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CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates

The network will kickoff its fall lineup with October bows for returning hits including "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries" as well as freshman entries "Arrow" and "Emily Owens, M.D."

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"Arrow"

The CW, looking to break free of the clutter, will kick off its fall schedule in October, the network announced Thursday.

With NBC using its Summer Olympics platform to launch series as early as August and Fox already going out in September, the younger-skewing network will launch its returning and freshman series starting Oct. 2 with its Rachel Bilson dramedy Hart of Dixie.

Supernatural will return for its eighth season and first on its new night the following day, with the final season of Gossip Girl set for Oct. 8. Rookie entries Arrow, Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens, M.D., follow on Oct. 10, 11, and 16, respectively.

A full schedule follows:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
8:00-9:00 PM                HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:00-10:00 PM              SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
8:00-9:00 PM                90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM              GOSSIP GIRL (Season Premiere)
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00 PM                ARROW (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM              SUPERNATURAL
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
8:00-9:00 PM                THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM              BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Series Premiere)
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
8:00-9:00 PM                HART OF DIXIE
9:00-10:00 PM              EMILY OWENS, M.D. (Series Premiere)
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:00-9:00 PM                AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION
9:00-10:00 PM              NIKITA (Season Premiere)

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