CW does postgrad 'Hill' work


"One Tree Hill" is returning to the CW schedule as part of a new Tuesday lineup.

The veteran teen soap will have a two-hour season premiere Jan. 8, moving to its regular 9 p.m. slot the following week. Repeats of the new reality series "Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants," which will air Wednesdays beginning Dec. 12, will run at 8 p.m.

The CW started the season with a Tuesday lineup of the unscripted series "Beauty and the Geek" and the freshman "Reaper."

The network has yet to decide if the midseason cycle of "Beauty" will air Tuesday or move to another night. Also uncertain is where on the schedule "Reaper" will go. The network has a few original episodes left as the 13-episode order of the critically praised but modestly rated series was cut short by the writers strike. With the strike bringing series production to a halt, the CW has yet to decide whether to pick up additional episodes from the show, but that is considered likely.

In its upcoming fifth season, "Hill" leaps forward four years, with the main characters entering life after college.

"Hill," from Tollin/Robbins Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, is executive produced by creator Mark Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins.