The CW is taking page from last year's fall playbook by kicking off early and with the premiere of 90210. The network's rollout plan also features a surprise or two.
Annie, Naomi and the gang's adventures will continue Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8 pm/ET. Leading out of 90210 will be — déjà vu alert! — the premiere of the new Melrose Place.
Also of note on the CW's schedule is a time-slot swap for its Monday dramas. One Tree Hill will move up one hour to 8 pm (a change that will take effect July 6, with repeats), where it will now set the table for Gossip Girl.
Lastly, not-so-super news for Smallville fans: Season 9 will not arrive until Friday, Sept. 25. Until then, the CW will use the Friday hours to repeat episodes of its new series — Melrose, Vampire Diaries and The Beautiful Life.
The CW will also use Sundays to repeat new series — at least until Sept. 27, when it hands the night back to affiliates.
Here's the full deal:
Tuesday, Sept. 8
8 pm 90210
9 pm Melrose Place (new series)
Wednesday, Sept. 9
8 pm America's Next Top Model (two-hour premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 10
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (new series)
9 pm Supernatural
Monday, Sept. 14
8 pm One Tree Hill
9 pm Gossip Girl
Wednesday, Sept. 16
9 pm The Beautiful Life (new series)
Friday, Sept. 25
8 pm Smallville
9 pm Top Model "encores"
A midseason premiere date for the drama Life UneXpected (formerly Parental Discretion Advised) will be announced at a later date.