For the last upfront of the month among the big five networks, The CW came out with what was an aggressive plan to restructure their programming so that popular shows were highlighted better, and that some new series receive a launching pad that could allow them to succeed.
Were all of these moves worthwhile? We’re not sure. The Monday-Wednesday lineups are all brilliant, though, as each night is focused on a different genre that the network has succeeded with in the past. From there, things get more complicated — we think the network is making a mistake not putting Matt Davis’ “Cult” on after his new show “The Vampire Diaries” (it is instead premiering at midseason), and their moving of “America’s Next Top Model” to Fridays may pretty much be recognition that they never should have renewed the show at all.
Check out the full fall schedule below:
8:00 p.m. Eastern – “90210” (new night)
9 – “Gossip Girl” (new time)
(“Gossip Girl” will be replaced at midseason with “The Carrie Diaries”)
8 – “Hart of Dixie” (new night)
9 – Emily Owens, M.D. (new show, formerly “First Cut,” which was a much more appealing name)
8 – “Arrow” (new show)
9 – “Supernatural” (new night)
8 – “The Vampire Diaries”
9 – “Beauty and the Beast” (new show)
8 – “America’s Next Top Model” (new night)
9 – “Nikita” (new time)
Do you think that The CW is taking too many risks, especially when you consider that “TVD” is the only one of their shows currently airing in the same timeslot that it will be in this fall?
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