Fall TV: CW Plan Pairs Melrose with 90210, Vampire with Winchester Boys
Ashlee Simpson, Ian Somerhalder, Mischa Barton
The CW's schedule for the 2009-10 TV season is about natural pairings, starting with the network's new Melrose Place series leading out of 90210 — just as the original shows did back in the early '90s — on Tuesdays.
On Wednesdays, America's Next Top Model will tee up The Beautiful Life, a tale of wannabe top models living under one roof. The show — which includes an ensemble of Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu and real-life supermodel Elle Macpherson as a tough-as-nails modeling agency boss — is produced by Ashton Kutcher.
As previously reported by TVGuide.com, Vampire Diaries — which comes from Dawson's Creek's Kevin Williamson and stars Lost's Ian Somerhalder — has staked a claim to Smallville's Thursdays-at-8 pm/ET spot, where it will lead into the similarly supernatural Supernatural. That leaves Clark & Co. to continue their super adventures on Fridays at 8, followed by Top Model repeats.
Monday's Gossip Girl-One Tree Hill combo remains unchanged for the fall. And Since the CW has turned Sunday over to affiliates, Everybody Hates Chris (which was not expected back, having churned out enough episodes for syndication) and The Game are not returning. As we previously confirmed, neither Privileged nor will Reaper will return next season.
At midseason, the network will roll out Parental Discretion Advised, a drama about a young girl (Swingtown's Britt Robertson) who tracks down her biological parents. Kerr Smith (Dawson's Creek) and Shiri Appleby (Roswell) also star.