Top Model, Hellcats to Kick Off CW's New Season
The CW will start its fall TV season with America's Next Top Model and its new dramedy Hellcats, the network announced Wednesday.
Top Model will debut its 15th cycle on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 8/7c and be followed by Hellcats, a competitive-cheerleading series starring Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka.
Check out our day-by-day guide to all the networks' fall schedules
The Vampire Diaries — the network's breakout hit last season — returns Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8/7c. It will serve as a lead-in for new series Nikita, which stars Maggie Q as the skilled but emotionally torn assassin first made famous in the film La Femme Nikita.
The following week will see the return of 90210 and Gossip Girl on Mondays, and One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected on Tuesdays.
Smallville's 10th and final season will begin Friday, Sept. 24, and be paired with its former Thursday-night mate, Supernatural.
See the full schedule below:
Wednesday, Sept. 8
8/7c America's Next Top Model
9/8c Hellcats (new series)
Thursday, Sept. 9
8/7c The Vampire Diaries
9/8c Nikita (new series)
Monday, Sept. 13
9/8c Gossip Girl
Tuesday, Sept. 14
8/7c One Tree Hill
9/8c Life Unexpected
Friday, Sept. 24