CW announces fall lineup
'90210' joins a few pickups, several renewalsCW viewers will see a pretty familiar schedule next season.
The network is leaving Monday and Thursday nights intact, while adding only three new series to its weeknight schedule: the "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff, dubbed "90210"; drama "Surviving the Filthy Rich" (formerly "How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls"); and reality show "Stylista."
"Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill" will keep their Monday perches at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively, while "Smallville" will continue to lead in to "Supernatural" on Thursday nights.
Tuesday night will feature the all-new lineup of "90210" at 8 p.m., leading into "Filthy Rich." On Wednesdays, "Ameica's Next Top Model" is staying put at 8 p.m., followed by "Stylista," a reality show from the creators of "Model" and "Project Runway" that will feature contestants competing for an editorial job with Elle magazine.
Comedies "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" will relocate from Sundays to Fridays, filling part of the void that will be left after "SmackDown's" move to MyNetworkTV. The comedies will air from 8-9 p.m., followed by a repeat of "Model." The move is being called a "counterprogramming makeover" by the CW, which pointed out that it will offer the "only comedy option" of the night.
"Our new lineup has the best Monday-Friday schedule flow we have ever had at the CW," president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff said. "We are zeroed in on our target demo of young women 18-34 with both new and returning series, and each programming block provides a strong promotional platform for the following night."
As previously announced, the CW has partnered up with Media Rights Capital to program its Sunday primetime programming block next season. Details are yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, "Reaper" will return at midseason.
"90210," from CBS Paramount, features an ensemble cast that includes original "90210" star Jennie Garth reprising her character Kelly Taylor in a guest-starring role as well as Lori Loughlin, Jessica Walter, Shenae Grimes and Tristan Wilds. Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah are the exec producers.
"Filthy Rich," from Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV and CBS Paramount, stars Joanna Garcia as a Yale-educated young woman hired to be the live-in tutor to two wild and rich heiresses (Lucy Kate Hale and Ashley Newbrough) in Palm Beach. The series, based on the Alloy book by Zoey Dean, is exec produced by Rina Mimoun, Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein.
"Stylista" is from 10 by 10 Entertainment and Bankable Inc. in association with Magic Molehill Prods. and Warner Horizon TV. The exec producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok, Eli Holzman, Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha.
The CW's 2008-09 schedule launches Sept. 1.
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7-10 p.m. MRC block (details TBA)
8 p.m. -- Gossip Girl
9 p.m. -- One Tree Hill
8 p.m. -- 90210
9 p.m. -- Surviving the Filthy Rich
8 p.m. -- America's Next Top Model
9 p.m. -- Stylista
8 p.m. -- Smallville
9 p.m. -- Supernatural
8 p.m. -- Everybody Hates Chris*
8:30 p.m. -- The Game*
9 p.m. -- America's Next Top Model (repeat)*
* New time slot
Boldface indicates new show