Smallville, which is bumped until September 25 when it will attempt to expand the CW’s viewers to Friday.
Here is a complete list of all the official premiere dates and times:
Tuesday, September 8
8pm – 90210 (season 2 premiere)
9pm – Melrose Place (series premiere)
Wednesday, September 9
8pm – America’s Next Top Model (two-hour cycle 13 premiere)
Thursday, September 10
8pm – The Vampire Diaries (series premiere)
9pm – Supernatural (season 5 premiere)
8pm – One Tree Hill (season 7 premiere)
9pm – Gossip Girl (season 3 premiere)
Wednesday, September 16
9pm – The Beautiful Life (series premiere)
Friday, September 25
8pm – Smallville (season 9 premiere)
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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