The latest buzz from the CW, which steps up to the upfronts plate on Thursday, has Reaper - a supernatural-tinged drama about a bounty hunter employed by Satan - perhaps laying claim to the Thursdays-at-9, post- Smallville time slot. But fear not, Winchester fans: Variety says that Supernatural is expected to get that third-season order. UPDATE: S'ville, Supe' and OTH have all been officially picked up.

Elsewhere at the No. 5 net:

" O.C. creator Josh Schwartz's Gossip Girl (already ordered to series) looks poised to follow Top Model on Wednesdays at 9, necessitating a new berth for One Tree Hill.

" Life is Wild, a family drama set at a South African game preserve, likely will inherit the Sunday time slot of that family drama not set at a South African game preserve, 7th Heaven. - Matt Webb Mitovich