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THE CW NETWORK ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES Three New Scripted Dramas to Premiere in the Fall, Along with Returning Favorites And a Timeslot Flip on Monday Night Midseason Premiere for New Drama “Life UneXpected” (formerly “Parental Discretion Advised”) June 17, 2009 (Burbank, CA) ─ The CW Network has set its fall premiere schedule, featuring the debut of three new series, returning favorites and a timeslot flip for the hit Monday night team of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. The CW’s new schedule begins Tuesday, September 8 with the season premiere of sophomore drama 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the series premiere of the updated version of Melrose Place (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). As they did once before, 90210 and Melrose Place will combine for a great night of television. On Wednesday, September 9, Tyra Banks returns with a two-hour premiere of the new season of America’s Next Top Model (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET), featuring contestants who are petite by modeling standards ─ 5’ 7” and under. The regular Wednesday night lineup begins on September 16 with America’s Next Top Model in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. timeslot, followed by the series premiere of the glamorous new drama The Beautiful Life: TBL (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). From executive producer Ashton Kutcher, The Beautiful Life: TBL focuses on the daily lives of young models living together in a models’ residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world. On Thursday, September 10, the new lineup features the premiere of The Vampire Diaries (8:00-9:00p.m. ET) and the return of fan favorite Supernatural (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Based on the best-selling book series from Alloy Entertainment, The Vampire Diaries focuses on the battle between two Vampire brothers – one good, one evil – who compete for the love of the same young woman. The Vampire Diaries provides the perfect lead-in to the chilling Supernatural, in which the Winchester brothers battle the other-worldly forces that tore their family apart. On Monday, September 14, the smash hit team that made The CW one of the top destinations for young women returns with a new twist: One Tree Hill will take over the 8:00-9:00 p.m. timeslot, while television’s most buzzed-about series, Gossip Girl, moves to the 9:00-10:00 p.m. slot. Smallville relocates to its new home on Friday, September 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), with the non-stop action and classic DC Comics characters viewers love. Smallville will be followed by encore episodes of America’s Next Top Model (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The midseason premiere date for the drama “Life UneXpected,” which was formerly titled “Parental Discretion Advised,” will be announced at a later date. Following is The CW’s fall premiere schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 8 8:00-9:00 p.m. “90210” (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 p.m. “MELROSE PLACE” (Series Premiere) Wednesday, Sept. 9 8:00-10:00 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (2-Hour Season Premiere) Thursday, Sept. 10 8:00-9:00 p.m. “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (Series Premiere) 9:00-10:00 p.m. “SUPERNATURAL” (Season Premiere) Monday, Sept. 14 8:00-9:00 p.m. “ONE TREE HILL” (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 p.m. “GOSSIP GIRL” (Season Premiere) Wednesday, Sept. 16 8:00-9:00 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” 9:00-10:00 p.m. “THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE: TBL” (Series Premiere) Friday, Sept. 25 8:00-9:00 p.m. “SMALLVILE” (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 p.m. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” (Encore Episodes)
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  • June 17, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Well, there goes Smallville.

    by nyj_et

  • June 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Daremo

    Sent to Friday to die.

  • June 17, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I used to love Smallville

    by LordMadhammer

    it hasn't been good in years, and it's gotten downright embarrassing with a whole host of squandered potential and missed opportunities. I'm glad to see that they're finally putting it out of its misery.

  • June 17, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by Swoomustdie

    I kick myself every time I watch an episode of this show because I waited so long to give it a shot because 'Ghosts' and 'CW' had to be crap, right? Oh so wrong. SN and Dexter are the best shows on TV right now, bar none.

  • June 17, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Remember the Emmys were scheduled for 9/13, then

    by PennsyDeux

    pushed back to 9/20 because they were gonna get creamed by NBC's Football Night in America, as that was the Dallas Cowboys' first game in their new mega-stadium? <p> Now the Emmys are back to their 9/13 slot...because 9/20 is when the MTV Video Music Awards are on, and they raised a stink about it. Ri-fucking-diculous:

  • June 17, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I started watching Supernatural

    by ghost_matt

    My wife has the first three seasons on dvd, so I decided to start watching because everyone on here says it's so good. I watched the first couple episodes of season 1, then skipped ahead to the last three episodes because everyone (my wife included) said the first season isn't that good and I can mostly skip it. I'm on the second disc of season 2 right now, and so far it's all right but not great.

  • June 17, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    9/20, the Emmys were originally scheduled...

    by PennsyDeux

    My bad. They were pushed back to 9/13, then today, were re-pushed to 9/20. So they'll get slaughtered in the ratings by Dallas-Giants, then.

  • June 17, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    No "Veronica Mars"?

    by arzbest

    No CW.

  • June 17, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    ...? a talkback that mentions supernatural?

    by RaveX

    and it isn't locked? <p> WTF?

  • June 17, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    fuck The CW

    by nalapou

    No Veronica Mars, No Reaper, No viewers.

  • June 17, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Why are the Hercvault TV-on-DVD threads always locked now?

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • June 17, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Is anyone looking forward to VAMPIRE DIARIES?

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Serious question. I assume the show is for little kids...but, doesn't the whole concept (not to mention the promos) make you want to throw your tv out the window?

  • June 18, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Smallville = According to Jim

    by ClarenceBeaks

    How they both lasted this long is one of the great mysteries of life.

  • June 18, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Smallville is dead

    by v1cious

    long live Smallville.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Supernatural Returns

    by Spidermonkee

    That's a relief. This next season shows a lot of promise. Whereas Whedonverse shows face a new Armageddon every other episode, this one has been building to it for years.

  • June 18, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Most importantly...

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Sunny returns in September...Somebodeh stab meh!!

  • June 18, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    There's rumors that Supernatural will have a 6th season

    by turketron_2 <p>I don't know what to think... I love the show, but it was planned to be 5 seasons. Fuck it, with Lost going away after next year, it will be good to have Supernatural still on!

  • June 18, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Once SMALLVILLE goes, so goes my CW viewing

    by SpyGuy

    With SMALLVILLE consigned to a Friday Death Slot, it won't be much longer before I can finally kiss the shitty CW network goodbye.

  • June 18, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    How sad that Talkbackers have to post links for story tidbits?

    by James_O'Nasty

    Back in the day, Harry himself would have been all over that...

  • June 18, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Supernatural should only be 5 seasons

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Kripke had a 5 season plan and he should stick to it. Make it a 5 season quality show.

  • June 18, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I won't complain if the 5th and 6th seasons are both quality

    by turketron_2

    Supernatural has yet to disappoint me. Each year it gets better and better

  • June 18, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    still re-watching buffy

    by Ryanbraun14

    buffy is alot like supernatural in the sense that season one was a big giant 'meh.' Season two picked it up great. Season three's season finale is without question the best season finale of any show ever. I just watched hush, which was an incredibly brilliant concept and executed so well.

  • June 18, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    no "everybody Hates Chris?"

    by pikagreg

    was it cancelled or what?

  • June 19, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    "Each year it gets better and better"

    by Shermdawg

    No.<br><br> Season four in no way, shape, or form, is better than three.

  • June 19, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Finished season 3

    by donkey_lasher

    It was a good finish, but I wouldnt say that in any way that it was the best finale ever. If 4 continued with the same quality then I still think it needs one more good season to redeem itself from the first (at which point, by the last few episodes I STILL didnt care if the brothers lived or died.

  • June 19, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    So is this the final year for the CW network?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    It should be.