Nan Khang and Leighton Meester and Nicole Fiscella/Gossip Girl by KC Bailey/The CW Nan Khang and Leighton Meester and Nicole Fiscella/Gossip Girl by KC Bailey/The CW

With the CW poised to unfurl its official fall plans any moment now, a tentative sked making rounds has new cycles of Beauty and the Geek and Top Model kicking off Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The "comedy-thriller" ("chiller"?) Reaper will trail Geek, while O.C. creator Josh Schwartz's Gossip Girl claims the plum aprés-Tyra spot. Adding to the buzzworthy Gossip is EW.com's report that Kristen Bell (she of that little show called Veronica Mars) will serve as the never-seen narrator/blogger.

UPDATE: Josh Schwartz just told Ausiello on the CW red carpet that Bell will likely be replaced should Mars live on.

Contrary to previous chatter, Supernatural will stay in place as Smallville's Thursday lead-out, while a new twist has One Tree Hill being held for mid-season, at which point it would air uninterrupted (because airing uninterrupted is the new black).

Once the CW coughs up its actual itinerary, we'll post it pronto to the Hottest Fall TV blog.